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Getting ahead of the TV curve
April 17, 2014
The ultimate in big screen television technology could soon be yours - for about $35,000. South Korean consumer electronics maker LG showed off the world's largest curved television at Auckland's Sky Tower last night.

United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office Publishes Application for Trademark "UROR" to Aurora for Various Goods
April 16, 2014
South Wales, April 16 -- Aurora Ltd., St. Albans, has filed the trademark "UROR" on Jan. 3, for various goods. The trademark application (journal number: 2014/015) was published on April 11. The description of the mark registered is: "Thermal management systems for electronic and electrical equipment; components and parts for the cooling of electronic and electrical equipment, especially heat sinks; thermal management systems for lighting equipment namely heat sinks; components and parts for the cooling of lighting equipment, especially heat sinks; far infrared heat dissipation devices namely heat sinks; ceramic-based printed circuit boards; transformers, including electronic transformers and transformers for lighting, including display, cabinet and track lighting; ballasts, including electronic ballasts; LED drivers; dimmers including LED mixing dimmers, dimming control systems, dimming switches; cables, plugs, sockets, leads, flexes, wires and connectors for lighting and lamps; constant current LED drivers; track light end connectors, couplers and live end connectors; self monitoring transformers; premium transformers; toroidal transformers, dimmable transformers; lighting distribution blocks; tracks and track kits for track lighting, including low voltage and mains voltage track lighting; sockets for lighting and lamps; ceramic-based printed circuit boards for use in lighting equipment; parts and fittings for all of the aforesaid goods. Lighting apparatus, lamps and instruments; mains voltage LED lamps; low voltage LED lamps; low voltage T5 and T8 lamps; mains voltage T5 and T8 lamps; mains voltage T5 and T8 LED lamps; mains voltage LED light modules; low voltage LED light modules; low energy electrical lamps; low energy lighting fixtures; energy saving lamps; mains cold cathode fluorescent lamps; low voltage compact fluorescent lamps; mains voltage compact fluorescent lamps; mains voltage insulation covered fire rated downlights; low voltage insulation covered fire rated downlights; downlight covers; fire rated downlight covers; integrated LED downlights; adjustable LED downlights; integrated downlight fittings; integrated downlight fittings including a housing, LED lamp(s) and LED driver(s); adjustable LED spotlights; low voltage dimmable LED lighting pack; fire-rated lighting fixtures, fire-rated light fittings, fire-rated luminaires, fire-rated downlights; mains voltage compact fluorescent lighting pack; mains voltage fluorescent ceiling lights; low voltage fluorescent ceiling lights; mains voltage fluorescent wall light; mains voltage recessed compact fluorescent downlights; mains voltage recessed LED light panels; low voltage recessed LED light panels; mains voltage suspended LED light panels; low voltage suspended LED light panels; LED multiples; display and cabinet lighting apparatus and instruments; track lighting, including low voltage and mains voltage track lighting; track lighting end caps, wall/ceiling mounting kits and ceiling suspension kits; lamps, including dichroic, halogen and dichroic halogen lamps, and lamps for low voltage and mains voltage track lighting; downlights and downlight kits, including low and mains voltage downlights and downlight kits; dichroic lamps, including low and mains voltage dichroic lamps; low voltage and mains voltage dichroic downlights; lamp holders; heat exchangers for the cooling of electronic and electrical lighting equipment; components and parts for the cooling of electronic and electrical lighting equipment, especially heat exchangers; parts and fittings for all of the aforesaid goods; transformers for lighting; transformers for lighting; transformers for lighting apparatus and instruments, dimmable transformers and transformers for low voltage lighting and low voltage track lighting."

Vivado Design Suite 2014.1 Increases Productivity with Automation of UltraFast Design Methodology and OpenCL Hardware Acceleration
April 16, 2014
New release delivers faster runtimes, improved QoR, OpenCL kernel support and automates UltraFast design methodology best practices for 7 series and UltraScale All Programmable devices Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today released the Vivado(R) Design Suite 2014.1, the industry's only SoC-strength development environment. This release extends the automation of the UltraFast(TM) design methodology and delivers an average of 25 percent faster runtimes and 5 percent improvement in performance across all devices. Also new to 2014.1 is hardware acceleration of OpenCL kernels, within Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS). With over 2,500 customers trained on the UltraFast design methodology and 30,000 views of the UltraFast design methodology video tutorial, Xilinx continues to raise awareness and adoption of the methodology developed to increase designer productivity. By leveraging the UltraFast design methodology recommendations design teams are achieving design closure in weeks versus months spent on similar projects without this methodology.

KYOCERA America, Inc. Introduces Line Of Epoxy Encapsulation Materials For Semiconductor Industry
April 16, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014: Kyocera announced today that its North American sales organization for epoxy molding compounds, die attach pastes, and all other semiconductor encapsulation products was transferred from Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation to Kyocera America, Inc., based in San Diego, California, effective April 1, 2014.

Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent
April 16, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 16 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Ore., has been assigned a patent (8,700,377) developed by Pascal Bolcato, Echirolles, France, and Gerard Eichenmueller, Eybens, France, for an "accelerated analog and/or RF simulation."

United States: U.S. v. Yeh Illustrates The Challenges In International Trade Secrets Cases
April 16, 2014
On March 14, 2014, a Texas jury acquitted former Texas Instruments ("TI") employee Ellen Chen Yeh on all counts brought against her arising from her admitted downloading of Texas Instruments proprietary information before leaving the company for a China-based semiconductor manufacturer. The Yeh trial illustrates a number of important issues related to government trade secrets enforcement in the increasingly global knowledge economy. Defendant Ellen Chen Yeh worked as a design engineer at TI's Dallas headquarters from September 20, 1993 to March 11, 2005. In her role at TI, Ms. Yeh had access to a significant amount of confidential manufacturing process information concerning certain TI semiconductor chip products. Several weeks after her employment ended, Yeh and her husband planned to move to Shanghai, China, where both Yeh and her husband had obtained employment with a Taiwan-based semiconductor design company. In the weeks leading up to her departure from TI, Ms. Yeh admittedly downloaded proprietary information from TI and burned some of it onto CDs.

Formax Unveils 2 New Cut-True Cutters
April 16, 2014
Formax announced the addition of two new Cut-True guillotine cutters to its line of Digital Print & Finishing Solutions. The Company said standard features include a hardened steel blade, LED Cutting Line for accuracy, user-friendly controls, an all-metal stand with storage shelf, blade changing safety tool, and a variety of safety features.

Yahoo reports anaemic growth
April 16, 2014
Yahoo again posted anaemic quarterly revenue growth as the Internet company's advertising business continues to lag its rivals, nearly two years into CEO Marissa Mayer's comeback effort. Mayer told analysts yesterday that new mobile and advertising initiatives were gaining momentum, positioning the company for a period of stable but modest growth. Revenue from its core display advertising business inched 2% higher in the first quarter, reversing several consecutive quarters of declines.

Higher-value exporters survive turmoil in market
April 16, 2014
Higher-value Chinese exporters are more immune than low-cost manufacturers in the face of market turmoil from such things as weak demand, exchange-rate fluctuations and rising costs. Overseas buyers look at the electrical appliance products on display at the Canton Fair that opened on Tuesday in Guangzhou. ZOU ZHONGPIN/CHINA DAILY Weak demand and fluctuations in exchange rate hurt manufacturers

(MOCVD) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition Equipment Market 2014-2018
April 16, 2014
April 16, 2014ReportsnReports.com offers "Global Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Equipment Market 2014-2018" research report in its store. MOCVD equipment is a tool used by semiconductor manufacturers for depositing a very thin layer of compound semiconductor material onto a semiconductor wafer. It is predominantly used in the manufacturing process of III-V compound semiconductors, especially for those that use GaN. These semiconductors are the most important base material for manufacturing LEDs, lasers, power transistors, and photovoltaic cells. Thus, MOCVD equipment is used for manufacturing complex semiconductor multilayer structures that are used in electronic and optoelectronic components. This not only increases the performance of the semiconductor device, but also delivers higher efficiency and switching speed.


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