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Altera CEO John Daane Receives 2014 Robert N. Noyce Award From Semiconductor Industry Association
November 27, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014: Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced that President, CEO and Chairman of the Board John P. Daane is this year's recipient of the prestigious Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) Robert N. Noyce Award. Daane was presented the award by John Kelly, senior vice president and director of IBM research and 2014 SIA chairman, before the semiconductor industry's top leaders and more than 400 SIA members at the annual SIA dinner held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose on November 13, 2014. Selected by the SIA Board of Directors and members, the award recognizes Daane's sustained contributions to advancing the semiconductor industry both in the United States and throughout the world. "John represents the heart and soul of our industry, and we are pleased to recognize his efforts with this well-deserved award," said Brian Toohey, president and CEO of the SIA. "During his tenure on the SIA Board and throughout his career, John has brought leaders together to tackle issues facing our industry and advance critical semiconductor priorities."

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

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.

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


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.

Pay and display meters taken out of service to encourage people to pay on their mobiles
November 27, 2014
A new trial to encourage the use of mobile phone payment for parking could spell the beginning of the end of the humble parking meter. Brighton and Hove City Council will take 34 pay-and-display meters out of service on Monday to encourage drivers to use alternative methods of payment.

Market Chatter: Taiwan Semiconductor Hits New 14-Yr High on Expectations to Grab 40-50% of Apple A9 Chip Orders
November 26, 2014
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) American depository receipts rose to a new 14-year high of $23.18 Wednesday after industry sources noted the company will likely secure 40% to 50% of Apple's (AAPL) A9 processor orders, DigiTimes reported.

Toshiba Introduces New Low-Height Transistor Output Photocoupler; Offers Wider Creepage Distance; Suited to Applications with Strict Height Requirements
November 26, 2014
 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.(TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced the launch of a new transistor output photocoupler in a low-height SO6L 4 pin package - the TLP385. With its low-height of 2.3mm (max), 45 percent lower than DIP4 packages, the TLP385 can be used in situations with strict height requirements. Applications including motherboards, programmable logic controllers, AC adapters, I/O interface boards, inverter interfaces and general purpose power supplies are suited to the new photocouplers.

Park Electrochemical Corp. Announces Appointment of Jim Brown as Technical Sales Engineer
November 26, 2014
Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE-PKE) announced the appointment of Jim Brown as a Technical Sales Engineer of Park Electrochemical Corp. In this position, Mr. Brown will be responsible for sales of Park's aerospace and electronics product lines in the Eastern territory of the United States. Mr. Brown will report to Robert Nurmi, Park's Vice President of Sales - Americas.

New updated Scion tC selling well at local Illinois dealership; New 2015 Scion tC debuts with great sales in Illinois
November 26, 2014
Scion's newest version of their popular tC model was released to a lot of fanfare in the 2015 model year. The automaker took a vehicle that was already great and made it even better, which has already created a lot of excitement this year. The local Illinois dealership Scion of Naperville has had more interest and sales of the sporty2015 Scion tCmodel than ever before this year. Staff at Scion of Naperville believe that this sudden surge of customer interest in the tC is the result of the significant new updates found on this stylish new version.


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