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Analysis sees many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power
March 28, 2015
In a broad new assessment of the status and prospects of solar photovoltaic technology, MIT researchers say that it is ''one of the few renewable, low-carbon resources with both the scalability and the technological maturity to meet ever-growing global demand for electricity.'' Use of solar photovoltaics has been growing at a phenomenal rate: Worldwide installed capacity has seen sustained growth averaging 43 percent per year since 2000. To evaluate the prospects for sustaining such growth, the MIT researchers look at possible constraints on materials availability, and propose a system for evaluating the many competing approaches to improved solar-cell performance.

'Machine' unflattering portrait of Jobs
March 28, 2015
LOS ANGELES March 15 (RTRS): Hot on the heels of his riveting Scientology takedown 'Going Clear' the ever-prolific Alex Gibney calls the much farther-reaching cult of Apple into question with 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' a coolly absorbing deeply unflattering portrait of the late Silicon Valley entrepreneur that expands not altogether convincingly into a meditation on our collective over-reliance on our favorite handheld gadgets. Once more synthesizing research and reportage into a cinematic essay that makes up in calm analysis what it lacks in fresh revelations Gibney duly acknowledges Jobs's artistry innovation and technological showmanship while making plain just how 'ruthless deceitful and cruel' the man could be. By turns searching and scorching and more than willing to speak ill of the dead the CNN-produced item should play on screens big and small whetting appetites for Universal's forthcoming Jobs biopic in the process. Freeing himself from any obligation to deliver a blow-by-blow summary Gibney offers a more conceptual and critical assessment of his subject's legacy than did Walter Isaacson's biography which was published less than a month after Jobs's death in October 2011. That's the moment where Gibney begins his voiceover setting a ruminative yet skeptical tone as he considers the astonishing outpouring of grief from millions of Apple consumers worldwide (#iSad was a popular hashtag) the depth of their response underscoring the profoundly personal bond that can develop between a human being and a beautiful lump of metal.

Emerald Therapeutics Unveils ECL-1: The First Emerald Cloud Lab Production Facility and Announces First Customers
March 28, 2015
Washington, D.C.: Biotechnology Industry Organization has issued the following news release: Emerald Therapeutics, a scientist-led company re-imagining the way laboratory research is conducted, today announced the opening of its first Emerald Cloud Lab (ECL) production facility, ECL-1, in the biotech corridor of South San Francisco. ECL-1 is a state-of-the-art life sciences laboratory that scientists can remotely access via the Internet where automated robotics conduct experiments exactly as specified by the user.

Smurfit Kappa unveils new experience centre in Poland
March 27, 2015
Irish packaging producer Smurfit Kappa has opened its new experience centre in Konin, Poland, raising the number of the company's European centres to eight. The move forms part of the company's 'Open the Future' global brand strategy, which is aimed at delivering customer growth through insight and innovation.

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March 27, 2015
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Infineon introduces OptiMOS 5 25V and 30V product family
March 26, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Infineon Technologies AG, a semiconductor manufacturing company, has introduced the OptiMOS 5 25V and 30V product family.

STANFORD ENGINEERS' NEW MANUFACTURING PROCESS COULD YIELD BETTER SOLAR CELLS, FASTER CHIPS
March 24, 2015
The following information was released by Stanford Engineering: By Tom Abate | Stanford Engineering Computer chips, solar cells and other electronic devices have traditionally been based on silicon, the most famous of the semiconductors, that special class of materials whose unique electronic properties can be manipulated to turn electricity on and off the way faucets control the flow of water. There are other semiconductors. Gallium arsenide is one such material, and it has certain technical advantages over silicon - electrons race through its crystalline structure faster than they can move through silicon.

ON Semiconductor and Transphorm introduce GaN cascode transistors
March 23, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor Corporation and Transphorm Inc. have announced the introduction of the co-branded NTP8G202N and NTP8G206N 600V GaN cascode transistors and a 240W reference design that utilizes them.

BUSINESS BRIEFS
March 13, 2015
FULL TEXT Pindrop Security Raises $35 Million Atlanta, Ga. -based Pindrop Security, a provider of phone fraud prevention and call center authentication, has raised $35 million in series "B" round funding led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation by existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Citi Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Webb Investment Network. IVP general partner Somesh Dash has joined Pindrop 's board. "Pindrop has revolutionized phone and call center security and is poised for impressive growth," said Dash. Pindrop co-founder and CEO Vyay Balasubramaniyan added, "As the clear leader in the market, Pindrop is establishing the standard for how enterprises secure the call center." Balasubramaniyan has held engineering and research posts at Google, Siemens, IBM Research and Intel. He was recently recognized by ?G? Technology Review in its annual Innovators Under 35 list. Neos Therapeutics Closes S20.6M Bound

Profiles of 15 top furniture buying groups
March 04, 2015
BrandSource Headquarters: 17542 E. 27th St., suite 250, Tustin, Calif. 92780 Website: www.joinbrandsource.com Year established: 1969 Group type: member-owned Lead member: Jim Davenport, Lafferty s, Texarkana, Texas, president Senior Management: Jim Ristow, CEO; Michael Allen, vice president/home furnishings; Dave Workman, vice president/electronics; and John White, vice president/appliances Banners: BrandSource, BrandSource Canada, SleepSource, Home Entertainment Source, Maytag Home Stores, OutdoorSource Number of members as of Dec. 31: 4,280, up from 4,150 a year ago Number of storefronts: 6,510, up from 6,340 a year ago Number of home furnishings members: 966, up from 889 Total retail sales, all members and product categories: $11.6 billion, including an estimated $3.55 billion in furniture and bedding sales, the latter figure up from an estimated $3.4 billion in 2013 Associated Volume Buyers, or AVB, is more commonly known as BrandSource, one of the largest buying and marketing groups in the North America in members, storefronts and retail sales. While most commonly thought of as an appliance and consumer electronics specialist, BrandSource also has become one of the largest retailers of furniture and mattresses in the United States with estimated sales of $3.55 billion last year.

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