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RFMD and TriQuint Unveil New Company Name: QorvoTM
September 18, 2014
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq:TQNT) today revealed that the holding company under which the companies will combine in a merger of equals will be named QorvoTM, Inc. The companies also unveiled the new Qorvo logo and stock trading symbol, which they will begin using immediately upon closing of the merger. The name Qorvo (pronounced kor-vo) conveys the combined company's ability to deliver the core technologies and innovation that will enable customers to launch their next-generation designs even faster. With a unique combination of talent and technology, Qorvo will eliminate barriers to help customers bring their most powerful new ideas to market. "We believe that our new name reflects our company's commitment to keep customers at the center of all that we do," said Bob Bruggeworth, RFMD president and CEO, who will serve as Qorvo's CEO following closing of the merger. "As a new leader in RF solutions, Qorvo will offer the agility, innovation and precision customers need for success in mobile, infrastructure, and defense markets."

Adept Technology CTO to Present at RIA Workshop; Dr. Deron Jackson to Discuss Recent Advances in Collaborative Mobile Robotics, Real-World Adept "Lynx" Mobile Robot Applications
September 18, 2014
PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile robot solutions, and services, today announced that Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Deron Jackson will present on recent advances in the mobile robotics field at the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) International Collaborative Robots Workshop. The workshop is scheduled for September 30, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Adds New Package And Temperature Range Options To Industry leading High density F ram Portfolio
September 18, 2014
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP ("CY-Q") - Adds New Package And Temperature Range Options To - Industry-leading High-density F-ram Portfolio Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced the enhancement of its Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (F-RAM(TM)) portfolio with a 44-pin TSOPII package option for its 1 Mb parallel asynchronous interface F-RAM and an extended temperature range of -40˚C to +105˚C for its 2 Mb Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) F-RAM. The new package option enables pin-to-pin replacement for standard battery-backed SRAM solutions for mission-critical applications in industrial automation, computing, networking and automotive electronics. F-RAM's inherent nonvolatility provides instant data capture and retention for one hundred years with no batteries. Eliminating the need for a battery reduces system cost and complexity. The extended temperature range for the 2 Mb SPI F-RAM addresses the challenging operating conditions faced in many high-performance applications in harsh environments.

ASOCS joins Intel® Network Builders program, builds a Virtual Base Station
September 18, 2014
ASOCS Ltd, a pioneer in development of virtual Base Station (vBS) solution, today announced that it has joined theIntelÃ,® Network Builders program, designed to make it easier to build, enhance and operate software-defined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) based infrastructure. Intel established the program to spark innovation, reduce development effort, advance open networking standards, increase interoperability, and ultimately, reduce time to market.

Vishay Intertechnology Announces New 1 MBd and 10 MBd VOW Widebody High-Isolation, High-Speed Optocoupler Family With 10 mm Creepage
September 18, 2014
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) is expanding its VOW Widebody family of high-isolation optocouplers with a new series of high-speed devices capable of 1 MBd and 10 MBd data rates. Designed to increase reliability in high-voltage alternative energy and industrial applications, the VOW135 , VOW136 , VOW137 , and VOW2611 provide a VIOTM of 8000 V, VIORM of 1414 V, and offer an external creepage distance of greater than 10 mm.

Organic Electronics Market Worth $75.82 Billion by 2020
September 18, 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)", published by MarketsandMarkets, the total value of organics 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"

Leadcore Achieves First-Pass Silicon Success with DesignWare MIPI IP in Smartphone Application Processor SoC; High-Quality, Silicon-Proven IP Accelerates Project Schedule by Four Months in Highly Competitive Mobile Market
September 18, 2014
Highlights: Achieved first-pass silicon success and accelerated time to market by four months with DesignWare MIPI D-PHY and DSI Host Controller Gained competitive advantage with silicon-proven MIPI IP that was significantly smaller and lower power compared to alternative solutions Successfully integrated the IP within two weeks with the support of Synopsys' technical experts, enabling Leadcore to focus on product differentiation Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced that Leadcore Technology, a member of the Datang Telecom Technology and Industry Group, achieved first-pass silicon success for Leadcore's INNOPOWER® LC1810 application processor system-on-a-chip (SoC) using Synopsys' DesignWare®MIPI D-PHYandDSI Host ControllerIP. The DesignWare MIPI IP enabled Leadcore to get a head start over their competition and gain market leadership in the fast-moving mobile industry. Using the area-efficient, low-power DesignWare MIPI IP, Leadcore met their aggressive area and power requirements and delivered production-ready designs four months ahead of schedule.

Dialog Semiconductor Plc.: Dialog Semiconductor's Latest Family of DSP Audio CODECs Optimised for Superior Voice Control and Audio Experience; Combining a low power voice trigger, multi-channel beamforming and accessory detection to produce breakthrough improvement in performance
September 18, 2014
Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC, solid-state lighting and Bluetooth Smart wireless technology, today announced the availability of two new audio DSP CODECs - DA7322 and DA7323 - targeting applications with up to four analogue or digital microphones respectively. Featuring the highest levels of audio digital signal processor (DSP) functionality with a minimum power consumption requirement, these products are specifically developed for voice-centric applications found in the latest generation of tablets, wearables, webcam accessories and in-vehicle entertainment.

Gurnee courts tech company Courts: CEO a Gurnee native
September 17, 2014
Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik is seeking support from other local taxing agencies for a combined $2.3 million package of proposed financial incentives to a Hoffman Estates semiconductor company that supporters say could lead to a version of Silicon Valley in the village. If approved, the $2.3 million local financial assistance for AKHAN Semiconductor Inc. to move to Gurnee would be on top of about $3.5 million available through an agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. AKHAN's founder and chief executive officer, Adam Khan, said he intends to bring all 54 of his company's employees from Hoffman Estates and California to Gurnee by year's end if a deal if struck, with plans to create up to 250 jobs within three years. AKHAN would bring its corporate headquarters, manufacturing, and research and development to a 120,000-square-foot building west of the Tri-State Tollway. Kenall Manufacturing, which has produced high-quality lighting products in Gurnee for 26 years, is leaving the building for a larger facility in Kenosha, allowing room for 400 employees and the creation of 350 new jobs under an incentive package granted by Wisconsin.

Orange selects IDT's RapidIO interconnect switches and bridges
September 12, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Integrated Device Technology, Inc., or IDT, which designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor solutions, has announced that Orange Silicon Valley has selected IDT's x86 compute cluster and 20Gbps RapidIO interconnect switches and bridges as the processing platform to execute analytics on social media traffic during the FIFA World Cup finals.


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