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Accel-RF announces Quantum SMART bench-top semiconductor test system

Accel-RF Instruments Corp., the worldwide leader in turn-key reliability and performance characterization test systems for compound semiconductors, has “unplugged” the industry-leading RF SMART Fixture from their automated test platform and made it available for bench-top testing. “Quantum-SMART” enables concurrent testing for reliability validation, performance-characterization, and product qualification through RF-biased burn-in and product functional testing.


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GigOptix to acquire Terasquare in $5M deal

GigOptix announced signing a definitive agreement to acquire Terasquare, Co. Ltd., a Seoul, Korea-based, fabless semiconductor company and provider of low power, CMOS high speed communication interface semiconductors for 100 Gbps Ethernet, Fiber Channel and EDR Infiniband applications.


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Soitec and Simgui announce first 200-MM SOI wafers produced in China

Soitec (Euronext), a world leader in generating and manufacturing semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, and Shanghai Simgui Technology Co., Ltd. (Simgui), a leading Chinese silicon-based semiconductor materials company, jointly announced that the first 200-mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers have been produced at Simgui’s manufacturing facility in Shanghai using Soitec’s proprietary Smart Cut™ technology, and will be shipped within the next weeks for customer’s qualification.


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GigOptix announces global customer operations organization

 GigOptix, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor communications components for use in Cloud connectivity, data centers, and high-speed optical and wireless networks, today announced the inception of the Global Customer Operations Organization (GCO), under the leadership of Dr. Raluca Dinu, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. This change in organization structure is aimed at establishing complete alignment of the company’s operations with the customers’ requirements, by integrating into one organization the driving of a strategic roadmap, tactical and product marketing, engineering applications, and global sales. 


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Intel's Bill Holt to receive semiconductor industry's highest honor

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, announced William M. Holt, executive vice president and general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group (TMG) at Intel, has been named the 2015 recipient of SIA’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award. SIA presents the Noyce Award annually in recognition of a leader who has made outstanding contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry in technology or public policy. Holt will accept the award at SIA’s Annual Award Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 3. 


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