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ChemTrace® Opens New Microcontamination Testing Laboratory in Taiwan
August 29, 2014
Quantum Global Technologies LLC, parent company to  ChemTrace®, an industry-recognized leading microcontamination analytical testing laboratory that provides services to the semiconductor, solar, and medical life science industries and QuantumClean®, the leading global provider of validated sub-20nm outsourced process tool parts cleaning, surface treatment, refurbishment, analytical and engineering services to the semiconductor industry, today announced it has opened a new laboratory in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

IXYS Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend
August 29, 2014
IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of three and one-half cents ($0.035) per share. The quarterly dividend will be paid on September 26, 2014 to stockholders of record on September 12, 2014.

United Microelectronics Signs Deal to Become Minority Shareholder of Newly Formed Fujitsu Semiconductor Unit
August 29, 2014
United Microelectronics (UMC), a provider of semiconductor wafer foundry solutions, announced Friday it signed an agreement to become a minority shareholder of a newly formed subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor.

UMC Joins Fujitsu's New Foundry Company
August 29, 2014
 United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC") and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited ("Fujitsu Semiconductor") today announced an agreement for UMC to become a minority shareholder of a newly formed subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor that will include its 300mm wafer manufacturing facility located in Kuwana, Mie, Japan ("the Company"). UMC's advanced 40nm technology will be also licensed to Fujitsu Semiconductor. The Company will provide high quality foundry services to customers by combining Fujitsu Semiconductor's low power process and embedded-memory technology with UMC's foundry expertise and advanced process technology. Under the terms of the agreement, UMC will invest JPY 5 billion as an initial investment by which UMC will subscribe for approximately 9.3% of the Company's shares.

SMIC selected in "Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award"
August 29, 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporations ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, announced today, it was selected by Hong Kong Yazhou Zhoukan Limited in the FourthMainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award, and won the High-Tech Enterprise Award due to its exceptional business operations and outstanding performance. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited was founded in 1987 in Hong Kong, covering matters on economics, political and social culture, which caught the attention of the Chinese worldwide. TheMainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award selects Mainland Enterprises listed inHong Kong that has the best performance and is recognized by the market. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited's research department makes its decisions on the rankings based on audited data from the companies. To pick out the best performing companies from each industry, the market value, turnover and growth, net profit and net profit growth, total assets, as well as level of awareness and influence in the international capital market were all examined. SMIC has shown excellent financial performance such as 9 quarters of consecutive profit, gross profit margin, and net income. Additionally, in recent years, growth rate far exceeded industry standards, and corporate social responsibility has been fulfilled by actively carrying out environmental protection and charity work, to get into the final list and win theHigh-Tech Enterprise Award.

-MStar to Include Cryptography Research's CryptoFirewall Security Core in Connected TV Chips
August 29, 2014
ENP Newswire - 29 August 2014 Release date- 28082014 - San Francisco, Calif. and Hsinchu, Taiwan - Cryptography Research, the security division of Rambus (NASDAQ:RMBS), today announced that MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a leading semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, has licensed the Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall security core for integration into its connected TV solution chips.

US Contract Notice: Department of the Air Force Issues Solicitation for "Semiconductor Research"
August 29, 2014
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command Officer has issued requirement for "Semiconductor Research." Solicitation no. FA8601-13-T-0151 Posted on: August 29, 2014

Organic Electronics Market by Material; Semiconductor, Conductive, Dielectric and Substrate Worth $75.82 Billion by 2020 – New Report MarketsandMarkets.
August 28, 2014
  (PRWEB) August 28, 2014           According to a new market research report "Organic Electronics Market by Material (Semiconductor, Conductive, Dielectric and Substrate), by Application (Battery, Conductive Ink, Display, Lighting, Logic/Memory, Sensor, OPV, ORFID and Others), Geography - Global Analysis and Forecast (2014 - 2020)," the total organic electronics market is expected to reach $75.82 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 29.0%.           Browse 23 market data tables and 87 figures spread through 200 pages and in-depth TOC on "Organic Electronics Market - Global Analysis and Forecast (2014 - 2020)".         http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/organic-electronics-market-144113962.html   Early buyers will receive 10% customization on reports.           Speak to Analyst:

PRWeb Newswire
August 28, 2014
  Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014         DataON Storage, the leading provider of OS-agnostic storage enclosures, today announced it will be demonstrating the next generation Intel platform 12Gb/s Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB) during this year's Intel Developer Forum (IDF) at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA, September 9-11 within the Avago(R) exhibit booth #454. Using Avago 9300 Family 12Gb/s HBA controllers, dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2600 v3 processors in a dual-node CiB-9224 and twenty-four HGST 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, the DataON CiB-9224 offers a throughput increase of over 50% compared to antiquated 6Gb/s flash pure storage systems.             "Avago applauds DataON Storage for advancing the adoption of 12Gb/s SAS with its new Cluster-in-a-Box appliance," said Jas Tremblay, vice president of marketing, Data Center Solutions Group, at Avago. "The CiB platform provides improved performance and efficiency for cloud and enterprise datacenters by doubling I/O storage performance and alleviating bottlenecks to help manage explosive data demands."       The CiB family of storage appliances from DataON offers a series of storage building block innovations able to consolidate both server and storage into a single storage platform.

SME and 3D Systems Announce Formation of Advisory Board for M.Lab21 Education Initiative.
August 27, 2014
  Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) August 27, 2014         - Supports 3D printing labs and advanced manufacturing curriculum in High Schools.         * Facilitates continuous interface between prospective employers and technical education providers.   * Revolutionizes high school industrial arts, career and technical education by delivering 21st Century Manufacturing Lab in schools.


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