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USPTO ISSUES TRADEMARK: FORZA SILICON
March 27, 2015
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 27 -- The trademark FORZA SILICON (Reg. No. 4707351) was issued on March 24 by the USPTO.

Government to Invest 10 Billion $ in Chip Manufacturing Facilities Coming up in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh
March 27, 2015
March 27 -- Infrastructure for chip manufacturing and designing will be considerably strengthened in India to cater to the growing domestic demand and to cut down the imports in the next few years. Addressing the first Indian Electronics Expo organized by Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) in New Delhi yesterday, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India Shri RS Sharma, revealed that the government would be investing US$ 10 billion in the chip manufacturing facilities coming up in Gujarat and UP, where a consortium of manufacturing firms have come up to set up the production bases. India would also be investing US$ 400 million in developing an Indian version of micro-processor. These are part of the initiatives that are under way to create an eco-system that lays focus on high ended innovation. A dedicated fund, known as Electronics Development Fund had been created to leverage the use of venture capital funds to promote more start-ups in the country, he added.

MACOM Announces New 650 W GaN on SiC HEMT Pulsed Power Transistor
March 27, 2015
Internally Matched 500 W Power Transistor Provides High Gain, Efficiency and Ruggedness over 960-1215 MHz Bandwidth Lowell, Mass — M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance analog RF, microwave and optical semiconductor products, today announced the new MAGX-000912-650L00 and MAGX-000912-650L0S, a 650 W gallium nitride (GaN) on silicon carbide (SiC) HEMT pulsed power transistor for L-band pulsed avionics applications. This transistor is available in standard flange or earless flange packaging. The MAGX-000912-650L00/MAGX-000912-650L0S is a gold metalized, internally matched, GaN on SiC depletion mode RF power transistor. Operating in the 960 to 1215 MHz frequency range, the MAGX-000912-650L0x is a rugged and robust transistor, boasting a mean time to failure (MTTF) of 600 years.

Qorvo Ups Optical Bandwidth With New GaAs Process Technology
March 27, 2015
(GlobeNewswire) - Qorvo, Inc. (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and aerospace/defense applications, today announced a new gallium arsenide (GaAs) pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) process technology that provides higher gain/bandwidth and lower power consumption than competing semiconductor processes. Qorvo's new TQPHT09 is a 90 nm pHEMT process that supports Qorvo's next-generation optical product portfolio. Coupled with Qorvo's industry-leading reliability, this new process is ideal for next-generation high frequency, high performance amplifiers required for 100G+ linear applications.

Dialog Semiconductor Bolsters Bluetooth Smart SoC Family with Application-Optimized Versions
March 27, 2015
Dialog Semiconductor reported three additions to its successful SmartBond family of ultra-low power, Bluetooth Smart System-on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuits. According to a release from the company, the devices, aimed at high volume, high growth consumer markets, are the smallest and lowest power wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Versions optimized for wireless charging and remote control units (RCUs) address markets that will ship over 1.5 billion units per annum within 4 years. "Our first SmartBond device, the DA14580, propelled Dialog rapidly into market leadership, thanks to its unique combination of exceptionally small size and minimal power consumption. We've been particularly successfully in human interface devices (HID), proximity sensing, medical devices, and smart home applications. The new SoCs will accelerate our market share growth as we help customers in other fast-growing consumer markets achieve their design goals rapidly and reliably," said Sean McGrath, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connectivity, Automotive & Industrial Business Group at Dialog Semiconductor.

Govt to Invest USD 10 bn in chip manufacturing facilities
March 27, 2015
New Delhi, March 27 -- Infrastructure for chip manufacturing and designing will be considerably strengthened in India to cater to the growing domestic demand and to cut down the imports in the next few years.

Centre to invest $ 10 bn in chip manufacturing facilities in Guj: UP
March 27, 2015
New Delhi, March 27 -- The Union Government would be investing ten billion dollar in the chip manufacturing facilities coming up in Gujarat and UP, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology RS Sharma said.

TowerJazz Announces Successful Completion of its Offer for Accelerated Conversion of its Series F Convertible Bonds, Reducing Debt by $80 Million
March 27, 2015
(GlobeNewswire) - TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced the successful completion of its previously announced accelerated conversion offer for its outstanding Series F convertible bonds. As of the expiry date of this offering on March 25, 2015, the aggregate subscription demand amounted to approximately NIS 327 million of the Company's Series F convertible debenture, representing 109% as compared to the NIS 300 million offered and accepted (approximately $80 million). As the offering, which was limited to a maximum amount of debt eligible for conversion under of approximately $80 million, was oversubscribed, the offer was allocated to the subscribing holders on a pro rata basis, as set forth in the offering documents.

Experiment reveals new mysterious properties of sound waves
March 27, 2015
India, March 27 -- In the March 23 issue of the journal Nature Materials, they describe how a magnetic field roughly the size of a medical MRI reduced the amount of heat flowing through a semiconductor by 12 percent. The study is the first ever to prove that acoustic phonons-the elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound-have magnetic properties.

Radio FM Now Enabled for Intel Atom Processor-based Android* Tablets.
March 26, 2015
  (PRWEB) March 26, 2015           RadioFM has enabled its namesake app Radio FM for Intel(R) Atom™ Processor-based Android* tablets. Users worldwide can access hours of fresh and engaging content through their mobile devices.       This powerful app works a portal, connecting users to any web-based radio stations from wherever they are. By conducting a search for their favorite source or consulting the directory of 20,000 stations, listeners can instantly hear their favorite music, talk shows, comedies, news and other live broadcasts.             The app has an elegantly simple interface loaded with customizable features, and the Radio FM app can sort stations by genre, country and call number. Users can discover new stations and add them to the directory or share them with friends. Favorite and Recently Played options help users short cut to their programs, and this app even offers multiple languages for easy navigation. RadioFM had access to a portfolio of business and technical tools during optimization through the Intel(R) Developer Zone.           "We are thrilled that Android* tablets powered by Intel Atom Processors can offer this international resource to users, "says founders of RadioFM. "Now an even larger audience can find their favorite music, listen to other country's talk shows, and virtually any Internet-based radio is available to them."


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