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@HD New Head 80 inside lead/cover;Greater than its sizeYou won't believe how light the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is
December 23, 2014
Paisal Chuenprasaeng The Nation A thin yet incredibly powerful tablet computer, the new Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is so light, you won't even notice you're carrying it. Just 6.4mm thick and weighing 270 grams, it boasts a bright Full HD 1920 x 1080 display. Available in black and white, it has stainless steel corners, an ultra slim frame and a tempered glass front, giving it an elegant and durable finish. It's great for reading by the pool or even in the rain as the Z3 Tablet Compact is waterproof and compliant to IP 65/68 rating, meaning it can be kept under 1.50 metres of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. That makes it an obvious choice for capturing the fun moments of the Songkran festival or for a day out at the waterpark.

Despite piles of data, Intel agencies couldn't solve 26/11 puzzle
December 23, 2014
In the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai, India's commercial gem. But he did not know that by September, the British were spying on many of his online activities, tracking his Internet searches and messages, according to former American and Indian officials and classified documents disclosed by Edward J Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor. They were not the only spies watching. Shah drew similar scrutiny from an Indian intelligence agency, according to a former official briefed on the operation. The US was unaware of the two agencies' efforts, American officials say, but had picked up signs of a plot through other electronic and human sources, and warned Indian security officials several times in the months before the attack. What happened next may rank among the most devastating near-misses in the history of spycraft. The intelligence agencies of the three nations did not pull together all the strands gathered by their high-tech surveillance and other tools, which might have allowed them to disrupt the terror strike.

Research & Markets Announces Addition of 'Petrochemicals - Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Forecast 2014 - 2020' Report
December 22, 2014
Dec. 22 -- Ireland-based Research and Markets issued the following news release: Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Petrochemicals - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. Petrochemicals are chemical products derived from crude oil and natural gas. Petrochemicals play an important role in the chemicals industry. Various chemicals are derived from petrochemicals. Petrochemicals significantly impact the economic growth and development of the manufacturing industry. Hence, the importance of value addition in the petrochemicals market is higher than in any other industrial sector. Petrochemicals are used in almost all the sectors; however, these are primarily used in construction, agriculture, packaging, automotive and electrical & electronics industries.

AT&S Offers New Outstanding Embedded Power Electronics Solutions
December 22, 2014
AT&S achieved first disruptive technology for power electronics solutions for automotive and industrial applications  First reference designs show significant miniaturisation up to 50% for power modules  Power applications in different power classes in the range from 50 W to 50 kW   50 W power applications are ready for industrialisation 

Pure Wafer PLC Re: Fire at Swansea Facility
December 22, 2014
RNS Number : 4107A Pure Wafer PLC 22 December 2014 PURE WAFER PLC (AIM: PUR) Re: Fire at Swansea facility 22 December 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, announces that its Wafer Reclaim facility in Swansea has suffered damage following a fire which is believed to have broken out at around 9am yesterday.

iStand 6 a rechargeable iPhone 6 battery case with built-in stand and SIM card box
December 22, 2014
iStand 6 - All-in-one MFi battery case for iPhone 6.In addition to providing 190 percent more power this new product also protects the phone. The immensely popular iPhone 6 with its 4.7-inch screen has one serious flaw: low battery life. In addition many users have reported that it is also easily damaged.Shenzhen Esorun Technology a Chinese manufacturer has the answer.It's the iStand 6 a rechargeable iPhone 6 battery case with a built-in stand design and SIM card box. It can be uses as a battery case charging dock vertical stand and extra Nano SIM card box.br-Video Link:

Hemlock to close polysilicon factory in Clarksville
December 22, 2014
United States, Dec. 22 -- Hemlock Semiconductor Group announced that it will begin the process of closing its facility in Clarksville, Tennessee, due to sustained adverse market conditions created by industry oversupply and ongoing challenges presented by global trade disputes.

Cypress Semiconductor Files with US SEC for Merger with Spansion
December 22, 2014
22 December 2014 - US-based chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on form S-4 containing a joint preliminary proxy statement/prospectus in connection with its proposed merger with and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE, the company said.

US Contract Notice: Defense Logistics Agency Issues Solicitation for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE"
December 22, 2014
Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations Officer has issued requirement for "SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE." Solicitation no. SPM7M113UC550 Posted on: December 22, 2014

United States : QUALITEST offers Managed Testing Services worldwide to TI; becomes TI's software testing partner
December 22, 2014
The second largest pure play QA and software testing company in the world, QualiTest Group, is offering Managed Testing Services worldwide to Texas Instruments (TI), a major designer and maker of semiconductors.


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