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SMIC Achieves 8M Pixel CIS Production on 0.13-Micron BSI with Cista
February 27, 2015
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC") (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced pure-play foundry provider in China, and Cista System Corp. a fabless semiconductor company that specializes in CMOS Image Sensors (CIS) and System on Chip (SoC) designs, have jointly announced the achievement of mass production for two CIS-BSI products, of 1.3MP resolution with 1.75-micron pixel and 8MP resolution with 1.4-micron pixel, respectively. Both sensors are based on SMIC's independently developed 0.13-micron BSI technology platform. Back-Side Illumination (BSI) CMOS Image Sensor technology increases the amount of light captured by the sensor, and thus enables image sensors with improved low-light performance. SMIC's 0.13-micron CIS-BSI technology is independently developed and offers competitive performance. Based on a low leakage process, it only uses three aluminum metal layers for reduced cost and supports pixel sizes down to 1.4-micron for 8MP resolution CIS. SMIC also provides full in-house turn-key service which includes CIS wafer fabrication, color filter & micro-lens processing, TSV-CSP and testing to help customers shorten the supply chain with fast cycle time and low cost.

Ericsson sues Apple; Ericsson sues A...
February 27, 2015
Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple Inc for patent infringement after Apple refused Ericsson's offer to have a court determine fair licensing terms, Ericsson said on Friday.

Pakistan: WASA to install meters to overcome fiscal deficit
February 27, 2015
LAHORE, Feb. 27 -- Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Lahore has prepared a comprehensive plan to install meters on its connections across the provincial capital to overcome increasing financial deficit.

-Audi reinterprets the Avant for Geneva with five-door hybrid prologue show car
February 27, 2015
A design with dynamic elegance and the latest high end technologies: Audi is presenting the new prologue Avant show car at the Geneva Motor Show, which gives another glimpse into the future of Audi design just four months after the premium manufacturer showed its visionary Audi prologue coupe concept at the LA Auto Show.

Silicon Valley Disposition to Host Global Online Auction of Tabula's Fabless Semiconductor Facility Located in Santa Clara, CA; Auction begins on Tuesday, March 3rd and includes a large quantity of late model Electronic Test and Measurement equipment, IT and Networking assets as well as facility support equipment.
February 26, 2015
Silicon Valley Disposition (http://www.svdisposition.com) announced today that it will run an online auction of the majority of the physical assets from the Tabula head quarter facility located in Santa Clara, California. Founded in 2003, Tabula is a fabless semiconductor company that develops 3-D programmable logic devices (3PLDs). The Company will close its doors on March 24th, 2015. The auction will include late model research and development, electronic test and measurement and facility support equipment as well as servers and other IT assets.  The auction will begin on March 3rd, 2015.  The auction presents an ideal opportunity for companies in Semiconductor, Solar and Energy Storage, Biotechnology, and Electronics industries as well as general research and development organizations to purchase very well maintained, late model and refurbished, premier brand equipment at a discount.  In addition, general office equipment, including electronics, computer and networking hardware and office furniture will also be available through the auction.  The equipment being offered includes:

Arbor Solution Unveils Line of Stylish Multi-Touch Widescreen Panel PCs for Industrial Applications; New ASLAN Series Units Simultaneously Connect Sensors, Machines and Servers to Accelerate Processing and Optimize an Organization's Value Chain
February 26, 2015
 Arbor Solution has added to its industrial PC lineup with the introduction of its widescreen ASLAN Series designed for Industry 4.0 smart factory applications. Each model in the new cable-less designed line comes with an Intel® J1900 Celeron Processor Quad-Core CPU, fanless cooling system, a widescreen LCD touch display with LED backlight, and an array of I/O connections for easy expandability. The new series includes three lightweight models with displays of 15.6" (ASLAN-W715C), 18.5" (ASLAN-W719C), and 21.5" (ASLAN-W722C).

Kia Sportage Ranks Highest Among Small SUVs In 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study; Top Honor Reinforces Brand's Continued Commitment to Craftsmanship
February 26, 2015
J.D. Power 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) has ranked the Kia Sportage as the leader in the Small SUV category, marking the first-ever VDS award in the brand's history.  The industry-wide study examines problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year old vehicles (2012 model year).  Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100).  Thus, a lower score reflects a higher long-term quality level.  The Sportage ranked first in a field of seven contenders with a score of 129 PP100.  This latest recognition for Sportage follows the model's two consecutive J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey (IQS) awards in 2013 and 2014. "We believe the results of the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study demonstrate Kia's on-going commitment to quality and obsession with craftsmanship in building our world-class products," said John Crowe, vice president, service & aftersale operations, Kia Motors America (KMA).  "The Sportage is a clear example of how far the entire Kia model line-up has progressed, and this kind of quality is tangible evidence of our long-term strategy to enhance the Kia ownership experience."

Printed Electronics for Healthcare, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals 2014-2024
February 26, 2015
Printed electronics for healthcare and beauty encompasses stretchable, flexible, conformal and sometimes biodegradable electronics and electrics. It is very thin and lightweight, even in hybrid constructions that, for now, incorporate conventional integrated circuits (IC), light emitting diodes (LED) and other chips in a partly printed device in order to perform functions not yet possible with entirely printed surfaces. Saving up to 40% of cost, space and weight and making new things possible are typical achievements. This is the only up to date, comprehensive report on this rapidly emerging technology and covers; electronic medical implants, patches, disposables, and drug and cosmetic dispensing: stretchable, flexible, wide area, low cost, disposable electronics. It looks at how technologies such as NFC are impacting healthcare provision.

Leading B2B Marketing Agency KEO Marketing Releases Marketer's Guide for Blending Online Search and Display Advertising Strategies; Guide Explores Best Ways to Combine Tactics
February 26, 2015
 Leading business to business (B2B) marketing agency KEO Marketing realizes the importance of anonline advertisingstrategy that incorporates bothsearchand display in a way that allows each to support and complement the other. 

3D Display Market Is Expected to Reach $112.9 Billion, Global, by 2020 - Allied Market Research
February 26, 2015
According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global 3D Display Market - Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", the global 3D Display market is expected to reach $112.9 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 26.8% during 2014 - 2020. The 3D displays applications in TVs and smartphones would drive the 3D display market significantly by year 2020, contributing more than 2/3rd of overall market revenue collectively. About 50% of the TVs would be enabled with 3D display technology by 2018. The efficient OLED technology displays would grow rapidly in future, helping OEMs to develop compact and energy efficient electronic devices.      (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140911/647229)


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