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Actions Semiconductor licenses ARM Cortex-A50 processor family to target 64-bit tablet market
July 22, 2014
umbai, July 22 -- Actions Semiconductor, a fabless semiconductor companies, and ARM the semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier, have signed a license agreement for the 64-bit ARM Cortex-A50 processor family. Actions Semiconductor's first SoC is due to be available in late 2014, making it one of China's leading technology design companies delivering an ARM-based 64-bit chip for tablet devices.

Huawei bolsters UK presence with tech deal
July 22, 2014
Chinese networking and telecom giant has made its first equity investment in a British technology company as it looks to tap into the market potential of Internet of Things. An outlet of Huawei in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd earlier this year set a revenue target of $70 billion yuan by 2018, or annual growth of about 10 percent a year, after posting 8.6 percent growth last year. ZHEN HUAI/CHINA DAILY Networking giant joins two others to invest $26.2m in Bristol-based chip designer

Consolidation and Contraction in the GaAs Epitaxial Substrate Market says Strategy Analytics
July 21, 2014
- Revenue Growth in this Segment will present a Challenge for IQE, VPEC, IntelliEPI, Epiworks, Soitec and Others While GaAs epitaxial substrate demand registered a small gain in 2013, revenues declined for the second straight year. The recently released Strategy Analytics Advanced Semiconductor Applications (ASA) spreadsheet model and Forecast and Outlook report, "Markets for Semi-Insulating GaAs Epitaxial Substrates: 2013 - 2018", forecasts that trends in the GaAs device market will result in only slight production growth and further revenue declines.

Best-in-Class Rad-Hard Devices from STMicroelectronics Boast Qualification for Use in US Projects; New JANSR+ 100krad low-dose-rate transistors offer superior performance for space and other radiative environments
July 21, 2014
Geneva, Switzerland, July 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that it has added to its available JANS / JANSR1 products a range of DLA (Defense Logistics Agency)-qualified JANSR bipolar transistors with additional up-screening at the recent Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) in Paris. Best-in-class radiation hardness makes ST's new transistors ideal for aerospace and Hi-Rel systems, including satellites, as well as nuclear physics and medical applications. ST has supported European aerospace applications since 1977, having been qualified by the European Space Agency since the Agency's inception. It continues to lead the performance enhancement of rad-hard products, as demonstrated with the current launch.

ON Semiconductor introduces LC898214XC auto focus controller
July 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor, which designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor components, has introduced the LC898214XC auto focus controller for camera modules in smartphones.

XMOS Adds Bosch, Huawei and Xilinx as Strategic Investors to Complete $26M Investment Round
July 21, 2014
XMOS Ltd. the fabless semiconductor company and leader in intelligent multicore microcontrollers, has today announced the completion of a $26.2m Series-D investment round, adding Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH of Germany, Huawei Technologies, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider and Xilinx Inc. from the USA as strategic investors in the company, alongside existing financial investors that include: Amadeus Capital Partners, DFJ Esprit, and Foundation Capital. XMOS will use the new funding to extend its market leadership in multicore technology for embedded applications by expanding customer support and accelerating new product development.

Lattice ECP5 Family Adoption Grows as New Member Delivers Unprecedented Performance in the Smallest Package; Over 100 Early Access Customers Already in Progress With Lattice Diamond Design Tool, Development Boards, Soft IP and Reference Designs
July 21, 2014
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: LSCC) is delivering unprecedented performance in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions with the newest member of its new ECP5(TM) family, the LFE5UM-85, available today along with the Lattice Diamond(R) design tool, development boards, soft IP library, reference designs and hardware demonstrations.

Ingram Micro Adds New IBM Solution Demo Center; Distributor's State-of-the-Art Solution Center Now Features Complete Portfolio of IBM Hardware and Software Products and Solutions
July 21, 2014
Building on the success of its IBM relationship, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced its East Coast Solution Center in Buffalo, New York now features a dedicated IBM solution demonstration area. Purpose-built to spotlight the latest IBM hardware, software and customizable solution sets, the new demonstration area empowers Ingram Micro channel partners to drive new and greater growth and margin opportunities with IBM. "Ingram Micro's new IBM Solution Demo Center is a valuable resource that channel partners can use for hands-on and remote training and education, as well as cross-selling and up-selling clients and prospects on new IBM technologies and advanced solutions," says Jason Hernandez, director, Advanced Computing Division, Ingram Micro.

Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network)
July 18, 2014
http://www.abnnewswire.net/rss2/menafn/abn_menafn_en.aspInvestor and industrial consumption of silver has advanced at a healthy pace in 2014, reflected in the silver price increasing 5 percent as of July 15 from the beginning of the year. Building on an impressive 2013, investors continued to boost silver holdings in the first half of 2014. Silver exchange traded funds (ETF) backed by physical silver added 7.0 million ounces (Moz) of silver bullion through June; in contrast, gold ETF holdings dipped by 1.4 Moz ounces over the same time period. Globally, silver bullion coin sales are up 4.5 percent through the 1st quarter of 2014, according to precious metals consultancy Thomson Reuters GFMS.

Automotive semiconductor market size to exceed USD41 bln by 2021, report
June 12, 2014
Automotive semiconductor market size to exceed USD41 bln by 2021, report The market size of automotive semiconductors in the world is expected to exceed 41 billion US dollars by 2021, China Securities Journal quoted a report of Strategy Analytics as saying on Thursday.


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