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Improvements in Transistors Will Make Flexible Plastic Computers a Reality
January 23, 2015
Tsukuba, Japan, Jan 23, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science revealed that improvements should soon be expected in the manufacture of transistors that can be used, for example, to make flexible, paper-thin computer screens. The scientists reviewed the latest developments in research on photoactive organic field-effect transistors; devices that incorporate organic semi-conductors, amplify weak electronic signals, and either emit or receive light.

Analyst Actions: Synaptics Initiated at Outperform by BMO With $85 Price Target - Shares Bid Just Higher at $63.85 in Pre-Market
January 22, 2015
Synaptics (SYNA) received an outperform investment rating Thursday from BMO Capital Markets, which initiated coverage of the developer of touch, display, and biometrics products for the mobile, PC and automotive industries with a price target of $85 per share.

Turn Expands Premium Marketplace Offerings With New Mobile and Video Inventory Partners
January 22, 2015
Turn (www.turn.com), the digital hub for marketers, today announced the expansion of premium marketplace offerings to provide brands and agencies access to unique high quality publisher inventory with efficient execution and transaction transparency. Turn has added new video and mobile Deal ID integrations on new and existing partners including Opera Mediaworks, Rubicon Project, PubMatic, Teads, Tremor Video and Yieldlab bringing the total of private marketplace partnerships to seventeen.

Industrial laser systems set for ‘continued significant growth’ - analyst
January 22, 2015
SPIE has issued the following news release: The global market for laser materials processing systems reached a volume of US$ 11.6 billion in 2014. According to a preliminary analysis of 2014 data produced by Optech Consulting, based in Taegerwilen, Switzerland, that figure is up 8% from the US$ 10.7 billion achieved in 2013. The demand for industrial laser systems grew at double-digit rates in China and in Asia overall. More than average demand growth was also reported for North America, while the European market grew less than average due to regional weak economic conditions. Globally, market growth was driven by laser systems for high-power cutting and welding applications as well as for precision processing, which includes low power cutting, drilling and welding, and additive manufacturing. In contrast, the demand for laser products for micro-processing in the electronics industry only showed moderate growth.

Japan : Sumitomo Chemical Concludes License Agreement with Universal Display for OLED Lighting Devices
January 22, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical has concluded a technology license agreement with Universal Display Corporation of the United States (Universal Display), under which Universal Display grants Sumitomo Chemical non-exclusive licenses to manufacture and sell solution-processed organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting products.

Webinar Recap: Exchange-Based Buying, Online Video, And Mobile Display Drive Online Display Advertising Growth Through 2019
January 22, 2015
DataXu has issued the following news release: Last month, Samantha Merlivat, a researcher on the Marketing Leadership team at Forrester Research, hosted a webinar highlighting key trends that will drive display advertising revenue to grow tremendously over the next five years and influence marketers’ online display advertising strategies. Merlivat notes that a key driving force behind this growth can be attributed to programmatic exchange-based trading, fueled by an uptake in video advertising, rich media, and mobile display.

Sociomantic Labs Launches Dallas Office and Welcomes New Director of Client Services; Alyson Barger Joins From iProspect to Head US Client Services Division as Fast-Growing Ad Technology Company Continues North American Expansion
January 21, 2015
Sociomantic Labs, the leader in programmatic display advertising solutions for the world's top advertisers, today announced the launch of an office in Dallas, Texas, and the appointment of Alyson Barger as director, client services. Barger most recently served as account supervisor at iProspect, where she managed over $50 million in display and search marketing budgets. Barger will lead the US account and client services division and joins vice president sales Price Phillips in the company's 20th office.

Introducing the Approach™ S5 GPS Golf Watch Featuring Color Touchscreen and CourseView Maps
January 21, 2015
Garmin has issued the following news release: Today we're excited to introduce the slim, lightweight Approach S5 GPS golf watch. Boasting a high-res color display, the Approach S5 comes preloaded with CourseView mapping for more than 38,000 international courses with Touch Targeting and Manual Pin Positioning. With the Approach S5, golfers can track their stats, then upload data to Garmin Connect to share and compare their rounds. Golfers can also stay connected on the course with the Smart Notification feature, which sends call, text and email alerts to the watch from a compatible smartphone. With the S5, Garmin expands the Approach series of GPS golf watches with a sleek, feature-packed device. The Approach S5 will be showcased along with other golf devices in the Garmin booth (#1313) at the PGA Show in Orlando, Fla.

LG Display settles talks over leak victims
January 21, 2015
LG Display agreed to terms about compensation with the families of two workers who died due to a nitrogen leak at the company's OLED production line last week in Paju, Gyeonggi Province.

AGO RECOVERS FUNDS IN CORPORATE PRICE-FIXING SCHEME THAT COST CONSUMERS MILLIONS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE REACHES $13 MILLION AGREEMENT WITH LG, OTHER COMPANIES SET FOR TRIAL
January 13, 2015
The following information was released by the office of the Washington Attorney General: Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced consumer electronics company LG will pay $13 million in restitution over its alleged role in an elaborate price-fixing scheme amongst LCD manufacturers that cost consumers millions. LG Display Co. Ltd. and LG Display America Inc. agreed to resolve allegations the companies violated Washington antitrust laws.


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