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FORM 8-K: TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR FILES CURRENT REPORT
November 25, 2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 -- TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., Hillsboro, Ore., files Form 8-K (current report) with Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 24. State or other jurisdiction of incorporation: Delaware Item 8.01 Other Events. On November 24, 2014, TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. issued a press release, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

SummitView Capital launches $1.7 bln fund
November 25, 2014
SummitView Capital has launched a $1.7 billion private equity fund with the Shanghai government. The focus is on China’s semiconductor market. The pool’s anchor investors include the Shanghai Science & Technology Investment Corp., Shanghai Jiading Investment Management Corp. and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.

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.

The Push for Electronics Manufacturing
November 25, 2014
"28 million new jobs can be created in the electronics manufacturing sector in the country,says Dr Ajay Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics & Information Technology, DeitY, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India. In conversation with Express Computer Team India produces less than 5% of its electronics needs. What steps is the government taking to ensure that the nation? electronics requirements can be met through domestic manufacturing?

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.

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR Tiny Wafers Bring Taiwan Semiconductor Big Opportunity
November 24, 2014
Inside Taiwan Semiconductor's fabrication -- or "fab" -- clean rooms pressurized with filtered air, technicians don white coveralls to control the level of contamination as they braid transistors by the billions into tiny slivers of silicon. The end product: computer chips. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing employs some 40,500 workers and operates on a foundry business model that Chairman Morris Chang pioneered in 1987. Taiwan Semiconductor is expected to generate $25.1 billion in revenue this year, with earnings per share excluding items of $1.68, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. If the forecast holds true, revenue will jump about 25% from last year. The company's long-term revenue trajectory has gone from $1.5 billion in 1997 to more than $20 billion in 2013.

NXP Semiconductors to buy Quintic's BTLE business
November 24, 2014
MANAVIGATOR-November 24, 2014-NXP Semiconductors to buy Quintic's BTLE business 24 November 2014 - Dutch semiconductor company NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that it has agreed to acquire the wearable and Bluetooth low energy (BTLE) unit of US wireless connectivity and control solutions provider Quintic.

New Brochure from Metago Highlights ASTRO File Manager with Cloud.
November 23, 2014
  (PRWEB) November 23, 2014         A new publication from the makers of the ASTRO File Manager with Cloud application describes its time-saving features now that it is optimized for Intel(R) Atom™ processor-based Android* tablets.

Nekki Publishes New Brochure Featuring Vector App.
November 23, 2014
  (PRWEB) November 23, 2014         The team at Nekki has released a two-page brochure detailing the optimization of its arcade-style gaming app, Vector, for Android* devices. The exciting game of escape can now be accessed and enjoyed by a larger base of mobile device users.           The piece highlights the productive collaboration between Nekki and Intel(R) that has allowed Vector to be available on Intel(R) Atom™ Processor-based tablets for Android*, the perfect platform for this game of escape. Players run, vault, slide, and climb using extraordinary techniques based on the urban ninja sport of Parkour, all while being chased by "Big Brother." With over 40 challenging levels, the game is quick to learn but challenging to master. The brochure elaborates on all features and benefits Android* users can expect on the powerful device.         Vector's astoundingly lifelike moves are fast-paced and crisp on Android*, and players can enjoy this action-packed game anytime they need an escape. As an Intel(R) Software Partner, Nekki experiences the benefits of the portfolio of technical and support services within the Intel(R) Developer Zone.         About Nekki           Nekki is a Japanese term that literally translates into "the energy of passion," and it is this passion for the thing we love that unites us.


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