MOSCOW - The Industry and Energy Ministry announced that up to $5.8 billion would be spent through 2025. The allocation of between 140 billion rubles ($5.5 billion) - 150 billion rubles ($5.8 billion) over the next 15 – 20 years is designed to ensure development and production of domestic electronic components.
 
The Industry and Energy Ministry said that by 2011 Russian producers would use up to 70% of the available Russian electronic components compared to the current level of 35%. 
 
“We can expect scientific-technical cooperation to achieve advances, as well as a breakthrough in new technologies, including nanotechnologies, bioelectronics, optoelectronics and quantum computers, by 2025,” according to the ministry statement.

EL SEGUNDO, CA – After declining or remaining stable for the past six months, the average selling price for LCD-TVs rose significantly in July and remained at a higher level in August. But while the price increases have been a boon for LCD-TV makers, they are not expected to last, according to iSuppli Corp.
  Read more: LCD Price Hikes Not Expected to Last
GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), and the Commerce Department’s National Institute of  Standards and Technology (NIST) announced a public-private partnership to support research and innovation in the area of nanoelectronics.

The research is focused on replacing the Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor (CMOS FET), because the technology (the backbone of current computing) is considered a limiting factor to next generation computing advancements.  

Read more: NIST and SRC Research Replacement for CMOS FET
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1908, also known as the Patent Reform Act of 2007, the first step toward bringing the nation's patent laws in line with international statutes.
Read more: House Passes Patent Reform Bill
SAN JOSE – July sales of semiconductors increased 2.2% worldwide year-over-year, growing to $20.6 billion. Sales were up 3.2% from June, the Semiconductor Industry Association reported today.
Read more: SIA: IC Sales Recovering
BANNOCKBURN, IL – Rigid PCB shipments from North American fabricators fell 7.1% and bookings dropped 1.8% year-over-year in July, IPC reported Wednesday.
  Read more: IPC: PCB Sales Declined in July

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