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Chile NFC ecosystem said to be ready for Samsung Pay
March 27, 2015
Chile will become the first country in Latin America to launch Samsung's latest smartphone, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, on April 10, though without the highly anticipated near field communication (NFC)-based Samsung Pay system.

LG G Flex2 Review: Curved Phone Offers More and Less of a Good Thing
March 27, 2015
NEW YORK ( TheStreet ) -- This is LG's second attempt at a curved-screen smartphone. This new LG G Flex2  keeps all the good things from the original, and has taken the somewhat unusual design to the next level. LG introduced its first G Flex curved phone back in the fall of 2013. Unlike the side-to-side curved  phone rushed to market by rival Samsung (and, thankfully, quickly forgotten), the LG's screen curved from top-to-bottom. We liked that first generation handset and the only complaints we had were that while the LG screen flexed a very small amount, the phone was otherwise very similar to the G2 -- the company's flagship design at that time.

Technical Coverage of Semiconductors Equities -- NVIDIA, Microchip Technology, Trina Solar, Lattice Semiconductor, and Ascent Solar Technologies
March 27, 2015
Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), Trina Solar Ltd (NYSE: TSL), Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), and Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTI). Free research report on NVIDIA can be accessed athttp://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=NVIDIA&d=27-Mar-2015&s=NVDA. The US markets on Thursday, March 26, 2015, ended on a negative note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 17,678.23, down 0.23% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,863.36, down 0.27%. The S&P 500 finished the session 0.24% lower at 2,056.15. During the trading session, eight out of ten sectors finished on a lower note. The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index ended the day at 690.55, up 0.06%, with the index advancing 16.58% in the past one year. Register for your complimentary reports at the links given below.  

LG, Shane Battier Go "Beyond The Arc" To Fund College Scholarship; Social Campaign Engages March Madness® Fans, Raises $20,000 for The Battier Take Charge Foundation
March 27, 2015
 LG Electronics USA, Official Corporate Partner of the NCAA®, is pleased to donate $20,000 to The Battier Take Charge Foundation's scholarship program as a result of the brand's tweet-to-give social campaign and "Beyond the Arc" trivia event in New York City earlier this week.

Govt to invest $10 bn in semiconductor units in Gujarat, UP
March 27, 2015
The government will be investing $10 billion in the semiconductor manufacturing facilities coming up in Gujarat and UP, where a consortium of manufacturing firms have come up to set up the production bases. India would also be investing $400 million in developing an Indian version of micro-processor.

MRS Communications Publishes New Manufacturing Process from Stanford Which Could Yield Better Solar Cells, Faster Chips
March 27, 2015
The Materials Research Society issued the following news release: The upcoming issue of MRS Communications features a paper from Stanford researchers Garrett Hayes and Bruce Clemens who describe a new manufacturing process that could make gallium arsenide, a silicon alternative, more cost effective.

FEDRERAL REGISTER: Deltamethrin; Pesticide Tolerances
March 27, 2015
Office of the Federal Register has issued the following notice: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0209; FRL-9924-60] Deltamethrin; Pesticide Tolerances AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of the insecticide deltamethrin in or on all food and feed commodities from use of deltamethrin as a wide-area mosquito adulticide. Bayer CropScience requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). DATES: This regulation is effective March 27, 2015. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before May 26, 2015, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

FEDRERAL REGISTER: Thiram; Pesticide Tolerance
March 27, 2015
Office of the Federal Register has issued the following notice: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0632; FRL-9924-86] Thiram; Pesticide Tolerance AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of thiram in or on banana. Taminco US, Inc. requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). DATES: This regulation is effective March 27, 2015. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before May 26, 2015, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).

Ireland: Kennedy announces major pilot LED light scheme
March 27, 2015
Northern Ireland Executive, Government of Ireland has issued the following news release: Up to 20,000 lights will be installed at a cost of some £6million capital funding with work expected to start by the summer.

Analysis sees many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power
March 27, 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued the following news release: In a broad new assessment of the status and prospects of solar photovoltaic technology, MIT researchers say that it is “one of the few renewable, low-carbon resources with both the scalability and the technological maturity to meet ever-growing global demand for electricity.” Use of solar photovoltaics has been growing at a phenomenal rate: Worldwide installed capacity has seen sustained growth averaging 43 percent per year since 2000. To evaluate the prospects for sustaining such growth, the MIT researchers look at possible constraints on materials availability, and propose a system for evaluating the many competing approaches to improved solar-cell performance.


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