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Global LED Market is Expected to Reach $42.7 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research
September 17, 2014
Portland, OR, September 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- According to a new market research report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global Light Emitting Diode (LED) Market (Technology, Application and Geography), 2013 - 2020" the global LED (chips and components) market is forecast to reach $42.7 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 13.5% from 2014 to 2020. Asia Pacific commands dominance of the LED technology market. The region houses approximately 3/4th of the global electronics manufacturing industries. North America, due to its high-tech forensic and medical applications leads the market for UV LEDs. After the grand success of the CFL lights, light emitting diode is the next buzzing technology in the general lighting industry. Absence of hazardous liquid mercury and power efficiency has allowed LED to successfully penetrate the market and has outdone CFL lighting in the commercial market. It is anticipated that LED lights would command about 20% share of the global lighting market by 2020. This will be equivalent to 2/3rd of the revenue for LED. However, the demand for basic LED in backlighting applications would decline as OLED broadens its horizon of applications and would eventually supersede basic LED based mobile displays.

Plus-size iPhones live up to the hype; In first test drive, bigger real estate comes in handy
September 17, 2014
Are the bigger iPhones worth all this big-time attention? The answer is a resounding yes, a point emphasized by consumers who've preordered the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus in record numbers. These are the phones Apple devotees have been waiting for: iPhones that measure up to what's fast becoming the new normal -- the large, modern smartphone display. Count me among those glad they're here. People have preordered on faith, since they haven't seen these super-sized iPhones up close or experienced what they feel like in pockets and handbags. I have and let me be reassuring -- you won't regret your decision, though going big may require a small adjustment, and my experience wasn't totally trouble-free. The new phones are enclosed in sturdy anodized aluminum. And though the handsets are bigger and heavier their predecessors, they're also thinner. The sleep/power button has moved to the side. Each has the Touch ID fingerprint scanner introduced on the iPhone 5s.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Release Date and Pre-Order at AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile
September 17, 2014
Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge is confirmed to be coming to five major U.S. carriers - namely AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Apparently, this phone is a variant of the recently launched Galaxy Note 4.

Apple Watch to use LG's AMOLED displays
September 17, 2014
Opting out from Samsung, Apple has gone with LG for the manufacturing of the Apple Watch's displays, according to DigiTimes. According to the publication, LG Display will supply AMOLED panels for the Apple Watch. “Apple will reportedly not purchase AMOLED panels from Samsung Display and instead will have LG as the sole panel provider for the Apple Watch”, the sources indicated.

MegaChips to Acquire Certain Smart Connectivity Products Based on DisplayPort Technology from STMicroelectronics
September 16, 2014
Sept. 16 -- MegaChips Technology America Corp issued the following news release: MegaChips Technology America Corp (MegaChips America) announced that following the signature of an agreement with STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM, "ST") and final closing on September 2, it has acquired 9 smart connectivity products based on DisplayPort TM technology that ST decided to discontinue last year, along with its related assets, business and products in development.

eBay announces new commerce marketing platform to drive one-to-one commerce marketing at scale
September 16, 2014
Designed and built from the ground up, in strategic partnership with FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, the platform combines the unmatched commerce insights, demand generation delivery technologies and intellectual property of eBay Enterprise with FICO's powerful analytics technologies and products to optimize the relevance and value of each individual customer's purchasing journey.

Hardware manufacturer Kateeva raises $38 mln
September 15, 2014
Kateeva, a maker of flat panel OLED displays, has raised $38 million in a Series D round of funding from from Samsung Venture Investment Corp, Sigma Partners, Spark Capital, Madrone Capital Partners, DBL Investors, New Science Ventures and VEECO Instruments Inc. The Menlo Park, California-based company has now raised more than $110 million since it was founded in 2008.

eBay Enterprise Announces New Commerce Marketing Platform to Drive One-to-One Commerce Marketing at Scale
September 15, 2014
Sept. 15 -- US-based eBay Enterprise issued the following news release: eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. company, today announced the eBay Enterprise Commerce Marketing Platform, a new omnichannel engagement suite that will enable marketers to drive and optimize one-to-one commerce at scale. Designed and built from the ground up, in strategic partnership with FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, the platform combines the unmatched commerce insights, demand generation delivery technologies and intellectual property of eBay Enterprise with FICO's powerful analytics technologies and products to optimize the relevance and value of each individual customer's purchasing journey.

In search of process perfection
September 01, 2014
Automation is a given in most modern processing plants. Its benefits are well established in terms of ease of operation (automated start-up/shutdown), process stabilisation (regulatory control) and process optimisation (advanced process control). With the current trend towards mining larger, lower-grade deposits with more complex mineralogy, processing plants need to be able to cope with higher production volumes as well as a greater variability in feedstock. Automation allows more efficient operation and adaptation to varying process conditions. Automation can also provide a very effective means of reducing costs or increasing throughput without major capital investment. As grades decrease and production costs increase, it is likely that more operators will be forced to automate in order to remain competitive. "Longer term, there is a general move to autonomous operation in mining and mineral processing, which will mean a much greater degree of automation than we currently experience," says Gunter Metzner, one of Metso's advanced process control market managers in Australia. "This will drive a paradigm shift in the way we think about and implement industrial automation systems."

Multifunction appliance meter
September 01, 2014
MECO offers single-phase multifunction appliance meter TRMS, model EM09 (1A, 5A and 20A). It measures 10 parameters on 10 display pages on a 20mm LCD display. It is equipped with five keys to view the parameters and program the meter.


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