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A cool idea; Electricity-free air conditioning
November 29, 2014
New materials may change the way temperatures are regulated AIR conditioning is a transformative technology. It has made the world's torrid climes pleasanter to live in, and enabled the siesta-free working habits of the temperate regions to move closer to the equator. But cooling buildings takes a lot of energy. Heat must be pumped actively from their interiors to their exteriors. Fully 15% of the electricity used by buildings in the United States is devoted to this task. If an idea dreamed up by Aaswath Raman of Stanford University and his colleagues comes to fruition, that may change. Dr Raman has invented a way to encourage buildings to dump their heat without the need for pumps and compressors. Instead, they simply radiate it into outer space. The idea, described in this week's Nature, is both cunning and simple. Outer space is very cold (about 3°C above absolute zero) and very big, so it is the perfect heat sink. Earth radiates heat into it all the time. But this is compensated for by the heat the planet receives from the sun. To encourage one part of Earth's surface (such as an individual building) to cool down, all you need do in principle is reflect the sunlight which falls on it back into space, while also encouraging as much radiative cooling from it as possible.

MILITARY Semiconductor Devices Sought by Defense Logistics Agency
November 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- The Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia, has issued a combined synopsis/solicitation notice (SPE4A515T8468) for semiconductor devices to be delivered to Defense Distribution Depot, Hill, Utah. It was posted on Nov. 24 with a response date of Dec. 5. For more information about Targeted News Service contract awards please contact: Myron Struck, Editor, Direct: 703/866-4708, Cell: 703/304-1897, Myron@targetednews.com 30BautistaJude 141126-mv-790667 30VitinMar

US court turns down Motorola's price-fixing appeal
November 27, 2014
On Wednesday, the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago rejected the price-fixing appeal filed by Motorola Mobility. The appeal chiefly underscored Motorola's attempts to sue several Asian electronics suppliers under US antitrust law over price-fixing allegations.

Softbank's Masayoshi Son's Entrepreneurial Journey - From Japanese Immigrant To Being The Richest Man In Japan
November 27, 2014
Not that we have a dearth of success stories, but now and then there are some stories worth knowing. One such story is of Son. The renowned richest man in Japan, he is the founder of Softbank and an aggressive investor. Having funded the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, buying the American mobile carrier Sprint and now having funded Snapdeal (http://trak.in/tags/business/2014/10/17/snapdeal-650m-funding-softbank-valuation-2b/), he seems to be eyeing the Indian e- industry closely. After having invested in Snapdeal, Mr Son exclaimed, "I strongly believe that Snapdeal has the potential to be like the Alibaba of India." With 3 huge investments (Snapdeal, Ola & Scoopwhoop) in a matter of a single month in India, Softbank has created a flutter amongst the tech and ecommerce space in India. And this investment spree is not going to end anytime soon, as they have pledged to invest a whopping $10 Billion in India. (http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/softbank-of-japan-to-invest-10-b-in-india/article6538573.ece) Here is a look at the man who made Softbank what it is today - Mr. Masayoshi Son

CyberOptics Features Advanced Airborne Particle Sensor Technology At SEMICON Japan
November 27, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014: CyberOptics Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBE), a world leader in intelligent inspection and sensing solutions for electronics assembly and semiconductor process equipment, will demonstrate its wireless measurement devices for chamber gapping, leveling, wafer handoff teaching, vibration and airborne particle measurement, at SEMICON Japan in Booth #4013 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan Dec., 3-5, 2014.

Apogee offers incredible Black Friday deals on holiday gifts for any musician or audiophile to record or listen to music on iPad, iPhone or Mac
November 27, 2014
 Apogee Electronics, industry leader in digital audio recording technology since 1985, has launched the biggest holiday sale in the company's history, offering up to 60% off perfect gifts for any musician or audiophile. Between Wednesday, November 26 and Tuesday, December 2, customers in the US can visit Apogee's online store to take advantage of the lowest prices ever on the best audio interfaces for recording or listening to music on iPad, iPhone and Mac.

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS: "Rabinowitz" Suit Transferred to New Jersey
November 27, 2014
The class action lawsuit styled Rabinowitz, et al. v. SamsungElectronics America, Inc., Case No. 3:14-cv-00801, was transferredfrom the U.S. District Court for the Northern District ofCalifornia to the U.S. District Court for the District of NewJersey (Newark).  The New Jersey District Court Clerk assignedCase No. 2:14-cv-06356 to the proceeding.

GT ADVANCED: Court OKs Joint Administration of Bankruptcy Cases
November 27, 2014


Chip and pin payment facility now available for licence applications
November 27, 2014
Aberdeenshire Council, UK Government has issued the following news release: Aberdeenshire Council is making it easier for people to pay for licences by accepting chip and pin payments within licensing offices across the area.

U.S. court rejects Motorola Mobility price-fixing appeal
November 27, 2014
- A federal appeals court rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's bid to sue several Asian suppliers under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units. Wednesday's decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago may lessen protections against inflated prices for U.S. consumers who buy cellphones, computers and other products whose components are made outside the country.


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