Sony, Panasonic to Launch Joint Firm for OEL Panels in Jan.
July 31, 2014
Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. said Thursday they will set up in January next year a company that integrates their expertise for development of organic electroluminescence display panels. The new firm, JOLED Inc., will be owned 75 pct by Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, a government-affiliated investment fund, and 15 pct by INCJ-held Japan Display Inc. . Sony and Panasonic will hold 5 pct each of the new company. JOLED will bring together OEL technologies of the Japanese electronics makers for mass production of next-generation display panels for mobile tablet devices, aiming to chase South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., the front-runner in the field.

Sony Corp INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce the establishment of JOLED Inc. A new integrated company in organic
July 31, 2014
Innovation Network Corporation of JapanJapan Display Inc.Sony CorporationPanasonic Corporation INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce the establishment of JOLED Inc. A new integrated company in organic light-emitting diode display panels Tokyo, July 31, 2014-Innovation Network Corporation of Japan ("INCJ"), Japan Display Inc. ("JDI"), Sony Corporation ("Sony"), and Panasonic Corporation ("Panasonic") announced today that they have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED Inc. ("JOLED"), to integrate Sony and Panasonic's R&D functions for organic light-emitting diode ("OLED") display panels. Through this collaboration, the companies aim to accelerate the development and early commercialization of OLED display panels. JOLED is scheduled to be launched in January 2015, subject to receipt of any necessary approvals. INCJ and JDI will respectively hold 75% and 15% of the voting rights in JOLED, and Sony and Panasonic will each hold 5%. In addition, INCJ and JDI plan to make additional investments to fund a pilot manufacturing plant when the technology is ready for commercialization.

Pure Wafer PLC Trading Update & Proposed Maiden Dividend
July 31, 2014
RNS Number : 8074N Pure Wafer PLC 31 July 2014 PURE WAFER PLC (AIM: PUR) Trading Update 31 July 2014 Pure Wafer plc ("Pure Wafer" or "the Company"), one of the leading global providers of high quality silicon wafer reclaim services to many of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers and foundries as an integral part of their cost control programmes, is pleased to provide the following update on current trading in advance of the announcement of the Company's preliminary results for the year ended 30 June 2014, which are expected to be released during the week commencing 6 October 2014.

BAE SYSTEMS PLC Half Yearly Report -5-
July 31, 2014
As part of the Iveco team, BAE Systems was chosen to provide up to 600 HybriDrive(R) Series-E systems for hybrid city buses in Paris, France. The business has begun deliveries of 475 HybriDrive(R) propulsion systems for Nova Bus hybrids in Quebec, Canada.

BAE SYSTEMS PLC Half Yearly Report -4-
July 31, 2014
Dividends received from equity accounted investments, mainly comprising Eurofighter and FNSS, amounted to GBP13m (2013 GBP10m). The cash outflow in respect of the share repurchase programme of GBP235m (2013 GBP90m) represents shares purchased and cancelled under the programme announced in February 2013.

BAE SYSTEMS PLC Half Yearly Report -7-
July 31, 2014
In December 2013, the Letter of Offer and Acceptance was finalised between the Republic of Korea and the US government, down-selecting BAE Systems to upgrade avionics and electronic systems and perform systems integration on more than 130 F-16 aircraft. Phase one of the contract was received in May, valued at approximately $140m (GBP82m), and work has begun on the initial aircraft in Fort Worth, Texas. Phase two is expected in the second half of the year, bringing the total value of the programme to approximately $1.3bn (GBP0.8bn).

Promethean World Plc Interim Results -2-
July 31, 2014
During the first half of 2014, Promethean increased sales in Central Asia and in the UK. In the UK, a replacement cycle is emerging with a significant proportion of schools now embracing interactive flat panels and our ActivPanel Touch range is well positioned in this market. As we establish Promethean in this segment of the market, interactive flat panels will be margin dilutive relative to the equivalent interactive whiteboard.

United States : Industry s First 256-Channel, 24-Bit Current-to-Digital Converter Module for CT Scanners Simplifies Design and Reduces System Costs
July 31, 2014
Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance signal processing technology and leading provider of ICs for medical imaging, introduced today a current-to-digital converter module that reduces the cost and complexity of computed tomography (CT) scanner system design. The ADAS1131 is a 256-channel, 24-bit current-to-digital converter module that is available in a 15-mm² BGA package with a 0.8-mm pitch. The device uses approximately 33 percent less PCB area than alternative devices that offer only half the channel density. The 0.8-mm pitch packaging feature enables designers to mount the ADAS1131 on a standard PCB substrate, a less costly and higher yield option than high density, specialized PCB substrates requiring laser vias.

Leaders lag behind Ed
July 31, 2014
When it comes to collecting cash from registered lobbyists, U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey is at the head of the line. Records show his nearly $611,000, collected in the past year and a half, tops some big names in D.C., including:

Inphi to acquire assets of Cortina Systems
July 31, 2014
Inphi Corporation, a provider of mixed signal semiconductor solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire high-speed interconnect and optical transport product lines from Cortina Systems, Inc., a provider of communications semiconductor solutions, for $52.5 million in cash and $73.5 million in stock. Both the companies are based in the US.The transaction does not include Cortina's access and digital home business.The transaction is expected to close in late September or October 2014.


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