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'Make in India' Gains The Pace With Semicon Manufacturing Facility In India
December 19, 2014
Jaiprakash Associates Limited with IBM USA as technology partner and HSMC Technologies India Pvt. Ltd with ST Microelectronics as technology partner will lead the fabrication (FAB) manufacturing facilities in India.

-BeyondStudio IDE for NXP ZigBee IoT solutions provides breakthrough in programming experience
December 19, 2014
ENP Newswire - 19 December 2014 Release date- 18122014 - Eindhoven / Ljubljana - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today unveiled the new BeyondStudioTM IDE for the JN516x range of wireless microcontrollers for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Global Semiconductor Market Outlook 2020
December 18, 2014
The global semiconductor market has been experiencing a stimulating growth in recent times despite the industry suffering from a decline in revenue due to the economic downturn in 2010. Advancement in technology, emergences of mobile devices and consumer electronics, and new application areas are further expected to lead the global semiconductor market in the coming years. Although intense competition, pricing pressure and product life cycle & cost hamper the growth of semiconductor market, it is anticipated that the global semiconductor market will sustain positive growth in the coming years.

Vishay Intertechnology Automotive-Grade PIN Photodiodes Deliver 7.5 mm² Sensitive Area in Low-Profile Packages; AEC-Q101-Qualified, Surface-Mount Devices Offer High Reverse Light Current to 48 µA and Low Dark Current of 2 nA
December 18, 2014
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of two new automotive-grade high-speed silicon PIN photodiodes in top-view, surface-mount packages measuring 5 mm by 4 mm by 0.9 mm. Offering a large sensitive area of 7.5 mm², the Vishay Semiconductors VEMD5010X01 and VEMD5110X01 provide high radiant sensitivity with a reverse light current of 48 µA and a very low dark current of 2 nA for automotive, industrial, and medical applications.

LED Driver from Diodes Offers High E-Transformer Compatibility in Non-Dimmable MR16 Lamp Design
December 18, 2014
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 AL8820 LED driver converter. This device is a compact, two-stage, boost/buck non-dimmable MR16 lamp design solution that is simultaneously characterized by high power factor, low total harmonic distortion (THD) and low-output current ripple. For example, in a 6W MR16 application, the device operates flicker-free with most common LED lighting transformers at a power factor of 0.9 and THD of 30%.

Exar Promotes Daniel Wark to Vice President of Worldwide Operations
December 18, 2014
 Exar Corporation(NYSE: EXAR), a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today announced the promotion of Daniel Wark to the position of Vice President, Worldwide Operations. Mr. Wark succeeds Robert Todd Smathers, who is retiring after three years of service with Exar and over 35 years of service in the semiconductor industry.

TowerJazz to Present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference in New York
December 18, 2014
TowerJazz (NASDAQ: TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Russell Ellwanger, will present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference.

Nordic Semiconductor IPv6 Over Bluetooth Smart Protocol Stack for nRF51 Series SoCs Enables Small, Low Cost, Ultra-Low Power Internet of Things Applications
December 18, 2014
Now available for download, the nRF51 IoT Software Development Kit (SDK) is a complete IPv6-ready Internet Protocol Suite for Nordic's market-leading nRF51 Series Bluetooth Smart SoCs. The SDK enables native and interoperable IP-based connectivity between a Bluetooth Smart 'thing' and a cloud service. It also enables Bluetooth Smart to be used in large, distributed, cloud-connected, heterogeneous networks such as home, industrial, and enterprise automation       (Photo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141218/721236)

North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts November 2014 Book-to-Bill Ratio of 1.02
December 18, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.22 billion in orders worldwide in November 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.02, according to the November EMDS Book-to-Bill Report published today by SEMI. A book-to-bill of 1.02 means that $102 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

Taiwan, Mainland to Team Up in Semiconductor Industry
December 16, 2014
TAIWAN, December 16, SinoCast -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC, NYSE: TSM) founder pointed out that the company will help Mainland China develop independent chip products, offering support in mainland semiconductor development. The Mainland hoped to outpace archrivals like Taiwan for semiconductor industry. Taiwan allowed the former to invest in limited semiconductor industry, but demanding research and development of most advanced technology outside the Mainland. Alibaba board chairman Jack Ma hoped to see more commodities and entrepreneurs from Taiwan in the Mainland, welcoming their cooperation with his company. Ma also expressed intention to set up foundations to help Taiwan youngsters to study and do business in the Mainland with more opportunity.


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