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NXP to Showcase the Future of Secure Connected Devices at CES 2015; NXP Announces Its Agenda for CES 2015 Focusing on Secure Connections for a Smarter World Across IoT, Connected Car, Portable and Wearables, and Security
December 18, 2014
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands and SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI) ? co-inventor of NFC and a global leader in enabling secure connections for smart devices in the home, car, payments, health and more ? announced today it will showcase its latest innovations at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas between January 6 ? 9. In addition to demonstrations that will showcase the future of consumer electronics in the connected car, Internet of Things, portable and wearable devices and security, NXP will also be taking part in the speaking program at the event.

Fujitsu Semiconductor's Ultra-Low-Power, High-Performance FRAM with Integrated Counter Function Slashes Energy Consumption
December 18, 2014
Delivers a perfect match for sensor and energy harvesting applications in industrial automation designs SUNNYVALE, Calif., -- Fujitsu Semiconductor America (FSA) today announced the release of MB85RDP16LX, an ultra-low-power FRAM device with an integrated binary counter function. The new device incorporates multiple optimizations that can slash energy consumption to less than 10 percent of what is required by standard FRAM solutions. With the MB85RDP16LX, Fujitsu is targeting industrial automation applications involving energy harvesting for rotary encoders, motor control and sensors.

BeyondStudio IDE for NXP ZigBee IoT Solutions Provides Breakthrough in Programming Experience
December 18, 2014
Highlights: - BeyondStudio revolutionizes the JN516x software development experience, matching or exceeding competing products in ease of use, productivity and code quality - Enables source level debugging through JTAG using Beyond Debug Key -Achieves 15% code size reduction in JenNet-IP Mono bulb application -Better code quality for JN516x results in performance improvement of 19% in Dhrystone and 22% in CoreMark

ON Semiconductor Releases 2 New Series of Power Factor Corrected Ac-Dc Drivers
December 18, 2014
ON Semiconductor reported two new series of power factor corrected offline Ac-Dc drivers for high performance LED lighting applications.

BinOptics acquired by M/A-COM Technology
December 18, 2014
BinOptics Corporation, a provider of indium phosphide lasers for data centers, mobile backhaul, silicon photonics and access networks, has been acquired by M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (Macom), a provider of analog semiconductor solutions, in an all-cash transaction valued at $230 million. Both the companies are based in the US. Announcement (November 18, 2014): BinOptics Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings in an all-cash transaction valued at $230 million. BinOptics is backed by Advantage Capital Partners, Arrowpath Venture Partners, Cayuga Venture Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, FA Technology Ventures, Gefinor Ventures, Onondaga Venture Capital Fund, LLC, Rand Capital Corporation and STIC Investments, Inc. MACOM expects to fund the purchase price of the acquisition from a combination of cash on hand and incurrence of additional indebtedness from its existing $100 million revolving credit facility. Goldman, Sachs & Co. is acting as financial advisor and Perkins Coie LLP is acting as legal advisor to Macom. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. is acting as financial advisor and Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC is acting as legal advisor to BinOptics. The transaction is expected to be complete by the end of 2015.

Global Enterprise Wins For blur Group; Realtek Semiconductor Corp, Thales and South West Water turn to blur for Business Services
December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014 blur, the international e-commerce company providing a better way for businesses to buy or sell services, has today announced three new global enterprise customers who have entered multiple projects on blur's platform.

US Contract Notice: Defense Logistics Agency Issues Solicitation for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE"
December 18, 2014
Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations Officer has issued requirement for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE." Solicitation no. SPM7M113UC550 Posted on: December 18, 2014

Synopsys' PrimeTime ADV Achieves Rapid Adoption for Fastest Timing Closure; Adopted by More than 70 Semiconductor Companies with Over 50 Tapeouts in First 9 Months
December 17, 2014
 Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced its PrimeTime® ADV advanced timing closure and signoff solution has been adopted by more than 70 leading semiconductor companies and enabled more than 50 successful tapeouts in just nine months since it became generally available. The key to its rapid adoption is ease of integration into existing timing closure flows, fast turnaround time and the ability to significantly reduce the number of timing ECO (engineering change order) iterations on designs across a broad range of applications and process nodes. Companies that have deployed PrimeTime ADV include Achronix Semiconductor, All Winner Technology, GUC, Infineon Technologies, Renesas, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Toshiba and others. Timing closure is one of the biggest challenges highlighted by chip designers, often encompassing 30 percent of the physical implementation design schedule.

Kinaxis RapidResponse Solution Chosen to Support ON Semiconductor Global Supply Chain Management; Leading Semiconductor Supplier to Manage Multiple Supply Chain Processes with Cloud Service
December 17, 2014
 Kinaxis® (TSX:KXS), provider ofRapidResponse®, delivering cloud-basedSCM and S&OP applications, today announced thatON Semiconductor, a leading semiconductor supplier offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient solutions has selected Kinaxis RapidResponse to effectively manage supply chain processes for the company's operations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Evluma™ Announces New Options for Industry-Leading LED Outdoor Area Light.
December 16, 2014
  Renton, WA (PRWEB) December 16, 2014         LED lighting manufacturer Evluma announces that its popular AreaMax outdoor area security light products can now be ordered with integrated photocontrol and anti-corrosion coastal materials options. The options work with AreaMax's new sleeker, lighter housing that increases overall architectural appeal and ease of installation.


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