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U Engineers Unlock Potential for Faster Computing
September 23, 2014
University of Utah issued the following news release: University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material - a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor - that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform lightning-fast calculations but don't overheat.

Israel approves Intel's 6 bln USD investment?
September 22, 2014
The Israeli finance and economy ministries on Monday approved a six billion U.S. dollar plan by the U.S. chipmaker Intel Corporation to upgrade its chip manufacturing facility in southern Israel, the ministries said in a statement.

RFMD Expands Industry-Leading GaN Product Portfolio to Support DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Networking at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo; Industry's Broadest Gallium Nitride (GaN) Amplifier Family Allows CATV Operators and MSOs to Easily Upgrade Networks to Meet DOCSIS 3.1 Requirements
September 22, 2014
DENVER, Sept. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) SCTE Cable-Tec Expo RFMD (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, today unveiled 11 new amplifiers of which six are gallium nitride- (GaN-) based products to support the requirements of the new data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS) 3.1. RFMD will showcase its portfolio of industry-leading CATV components for customers at its booth/meeting room (#2044) at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver from September 22-25. RFMD's DOCSIS 3.1 family includes 1.2GHz power amplifiers as both hybrids and multi-chip modules (MCMs) that use state of the art GaN HEMT process technology and offer optimal linearity and output power while providing robust reliability. The newest addition to RFMD's product portfolio for DOCSIS 3.1 includes new power doubler amplifiers, push pull amplifiers, optical receivers, a reverse path amplifier, and a family of digital step attenuators. With the addition of these new products, RFMD now offers more than 25 products tailored for DOCSIS 3.1 applications, making it the industry's broadest offering.

EMCORE Introduces Dual micro-ITLA Tunable Laser for Coherent Optical Networking Applications
September 22, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, announced today the introduction of the Dual micro-Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly (ITLA) for the coherent market, which has begun customer sampling for qualification. EMCORE expects the Dual micro-ITLA to be commercially available in the first calendar quarter of 2015. The Dual micro-ITLA integrates EMCORE's proprietary cooled External Cavity Laser (ECL) technology in a new smaller package that offers all the benefits of the micro-ITLA in a form-factor that requires 25% less space than two single micro-ITLA's combined, while delivering the same level of performance. EMCORE's ECL ITLA technology has been the most widely-used tunable laser source for high-speed 100 and 400 gigabit per second (Gbps) coherent transmission systems, thanks to its narrow linewidth, low noise and excellent frequency accuracy. The smaller form-factor and reduced power consumption of the new Dual micro-ITLA enables customers to design even higher densities into their coherent systems.

Inphi Announces Industry's First 32 Gbps Single Chip Quad Linear MZ Driver at ECOC 2014; Latest Technology Advancement Enables Higher Capacity, Lower Power 100G Coherent Solutions in Small Form Factors
September 22, 2014
Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center, and computing markets, today announced availability of the Inphi IN3216DZ, the first single chip quad channel linear Mach Zehnder driver in bare die form to address the network needs for 100G coherent systems in small form factors for the metro market. Specifically designed to be co-packaged with MZ modulators, the IN3216DZ will reduce size and cost of 100G coherent systems to enable higher density metro solutions. Inphi will showcase its new Mach Zehnder driver in its booth #410 at ECOC 2014 in Cannes, France, September 21-25, 2014.

Inphi Announces Sampling of Industry's First 45GBaud Linear Coherent Product Family at ECOC 2014; Latest Industry Milestone for Coherent Systems for Next-Generation Long Haul and Metro Networking Infrastructure, 400G and Beyond
September 22, 2014
Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets, today announced its new 45GBaud Linear Coherent Product Family, the industry's first linear ICs enabling 400G coherent solutions for next-generation metro to long haul applications. The initial product offerings includes Inphi's IN4514SZ, a high-performance octal linear differential to single-ended Mach-Zehnder Modulator Driver and Inphi's IN4550TA, a quad linear TIA/VGA Amplifier. Inphi's new 45GBaud Linear Coherent Product Family will be showcased at Inphi's ECOC 2014 booth #410 in Cannes, France, September 21-25, 2014.

Inphi Announces Interoperability Demonstration of 100G CMOS iKON CDR Retimer With Source Photonics at ECOC 2014; Interoperability Demo With QSFP28 Modules Enables 2 Terabit Line Cards
September 22, 2014
Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications, data center and computing markets, today announced that it has successfully demonstrated interoperability of its new iKON(TM) CDR retimer with Source Photonics QSFP28 modules. Based on Inphi's latest CDR Retimer, and together with Source Photonics, the companies will demonstrate next-generation 100G line card PHYs and modules interoperating with one another. The interoperability demonstration will be in Inphi's booth #410 at ECOC 2014, from September 22-24, 2014 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. This demonstration will showcase Inphi's new production ready line card IN112525-LC 100G CMOS CDR Retimer IC interoperating with a QSFP28 module from Source Photonics. Inphi recently announced the immediate availability of the first generation of CMOS CDR Retimers from the iKON family. Designed for 28G line cards, the new CDR Retimer delivers the industry's most aggressive performance metrics on mW/Gbps. It also supports channel loss up to 15-db (CEI-28G-SR) at 14Ghz Nyquist, which is ideally suited for high-density line card applications.

Senior Analog Design Engineer
September 22, 2014
National Defense Industrial Association has issued the following Job Vacancy: Senior Analog Design Engineer Location: Chandler, AZ 85224 ::Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of micro-controller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.

ON Semiconductor introduces Struix SiP solution
September 17, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor has introduced Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package, or SiP, solution for precision sensing and monitoring in mobile medical electronics including glucose monitors, heart rate monitors and electrocardiogram analyzers.

Lattice Semiconductor unveils USB 3.1 Type-C power delivery solution
September 16, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has unveiled a USB 3.1 Type-C power delivery solution that enables manufacturers to develop USB 3.1 Type-C connectors.


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