U.S., China Dominate Global PV Installations

Barcelona, Spain —The world’s 10 largest photovoltaic (PV) Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies are set this year to install a combined 8 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity, equivalent to 20 percent of the world’s non-residential PV demand, according to a new report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Keeping their top positions in the IHS PV integrator…

LSI Flash Controllers Demo Breakthrough

Santa Clara, Calif.– FLASH MEMORY SUMMIT — LSI, an Avago Technologies Company (Nasdaq:AVGO), today announced breakthrough performance and endurance demonstrations of its third-generation SandForce(R) SF3700 flash controller. After successfully introducing industry-leading sequential performance of 1800MB/s, the SF3700 is now demonstrating mixed 80/20 (read/write) workload performance of up to 1300MB/s with a native PCIe interface. This…

3D Systems Buys Laser Reproductions

Rock Hill, S.C. — 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it has acquired Laser Reproductions, an expert provider of advanced manufacturing product development and engineering services, further extending its Quickparts operations in the United States. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Laser Reproductions brings to 3DS three decades of advanced…

NJR, UMC Achieve High-Volume MEMS Microphone Mfg

Hsinchu — New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (New JRC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that the two companies have successfully collaborated to achieve high-volume manufacturing for NJR’s MEMS (micro electro mechanical system) microphone products. Adding UMC’s MEMS manufacturing capabilities to NJR’s Fukuoka and Kawagoe fabs will ensure NJR’s…

SMIC Sales Up 13% in Q2

Shanghai — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) (“SMIC” or the “Company”), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world, today announced its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter 2014 Highlights * Revenue was $511.3 million in 2Q14, an increase of 13.4% quarter over quarter. *…

AgigA Samples First DDR4 NVDIMM

Santa Clara, Calif. – AgigA Tech, Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and a leading provider of high-speed, high-density, and battery-free nonvolatile memory solutions, today announced that it is now sampling the industry’s first DDR4 Nonvolatile DIMM (NVDIMM) to key OEMs and development partners. The AGIGARAM® DDR4 NVDIMM has been designed to operate in the…