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Gionee ELife S5.1: Thin, thinner, thinnest
December 18, 2014
Last week, over a corporate lunch with a few business leaders in Delhi, I noticed some of them eyeing my smartphone. Minutes later, one of them approached me and asked, "Which phone is this? It looks slimmer than my new iPhone 6." The Gionee ELife S5.1, at a thickness of 5.1 mm, indeed is one of the slimmest smartphones in the world. In fact, Gionee claims that the ELife S5.1 has been crowned the world's slimmest phone by Guinness World Records. Ultra-slim it certainly is, but how good is the ELife S5.1 as a phone?

Passenger Information System Market Poised to $ 20.34 Billion by 2019
December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014 The report "Passenger Information System Market [Display, Announcement, Emergency Communication, Infotainment, Mobile Applications, Devices and Components, Services (Professional, Integration, Cloud)] - Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014 - 2019)" defines and segments the Passenger Information Systems market into various segments and provides an in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. This research report helps to identify the factors driving this market, various restraints, challenges and opportunities impacting it along with the future roadmaps.

Sony's next wearable computer snaps on to your existing glasses
December 17, 2014
Google Glass may not have been the revolutionary piece of tech the world latched on to as though it were the next iPhone, but it can't be denied that we're seeing a lot more companies trying out new things with face computers as a result. Whether it's a continued push into immersive tech like Oculus Rift, or further attempts to encourage users to wear a computer on their faces at all times, wearable tech is an exciting space right now.

penveu® Pad Offers Enhanced Remote Interactivity; New Features in System Update 1.2 for the penveu Interactive Display System
December 17, 2014
penveu®, an Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ:INPH) business, today announced the release of system update version 1.2 for its award-winning penveu® interactive display system . The update is now available for download to existing penveu customers and will ship on new systems. With the penveu system, teachers and presenters can increase student and audience engagement because it lets them control presentations or other software, draw and write with digital ink both at the display and from anywhere in the room. It frees them from the board or computer keyboard for more effective personal interactions while maintaining content interaction.

Sparton Acquires Industrial Electronic Devices (IED)
December 17, 2014
Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton IED, LLC completed the acquisition of certain assets of Industrial Electronic Devices, Inc. on December 3, 2014 in an all-cash transaction. IED, located in Flemington, NJ, designs and manufactures a full line of ruggedized displays for the Industrial and Marine markets. Their catalog spans over 600 standard, semi-custom, and custom configurations, incorporating some of the most advanced flat panel displays and touch screen technology available. These product lines will be consolidated into the Aydin Displays facility, located in Birdsboro, PA. "Although not material in size, the addition of IED meets the criteria of our growth strategy by growing our ruggedized electronics platform with additional ruggedized display and touch screen offerings in the harsh and demanding sectors of the Industrial and Marine markets, diversifying our customer base, and increasing the utilization of our existing assets," stated Cary B. Wood, president and chief executive officer of Sparton. "Additionally, IED brings solid, long term customer relationships that will benefit from Sparton's expanded list of service offerings."

Microsoft launches Nokia Lumia 638 in India
December 17, 2014
MICROSOFT LAUNCHES NOKIA LUMIA 638 IN INDIA, THE MOST AFFORDABLE 4G SMARTPHONE ON WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 Lumia 638will be available exclusively on the MicrosoftBrandStore at Amazon.in; pre-booking starts December 17 December 12, 2014, India: Microsoft today launched the most affordable smartphone 4G device in India, the Nokia Lumia 638, with Windows Phone 8.1. The powerful Lumia smartphone is equipped with a quad-core processor and a 1GB RAM to enable superfast processing. The device has a ClearBlack 4.5" LCD screen with TrueColor and capacitive multi-point touch. The Lumia 638 will retail exclusively on the newly launched Microsoft Brand Store at Amazon.inat a best buy price of INR 8,299/-. The device will be available for pre-booking from December 17 on www.amazon.in/microsoft.

Sparton Closes Industrial Electronic Devices Acquisition
December 17, 2014
17 December 2014 - US-based electromechanical device maker Sparton Corp.'s (NYSE: SPA) Sparton IED, LLC subsidiary has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Industrial Electronic Devices, Inc. in an all-cash transaction, the company said on Wednesday.

Analogix Ships Over One Billion DisplayPort Devices
December 17, 2014
Calif., Dec. 17 -- Analogix Semiconductor, Inc., has announced that it has now shipped more than 1 billion DisplayPort devices into the consumer electronics market. This important milestone underscores Analogix's leadership in DisplayPort technology, which enables smartphones, tablets and notebooks to connect with the latest high-resolution TVs, projectors and monitors.

Quantum Dot Technology To Join LG's 4K ULTRA HD TV Lineup In 2015; LG Offers More Choices for Premium Home Viewing Experience
December 16, 2014
LG Electronics (LG) will unveil a new 4K ULTRA HD TV series with quantum dot technology as a new component of its expanded TV lineup at the 2015 International CES®, Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. LG's 4K ULTRA HD TVs with quantum dot technology will offer a wider color palette and improved color saturation than conventional LCD TVs and will be available in 2015 to complement LG's other ULTRA HD TV and OLED TV offerings.

U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command: Electronics Engineer NCAS144634081282602
December 16, 2014
The United States Office of Personnel Management has issued the following job announcement: Job Title:Electronics Engineer Department:Department of the Army Agency:U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Job Announcement Number:NCAS144634081282602 SALARY RANGE: $75,621.00 to $138,136.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 to Tuesday, December 16, 2014 SERIES & GRADE: DB-0855-04 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Term NTE 5 years DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Fort Belvoir, VA View Map WHO MAY APPLY: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret SUPERVISORY STATUS: No JOB SUMMARY: Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. About the Position:


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