Aehr Test Systems Announces Private Placement of Common Stock
November 25, 2014
FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aehr Test Systems (Nasdaq:AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, announced today that on November 24, 2014, it entered into an agreement for the sale of 1,065,029 shares of its common stock in a private placement transaction with certain Directors and Officers of the Company and other accredited investors. The purchase price per share of the common stock sold in the private placement was $2.431, resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of $2.6 million, before offering expenses. The closing of the private placement will take place on November 26, 2014, and no placement agent was used in connection with the transaction.

Radiation Hardened Electronics and Semiconductors Market Worth $1450 Million by 2020
November 25, 2014
According to a new market research report of "Radiation Hardened Electronics & Semiconductors Market by Component (Processors & Controllers, Logic, Memory, Power Management, ASICs & FPGAs), Manufacturing Technique (RHBP, RHBD), Application (Aerospace & Defense, Space), & Geography - Global Forecasts to 2013 - 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.01% between 2014 and 2020, and reach $1450 Million by 2020. Browse 55 market data Tables and 57 Figures spread through 193 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Radiation Hardened Electronics & Semiconductors Market".

Programmable Load Switch from Diodes Incorporated Improves System Power Reliability
November 25, 2014
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today introduced the AP22966 programmable load switch. With fully adjustable output slew rates, this 5V dual-channel load switch provides simple and cost-effective soft-start functionality for improving 3.3V and 5V system power reliability in notebook, tablet and datacom products.

M/A-COM Thrives In A Multi-OS World With MobileIron; Semiconductor Provider Adopts BYOD to Maximize User Choice
November 25, 2014
 MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the leader in enterprise mobility management (EMM), today announced thatM/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MACOM), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, has selected MobileIron to support the company's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program as well as its corporate-owned mobile devices.

Imagination's Sir Hossein Yassaie Receives the Prestigious NMI Award for Contribution to Industry 2014; Imagination Also Receives the Semi360 Award for Its World-Leading Systems Solutions Leveraging Semiconductor Excellence
November 25, 2014
LONDON, Nov. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG.L) is proud to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Sir Hossein Yassaie, is this year's winner of the NMI Contribution to Industry award 2014, announced at their annual Gala Dinner in London on November 21st. During the same ceremony, Imagination was also presented with the Semi360 award for its world-leading portfolio of IP delivering truly innovative system solutions. The award was given by NMI in recognition of Sir Hossein's services and contributions to the UK semiconductor and electronics industry. The NMI represents the electronic systems, microelectronics and semiconductor communities across the UK, working closely with companies, Government and academia to develop and promote future technologies, create valuable partnerships and strengthen the UK electronics systems global competitiveness.

Camtek's 3D Functional InkJet Technology System, Gryphon, Successfully Concludes a Beta-Test
November 25, 2014
Camtek Ltd. (Nasdaq: CAMT ; TASE: CAMT) announced today that its 3D Functional InkJet Technology system for PCB solder mask applications, known as Gryphon, successfully completed a beta testing phase at Eltek Ltd.'s (Nasdaq: ELTK) site in Israel. The application system and solder mask material performed according to specification and met its quality and process requirements. Rafi Amit, Chairman and CEO of Camtek commented, "This is an important milestone for Camtek and I am very happy with the results from the successful conclusion of our beta-test with Eltek.  Eltek has been a close working partner of Camtek's for many years and is one of the leaders at the high-end of PCB manufacture with stringent technical requirements, which Gryphon surpassed.  I would like to thank the talented team at Eltek for their hard work and help in this endeavor."

SummitView Capital Launches New $1.7 Billion Fund With Shanghai Government to Support Semiconductor Market in China
November 25, 2014
SummitView Capital announced the opening of a new yen 10 billion RMB ($1.7 billion USD) private equity fund and a strategic collaboration with the Shanghai government in cooperation with the China National Fund. The signing ceremony took place on November 24th and was chaired by Shanghai's vice mayor, Mr. Ai Baojun, and the vice secretary of the Shanghai government, Mr. Dai Haibo.

Advantest Introduces Newest Parametric Measurement Module to Extend SoC Testing Capabilities of T2000 Platform; New PMU32E Module Doubles the Resolution and Accuracy of Its Predecessor
November 25, 2014
Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has launched a new multi-purpose parametric measurement unit (PMU) module, the T2000 PMU32E, to enhance its T2000 platform's capabilities in testing digital, analog and power-management system-on-chip (SoC) devices. The new high-density, 32-channel module is fully compatible with Advantest's original PMU32 module -- even using the same tester interface unit (TIU) -- while offering twice the resolution and accuracy. This enables a T2000 tester equipped with the new PMU32E module to achieve high-level measurement accuracy, set-up time and gang functionality similar to those of a T2000 EPP (Enhanced Performance Package) tester.

France,Korea Republic of : SOITEC and SKI ink collaborate pact on semiconductor materials
November 25, 2014
Soitec and SK Innovation (SKI) have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement to develop an alliance focused on bolstering innovation in semiconductor materials for information communication technologies and IoT applications.

NXP Semiconductors' CEO Channels Maniacal Focus
November 24, 2014
Most new CEOs like to hit the ground running. Rick Clemmer had no choice. When he became president and chief executive officer of NXP Semiconductors in January 2009, the debt-ridden company was struggling to survive more than two years after separating from parent Philips Electronics. NXP was born in 2006, when Philips sold its semiconductor unit to a group of private equity firms.


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