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Amazon's new high-end Kindle beats hardcovers; State of the Art
October 21, 2014
FULL TEXT Amazon's Kindle is a tech-industry miracle. That sounds over-the-top; it's not. In 2007, when the company first unveiled its e-reader, the device was an expensive ugly duckling whose future looked marginal at best. The first Kindle, which sold for $400 and was made by a company that had no track record in hardware, had a lot to overcome: the reluctance of the book industry to change its business model; the sentimentality of readers for the printed book; and its egregious industrial design, which looked like the product of the Soviet space program. Worst of all, the Kindle was a dedicated machine. Its only purpose was to let you read books that you purchased from Amazon's online store. In the age of smartphones and apps, when a single phone does just about everything, most dedicated devices have had a rough ride. Sales of digital cameras have crashed because their functions were eaten by phones.

ScreenBeam Mini2 Shatters Price, Performance, And Size Barriers For Wireless Display Technology
October 20, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014: Actiontec Electronics today introduced its new ScreenBeam Mini2 Wireless Display Receiver-a tiny HDMI adapter that gives people unlimited freedom to beam their screen-entertainment, apps, games, and more-from mobile devices to HD displays. The new mini receiver takes many of the same features of Actiontec's award-winning, market leading ScreenBeam Pro platform, and squeezes them into a tiny form factor perfect for connecting to today's flat-screen TVs, and at a groundbreaking low price.

Apple faces holiday season with stellar line-up tech giant's latest product releases boost its arsenal to beat its rivals
October 20, 2014
Bloomberg San Francisco Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook is ready to tackle the holiday season with a full product array including new iPads. His challenge now is luring the hordes of buyers that analysts are projecting. Apple on Thursday unveiled refreshed iPads and Macintosh computers at an event at its Cupertino, California-based headquarters. The iPads are thinner and include fingerprint sensors, with the Macs boasting features such as sharper displays and faster processors. The devices follow Apple's introduction last month of larger-screen iPhones, a smartwatch and a mobile-payments system. The line-up is ratcheting up Wall Street's projections that Apple is entering a high growth phase, which Cook will now have to meet. The CEO is also facing calls by activist investor Carl Icahn to increase Apple's value. Investors will get a taste of how Cook's latest gambits are performing this week, when Apple reports fiscal fourth-quarter results today.

MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [ MENT ] Reports acquisitions by the director DERRICK BRIAN M (Oregon)
October 20, 2014
MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [ MENT ], WILSONVILLE, has filed a form 4 with the Securities & Exchange Commission on 10/16/2014 noting the change in the beneficial interest held by DERRICK BRIAN M, WILSONVILLE. On October 15,2014 action involved acquisitions of 5,659 shares in stock. DERRICK BRIAN M, now owns 74,704 shares directly. For more information please visit: http://www.sec.gov

Eaton Calls for Entries for Halo Photo Contest
October 20, 2014
Eaton said that its Cooper Lighting Division is now accepting entries for the first annual Halo Photo Contest. According to a release from the company, the competition hopes to bring awareness of light-emitting diode (LED) Energy Star certified lighting fixtures and the benefits and achievements of the Energy Star program.

Allied Market Releases Organic Electronics Market Report
October 20, 2014
Allied Market Research reported that according to its new report titled, "Global Organic Electronics Market - Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", the global organic electronics (OE) market would reach $79.6 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 29.5 percent during 2014 - 2020.

GOV. SHUMLIN, STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS, AND BUSINESS LEADERS ADDRESS PLANNED SALE OF VERMONT IBM PLANT TO GLOBALFOUNDRIES
October 20, 2014
The following information was released by the office of the governor of Vermont: Gov. Peter Shumlin was joined today by business groups, employers, local officials, lawmakers and others to offer strong state partnership to GlobalFoundries. The Santa Clara-based semiconductor manufacturer today announced its intention to purchase IBMs facilities in Vermont and continue operations and employment at the plant. GlobalFoundries said that manufacturing at the facility will continue, with robust demand supporting plant operations and employment. The announcement ends months of uncertainty about the fate of the plant due to IBMs strategic realignment of its business away from silicon chip manufacturing.

GOV. PETER SHUMLIN ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT TODAY ON THE PLANNED SALE OF IBM VERMONT FACILITIES TO GLOBALFOUNDRIES
October 20, 2014
The following information was released by the office of the governor of Vermont: "IBM announced this morning that it plans to sell its semiconductor production business, including its facilities in Vermont, to GlobalFoundries, a company with a strong track record of performance in semiconductor manufacturing. GlobalFoundries plans to maintain the workforce and continue operations in Vermont, good news for the talented Vermonters employed by the plant and for our whole state.

IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to take semiconductor unit off its hands
October 20, 2014
Globalfoundries had demanded $2bn to take IBM's struggling semiconductor unit off its hands A deal in which IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to takeover the computer giant's semiconductor unit is moving closer to completion, according to reports, and could be imminent.

NEC Display Solutions of America Releases MultiSync PA322UHD
October 20, 2014
NEC Display Solutions of America provided its latest Ultra High-Definition display, the new MultiSync PA322UHD, for professionals requiring the most accurate colors in their workflow.


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