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Indosolar soars on inking Wafer Supply pact with Osung LST; Osung LST Co will supply state-of-the-art high efficiency wafers manufactured at its South Korean facility
January 30, 2015
Osung LST Co will supply state-of-the-art high efficiency wafers manufactured at its South Korean facility Indosolar is currently trading at Rs. 15.63, up by 0.55 points or 3.65% from its previous closing of Rs. 15.08 on the BSE.

Indosolar inks Wafer Supply pact with Osung LST; Osung LST Co will supply state-of-the-art high efficiency wafers manufactured at its South Korean facility
January 30, 2015
Osung LST Co will supply state-of-the-art high efficiency wafers manufactured at its South Korean facility

Freescale Semiconductor Issues 4Q and Full-Year 2014 Results
January 30, 2015
Freescale Semiconductor reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2014. "Freescale continues to make consistent progress in gaining market share, improving profitability and improving our capital structure," said Gregg Lowe, president and CEO. "Our revenues grew 11 percent over the prior year and all indications are that we gained market share in 2014. Gross margins improved over the prior year and our adjusted earnings per share grew more than three times compared to the prior year. Our end market exposure, margin and earnings momentum position us well for another solid performance in 2015." In a release on January 27, the Company noted that fourth quarter and full-year highlights include:

Robbins Arroyo Says Purchase of Silicon Image by Lattice Semiconductor May Not Be in Shareholders' Best Interests
January 30, 2015
Shareholder rights attorneys at Robbins Arroyo are investigating the proposed acquisition of Silicon Image by Lattice Semiconductor. According to a release from Robbins Arroyo, on January 27, the two companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Lattice Semiconductor will acquire Silicon Image in an all-cash tender offer of $7.30 for each share of Silicon Image common stock.

-Toyota launches silicon carbide power semiconductor technology in Japan
January 30, 2015
Auto Business News - 30 January 2015 Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM)(LSE: TYT)(TYO: 7203), a Japan-based automaker, has launched its silicon carbide power semiconductor technology in Japan in 2015. The tests are to evaluate the performance of the SiC power semiconductors, with the intention of providing significant efficiency improvements in hybrid power train and other vehicles running on electric power. The automaker is installing SiC power semiconductors (transistors and diodes) in the PCU's internal voltage step-up converter and the inverter that controls the motor. [Editorial queries for this story should be sent to abn@enpublishing.co.uk ]

Govt reconstitutes panel for promoting semiconductor wafer fabrication
January 29, 2015
The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the reconstitution of the empowered committee to promote semiconductor wafer fabrication (FAB) projects, with Dr VK Saraswat, former director general of the Defence Research and Development Organisation and chief scientific advisor to the defence minister and a member of recently-constituted NITI Aayog, as its chairman.

Bangalore-based Graphene Semiconductor raises $800K from Karnataka govt's VC fund KARSEMVEN
January 29, 2015
KARSEMVEN was launched in 2014 with a corpus of Rs 96.15 crore. Bangalore-based firm Graphene Semiconductor Services Pvt Ltd, which provides product development and sustenance services to global customers in the semiconductor and soft-internet protocol (IP) business space, has raised Rs 4.95 crore (around $800K) in seed funding from state government-owned VC fund, Karnataka Semiconductor Venture Capital Fund (KARSEMVEN).

Los Alamos Develops New Technique for Growing High-efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells
January 29, 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory issued the following news release: This week in the journal Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers reveal a new solution-based hot-casting technique that allows growth of highly efficient and reproducible solar cells from large-area perovskite crystals.

New Next Generation 6U VME i7/i5 Processor Board.
January 28, 2015
  Wixom, Michigan (PRWEB) January 29, 2015     Acromag's XVME-6410 is a high performance 6U VME single board computer based on the 4th Generation Intel(R) Core™ i7 or i5 processor and utilizes the Intel 8-Series QM87 PCH chipset for extensive I/O support. Up to 16GB of high-speed DDR3L removable memory with 1-64GB flash memory optional. Acromag Built-In Test (BIT) software provides exceptional test coverage though Power-On BIT (PBIT). The air-cooled XVME-6410 features dual PMC/XMC sites, expansion capabilities, Microsoft Windows(R) and Linux software support, and removable memory. ROHS compliance and extended temperature options are available. A variety of model configurations start at $6,400.     "The XVME-6400 processor boards are an excellent choice for new or tech refresh VME and I/O applications," stated Joseph Primeau, Acromag's embedded sales and marketing director. "The 2-year standard warranty and long term availability with managed life cycles ensures long-term success for your projects."

IMPROVING SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION IN SEMICONDUCTORS AND OTHER OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES
January 27, 2015
LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 27 -- The University of California at San Diego issued the following press release: According to the American Institute of Physics (AIP), a new signal amplification process developed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego is "now poised to fuel new generations of electrical and photonic devices - transforming communications, imaging, and computing." The researchers in UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering, led by electrical and computer engineering professor Yuhwa Lo, have discovered a mechanism to amplify signals in optoelectronic systems that is far more efficient than the process long used by the semiconductor industry based on impact ionization.


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