SIA: Global Semiconductor Industry Posts 'Highest-Ever' January Sales
March 05, 2015
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, reported that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.5 billion for the month of January 2015, the industry's highest-ever January total and an increase of 8.7 percent from January 2014 when sales were $26.3 billion.

Strasbaugh and netMercury Team Up to Better Serve Texas, Idaho and the Four Corner States
March 04, 2015
Strasbaugh (OTC: STRB) is pleased to announce that on February 11th 2015, an agreement was signed with netMercury, making them an official representative of Strasbaugh's CMP and wafer grinding products in Texas, Idaho and the four corners region of the United States.

Semtech Goes Live With SAP® ERP System
March 04, 2015
Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced it has successfully gone live with the implementation of its SAP® Enterprise Resource Planning ("ERP") system. This marks a significant milestone in the transition from the Company's legacy systems to a highly-integrated, world class ERP solution. This deployment was a multi-year program spanning all aspects of Semtech's global footprint. With this platform, Semtech has transitioned away from 25 years of legacy systems and databases. As a result of the SAP implementation, the Company now expects to incur additional short-term operating expenses predominantly in the first half of its fiscal year 2016.

Amkor Technology Receives Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award
March 04, 2015
Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, today announced that it has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2014. Amkor has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which we are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. Amkor was recognized for its significant contributions in providing Intel with wafer probe, wafer bump, assembly, and final testing services that were deemed essential to Intel's success.

European ADRs Register Two-Week Low
March 04, 2015
American depository receipts of European stocks hit a two week low on Wednesday, trading 0.9% lower at 142.15 on the Bank of New York Mellon Europe ADR Index.

Intel Honors 21 Companies with Preferred Quality Supplier and Achievement Awards
March 04, 2015
Intel Corporation today announced that 19 companies will receive the 2014 Intel Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award that recognizes commitment to performance excellence and continuous improvement. These companies achieve PQS status by demonstrating industry-leading commitment across all key performance focus areas: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems, and environmental sustainability. In addition to the PQS award, Intel recognized two suppliers with the Supplier Achievement Award, which is a focused recognition for extraordinary accomplishments in one or more key performance areas.This year's winners were acknowledged for exceptional results delivering leading-edge technology solutions and excellence in product availability to meet Intel's evolving needs as an industry leader. The 2014 PQS and Achievement winners will be honored at a ceremony tonight in Santa Clara, California.

Synchronous Rectifiers from Diodes Incorporated Offer High Integration and Efficiency for Portable Electronics Chargers
March 04, 2015
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 APR3415 and APR34330. These synchronous rectifiers address the need for higher integration and efficiency in portable chargers by combining a driver circuit with an internal MOSFET to provide cost-effective rectification with reduced power dissipation and fewer external components. Target applications include adapters/chargers for cellular and cordless phones, ADSL modems, MP3 players, and similar portable consumer products and home appliances.

IEEE Rebooting Computing Launches Initiative to Rethink the Computer; New program supported by the signing of an agreement with the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors and introduction of the Low Power Image Recognition Competition
March 04, 2015
IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, officially unveiled IEEE Rebooting Computing (RC) , an initiative that proposes to rethink the computer through a holistic look that addresses all aspects of computing. Through exponential performance scaling, the IEEE RC initiative aims to help the computing industry turn the corner to surpass its current setbacks and challenges-specifically regarding the deceleration of computational power and capacity. To reinforce the importance of this initiative, IEEE RC and the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) have established an agreement on how to collaborate on the innovative future approaches to computing.

Wireless Communications Breakthrough at Chalmers University Uses Multiple Technologies from Teledyne; Microwave Electronics Lab at Chalmers University of Technology Achieves D-Band 44Gbps Transmission Rate with Teledyne High Speed Semiconductor Process and High Bandwidth Oscilloscope
March 04, 2015
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging and Teledyne LeCroy today announced that researchers at the Microwave Electronics Lab at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have reached record-breaking signal transmission speeds of D-band wireless communication. The experiment was conducted using a Tx/Rx chipset developed by researchers at Chalmers University, using Teledyne Scientific's high performance Indium Phosphide (InP)-based double heterojunction bipolar transistor technology (DHBT) and the Teledyne LeCroy LabMaster 10 Zi oscilloscope. A data rate of 44Gbps was achieved, doubling the previous record. Advances in wireless transmission further reduce the need for long cables, and enable the delivery of high-resolution video to users without the delays inherent to wired networks. Results of the experiment were published at the 2014 IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium.

Skyworks Ramps SkyOne® Mini for LTE Smartphones; Newest Solution Powers Multiple Platforms
March 04, 2015
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that its SkyOne® Mini front-end solution is enabling several new smartphone launches. SkyOne® Mini, a derivative of the SkyOne® platform, specifically addresses the growing demand for value and performance oriented solutions in the LTE market by delivering the full functionality of the highly integrated SkyOne® devices but at a reduced cost and size. "SkyOne® Mini capitalizes on the requirements by OEMs for highly integrated solutions that offer a smaller footprint and lower bill of materials," said Carlos Bori, vice president of marketing for Skyworks. "Our SkyOne® Mini devices support multiple chipsets without the need to change the front-end, creating a simple, flexible approach that delivers significant cost and time to market advantages."


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