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Mazda's little big car
August 30, 2014
Small doesn't necessarily mean being thin on style, equipment and ability, as the all-new Mazda2 amply demonstrates, observes Dave Moore . -------------------- 2015 MAZDA2 Drivetrain: Transverse front-mounted front wheel drive 1496cc direct injected 16 valve DOHC four. Six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Outputs: Max 81kW at 6000rpm, 141Nm at 4000rpm, 4.9-5.2L/100km, 114-121g/km CO2. Performance: Maximum speed (with limiter) 188kmh (manual), 184kmh (automatic). Estimated zero-100kmh 10.2 seconds.

ChemTrace® Opens New Microcontamination Testing Laboratory in Taiwan
August 29, 2014
Quantum Global Technologies LLC, parent company to  ChemTrace®, an industry-recognized leading microcontamination analytical testing laboratory that provides services to the semiconductor, solar, and medical life science industries and QuantumClean®, the leading global provider of validated sub-20nm outsourced process tool parts cleaning, surface treatment, refurbishment, analytical and engineering services to the semiconductor industry, today announced it has opened a new laboratory in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Vortex VR Launches Mobile VR Solution at PAX Prime 2014; Vortex VR is joined by industry icons 3D Systems, LG Electronics MobileComm USA, & VR pioneers GameFace Labs, to bring to market the world's first consumer Mobile VR solution.; Please visit Vortex at Booth 7413 on the 6th Floor
August 29, 2014
Vortex VR, Inc., an emergent leader in virtual reality technology, today announced the launch of VRTX I, a lightweight VR Mobile phone case and Head Mounted Display (HMD) device with a 100? field of view, tailor-made for the new LG G3 Quad HD smartphone. The company developed the technology in partnership with GameFace Labs and 3D Systems, which 3D-printed the headsets using its Selective Laser Sintering process. VRTX I - LG G3-VR Adapter (Photo: Business Wire)

Digital Wallets For Mobile Payments From Apple, Google, NXT-ID, Citi and Macy's Changes the Future of Consumer Purchasing Behavior; Company Ramps Up Major National Ad Campaign for Newest Smart Wallet
August 29, 2014
Smart wallets steadily increasing in popularity as significant names in smart technology make headway with latest devices introduced into the market: NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCBB: NXTD), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), Citigroup Incorporated (NYSE: C) and Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) NXT-ID, Inc., (NXTD: OTCQB) a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, announces the 30 second spots on CNBC for its next generation smart wallet, Wocket(TM) will resume in September, starting with targeted New York financial markets. The CNBC advertisements will air daily during prime-time morning and afternoon programs. NXT-ID's CEO Gino Pereira said, "We are continuing our successful national ad campaign with a more targeted regional approach to markets that have a high propensity to embrace our smart wallet biometric payment technology. Focusing on a financial audience with a higher daily frequency of the 30 second spots will create more brand awareness as we commence our first shipments to consumers this fall. We will follow the New York and Los Angeles market ads with select cities across the U.S. as we continue to introduce the Wocket to consumers."

IXYS Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend
August 29, 2014
IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of three and one-half cents ($0.035) per share. The quarterly dividend will be paid on September 26, 2014 to stockholders of record on September 12, 2014.

UMC Joins Fujitsu's New Foundry Company
August 29, 2014
 United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC") and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited ("Fujitsu Semiconductor") today announced an agreement for UMC to become a minority shareholder of a newly formed subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor that will include its 300mm wafer manufacturing facility located in Kuwana, Mie, Japan ("the Company"). UMC's advanced 40nm technology will be also licensed to Fujitsu Semiconductor. The Company will provide high quality foundry services to customers by combining Fujitsu Semiconductor's low power process and embedded-memory technology with UMC's foundry expertise and advanced process technology. Under the terms of the agreement, UMC will invest JPY 5 billion as an initial investment by which UMC will subscribe for approximately 9.3% of the Company's shares.

UMC Joins Fujitsu's New Foundry Company
August 29, 2014
 United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC") and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited ("Fujitsu Semiconductor") today announced an agreement for UMC to become a minority shareholder of a newly formed subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor that will include its 300mm wafer manufacturing facility located in Kuwana, Mie, Japan ("the Company"). UMC's advanced 40nm technology will be also licensed to Fujitsu Semiconductor. The Company will provide high quality foundry services to customers by combining Fujitsu Semiconductor's low power process and embedded-memory technology with UMC's foundry expertise and advanced process technology. Under the terms of the agreement, UMC will invest JPY 5 billion as an initial investment by which UMC will subscribe for approximately 9.3% of the Company's shares.

Kasugamycin; Pesticide Tolerances
August 29, 2014
Office of the Federal Register has issued the following notice: Action Final Rule.Summary This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of kasugamycin in or on fruit, pome. Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC (Arysta LifeScience), requested a number of tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) which are addressed in this document.Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? B. How can I get electronic access to other related information? C. How can I file an objection or hearing request? II. Summary of Petitioned-For Tolerance III. Aggregate Risk Assessment and Determination of Safety A. Toxicological Profile B. Toxicological Points of Departure/Levels of Concern C. Exposure Assessment D. Safety Factor for Infants and Children E. Aggregate Risks and Determination of Safety IV. Other Considerations A. Analytical Enforcement Methodology B. International Residue Limits C. Revisions to Petitioned-For Tolerances V. Conclusion VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews VII. Congressional Review Act List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 PART 180—[AMENDED] Tables Back to Top

SoftBank's first Sony smartphone deal takes aim at U.S. market
August 29, 2014
Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.

Canada Job Vacancy Night Shift Supervisor
August 29, 2014
Canada Public Service Commission has issued the following Job Opportunity: Night Shift SupervisorLED Roadway Lighting Limited Job Location: Amherst LED Roadway Lighting Limited (LRL) is a leading designer and manufacturer of LED (light-emitting diode) based street and area lighting fixtures. Our mission is to provide the most energy efficient and maintenance-free outdoor LED lighting solutions; helping our customers save money and improve their lighting with a positive impact on the environment. LRL currently has more than 300 utility, municipal, and commercial clients in over 30 countries. For further information please visit our website www.ledroadwaylighting.com.


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