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IGBT and Super Junction MOSFET Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
October 30, 2014
  /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, environment compatibility, energy efficiency, flexibility and cost reduction have emerged as critical global issues across the semiconductor industry. Over the years, the electronics industry has been launching various power semiconductor solutions, such as insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) and super junction MOSFETs (metal oxide field effect transistor). IGBTs and super junction MOSFETs are used in switching applications in different end-user applications, including uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), wind turbines, PV inverters, rail tractions, electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, and other industrial applications.

Retronix Semiconductor Taps Stewart Sullivan as Regional Service Operations Manager
October 30, 2014
Retronix Semiconductor reported the hire of Stewart Sullivan as a regional service operations manager in the U.S. According to a company release, Mark Diamond moves from his position of director of EU/Asia Sales and Operations with Retronix Semiconductor to assume the role of Chief Operating Officer. Jim Beatty was promoted from Director of U.S. Sales to the role of Worldwide Vice President of Sales.

Lucintel anticipates the global adhesive pastes and films market in semiconductor packaging industry to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% during 2012-2017; Global Adhesive Pastes and Films Market in Semiconductor Packaging Industry 2012-2017: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis
October 29, 2014
Adhesive pastes and films are used for three basic applications in semiconductor devices: dicing, back-grinding, and die-attachment. The Asia Pacific region is expected to be the largest region of the global adhesive pastes and films market in the semiconductor packaging industry by 2017. Integrated circuits are becoming thinner and sleeker. Thinner devices are now manufactured for enhancing device performance and in turn, increase the demand for adhesive pastes and films. This encourages the manufacturers to develop new materials and design sleeker adhesion lines. Photo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155210

Skyworks Introduces High Fidelity Solutions for Streaming Music Platforms at Bose and Sonos; Ramping in Volume Production across All Key Customers
October 29, 2014
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today announced it is enabling a variety of wireless solutions for high fidelity streaming music platforms. Skyworks has captured design wins with virtually every tier-one original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in this fast growing market segment. Skyworks' front-end devices integrate power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, switches, filters and power detectors. Leveraging Skyworks' proprietary 802.11 technologies, these highly innovative solutions combine optimized hardware and software to deliver high quality, long range streaming audio. "Skyworks is excited to support the rapidly emerging music streaming platform market via highly advanced front-end solutions," said Carlos Bori, vice president of marketing at Skyworks. "Our partnerships with industry leaders, including Bose and Sonos, have enabled us to develop world-class audio solutions for streaming networks."

Lattice Semiconductor and Sensor to Image Demonstrate New FPGA-Based USB3 Vision Camera Reference Design at VISION 2014; Complete and Production-Ready Reference Design Enables Manufacturers to Accelerate Development of USB3 Vision Cameras;
October 29, 2014
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, today announced that Lattice and Sensor to Image GmbH will demonstrate a new FPGA-based USB3 Vision camera reference design at VISION 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany, November 4-6.

Renesas Electronics Announces Consolidated Forecasts for the Nine Months Ending December 31, 2014
October 29, 2014
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the consolidated forecasts for the nine months ending December 31, 2014. 1. Consolidated forecasts for the nine months ending December 31, 2014

Edwards Opens New Vacuum Service Centre in Xian, China; New facility to support customers in semiconductor sector
October 29, 2014
Edwards has opened a new service centre in Xian, China, bringing support closer to its customers in the north west of the country. The new 1860m2 facility has been established to support customers in the semiconductor, flat panel, solar and LED sectors, and will reduce servicing and turn-around time for customers, enabling them to minimise downtime and increase business efficiency.

Belgium,United States : Imec, Coventor partner to drive advanced CMOS process development through virtual fabrication
October 29, 2014
Belgian nanoelectronics research center imec has announced a joint development project with Coventor, a leading supplier of semiconductor process development tools. The collaboration will enable faster and more optimized development of advanced manufacturing technology in the 3D device architecture era, extending down to imec s 10- and 7-nanometer (nm) processes.

SiTime to be Acquired by MegaChips for $200M
October 28, 2014
SiTime Corporation , a MEMS and analog semiconductor company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement under which MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), a top 25 fabless semiconductor company based in Japan, will acquire SiTime for $200 million in cash. This transaction combines two complementary fabless semiconductor leaders that provide solutions for the growing Wearables, Mobile and Internet of Things markets. "SiTime's founders, Markus Lutz and Dr. Aaron Partridge, started the company with a vision of developing game-changing MEMS and analog technology to revolutionize the $5 billion timing industry," said Rajesh Vashist, CEO of SiTime. "Through innovation, passion and focus, we've successfully delivered on this vision. Today, SiTime is the overwhelming leader - we have 1000 customers, 250 million units shipped, major design wins in all electronics segments, and a roadmap that extends SiTime's MEMS technology to all timing markets."

SiTime to be Acquired by MegaChips for $200M
October 28, 2014
SiTime Corporation , a MEMS and analog semiconductor company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement under which MegaChips Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6875), a top 25 fabless semiconductor company based in Japan, will acquire SiTime for $200 million in cash. This transaction combines two complementary fabless semiconductor leaders that provide solutions for the growing Wearables, Mobile and Internet of Things markets. "SiTime's founders, Markus Lutz and Dr. Aaron Partridge, started the company with a vision of developing game-changing MEMS and analog technology to revolutionize the $5 billion timing industry," said Rajesh Vashist, CEO of SiTime. "Through innovation, passion and focus, we've successfully delivered on this vision. Today, SiTime is the overwhelming leader - we have 1000 customers, 250 million units shipped, major design wins in all electronics segments, and a roadmap that extends SiTime's MEMS technology to all timing markets."


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