Inflation? Some Items That Actually Cost Less

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreInflation may be climbing faster than the humidity level, but there are still some things that actually cost less than they did a year ago. Amid all the headlines about soaring energy and food prices, many consumers may not notice that they’re getting a break on some items they buy.(Read the CNBC report that names the lower priced items, like electronics, clothes, toys hotel rooms and theme parks)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

MACOM Announces IP Licensing Program for GaN on Silicon Technology

first_imgM/A-COM Technology Solutions has announced an IP licensing program for Gallium Nitride (GaN) on Silicon technology.  This licensing and epitaxial (epi) wafer supply agreement will enable IQE, the world’s largest supplier of compound semiconductor epi, to manufacture GaN-on-Silicon epi at 4, 6 and 8-inch diameters in high volume for RF applications.  This move is expected to allow MACOM to deliver GaN RF products with breakthrough bandwidth and efficiency at mainstream 8-inch silicon cost structures. Further, MACOM announced that it is in active discussions to make GaN-on-Silicon technology available to select companies for use in RF applications.  MACOM believes that establishing such large diameter wafer manufacturing sources will be a key factor in driving mainstream, commercial adoption of GaN technology.  Surety of supply is of critical importance in power amplifier dependent markets such as cellular basestations. According to Strategy Analytics, power amplifier transistor revenue from base stations will grow to more than $1 billion in 2014. The acquisition of Nitronex and its portfolio of fundamental IP rights related to GaN-on-Silicon materials, process, and device technology for RF applications provides MACOM with the foundation for a licensing program that could help bring GaN performance at mainstream 8-inch silicon cost structures. As the world’s number 1 supplier of compound semiconductor epi, IQE today supplies over 50% of the world’s RF epitaxial wafers.  IQE possesses the largest independent manufacturing capacity of compound semiconductor epi worldwide, and as a result, is able to achieve enhanced economies of scale, helping to build wafer capacity and cost structure needed to grow the GaN market. This agreement with MACOM allows IQE to further penetrate this new market by bringing decades of high volume production experience to create the necessary supply chain needed to accelerate GaN adoption. See GaN Amplifiers from the leading manufacturers on everything RF. See GaN Transistors from the leading manufacturers on everything RF.last_img read more

Court Ruling Would Allow Independents To Run In Democratic Primary

first_imgThis decision could allow Governor Walker to keep his unaffiliated status and run in the Democratic primary, if he chooses to do so in his re-election campaign. In the 33-page decision: The Party’s decision to have an open primary is apparently motivated by a desire to attract the support of non-affiliated voters for its candidates. More than half of Alaska’s registered voters have selected “Non-Partisan” or “Undeclared” as their political affiliation. This leaves Alaska with one of the country’s highest percentages of unaffiliated voters. Thus there is a significant political advantage gained by a party that can attract non-affiliated voters. This decision comes after a case was brought against the state by the Alaska Democratic Party.  The Alaska Democratic Party threaten to overturn the law, stating “that it unconstitutionally restricted the party’s freedom to associate with its favored candidates.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A state court judge announced on Tuesday a ruling that sided with Democrats seeking to allow independent candidates to run in their parties primary.center_img Judge Philip Pallenberg agreed: “that political parties ability to run their chosen nominees, regardless of party affiliation, is an “essential associational right” established by the U.S. Supreme Court. Story as aired:last_img read more

Gordon Hayward signs with Celtics

first_img Related DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It looks like Gordon Hayward will be calling Boston his new home. The small forward has decided to commit to the Boston Celtics. He shared his decision in an article on The Players’ Tribune titled “Thank You Utah”.Sources say, Hayward has agreed to sign a max deal with the Celtics worth $127 million over four years. He was said to be between the Celitcs, Miami Heat and his previous team the Utah Jazz. Utah acquired point guard Ricky Rubio from the Minnesota Timberwolves to incentivze Hayway to say, but it was not enough.The 27-year-old will join the Celitcs to reunite with Boston head coach Brad Stevens, who coached him in college at Butler. This is the second straight year Boston has acquired a coveted free agent. Al Horford came to the Celitcs last year from the Hawks.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more