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MILITARY Semiconductor Device Rectifiers Sought by Defense Logistics Agency
October 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio, has issued a combined synopsis/solicitation notice (SPE7M515T0813) for unitized semiconductor device rectifiers to be delivered to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. It was posted on Oct. 23 with a response date of Nov. 3. The contract is set aside for Total Small Business. 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 22AbalosV141024-va-782373 22AbalosV

MiraMEMS Unveils eCompass
October 25, 2014
MiraMEMS unveiled an eCompass combining a 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis magnetometer, which is pin to pin compatible with the g-sensor family and can provide a gyroscope feature with software supported.

Lenovo business tools for millennial workplace
October 25, 2014
THE emergence of the Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) phenomenon, which allows employees to select their own gadgets from a pool of pre-approved devices, has refined expectations on IT consumerization, addressing employees' personal gadget preferences and offering enhanced work and play dynamics.

Retailers prepare for hack attack; Recent malware breaches have stores increasing security budget
October 25, 2014
Retailers are shoring up defences against escalating hacking attacks but as threats multiply so do costs, with businesses increasingly factoring cybercrime into their prospects for growth. Home Depot Inc., which saw some 56 million payment cards compromised in a malware assault this year that may have begun at infected self-checkout terminals, said initial costs of $62 million (U.S.) could reach much higher. The big box retailer with outlets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico said the fraud will likely have a significant adverse impact on financial results. In addition to direct losses, retailers believe the risk of legal liability and costly lawsuits will escalate.

Express Logic Says ThreadX RTOS Supports Analog Devices Blackfin ADSP-BF70x Signal Processor
October 25, 2014
Express Logic reported that its ThreadX RTOS now supports Analog Devices' ADSP-BF70x Blackfin Digital Signal Processor product family.

Park Electrochemical Corp. Announces Appointment of John Jamieson as Vice President of Project Management
October 25, 2014
Park Electrochemical Corp. PKE, +1.68% announced the appointment of John Jamieson as Vice President of Project Management. In this new position, Mr. Jamieson will report to Christopher T. Mastrogiacomo, Park's President and Chief Operating Officer.

Despite fallout with GTAT, Apple still adamant on producing sapphire displays for its mobile devices
October 24, 2014
According to a recent Reuters report, tech giant Apple is presently reviewing its options for continuing the production of sapphire screens for its mobile devices. The report comes within weeks of Apple's fallout with its main sapphire-screen manufacturing partner, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT).

Lockheed Martin provides operational support for PTDS aerostat system
October 24, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lockheed Martin Corporation, an aerospace, defense, security and technology company, has announced that it is providing operational support for a Persistent Threat Detection System, or PTDS, aerostat system.

Soitec signs 150MW concentrated PV deal
October 24, 2014
SPIE has issued the following news release: Soitec Solar Development, a subsidiary of the French semiconductor materials company Soitec specializing in concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) systems, is set to deploy more than 80,000 CPV modules following a new sales agreement.

GetSolarPrices.com Expressed Thrill in Ali Javey's Discovery of a Cheaper Way to Manufacture Solar Cells.
October 24, 2014
  Norwich, United Kingdom (PRWEB) October 24, 2014       A professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California at Berkely discovered something that could be a game changer for solar cells. The study was published by Javey Research Group from the University of California at Berkeley.         The study which was similarly published in Oil.com on June 2014, conducted by Ali Javey found a new way to produce the most efficient and most powerful type of solar cells that could potentially be a less costly way. The said innovation is bound to create a cheaper way of manufacturing better-performing semiconductors that are as cheap as the conventional ones.     Enhancing the competence of inexpensive solar cells will be vital for making solar power viable with fossil fuels. Smaller quantities of cells would be required, reducing costs for materials and installation, a big chunk of the total cost of solar power. Early assessments suggest solar cells made from the materials would have an efficiency of probably 25%, which is far better than conventional silicon solar cells (and are less than 18% efficient).       Early findings by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory advocates Javey's cells that could be manufactured as economically as the conventional ones.         Currently, the most efficient solar available that can be found are made from III-V semiconductors which are made up of gallium arsenide and indium phosphide.


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