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Tezzaron to Incorporate Rambus ReRAM Memory Technology; Architecture enhances power and performance in military, aerospace and commercial applications
January 22, 2015
Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) and Tezzaron Semiconductor today announced that they have signed an agreement to incorporate Rambus oxide-resistive memory (ReRAM) technology in forthcoming Tezzaron devices. This architecture license gives Tezzaron access to system IP, specifications and validation suites to design differentiated chips using ReRAM, which is ideally suited to improve the power and performance requirements in military, aerospace, and commercial memory applications.

Renesas Electronics' New Microcontroller Solution Brings Analog Integration and the Industry's Lowest Power Operation to Home and Industrial Sensing Systems; RL78/I1D Microcontrollers Draw only 124 ?A When Operating at 1 MHz and Implement Four Operational Amplifiers, 17 A/D Converter Channels and Two Analog Comparators, for Emergency, Security Detectors and Sensor Applications;
January 22, 2015
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the availability of the RL78/I1D group of microcontrollers (MCUs). The RL78/I1D group realizes the industry's lowest power consumption and integrates a wealth of analog functions usable in various sensing applications. More specifically, the RL78/I1D functions are optimized for detectors that sense small signals from various sensors used to monitor for smoke, gas, and the motion or vibrations. "The demand for compact, low-power and battery-operated detectors used for emergencies or security systems is growing in both commercial and residential buildings as our society becomes more concerned about disaster prevention and security," said Ritesh Tyagi, vice president marketing, Renesas Electronics America. "Providing solutions that do more while consuming less power requires constant innovation. The new RL78/I1D Group cuts power dramatically while adding all the analog functions required to create reliable emergency and security devices on a single chip."

Alfalight Receives $1.9M Raytheon Contract to Deliver Laser Subsystems for Aerospace Application; "3-Star" Supplier Excellence Award Underscores Exceptional Product Quality and Delivery
January 22, 2015
Alfalight, Inc., a leading developer of high-performance infrared and visible laser systems for defense and security applications, announced it has received a contract to deliver semiconductor laser modules for an aerospace system built by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) Space and Airborne Systems (SAS). The eighteen-month contract has a value of $1.9 million, with an option to increase the total to $3.1 million later in 2015.

Cascade Microtech Introduces Velox(TM) 2.0 Probe Station Control Software; New Backwards-Compatible Software Delivers Breakthroughs in Productivity
January 22, 2015
Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD), a leading supplier of solutions that enable precision measurements of integrated circuits at the wafer level, today announced Velox 2.0, the latest version of probe station control software. Combining the ease of Nucleus(TM) with the power of ProberBench(TM), Velox 2.0 delivers new levels of test and measurement efficiency to accelerate time to job completion. It is expected that tens of billions of devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. Huge amounts of data will move through the 'cloud,' requiring leading-edge semiconductor technology to convert data into information. SEMI reports that the 'Internet of Things' will drive a proliferation of device types into the billions over the next two to three years. Semiconductor manufacturers will see requirements for flexibility in test setups to accommodate a wide variety of designs. Demands will grow for increased correlation of instrumentation and equipment that can only be achieved through higher levels of integration.

Integrating with multiferroic materials and devices silicon chips
January 22, 2015
A research team led by North Carolina State University has made two advances in multiferroic materials, including the ability to integrate them on a silicon chip, which will allow the development of new electronic memory devices. The researchers have already created prototypes of the devices and are in the process of testing them.

Cypress Licenses 40 nanometer Embedded Flash Ip To Umc, Enabling Next generation Mcus, Iot And Wearables Applications
January 21, 2015
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP ("CY-Q") - Cypress Licenses 40-nanometer Embedded Flash Ip To Umc, - Enabling Next-generation Mcus, Iot And Wearables Applications Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a leading provider of embedded nonvolatile memory solutions, and United Microelectronics Corporation ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that UMC licensed Cypress's SONOS (Silicon Oxide Nitride Oxide Silicon) embedded Flash memory intellectual property (IP) for the 40-nanometer process technology node. Cypress's SONOS delivers an easy-to-integrate nonvolatile memory cell with unmatched scalability for future development. The technology will primarily be used in Internet of Things (IoT) applications, wearables, microcontrollers and logic-dominated products. This marks the third SONOS technology collaboration in the last three years between the two companies. UMC licensed Cypress's 55-nm SONOS process technology in 2014 and qualified Cypress's 65-nm technology in 2013.

Safety Support Opens up Automotive, Health and Industrial Markets for ARM Cortex-R5 Processor
January 21, 2015
ARM has delivered a comprehensive safety document set for the ARM® Cortex®-R5 processor to drive its adoption in safety-critical applications. This is a vital step toward the cost-effective deployment of more technically advanced systems across multiple sectors including automotive, health and industrial. The Cortex-R5 is the first in a range of ARM processors to come with a safety document set that semiconductor companies can use to demonstrate compliance with new functional safety standards. "Functional safety is increasingly important for many markets, including automotive, medical and industrial applications, and ARM is committed to supporting partners wishing to pursue these rapidly-expanding markets," saidNoel Hurley, general manager, CPU group, ARM. "The Cortex-R5 processor has a rich set of fault detection and control features and the addition of generic safety documentation means developers can now use it across the broadest range of safety applications. ARM will be supporting other processors from our diverse product portfolio in a similar way."

ASML finishes year on a high
January 21, 2015
SPIE has issued the following news release: ASML CEO Peter Wennink has described the Dutch lithography company’s latest financial results as “excellent”, after it posted record-breaking annual sales of €5.86 billion. “It’s our best year ever for sales and our second-best year ever for profit,” Wennink said, after ASML beat expectations in the closing quarter of 2014 thanks to strong demand from makers of memory chips. At just under €1.2 billion, the company’s net income for the year was up 18 per cent on 2013. This year looks to be off to a good start too, with Wennink and his team expecting another rise in sales to €1.6 billion in the opening quarter. He says that foundries producing logic chips are in the middle of one of the most aggressive ramps in production ASML has ever seen.

KULITE SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS secures contract for RESISTOR,THERMAL
January 21, 2015
United States, Jan. 21 -- Contract Id: 110559 Description: United States based KULITE SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS has secured contract from Defense Logistics Agency for RESISTOR,THERMAL. The contract is valued approximately $47788.08 . Country: United States Sector: Industry Contract awarded to KULITE SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS, INC ONE WILLOW TREE RD LEONIA 07605-2239 US " Contract awarded to executing agency: Defense Logistics Agency DLA LAND AND MARITIME ACTIVE DEVICES DIVISION PO BOX 3990 COLUMBUS OH 43218-3990 USA " Published by HT Syndication with permission from Pivotal Sources. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

Videocon d2h selects MStar Semiconductor's H.265 SoC for HD Zapper STBs
January 16, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Videocon d2h, a DTH service provider, has selected MStar Semiconductor's high efficiency video codec, or HEVC, H.265 system-on-chip, or SoC, for its HD Zapper set-top-boxes, or STBs.


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