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USPTO ISSUES TRADEMARK: KTL BRIGHTSOLUTIONS
August 21, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 21 -- The trademark KTL BRIGHTSOLUTIONS (Reg. No. 4588454) was issued on Aug. 19 by the USPTO.

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY REPORTS MULTIPLE TRANSACTIONS BY VP MCU8 DIVISION DREHOBL (Arizona)
August 21, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP), Chandler, Ariz., has filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission noting the change in the beneficial interest held by VP for MCU8 Division Stephen V. Drehobl, Chandler.

Amped 360 Ink Delivers Interactive Display System at Boston Tattoo Convention
August 21, 2014
Boston, MA, August 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Finally, after years of work and waiting for technology to catch up with interactive display requirements, the AMPED 360 interactive display system will begin shipping in September, 2014.

ABI Research Brings Out Automotive Infotainment and Automotive Safety and Autonomous Driving Market Research
August 21, 2014
ABI Research reported that automotive head-unit processor revenues are expected to grow from $680 million in 2013 to $1.95 Billion in 2020.

European Union: ECJ Allows For Registration Of Layout Of Retail Store As Trade Mark
August 21, 2014
In 2010, Apple registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office a three-dimensional trade mark consisting of a representation of its flagship store. Apple next sought to extend that trade mark internationally. But on 24 January 2013, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office refused the extension of this trade mark to the German territory on the ground that "the depiction of the space devoted to the sale of the undertaking's products was nothing other than the representation of an essential aspect of that undertaking's business" and that customers would not see it as an indication of the commercial origin of the goods. Moreover, the layout was not sufficiently distinguishable from that of the stores of other providers of electronic products. Apple appealed to the Federal Patents Court in Germany. That Court referred a question to the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") for a preliminary ruling. At issue was the question of whether the layout of a retail store could be represented by a design alone, without any indication of size or proportions and whether such a design could be registered as a trade mark for services.

Smartcool Rolls Out Update on Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector
August 21, 2014
Smartcool Systems has provided an update on the beta testing initiative announced on July 8, with a Florida-based food distribution firm. According to a release, the goal of this phase is to determine the impact of the Smartcool technology on compressor optimization.

ABI Research Reports Automotive Head-unit Processor Revenues
August 21, 2014
Automotive head-unit processor revenues are expected to grow from $680 million in 2013 to $1.95 Billion in 2020, according to a release from ABI Research. "Automotive head-units are transitioning from proprietary architectures requiring long development cycles and Tier1-led integration efforts towards platform designs. Ford set the tone back in 2007 with its SYNC solution based on CPU hardware from Freescale and the Windows Embedded OS allowing quicker development time frames and independence from the previously dominant Tier1 suppliers. With head-unit infotainment, HMI, clusters, safety, and telematics complexity continuing to increase, hardware approaches are consolidating and evolving towards reference designs and open platforms such as the open source GENIVI stack, already adopted by BMW. This allows car OEMs to increase the reuse of software and middleware while decreasing costs and time-to-market and at the same time leveraging open ecosystems of suppliers," said VP and practice director Dominique Bonte.

Southside; Southside: Peachtree City issues crosswalk reminder
August 21, 2014
Peachtree City is reminding residents about its right-of-way rules. Pedestrians always have the right of way in crosswalks, and motorists must stop for them. However, golf carts do not have right of way, and drivers must watch for and yield to automobile traffic. Golf carts may not use highway crosswalks or sidewalks adjacent to highways, and should use tunnels and bridges instead.

DSA Phototech LED Light Boxes Tapped for 'The Heart of Los Angeles'
August 21, 2014
DSA Phototech said that its LED Light Boxes were chosen to showcase the "The Heart of Los Angeles" exhibition at Los Angeles Union Station.

SIICA Introduces Aquos Board Through Crestron RL and Polycom Solutions
August 21, 2014
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) reported that its 80-inch (diagonal) Aquos Board (PN-L802B) Interactive Display System can be purchased as part of the Crestron RL and the Polycom CX8000 group collaboration solutions.


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