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New Smart LED Without Gateway
September 16, 2014
When it comes Smart LED light bulbs, which can be dimmed and made to change colour, the most popular product must be Philips Hue, using the Zigbee protocol, which you can control via iOS and Android devices though a Zigbee gateway, and costs about £50 on Amazon. Alternatives have started to show up such as LIFX, with WIFI technology, that you can control with recent iOS and Android device without the need for a gateway, but with a price starting at £80. If you're looking for more affordable alternatives, you'd have to turn to Yeelight, which provides Bluetooth Low Energy smart light bulbs, called Yeelight Blue.The Yeelight Blue is a Multi-Coloured Smart LED light bulb with E27 and B22 sockets that uses Bluetooth 4.0 to communicate with our iOS 5.0+ or Android 4.3+ device. The immediate advantage that Bluetooth use is not dependent on the unsecured Wi-Fi gateway as in the case of Philips Hue and this significantly lowers the price of the final product. Let's have a look at the specifications:

Lattice Semiconductor unveils USB 3.1 Type-C power delivery solution
September 16, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has unveiled a USB 3.1 Type-C power delivery solution that enables manufacturers to develop USB 3.1 Type-C connectors.

ON Semiconductor launches new KAI-08670 Image Sensor
September 16, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor has announced the launch of new KAI-08670 Image Sensor, an 8.6-megapixel CCD in an APS-H optical format.

IQE PLC Iqe Plc : Continued Growth In Underlying Earnings Despite Customer Inventory De-stocking. Good Progress With
September 16, 2014
Cardiff, UK. 16 September 2014: IQE plc (AIM: IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading global supplier of advanced wafer products and wafer services to the semiconductor industry, announces its half year results for the six months to 30 June 2014. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS -- EBITDA up 6% to GBP11.1m (H1 2013: GBP10.5m) -- Revenues down 17% to GBP52.0m (H1 2013: GBP63.0m) reflecting inventory de-stocking and strength of sterling

IQE PLC Iqe Plc : Continued Growth In Underlying -7-
September 16, 2014
 Finance leases due within one year           (790)        (770)        (802) Total borrowings                          (39,717)     (41,544)     (37,609) Net debt                                  (35,487)     (37,659)     (34,351)As At        As At        As At 9 PROVISIONS FOR OTHER LIABILITIES AND CHARGES                            30 Jun 2014  30 Jun 2013  31 Dec 2013(All figures GBP'000s)                  Unaudited    Unaudited     AuditedAs at 1 January                             -            -            - Charged/(Credited) to the income statement                                   6,652            -            - Utilised during the period                       -            -            - Foreign exchange                             (273)            -            - As at 30 June / 31 December                  6,379            -            -

IQE PLC Iqe Plc : Continued Growth In Underlying -2-
September 16, 2014
Therefore, in order to help readers assess the Group's underlying performance, we have provided details of these items in note 5. First half revenues reduced by 17% to GBP52.0m (H1 2013: GBP63.0m) which primarily reflect the impact on the group of an industry-wide inventory reduction of approximately GBP8.5m and the translational impact of a strong sterling to US dollar exchange rate which accounts for approximately GBP4.2m of the shortfall. Despite lower revenues, adjusted profit before tax increased by 11% from GBP5.1m to GBP5.6m, which includes the benefit of cost reductions realised from our restructuring programme. This restructuring is now largely complete and is expected to deliver further recurring savings from H2. After exceptional charges, the group incurred a loss before tax of GBP2.3m. As set out in note 5, the cash impact of the non-recurring exceptional charges was GBP3.1m during the period.

MaxLinear to Present at IBC 2014
September 16, 2014
MaxLinear reported that it will demonstrate its latest range of Full-Spectrum Capture (FSC) low-power satellite products at IBC 2014. According to a release from the company, the demonstration will showcase the reception of 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, from GT-SAT's digital satellite low-noise block (dLNB) downconverter to a 4K UHD multichannel satellite gateway, both utilizing MaxLinear's FSC technology.

United States: NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks And Protections To Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps For Your Enterprise
September 16, 2014
As the world recovers from the excitement leading up to Tuesday's Apple Live Event announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, mobile app developers are chomping at the bit to create software that leverages the new operating system and Apple's widely-anticipated "HealthKit," a purportedly secure platform that allows mHealth apps to share user's health and fitness data with the new Health app and with each other. In fact, over 300 apps were created per day in recent years, according to some reports. But because the mobile app market is supersaturated, the quantity of available mobile apps does not equal the number of quality and secure apps that would be appropriate for use at an organization with a high privacy and security risk profile. The draft Technical Considerations for Vetting 3rd Party Mobile Applications (the Vetting Report) issued by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in August 2014 is an essential document for any organization to use to help weed out the mobile apps that may create unnecessary IT risks. Why an Organization's Existing Software Assurance Policies May Be Insufficient for Mobile Apps

Global OLED Display Market to Grow at 36.7% CAGR by 2018
September 16, 2014
September 16, 2014ReportsnReports.com offers "Global OLED Display Market 2014-2018" research report in its store. OLEDs are organic light emitting diodes which use organic materials to produce light. The organic material is packed between conductors which are lit up when electricity is passed through it. OLED display units contain many such thin films of several types of organic molecules that produce various colors of light. OLEDs do not require backlights and filters unlike LCDs since the light emitted is bright enough for display. OLED display units include multiple layers of organic films depending upon the device's requirements. The Global OLED Display market is nearing commercialization and is expected to grow at a high rate during the forecast period.

Panasonic Enhances The Performance Of Its Best Selling Toughbook CF-53 Notebook
September 16, 2014
September 16, 2014Bracknell, UK. - Panasonic today announced at the Automechanika the latest version of its Toughbook CF-53 Semi-rugged notebook with enhanced performance. The 4th incarnation of Panasonic's best-selling business all-rounder, the Toughbook CF-53 is powered by the latest fourth-generation Intel® CoreTM i5 vProTM processor delivering outstanding performance and up to 15 hours battery life. It uses the latest Windows 8.1 Pro Update 64-bit operating system or Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro) and features a 14" diagonal anti-glare/reflection display with Intel® HD 4400 graphics for incredible performance, responsiveness and media capabilities.


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