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ZnTe Semiconductor-Polymer Gel Composited Electrolyte for Conversion of Solar Energy
February 11, 2014
FULL TEXT Wonchai Promnopas 1 and Titipun Thongtem 2, 3 and Somchai Thongtem 1, 3 Academic Editor:Christopher L. Kitchens 1, Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand 2, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand 3, Materials Science Research Center, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand Received 22 May 2013; Accepted 17 September 2013; 8 January 2014

Nanocomposite-Based Bulk Heterojunction Hybrid Solar Cells
February 11, 2014
FULL TEXT Bich Phuong Nguyen 1, 2 and Taehoon Kim 1, 2 and Chong Rae Park 1, 2 Academic Editor:Sung Jin Kim 1, Carbon Nanomaterials Design Laboratory, Global Research Laboratory, Research Institute of Advanced Materials, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Republic of Korea 2, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Republic of Korea Received 30 August 2013; Accepted 20 November 2013; 8 January 2014

-ON Semiconductor Names its 2013 Distribution Partner Award Winners
February 11, 2014
ENP Newswire - 11 February 2014 Release date- 10022014 - PHOENIX, Ariz. - ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN) driving innovation in energy efficiency, has announced its top 2013 distribution partners.

SunEdison Announces Cost Reduction Actions in Merano, Italy and St. Peters, Missouri Semiconductor Operations
February 10, 2014
New Delhi, Feb. 10 -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) today announced that it will indefinitely close its shuttered polysilicon manufacturing facility in Merano, Italy immediately. This is the conclusion of a process that began with the previously announced 2011 global restructuring plan.

Silicon Wafer Revenues Decline in 2013
February 10, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 13 percent in 2013 compared to 2012 according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 0.4 percent in 2013 when compared to 2012 area shipments.

Silicon Wafer Revenues Decline in 2013
February 10, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 13 percent in 2013 compared to 2012 according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry. Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 0.4 percent in 2013 when compared to 2012 area shipments.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. Announces Monthly Net Revenues
February 10, 2014
 ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC. (NYSE: ASX, TAIEX: 2311, "ASE" or the "Company"), announces its unaudited consolidated net revenues for January 2014. CONSOLIDATED NET REVENUES (UNAUDITED)(NT$ Million)Jan 2014Dec 2013Jan 2013Sequential ChangeYoY ChangeNet Revenues18,58921,42816,607-13.2%+11.9%(US$ Million)Jan 2014 Dec 2013 Jan 2013 Sequential ChangeYoY ChangeNet Revenues621725574-14.4%+8.2% Starting from Feb. 1, 2010, Universal Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd.'s consolidated revenues were consolidated into ASE Inc.'s consolidated revenues. Net revenues for the ATM assembly test and material business (excluding USI) are as follows:  

PLX Technology's PCI Express-to-USB Solution Selected by Acer for New Aspire Z3-600 All-in-One Computers
February 10, 2014
PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT), the industry-leading global provider of semiconductor-based PCI Express (PCIe) connectivity solutions, today announced that Acer, a leading information and communication technology company, has chosen PLX(R) PCIe-to-USB device controller technology for its innovative Acer Aspire Z3-600 all-in-one personal computer. PLX's unique USB Duet(R) technology provides Aspire Z3-600 users with the advantage of simple, plug-and-play device sharing using a standard USB cable between the Z3-600 and any other Windows-based computers, such as notebooks, ultra-books and tablets - including keyboard and mouse sharing, file sharing, and full HD touchable display sharing. "The Aspire Z3-600 all-in-one with ultra HD and optimized sound was designed for modern homes," said Andrew Hou, general manager of Stationary Computing Business Unit, Acer. "With PLX's USB Duet controller technology, users can easily connect this device to another for file sharing, data access or synchronizing. It's a great feature that enhances the overall convenience we provide to Acer PC users for their daily computing tasks."

Cypress's CEO, T.J. Rodgers, to Join Other Industry and VC Leaders In ISSCC Panel on Semiconductor Innovation
February 10, 2014
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that its president and CEO, T.J. Rodgers, will participate in a panel discussion on February 11 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time with other industry-leading CEOs and venture capitalists to talk about the future of the semiconductor industry and to push for continued investment in innovation.

Kandou Resolves Today's Chip Interconnect Performance/Power Bottleneck for Mobile and Networking Applications; Company Announces New Chord? Signaling Technology at ISSCC That Delivers 2-4X Bandwidth Improvement and Half the Power of Conventional Chip-to-Chip Links
February 10, 2014
Kandou Bus has announced that the first implementation of its breakthrough high-performance, low-power link technology will be introduced at the 2014 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). In both a technology demonstration and a paper presentation at the conference by Kandou founder and CEO Amin Shokrollahi, Kandou will detail its innovative coding-based signal interface, which significantly outperforms existing I/O solutions. Shokrollahi leveraged his extensive background in coding-based signaling in the development of the Kandou Chord signaling solution. As Chief Scientist of Digital Fountain, which was acquired by Qualcomm in 2009, he invented Raptor codes that have since been standardized in almost all modern communication systems. He has also been recognized multiple times as an IEEE Fellow including receivng the IEEE Hamming Medal in 2012. When he first began analyzing chip interconnect technologies he was surprised to learn that coding-based signaling had not extended beyond differential links, a very simple "code" on only two wires. Further research revealed that traditional copper interconnect interfaces like memory links or SerDes using NRZ or PAM-4 are reaching their technical limits.


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