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KLA-Tencor Introduces Key Systems For 5D Patterning Control Solution
August 29, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014: Today, KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) introduced the WaferSight PWG patterned wafer geometry measurement system, the LMS IPRO6 reticle pattern placement metrology system and the K-T Analyzer 9.0 advanced data analysis system. These three new products support KLA-Tencor's unique 5D patterning control solution, which addresses five elements of patterning process control-the three geometrical dimensions of device structures, time-to-results and overall equipment efficiency. The 5D patterning control solution is being developed to drive optimal patterning results through the characterization, optimization and monitoring of processes inside and outside the lithography module. By combining these measurements with intelligent feedback and feed forward process control loops, this solution can help chipmakers obtain faster, more cost-effective ramps of multi-patterning, spacer pitch splitting and other advanced patterning technologies using existing process equipment.

SMIC selected in "Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award"
August 29, 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporations ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, announced today, it was selected by Hong Kong Yazhou Zhoukan Limited in the Fourth Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award, and won the High-Tech Enterprise Award due to its exceptional business operations and outstanding performance. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited was founded in 1987 in Hong Kong, covering matters on economics, political and social culture, which caught the attention of the Chinese worldwide. The Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award selects Mainland Enterprises listed in Hong Kong that has the best performance and is recognized by the market. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited's research department makes its decisions on the rankings based on audited data from the companies. To pick out the best performing companies from each industry, the market value, turnover and growth, net profit and net profit growth, total assets, as well as level of awareness and influence in the international capital market were all examined. SMIC has shown excellent financial performance such as 9 quarters of consecutive profit, gross profit margin, and net income. Additionally, in recent years, growth rate far exceeded industry standards, and corporate social responsibility has been fulfilled by actively carrying out environmental protection and charity work, to get into the final list and win the High-Tech Enterprise Award. 

NetCracker Enters Into Agreement with Cable South Media III
August 29, 2014
NetCracker Technology reported that Cable South Media III has agreed to a multi-year extension of its hosted managed services agreement for NetCracker's fully hosted order-to-cash solution.

Cree and Lextar Electronics Launch LED Collaboration
August 29, 2014
Cree and Lextar Electronics reported that the companies have entered into an agreement whereby Cree will make an investment in Lextar and the companies will enter into a supply agreement for sapphire-based LED chips.

LG unveils Moto 360-like circular Android Wear smartwatch
August 29, 2014
Srinagar, Aug. 29 -- Following the June release of its Android Wear G Watch, LG has announced a new smartwatch - the LG G Watch R. The LG G Watch R is said to be the world's first watch-style wearable device to feature a circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display. It utilises 100 per cent of its watch face, says the company.

Flextronics To Participate In Upcoming Investor Conferences
August 28, 2014
 Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) announced today that it will participate in the following events during the month of September.  Live webcasts of both conferences will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Flextronics website at:http://www.flextronics.com/investors.

Image Sensor Market Worth $15.77 Billion by 2020
August 28, 2014
According to a new market research report "Image Sensor Market by Technology (CMOS, CCD), Spectrum, Array, Scanning Method, Application (Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Industrial, Security, Automotive, Aerospace, and Defense) and by Geography - Analysis and Forecast (2013 - 2020)", published by MarketsandMarkets, Image Sensor Market is expected to reach $15.77 Billion by 2020 growing at a CAGR of 8.06% from 2014 to 2020. Browse 61 market data Tables with 83 Figures spread through 191 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Image Sensor Market".

Cree Introduces Industry Breakthrough Replacement for Halogen MR16 Lamps; MR16 Series TrueWhite® LED Lamps Deliver Industry Leading Performance with a Payback in Months;
August 28, 2014
Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the MR16 Series LED lamp with TrueWhite® Technology, that delivers the soft, diffused light of a traditional 50-watt halogen MR16 lamp, and is designed for global compatibility with virtually all existing sockets. With a suggested retail price of USD 25, Cree MR16 TrueWhite LED lamps consume up to 83 percent less energy and are designed to meet ENERGY STAR® qualification to deliver a rapid payback of less than one year.* "The Cree® MR16 TrueWhite® LED lamp is the best 50-watt halogen replacement lamp to combine the energy saving benefits of LED with the light distribution and color quality our clients expect," said Lee Mehler, principal architect and president, LMHT Associates/National Restaurant Designers. "We've been disappointed with other MR16 LED lamps on the market, but after testing the Cree® MR16 Series TrueWhite® LED lamp we are specifying and recommending the use of this product for new and retrofit projects to replace existing halogen MR16 lamps with Cree."

GameStop Announces Special Guests for GameStop EXPO 2014
August 28, 2014
GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, is offering the public and PowerUp Rewards(TM) members an unforgettable experience in meeting celebrities and video gaming luminaries, getting autographs and playing games months before release at the ultimate event for gaming fans: GameStop EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 9-10. GameStop EXPO attendees will have the chance to meet the following special guests during the event on Wednesday, Sept. 10:WWE Superstar Seth Rollins from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the 2K boothUFC fighter and Brazilian mixed martial artist Rafael Souza dos Anjo in the Alienware booth from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.McFarlane Toys Founder and Legendary Spawn artist, Todd McFarlane at 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in the McFarlane Toys booth. See all the newest action figures and statues from McFarlane Toys including those from AMC's The Walking Dead, WWE, Assassin Creed, HALO, Rabbids, NFL, NBA and MLB.One of the industry's brightest stars: Nolan North. Well known for his voice work as Nathan Drake from theUnchartedseries, Desmond Miles fromAssassin's Creed, the Penguin inBatman: Arkham Cityand many more memorable characters, North will be available for autographs at the Turtle Beach booth from1:00 - 4:00 p.m. *times subject to changeAshly Burch, the voice of Tiny Tina from Borderlands 2, will be also be available for autographs at the Turtle Beach booth from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. *times subject to changeGreg Horn, illustrator of Death of Wolverine in the Diamond Comics booth 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.Back by popular demand, a selection of Game Informer magazine editors will be in-the-house. Swing by the Game Informer booth, have a chat about their favorite games and grab a free collector's edition poster. For other photo opportunities, fans can:

New Vandal Resistant LED Wall Pack Survives Multistory Drop Test
August 28, 2014
Access Fixtures tested the durability of vandal-resistant LED wall packs in their new video, "Will It Light?" In the video, Access Fixtures team members and lighting specialists dropped a vandal-resistant wall pack with LG LED Modules from the roof of a building. As a control, they also dropped an Epson printer. While the printer shattered immediately, the vandal-resistant wall pack only suffered a small crack and still lights. The test demonstrates the durability of the wall pack's aluminum housing. The video can be found on the vandal-resistant LED wall pack page .


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