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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%.

Montage Technology Receives 2014 GSA Award for Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company
December 18, 2014
SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Montage Technology, a global fabless provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions addressing the home entertainment and cloud computing markets, today announced that it received the 2014 Award for Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company achieving up to $500 million in annual sales by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Montage was presented with the award on December 11th at the GSA Annual Awards Dinner Celebration. The GSA Award recognizes semiconductor companies that have demonstrated excellence through their success, vision, strategy and future opportunities in the industry. To determine the winner, the GSA evaluated the financial health and overall performance of public fabless and IDM semiconductor companies and analyzed numerous financial metrics as well as their respective rates of change or year-over-year improvement. Montage was named the best financially managed semiconductor company among its peers based on a number of financial metrics, including but not limited to growth rates, margins, cash flow, profitability ratios, efficiency ratios and return on capital.

NXP to Showcase the Future of Secure Connected Devices at CES 2015; NXP Announces Its Agenda for CES 2015 Focusing on Secure Connections for a Smarter World Across IoT, Connected Car, Portable and Wearables, and Security
December 18, 2014
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands and SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq:NXPI) ? co-inventor of NFC and a global leader in enabling secure connections for smart devices in the home, car, payments, health and more ? announced today it will showcase its latest innovations at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas between January 6 ? 9. In addition to demonstrations that will showcase the future of consumer electronics in the connected car, Internet of Things, portable and wearable devices and security, NXP will also be taking part in the speaking program at the event.

Photo Release -- Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Introduces New 40V 0.99mOhm MOSFET in a DFN5x6 Package; Ultra-Low on-Resistance and Robust Switching Performance Enable More Compact Power Designs
December 18, 2014
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Nasdaq:AOSL), a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors and power ICs, today announced the release of AON6590, the flagship device in its new 40V medium voltage portfolio. The AON6590 is designed to address a wide range of applications including primary-side and secondary-side switching in telecom and industrial DC/DC converters, secondary-side synchronous rectification in DC/DC and AC/DC converters, as well as POL modules for telecom systems.

Fujitsu Semiconductor's Ultra-Low-Power, High-Performance FRAM with Integrated Counter Function Slashes Energy Consumption
December 18, 2014
Delivers a perfect match for sensor and energy harvesting applications in industrial automation designs SUNNYVALE, Calif., -- Fujitsu Semiconductor America (FSA) today announced the release of MB85RDP16LX, an ultra-low-power FRAM device with an integrated binary counter function. The new device incorporates multiple optimizations that can slash energy consumption to less than 10 percent of what is required by standard FRAM solutions. With the MB85RDP16LX, Fujitsu is targeting industrial automation applications involving energy harvesting for rotary encoders, motor control and sensors.

Synapse Design to Moderate "Evolve or Die" Technical Panel
December 18, 2014
Where: Storage Visions Conference 2015 The Rivera Hotel, Las Vegas - January 4-5, 2015 When: January 4, from 4:00-5:00p

BeyondStudio IDE for NXP ZigBee IoT Solutions Provides Breakthrough in Programming Experience
December 18, 2014
Highlights: - BeyondStudio revolutionizes the JN516x software development experience, matching or exceeding competing products in ease of use, productivity and code quality - Enables source level debugging through JTAG using Beyond Debug Key -Achieves 15% code size reduction in JenNet-IP Mono bulb application -Better code quality for JN516x results in performance improvement of 19% in Dhrystone and 22% in CoreMark

Global Enterprise Wins For blur Group; Realtek Semiconductor Corp, Thales and South West Water turn to blur for Business Services
December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014 blur, the international e-commerce company providing a better way for businesses to buy or sell services, has today announced three new global enterprise customers who have entered multiple projects on blur's platform.

BinOptics acquired by M/A-COM Technology
December 18, 2014
BinOptics Corporation, a provider of indium phosphide lasers for data centers, mobile backhaul, silicon photonics and access networks, has been acquired by M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (Macom), a provider of analog semiconductor solutions, in an all-cash transaction valued at $230 million. Both the companies are based in the US. Announcement (November 18, 2014): BinOptics Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings in an all-cash transaction valued at $230 million. BinOptics is backed by Advantage Capital Partners, Arrowpath Venture Partners, Cayuga Venture Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, FA Technology Ventures, Gefinor Ventures, Onondaga Venture Capital Fund, LLC, Rand Capital Corporation and STIC Investments, Inc. MACOM expects to fund the purchase price of the acquisition from a combination of cash on hand and incurrence of additional indebtedness from its existing $100 million revolving credit facility. Goldman, Sachs & Co. is acting as financial advisor and Perkins Coie LLP is acting as legal advisor to Macom. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. is acting as financial advisor and Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC is acting as legal advisor to BinOptics. The transaction is expected to be complete by the end of 2015.

US Contract Notice: Defense Logistics Agency Issues Solicitation for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE"
December 18, 2014
Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations Officer has issued requirement for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE." Solicitation no. SPM7M113UC550 Posted on: December 18, 2014


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