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Top 10 Smartphones Of 2014!
December 20, 2014
2014 was an interesting year for the smartphone industry. These 10 smartphones ruled the market for quite a while in 2014. Saturday, December 20, 2014: 2014 was quite dramatic for Indian smartphone industry. Quite a lot of smartphones were launched during the whole year. We witnessed the growth of budget smartphones in country. Many leading players like Motorola, Asus launchd the series of budget smartphones. Some new arrivals like Xiaomi and OnePlus released top-notch smartphones at low price. While on the other hand, flagship products from leading players got much needed updates. We have witnessed the smartphone industry reaching new level of refinement during 2015. The user experience of smartphones was more focused than just hardware specs. Here are the top 10 smartphones of 2014.

Ready for the American dream?
December 20, 2014
Xiaomi Corp - the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer - plans to launch its new handset at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next year, marking the US market debut for the fast growing Chinese IT company. Xiaomi is poised to enter the US scene. However, a patent row in the Indian market has cast a shadow over the company's overseas prospects. Gladdy Chu reports.

Cypress and Spansion Announce Filing of Form S-4 Registration Statement Related to Proposed Merger
December 19, 2014
 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE) today announced that Cypress has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a joint preliminary proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the proposed merger between the two companies. While this registration statement has not yet become effective and the information contained therein is subject to change, it provides important information about Cypress, Spansion and the proposed merger. The registration statement containing the joint preliminary proxy statement/prospectus is available through the SEC's website athttp://www.sec.govand via Cypress's IR website athttp://investors.cypress.com/sec.cfmand Spansion's IR website athttp://investor.spansion.com/sec.  

SGOCO Group, Ltd. Announces 2014 Interim Financial Results
December 19, 2014
SGOCO Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SGOC) ("SGOCO" or the "Company"), a company focused on product design, distribution and brand development in display products, today announced its unaudited operating results for the six months ended June 30, 2014. The Company also announced that it would report interim results on a half-year basis in the future. 2014 Interim Results Overview The interim results of SGOCO were adversely impacted by the significant increase in competition and weak industrial growth in the Chinese display industry.

The Retail Automation Market to see 16.7% CAGR to 2020: Detailed Segmentation by Product Type, and Industry Vertical
December 19, 2014
ReportsnReports.com adds Retail Automation Market by Product Type, Industry & Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020 global research report in the semiconductor and electronics business intelligence collection of its store. The global Retail Automation market is expected to reach $275.43billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 16.7% between 2014 and 2020. The lucrative growth rate of the retail market in future is the major factor driving the Retail Automation market. Retail Automation has not only made the shopping experience easy and convenient for shoppers but has also enhanced their expectation for better quality of service. The stationary/fixed point of sale (POS) terminal is expected to have a higher market size as compared to the mobile/portable POS terminal and contactless POS terminal, in the physical electronic POS terminal category. The major reason behind its market size is due to the low adoption rate of mobile and contactless POS terminal among retailers. The food/non-food industry holds the highest market share in Americas Retail Automation market, due to the rise in the income level of shoppers, and the convenience provided by retail automated products to the shoppers, during shopping. However, Europe is estimated to grow at the highest growth rate between 2014 and 2020. Complete report on Data Retail Automation Market by Product Type (Physical Electronic POS and Unattended Terminal), Industry (Food/Non-food, Oil & Gas, Transport & Logistics, Healthcare & Personal Care, and Hospitality), & Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020 is available athttp://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/268527-retail-automation-market-by-pos-products-kiosk-sco-cash-register-receipt-printer-currency-counter-weight-scale-barcode-reader-supply-chain-products-belt-conveyor-scissor-lift-electronic-shelf-label-geography-2013-2018-.html.

NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers Partner With TigerLogic To Power In-Stadium Fan Activation; Cavaliers Leverage Postano Platform To Embrace Social In Innovative Ways To Enhance Fan Experiences
December 19, 2014
 TigerLogic Corporation(Nasdaq: TIGR), a leading provider of solutions that help companies improve social media engagement by unlocking the power of data, today announced the Cleveland Cavaliers as the first NBA team to install four permanent social media displays in its arena. Powered by TigerLogic's Postano Platform, the four updated corner boards have prominent fixed social installations, as well as advanced statistics and closed captioning, that run throughout the entirety of games, displaying the best content generated by Cavaliers fans. As a result, the Cavaliers have seen tremendous in-game social engagement and conversations among their fans. Data gathered from the first 10 games of the season show an average of 20,000 posts per game.

Daktronics to Light Up Left Field at Petco Park for San Diego Padres; Partnership Results in Third Largest Video Display in Baseball
December 19, 2014
BROOKINGS, S.D., Dec. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The San Diego Padres have selected Daktronics (Nasdaq:DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, to provide a new LED video display system for Petco Park that will include the third largest video display in all of baseball. "This is the next phase of our multi-year plan to improve Petco Park," said Padres President and CEO Mike Dee upon the project announcement in November. "The highlight of this year's updates will be the new HD video board, the first of its kind here in San Diego. This will significantly enhance the fan experience while also providing the opportunity to update the left field seating area."

Washington: COMPUTER VARIOUS
December 19, 2014
Government Service Administration has issued the following auction detail: COMPUTER VARIOUS Sale-Lot Number: 51QSCI15033012City, State: Chicago, ILCurrent Bid: 25 USDBidders: 0Close Time: 12/24 04:08 PM CT *Time Remaining: 5 Days, 5 Hours, 35 Minutes

Lithography continues to drive Moore's law
December 19, 2014
SPIE has issued the following news release: The semiconductor industry takes its impulse from Moore's law, an observation made by Gordon Moore in 1965 that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. This trend results in smaller, more powerful, and less expensive chips, allowing consumer electronics companies to deliver more functionality to their customers while decreasing product cost. To date, Moore's law has been driven by shrink (making devices ever smaller), and for this to continue, device scaling needs to continue to provide both lower cost and improved performance as we approach the 10nm node (i.e., next-generation technology) and beyond. This requires a comprehensive approach to the entire lithography process, extending the use of immersion lithography (the current state-of-the-art standard wherein a droplet of water is used as the last lens element to enable a larger lens aperture) as well as moving to the next wavelength: extreme UV (EUV) lithography.

Flexible White Organic LEDs Achieve Record Efficiencies
December 19, 2014
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated has issued the following news release: Materials scientists have built large, flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that shine white light with record-high efficiency thanks to a new method for making transparent electrodes with silver networks (ACS Nano 2014, DOI: 10.1021/nn506034g). The new electrode is an important step toward practical OLEDs for roll-up displays and pliable lighting.


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