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Dow Corning posts 49% higher Q3 net profit
October 29, 2014
(SeeNews Renewables) - Oct 29, 2014 - US silicon-based materials maker Dow Corning Corp said today its third-quarter net profit has climbed by 49% year-on-year to USD 176 million (EUR 138m) as sales increased for the fourth consecutive quarter.

GeneSiC Releases 25 mOhm/1700 V Silicon Carbide Transistors
October 29, 2014
Dulles, VA, October 29, 2014 --(PR.com)-- GeneSiC Semiconductor, a pioneer and global supplier of a broad range of Silicon Carbide (SiC) power semiconductors today announces the immediate availability of a family of low on-resistance 1700V and 1200 V SiC Junction Transistors in TO-247 packages. The use of high voltage, high frequency, high temperature and low on-resistance capable SiC Junction Transistors will increase conversion efficiency and reduce the size/weight/volume of power electronics applications requiring higher bus voltages. These devices are targeted for use in a wide variety of applications including DC microgrids, Vehicle Fast chargers, server, telecom and networking power supplies, uninterruptable power supplies, solar inverters, Wind power systems, and industrial motor control systems. SiC Junction Transistors (SJT) offered by GeneSiC exhibit ultra-fast switching capability (similar to that of SiC MOSFETs), a square reverse biased safe operation area (RBSOA), as well as temperature-independent transient energy losses and switching times. These switches are gate-oxide free, normally-off, exhibit positive temperature co-efficient of on-resistance, and are capable of being driven by commercially gate drivers, unlike other SiC switches. Unique advantages of the SJT in contrast to other SiC switches is its higher long term reliability, >10 usec short circuit capability, and superior avalanche capability.

ROHM Semiconductor's General-Purpose Automotive MCU System Power Supplies for Idling Stop Systems
October 29, 2014
Advanced design ensures optimum MCU performance even during cranking KYOTO, Japan and SANTA CLARA, Calif., – ROHM Semiconductor has recently announced the development of system power supplies optimized for high-performance microcontrollers in a variety of automotive systems, from electronic power steering to fuel injection, including HEVs and EVs.

EV Group Next-Gen Nanoimprint Lithography Technology Targets Photonics, LED and Bioengineered Device Production
October 29, 2014
SmartNIL(TM) large-area soft nanoimprint lithography process for high-volume manufacturing provides unmatched throughput and cost-of-ownership advantages over competing NIL approaches ST. FLORIAN -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today introduced its SmartNIL(TM) large-area nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process. Available on all EV Group NIL platforms, including mask aligners as well as the industry benchmark EVG(®)720 and newly available EVG(®)7200 UV-NIL systems, SmartNIL provides a low-cost, large-area and high-volume-manufacturing solution for a variety of advanced devices, including: --  Photonic-based devices such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs), lasers and photovoltaics

Walter Launches New Indexable Inserts with Positive Geometry
October 29, 2014
Company expands its Tiger•tec Silver® range with three new positive geometry inserts. The FP4, MP4 and RP4, bring new levels of production efficiency to a wide range of applications, particularly those involving low cutting pressures or small diameters.

Sumitomo Electric launches new sintered diamond cutting tools
October 29, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has launched its new BreakMaster LD type and GD type sintered diamond cutting tools with integral chipbreaker.

Global Gallium arsenide (GaAs) Devices Market to Grow at 3.32% CAGR by 2018
October 29, 2014
October 29, 2014 ReportsnReports.com offers "Global Gallium arsenide (GaAs) Devices Market 2014-2018" research report in its store. GaAs is a crystalline compound composed of two elements, gallium and arsenic. It is generally referred to as an III-V semiconductor and is used in devices such as microwave frequency integrated circuits, monolithic microwave integrated circuits, infrared light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, solar cells, and optical windows. GaAs is increasingly being used as a replacement for silicon because of its enhanced electronic properties. For instance, GaAs has high saturated electron velocity and electron mobility, which allows the device in which it is used to function efficiently at frequencies above 250 GHz. Moreover, as a result of the wider band gap, GaAs devices are less sensitive to heat compared to silicon-based devices. In addition, GaAs devices emit less noise than silicon devices, especially at higher frequencies. As a result of these properties, GaAs devices are used in cellphones, satellite communication equipment, microwave point-to-point links, and high-frequency radar systems.

-NXP SmartMX2 Card Platform Achieves Highest Level of Security for MIFARE Applications
October 29, 2014
ENP Newswire - 29 October 2014 Release date- 27102014 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that its SmartMX2 technology is the world's first secure smart card platform with MIFARE Plus and MIFARE DESFire EV1 functionality to be certified at Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 5+, the highest level of security offered for MIFARE applications.

China,Netherlands : SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING to receive lithography systems from ASML in volume acquisition deal
October 28, 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing Int'l and ASML Holding N.V. have inked a volume acquisition deal in which SMIC will receive lithography systems from ASML.

Channelinsight Announces New Addition to Board of Directors.
October 27, 2014
  Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 28, 2014   Channelinsight, the leading cloud-based channel data management solutions provider, announced today its newest member to its Board of Directors. Channelinsight is very pleased to welcome Paul Levine, an accomplished entrepreneur and technology enterprise leader who consults with technology startups. Mr. Levine is also an adjunct professor at Boston University, lecturing on entrepreneurship. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.           Mr. Levine has 13 years of experience as a Venture Partner at Morgenthaler, a west coast venture capital firm, managing investments in information, communications, and semiconductor technology companies. Prior to Morgenthaler, Mr. Levine co-founded and served as president and CEO at Atria Software (which later merged with Rational Software, now part of IBM), the company that created and delivered the ClearCase(R) software development management solution. Prior to Atria, Mr. Levine served as Vice President of Research & Development at Apollo Computer and at Prime Computer. Additionally, he currently sits on the boards of two other technology companies: CLK Design Automation and Global Water Fathom.       "Channelinsight fills the need for accurate, real-time, channel information, which allows channel executives and managers to make intelligent and timely business decisions," said Mr. Levine. "I am truly excited to be a part of the Channelinsight Board and to have the opportunity to contribute to their growth and assist with their emergence into new verticals."  


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