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Janam Introduces Powerful Rugged Mobile Computer with Multi-OS Support
January 26, 2015
New XM5 provides maximum investment protection by enabling migration from Windows to Android operating system on the same hardware WOODBURY, N.Y. -- Janam Technologies LLC, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today announced the launch of its XM5 family of rugged mobile computers. Designed to maximize the mobility investments of enterprise and government organizations, the new XM5 supports Windows® Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android(TM) operating systems on the same hardware, enabling customers to choose the OS strategy and application migration schedule that best meet their mobility requirements. The XM5 combines the latest technological advancements in mobile devices with a sleek and rugged design to provide the power and flexibility required by mobile workers in field sales, field service, public safety, direct store delivery and transportation and logistics markets. Customers can choose between integrated, best-in-class, 1D/2D imager or 1D laser scanner for instant decoding of the hardest-to-read barcodes. Embedded RFID and NFC reading capabilities ensure more efficiency and accuracy in a variety of applications including inventory management, asset tracking, personal identification and mobile point of sale.

Epson's Newest PowerLite K-12 Classroom Projectors Deliver Extended Lamp Life
January 26, 2015
Eight New Models Offer Brightness, Connectivity and Up to 10,000 Hours of Lamp Life in Economy Mode LONG BEACH, Calif.,  -- Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide(1), today announced eight new cost-effective PowerLite(® )projector models giving teachers even more lamp life with up to 10,000 hours(2) of use to engage with students and deliver dynamic lessons. In addition to extended lamp life, the new models offer a range of brightness, resolution, connectivity, and budget options to meet the need of any K-12 classroom. The new affordable and easy to use projectors include the PowerLite S27, X27 and W29 models. For advanced connectivity with premium audio features, the new series also includes the PowerLite 97H, 98H, 99WH, 955WH, and 965H networkable models. "We pride ourselves on delivering a variety of projection solutions for K-12 classrooms," said Jason Meyer, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. "For schools looking for bright, budget-friendly projectors, advanced connectivity and flexible installation features, the new PowerLite projectors offer several options that allow educators to deliver vivid lessons in any learning environment."

SPTS Technologies announces collaboration with Fraunhofer IZM
January 26, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: ORBOTECH LTD. has announced that SPTS Technologies, a manufacturer of etch, deposition and thermal processing equipment for the semiconductor industry, is collaborating with Fraunhofer IZM on next generation wafer level packaging of microelectronic devices.

Xiaomi answers the call for smartphone evolution
January 26, 2015
On most iPhones sold around the world, there is a thin line of production information embossed on the lower back that reads: "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China." On most iPhones sold around the world, there is a thin line of production information embossed on the lower back that reads: "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China." China, the world's largest smartphone manufacturer, is striving to contribute more in the design part instead of being bogged down by tedious outsourcing deals and knockoff businesses known for narrow profit margins and intense labor conditions. Xiaomi Corp, a four-year-old startup headquartered in Beijing, is eagerly expecting to shake off the title as "the world's best iPhone copycat" and build its own legend in design and innovation.

Cree Updates on Financial Results for 2Q of Fiscal Year 2015
January 26, 2015
Cree, Inc. reported revenue of $413.2 million for its second quarter of fiscal 2015, ended December 28, 2014, which is similar to revenue of $415.1 million reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2014. According to a release on January 20, the Company noted that GAAP net income for the second quarter was $12.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, a decrease of 66 percent year-over-year compared to GAAP net income of $35.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2014. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was $37.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, a decrease of 33 percent year-over-year compared to non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 of $56.8 million, or $0.46 per diluted share.

GE Introduces Lumination LED Track Lights and Recessed Multiples
January 26, 2015
GE has introduced its Lumination TS Series LED Accent Lights. GE said that LED track lights make it easy to achieve specification-grade accent lighting in any sales environment. With flood and spot versions, multiple beam options and three choices of color temperature, creating bright, more energized stores for customers is a cinch.

Hacking the secrets of Australia’s Joint Strike Fighter
January 26, 2015
The University of New South Wales, Australia has issued the following news release:OPINION: Design details of Australia’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have been stolen by Chinese spies, according to reports this week, although it’s not clear whether the information was highly classified or not. But this isn’t the first time information on the JSF has been stolen – it’s just one among a long history of security breaches over the aircraft and its manufacturer Lockheed Martin. In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that information on more than two dozen weapon systems were compromised by Chinese hackers, including ballistic missile defence systems, the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport and the US Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship.

Ricoh Americas Unveils Ricoh NV-10A Binoculars
January 26, 2015
Ricoh Americas unveiled Ricoh NV-10A digital binoculars, which can penetrate fog, smoke, rain and sand to provide an image.

GIGAPHOTON Honored with 2015 "Toshiba Partnership Award" from TOSHIBA Semiconductor & Storage Company Yokkaichi Operations; Gigaphoton's Green Innovations, Including Helium-Free Purge Process, Win High Recognition
January 25, 2015
Gigaphoton Inc. , a major lithography light source manufacturer, today announced that the company has been recognized with a 2015 Partnership Award from Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Company's Yokkaichi Operations, a major world production base of NAND flash memory devices. Gigaphoton received this award for its efforts in developing innovative solutions for reducing the consumption of rare gas, thereby contributing to a great reduction of materials cost.

GIGAPHOTON Honored with 2015 "Toshiba Partnership Award" from TOSHIBA Semiconductor & Storage Company Yokkaichi Operations; Gigaphoton's Green Innovations, Including Helium-Free Purge Process, Win High Recognition
January 25, 2015
Gigaphoton Inc. , a major lithography light source manufacturer, today announced that the company has been recognized with a 2015 Partnership Award from Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Company's Yokkaichi Operations, a major world production base of NAND flash memory devices. Gigaphoton received this award for its efforts in developing innovative solutions for reducing the consumption of rare gas, thereby contributing to a great reduction of materials cost.


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