SanDisk Ventures backs Altair Semiconductor
November 20, 2014
Israel-based Altair Semiconductor, a provider of LTE chipsets, has received funding from SanDisk Ventures, SanDisk Corp’s venture arm. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 19, 2014 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that the company’s venture arm, SanDisk Ventures, has invested in Altair Semiconductor, the leading developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets. Altair’s high-performance products bring 4G LTE Internet connectivity to tablets, netbooks, USB dongles, portable hotspots, fixed routers and modems, machine-to-machine applications and other devices.

Mouser Teams with TI to Sponsor Innovation Challenge Design Contest for University Engineering Students
November 20, 2014
Mouser Electronics , Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that it has signed on to be the major exclusive sponsor of the North American Texas Instruments Contest - Innovation Challenge . The design contest is designed to encourage engineering students to submit design projects that utilize TI technology. Prizes will be awarded to the best entries as determined by the judges. The contest is open to individuals and teams of up to five undergraduate and graduate students in universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada, excluding Quebec. To compete, students must use two or more TI analog ICs and a TI Processor in their design project. Mouser is also sponsoring the Europe competition, which begins in January 2015.

SCHOTT announces launch of HermeS wafers
November 20, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: SCHOTT AG, a German developer and manufacturer of industrial specialty glass products, has announced the launch of HermeS wafers with hermetically sealed solid 'Through Glass Vias', or TGV.

European Test Drive to Showcase the Future of 'Intelligent Traffic' Concludes in Helmond/Rotterdam
November 20, 2014
NXP initiated landmark trial: industry leaders NXP, Siemens, Honda, Cohda Wireless, TÜV Süd, Automobile clubs AvD and ANWB and forward-thinking politicians worked together in an unprecedented move to make European traffic smarter, greener and safer Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Dutch minister of infrastructure and environment, joined the Grand Finale of the 'Communicating Cars' test drive in Helmond EINDHOVEN, Netherlands and MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI), alongside leading industry partners and government officials, has celebrated the completion of the 'Communicating Cars' test drive along the Cooperative ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) Corridor spanning Austria, Germany and the Netherlands. The ITS showcase ended in Helmond following a week-long tour which began at Electronica ? Europe's leading electronics trade show ? in Munich with industry leaders and high-ranking politicians in attendance. The event saw a convoy of five Honda smart cars start its drive through 1,300km of roads, including ITS test fields in Munich and Vienna, to Helmond.The cars, which were fitted with NXP secure communications technology, demonstrated the benefits of smarter traffic control including improved road safety and traffic flow.

Advantest to Exhibit at SEMIsrael 2014 in Airport City, Israel on November 25; Showcasing Market Leading ATE Solutions and Presenting a Technical Paper
November 20, 2014
Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) will showcase its ATE portfolio, focusing on its V93000 SoC tester at SEMIsrael which will be held at Avenue Convention Centre in Airport City, Israel, November 25, 2014.

US Contract Notice: Defense Logistics Agency Issues Solicitation for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE"
November 20, 2014
Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations Officer has issued requirement for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE." Solicitation no. SPM7M113UC550 Posted on: November 20, 2014

Carbon RF to Extend Battery Life
November 20, 2014
How would you like your smartphone battery's charge to last a week instead of a day? I suspect that the answer is an overwhelming yes. That's the promise being made by Carbonics Inc. of Marina del Ray, a seaside community near Los Angeles.

-Minco Technology Labs and Northrop Grumman Corporation Ink Distribution Agreement
November 20, 2014
ENP Newswire - 20 November 2014 Release date- 18112014 - Austin, TX - 'The Northrop Grumman name is synonymous with leading edge process and product technology and Minco is proud to work with them to bring their semiconductor expertise to the commercial market' Minco Technology Labs, LLC (Minco) and Northrop Grumman Corporation have signed a distribution agreement authorizing Minco to market and sell Northrop Grumman's line of radiation hardened semiconductor products to customers in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.

Semiconductor demand spurs merger activity; Infotainment, EV tech drive supplier growth
November 17, 2014
Spurred by fast-growing markets for infotainment and collision avoidance, semiconductor suppliers are bulking up with a wave of mergers. Infineon Technologies AG of Germany - the world's No. 2 producer of automotive semiconductors - said in August that it would purchase International Rectifier Corp. of El Segundo, Calif.

Intel Capital, Innovacorp invest in first VC round of Reno Sub-Systems
November 05, 2014
Reno Sub-Systems Canada Inc has confirmed an earlier report by peHUB Canada that it has raised venture capital funding from Intel Capital, the investment arm of Intel Corp. The Bedford, Nova Scotia-based startup said other investors in its first round included Canadian venture capital firm Innovacorp. The financing’s value was not published. Reno Sub-Systems designs, develops and delivers sub-systems used to control process systems made by original equipment manufacturers. It said proceeds of the deal will be used to bring the company’s technology to market and “enable next generation advanced semiconductor manufacturing process technology nodes.” PRESS RELEASE


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