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DesignCon 2015 Selects Best Paper Award Winners
March 28, 2015
DesignCon reported the winners of the Best Paper Awards from the blockbuster 2015 program. Recognizing contributions to the educational goals of the DesignCon program, DesignCon noted that the awards serve to acknowledge the authors as leading practitioners in semiconductor and electronic design. DesignCon's 20th anniversary event was held January 27-30 in Santa Clara, CA.

LG G Flex2 Review: Curved Phone Offers More and Less of a Good Thing
March 27, 2015
NEW YORK ( TheStreet ) -- This is LG's second attempt at a curved-screen smartphone. This new LG G Flex2  keeps all the good things from the original, and has taken the somewhat unusual design to the next level. LG introduced its first G Flex curved phone back in the fall of 2013. Unlike the side-to-side curved  phone rushed to market by rival Samsung (and, thankfully, quickly forgotten), the LG's screen curved from top-to-bottom. We liked that first generation handset and the only complaints we had were that while the LG screen flexed a very small amount, the phone was otherwise very similar to the G2 -- the company's flagship design at that time.

INVESTOR ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, LTD. of Commencement of an Investigation Concerning the Fairness of the SALE OF THE COMPANY TO NXP SEMICONDUCTORS N.V. -- FSL
March 27, 2015
The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: TO: ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES WHO PURCHASED FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, LTD. STOCKPRIOR TO MARCH 6, 2015. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Levi & Korsinsky, LLP has commenced an investigation into the fairness of the sale of Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) to NXP Semiconductors N.V. for $6.25 in cash and 0.3521 shares of NXP for each Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. share. To learn more about the investigation and your rights, GO TO:

Technical Coverage of Semiconductors Equities -- NVIDIA, Microchip Technology, Trina Solar, Lattice Semiconductor, and Ascent Solar Technologies
March 27, 2015
Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA), Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), Trina Solar Ltd (NYSE: TSL), Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), and Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTI). Free research report on NVIDIA can be accessed athttp://get.Investor-Edge.com/pdf/?c=NVIDIA&d=27-Mar-2015&s=NVDA. The US markets on Thursday, March 26, 2015, ended on a negative note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 17,678.23, down 0.23% and the NASDAQ Composite closed at 4,863.36, down 0.27%. The S&P 500 finished the session 0.24% lower at 2,056.15. During the trading session, eight out of ten sectors finished on a lower note. The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index ended the day at 690.55, up 0.06%, with the index advancing 16.58% in the past one year. Register for your complimentary reports at the links given below.  

LG, Shane Battier Go "Beyond The Arc" To Fund College Scholarship; Social Campaign Engages March Madness® Fans, Raises $20,000 for The Battier Take Charge Foundation
March 27, 2015
 LG Electronics USA, Official Corporate Partner of the NCAA®, is pleased to donate $20,000 to The Battier Take Charge Foundation's scholarship program as a result of the brand's tweet-to-give social campaign and "Beyond the Arc" trivia event in New York City earlier this week.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. Enters Strategic Cooperation with B.M. Holding and Digital China Sign for Shanghai Smart City Project
March 27, 2015
NXP Semiconductors N.V (NXPI), a semiconductor company, said Friday that it has partnered with Chinese commercial real estate developer B.M. Holding Group and integrated IT service provider Digital China Holdings Ltd. to construct a large-scale "smart" business district in the center of Shanghai, which incorporates wireless networking technology.

NXP, B.M. Holding and Digital China Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement for Shanghai Smart City Project; Official Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony Took Place in China Attended by the Dutch Prime Minister
March 27, 2015
SHANGHAI, China, March 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors (Nasdaq:NXPI) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese commercial real estate developer B.M. Holding Group and integrated IT service provider Digital China Holdings Ltd. The Memorandum officially establishes the parties as strategic partners in the construction of a large-scale "smart" business district in the center of Shanghai, incorporating innovative wireless networking technology. The long-term, comprehensive agreement will see NXP supply B.M. Holding with the latest in secure Internet of Things (IoT) technology. When construction completes on the new business district in 2017, it will represent a landmark complex that will help drive local economic development.

Advanced Line Scan Cameras Win Gold in Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards Program; Vision Systems Design presents Two Gold Awards for the Piranha4 Multispectral Camera and the Piranha XL 16k Camera at Automate 2015
March 27, 2015
Teledyne DALSA (NYSE:TDY), a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in machine vision components and solutions, announced today that its Piranha4 Multispectral camera and its Piranha XL 16k camera were recognized among the best in the industry by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies. "On behalf of the Vision Systems Design Innovator Awards, I would like to congratulate Teledyne DALSA on their Gold awards," said Vision Systems Design Group Publisher Alan Bergstein. "This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. The team at Teledyne DALSA should be very proud."

Arizona: CONTRACTS
March 27, 2015
Department of Defense has issued the following news release: CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $485,000,000 firm fixed price with minimal cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Contractor will provide multiple Sniper advanced targeting pods including initial spares, 1K forward-looking infrareds, and two-way data links. It also includes other items as specified in the contract. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by March 26, 2018. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8540-15-D-0001).

Electronic componen
March 27, 2015
Award: Electronic componen Contract award dollar amount: 52979.64 Contract award date: March 26, 2015 Contractor awarded DUNS: 040901068Contractor name : BAE SYSTEMS LAND & ARMAMENTS L.P. 1801 ELECTRONICS DR ANNISTON 36207 Contractor address : 6844 Us Financier : - Implementing agency : Defense Logistics Agency Dla Land And Maritime Active Devices Division Po Box 3990 Columbus Oh 43218-3990 Usa Point Of Contact(S): Alan Searfoss614-692-2049 Alan.Searfoss@Dla.Mil Country :United States


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