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MediaTek and Japan Display unveil 120Hz display on mobile devices
July 24, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, and Japan Display Inc., an LCD technology company, have unveiled 120Hz display on mobile devices.

Orbotech to Support CEC Panda's New Gen 8.5 Fab in a $55 Million Deal
July 24, 2014
Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORBK) Orbotech Ltd., a global leader in advanced technology production solutions for flat panel display ("FPD") manufacturing, announced today that TFT LCD panel maker Nanjing CEC Panda LCD Technology Co., Ltd. (a China Electronics Corp. company) has selected Orbotech as the inspection, testing and repair equipment vendor for its new Gen 8.5 fab in Nanjing, China. During the first and second quarters of 2014, Nanjing CEC Panda placed orders totaling approximately $55 million for Orbotech's newly introduced systems. Installation is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2014 and to continue throughout the first half of 2015. Orbotech was chosen for the high-performance capabilities of its recently launched inspection, repair and testing products, which are able to support the complex requirements of CEC Panda. In its new Gen 8.5 fab, which is slated to be one of the most advanced in the world, CEC Panda has decided to install:The Orbotech QuantumTM automated optical inspection ("AOI") system - the industry's first system to offer multi-modal detection capabilities for performing multiple inspections and detecting previously undetectable defects, enabling production of superior quality products at higher yields.Orbotech's Process Saver - with its highly specialized short pulse laser and FSM (fast steering mirror) technology, enables small devices to be repaired and restored to full functionality, thereby improving yield and minimizing product costs.The Array Checker 6088 - the latest model of Orbotech's leading array testing products, designed to support fabs that manufacture a wide range of products by offering a powerful combination of resolution and speed using a new large area VIOS (voltage imaging optical system) that contains a custom-designed high resolution sensor. Mr. Sun Xue Jun., Vice President at CEC Panda, stated: "Choosing Orbotech as our testing and repair solutions technology provider was simply the logical choice given the company's unmatched reputation and over 30 years experience developing the industry's leading technologies. Orbotech was able to meet the high demands required of our advanced TFT applications."

Sony Launches 7.7mm Thick Xperia T3 Phablet @ Rs 27,990
July 23, 2014
The Sony Xperia T3 smartphone features a 13.462-cm (5.3-inch) display with a 720P resolution. Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Sony has unveiled a new mid-range device in the Indian smartphone market. The Sony Xperia T3 has been officially launched at a price tag of Rs 27,990 and will be available for grabs starting 28 July.

iPad Air 2 Release Date Will Skip IGZO Panel; To Rollout with Super-Slim iPad Mini Air.
July 23, 2014
  Apple's release date schedule for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 this 2014 will push through as planned as company big boss Tim Cook declared that he is highly optimistic of the prospects offered by the global tablet market.             Reporting on the tech giant's June 2014 quarter earnings, Cook was quoted by (http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/22/as-ipad-sales-decline-apple-remains-bullish-on-future-of-tablet-market) Apple Insider as saying that he is "very bullish about the future of the tablet market."       It makes sense, therefore, to expect this year's double iPad refreshes to deliver the tablet killer features that Apple fans missed out last year.

Acer B326HUL
July 22, 2014
When it comes to desktop monitors, size matters, especially if you need to view multiple applications at the same time. With the Acer B326HUL ($899.99), you get a sprawling32 inches of screen real estate and the deep, dark blacks that are the hallmark of Vertical Alignment (VA) panel technology. While not as pricey as our Editors' Choice for big-screen professional-grade monitors, the Lenovo LT3053P, the B326HUL is still fairly expensive, but in return you get a nice array of I/O ports, solid gray-scale reproduction, and an ergonomic stand. The WQHD (2,560-by-1,440) panel offers a sharp, highly detailed picture with good viewing angles, but it's out-of-the-box color accuracy could be better. Support for MHL connectivity would also be welcome.

Cbeyond unveils new Tri-Band advanced LTE devices for business customers
July 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Cbeyond Inc., a telecommunications and information technology company, has announced the addition of new Tri-Band advanced LTE devices to its portfolio of advanced connected devices for business.

Sony's Resurrected Walkman Making Waves
July 21, 2014
The company that popularized the portable music player nearly four decades ago is back in the game with a new "Walkman." Sony's new NWZ-ZX1 won't play cassettes like the original Walkman introduced in 1979, but unlike other digital music players like Apple's iPod, it is a bit of a throwback in terms of its bulky dimensions and relatively hefty weight.

WATCH THE ROAD; New head-up displays could change views for drivers and the industry
July 21, 2014
Head-up displays with "augmented reality," the technology that employs much of the windshield as a display area for data and images, is poised to significantly change how drivers see the road. Continental AG says it has lined up a production contract to supply its new HUD technology for an unnamed customer in 2017. The German supplier will market its technology as a safety device, said Eelco Spoelder, chief of Continental's instrumentation and driver HMI division. HMI stands for human machine interface.

MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network)
July 21, 2014
strong-Boca Raton, FL, July 17, 2014 — MMP (USA), Inc. is pleased to announce that Advenira Enterprises will be featured on 21st Century Television. Advenira Enterprises will air on Bloomberg Worldwide (as pd.

Samsung announces new TV commercial for Galaxy Tab S
July 11, 2014
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced the third Galaxy Tab S TV commercial, created to demonstrate the display power and unrivaled viewing experience of Samsung’s latest tablet. The new commercial, directed by world famous film and television director Jake Scott, brings his creative eye to the Galaxy Tab S campaign to showcase how the device has redefined the tablet viewing experience for consumers. The third installment in Samsung’s new tablet commercial series puts the Galaxy Tab S’s industry-leading display to the test, showing side-by-side comparisons of a wide range of images on the device’s Super AMOLED screen next to traditional LCD screens. These bring the extraordinary Super AMOLED technology to life, resulting in more immersive and breathtaking visual experience.


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