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ON Semiconductor Corp.

BioPhotonics
Sep 2012
ON Semiconductor Corp. of Phoenix and Donald Colvin, its executive vice president and chief financial officer, have mutually agreed to Colvin’s resignation as an officer of the company. It was expected at the time of the announcement in August that he would continue at the firm for up to 90 days while the board sought a replacement. ON Semiconductor supplies silicon solutions for energy-efficient electronics. Its power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom devices help customers solve their design challenges in automotive, computing, LED lighting, medical, military, aerospace, consumer and power applications.



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electronics
That branch of science involved in the study and utilization of the motion, emissions and behaviors of currents of electrical energy flowing through gases, vacuums, semiconductors and conductors, not to be confused with electrics, which deals primarily with the conduction of large currents of electricity through metals.
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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