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MILITARY Semiconductor Devices Sought by Defense Logistics Agency
October 31, 2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia, has issued a pre-solicitation notice (SPE4A5-15-R-0116) for semiconductor devices. It was posted on Oct. 27 with a response date of Dec. 12. For more information about Targeted News Service contract awards please contact: Myron Struck, Editor, Direct: 703/866-4708, Cell: 703/304-1897, Myron@targetednews.com 30BautistaJude 141030-mv-783339 30VitinMar

Geak Android smartwatches 'last a week or more' between charges
October 31, 2014
29 October 2014 One of China's leading tech firms has unveiled two Android-powered smartwatches that it says can last about a week between charges. That represents a substantial gain on alternatives that can struggle to run longer than a day. The Geak Watch 2 models achieve the feat by using a hybrid screen that switches between a "high definition" LCD colour display and a "standby mode" battery-saving e-ink one.

MONDI PLC - Upgrade of Moody's Long Term Credit Rating to Baa2
October 30, 2014


IQE PLC Iqe Plc : $1.1m Contract Win For Infrared Division
October 30, 2014
IQE plc Cardiff, UK. 30 October 2014: IQE plc (AIM: IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services, has agreed a long term supply contract for its world leading infrared materials with a leading global semiconductor manufacturer. The new order, which is worth approximately $1.1m over the next twelve months, represents the largest single purchase order for indium antimonide (InSb) products manufactured by IQE Infrared's UK substrate manufacturing business unit.

SEMICON Japan 2014: New Venue and New Ideas for Rebounding Industry
October 30, 2014
The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International issued the following news release: Today, SEMI announced an exceptional lineup of speakers for SEMICON Japan's Opening Day -- Accenture, Applied Materials, ARM, IBM Japan, Intel K.K., NIICT, Scripps, Toshiba, and Toyota. SEMICON Japan 2014, the largest exhibition in Japan for semiconductor manufacturing and related processing technology, will take place at its new venue in Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo on December 3-5. A deep program spans from the 33rd annual SEMI Technology Symposium (STS) which begins on December 3, includes sessions on power devices, DFM, lithography, MEMS, packaging, and more to the new World of IoT (Internet of Things).

USA Drive-Ins Chooses NEC Display Solutions as Supplier for Digital Cinema Projectors
October 30, 2014
NEC Display Solutions of America reported its selection as exclusive supplier of digital cinema projectors to USA Drive-Ins, a motion picture exhibition company solely dedicated to the revitalization of the classic American drive-in.

Panasonic Introduces Powerful and Flexible Rugged 7-inch AndroidTM Tablet; Toughpad FZ-B2 enables affordable professional-grade productivity in the field
October 29, 2014
Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, today announced the launch of the Toughpad® FZ-B2, a rugged 7-inch tablet powered by Android(TM) for field-based workforces. With durability, power and a range of configurability options - at a price within reach of any business - the Toughpad FZ-B2 is an ideal tool for field service, inspections, reporting, or as an upgrade from clipboards and pen-and-paper processes. Running the Android(TM) 4.4 operating system and powered by a Quad-core Intel® Celeron® Processor, the Toughpad FZ-B2 offers exclusive features not available on any consumer-grade tablet. These include enhanced enterprise features; a quick-charging, user-replaceable full-shift battery with optional bridge battery and high-capacity battery; a 5-point capacitive multi-touch screen that works even when the user is wearing gloves, as well as with a fine tip stylus pen; and a wide range of configuration options to allow organizations to customize the ideal tool for their workforces.

eMagin Announces Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Award to Develop Advanced OLED Microdisplays
October 29, 2014
eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT: EMAN) a leader in OLED microdisplays and virtual imaging technologies previously announced on October 9, 2014 a total of $6.8 million in new R&D contract awards. Today eMagin announces that $6.45 million of that total is a contract to develop and produce an ultra-high resolution, high brightness, high contrast, full color OLED microdisplay at a low unit cost. This Defense-wide Manufacturing Science & Technology (DMS&T) award is funded by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and logistics (USD AT&L) and will be administered by the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) Science and Technology (S& T) Division. The $6.45 million dollar contract will be executed over the next 30 months. The DMS&T program was established in FY08 to complement each military service's Man Tech program. The goal is to focus on cross-cutting defense manufacturing needs, those that go beyond the ability of a single service to address, and to stimulate the early development of manufacturing processes and enterprise business practices concurrent with S& T development to achieve the largest cost-effective impact.

eMagin Announces Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Award to Develop Advanced OLED Microdisplays
October 29, 2014
eMagin Corporation (NYSE MKT: EMAN) a leader in OLED microdisplays and virtual imaging technologies previously announced on October 9, 2014 a total of $6.8 million in new R&D contract awards. Today eMagin announces that $6.45 million of that total is a contract to develop and produce an ultra-high resolution, high brightness, high contrast, full color OLED microdisplay at a low unit cost. This Defense-wide Manufacturing Science & Technology (DMS&T) award is funded by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and logistics (USD AT&L) and will be administered by the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) Science and Technology (S& T) Division. The $6.45 million dollar contract will be executed over the next 30 months. The DMS&T program was established in FY08 to complement each military service's Man Tech program. The goal is to focus on cross-cutting defense manufacturing needs, those that go beyond the ability of a single service to address, and to stimulate the early development of manufacturing processes and enterprise business practices concurrent with S& T development to achieve the largest cost-effective impact.

Cornell University Converts 10 Sports Facilities to LED Lighting from Ephesus Lighting; James Lynah Rink and Friedman Wrestling Center to be illuminated with LED from Ephesus Lighting
October 29, 2014
Cornell University announced today that Ephesus Lighting, the leader in installing high-output LED lighting at sports and entertainment venues, has been selected to install its system at 12 indoor facilities, including 10 sports venues, at the school's Ithaca, NY campus. The announcement was made by W.S. (Lanny) Joyce P.E., Director of Utilities and Energy Management and Campus Energy Manager Mark Howe P.E., of Cornell University and Mike Lorenz, President of Ephesus Lighting.


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