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CALIENT UNVEILS LIGHTCONNECT FABRIC MANAGER
April 01, 2015
CALIENT Technologies, Inc. has unveiled its LightConnect Fabric Manager interconnect orchestration software for the S-Series family of Optical Circuit Switches (OCS). LightConnect was developed to enable new virtual Pod (V- Pod)-based data centers by facilitating the orchestration of an OCS-based interconnect fabric for intra-data center connectivity allowing compute and storage resources to be shared between physical Pods in data centers. Pod-based data centers, as popularized by Google, Facebook, Amazon and others, are built using an easily replicated, packaged pod architecture including compute, storage and networking functionality. Pods are largely popular due to the practicalities of scaling in very large data centers where growth requires that compute resources can be brought online in a modular fashion, while the Pod also simplifies maintenance activities.

Washington: Intel Succumbs to Jesse Jackson 'Diversity' Campaign
March 28, 2015
National Legal and Policy Center has issued the following news release: Anyone seeking a first-hand look at the timidity of corporate America should look no further than Intel Corp. This January, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based semiconductor chip maker announced it would set aside $300 million by 2020 for hiring, training and promoting “underrepresented” racial minorities and women. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich revealed the plan at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas only weeks after he and other top company officials had met privately with Jesse Jackson. The announcement was a triumph for Jackson’s Silicon Valley shakedown campaign. “It’s a huge first step,” he declared, urging other tech firms to make “parity pledges.” Given the acquiescence of eBay, Google and Facebook to Jackson at their shareholder meetings last May, it is no surprise those companies are making similar commitments.

Pesticide Tolerances: Thiram
March 28, 2015
DC : This Rule document was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Action Final rule.Summary This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of thiram in or on banana. Taminco US, Inc. requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).Dates This regulation is effective March 27, 2015. Objections and requests for hearings must be received on or before May 26, 2015, and must be filed in accordance with the instructions provided in 40 CFR part 178 (see also Unit I.C. of theSUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION).Addresses

Nikon Corporation Received Intel's Preferred Quality Supplier Award
March 28, 2015
Nikon has issued the following news release: Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President) has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2014. This supplier has demonstrated industry-leading commitment across all critical focus areas on which they are measured: quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, labor and ethics systems and environmental sustainability. Nikon Corporation is recognized for their significant contributions providing Intel with semiconductor lithography systems for technology development and high volume manufacturing, deemed essential to Intel's success.

Activu to Exhibit Intelligent Video Wall Visualization and Collaboration Solutions for Control Rooms and Beyond at the ENTELEC Spring Conference & Exposition
March 28, 2015
(PRWeb) - Activu Corporation will demonstrate its proven approach to control room video wall visualization, event-based visualization and collaboration solutions for mission critical oil & gas and energy operations in Booth 851 at the Annual ENTELEC Spring Conference. The world's leading conference for communications and control technologies in the energy industries, the ENTELEC Spring Conference will take place April 7-9 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Riot Erupts At Town House
March 28, 2015
There was drama at Town House in Harare on Thursday when Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) demonstrated over the installation of prepaid water meters during a full council meeting. The meeting came to a standstill when CHRA representatives held placards and banners disrupting the council meeting.

Emerald Therapeutics Unveils ECL-1: The First Emerald Cloud Lab Production Facility and Announces First Customers
March 28, 2015
Washington, D.C.: Biotechnology Industry Organization has issued the following news release: Emerald Therapeutics, a scientist-led company re-imagining the way laboratory research is conducted, today announced the opening of its first Emerald Cloud Lab (ECL) production facility, ECL-1, in the biotech corridor of South San Francisco. ECL-1 is a state-of-the-art life sciences laboratory that scientists can remotely access via the Internet where automated robotics conduct experiments exactly as specified by the user.

Yota Phone 2 to launch Chinese version in Q2
March 28, 2015
Yota Devices, the developer of YotaPhone, the world's first dual screen smartphone with an always on e-ink display, announced a joint venture with domestic firm JieLan Ltd to promote, sell and provide customer service for YotaPhone in China on Saturday in Hainan province, during the ongoing 2015 Boao Forum for Asia. Photo taken on March 28, 2015 shows a Yota Phone 2 is displayed in a pressmeeting at the Boao Forum for AsiaAnnual Conference held in Hainan province. [Gao Yuan/chinadaily.com.cn]

India : Government to Invest 10 Billion US $ in the Chip Manufacturing Facilities Coming up in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh
March 28, 2015
Infrastructure for chip manufacturing and designing will be considerably strengthened in India to cater to the growing domestic demand and to cut down the imports in the next few years. Addressing the first Indian Electronics Expo organized by Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) in New Delhi yesterday, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India Shri RS Sharma, revealed that the government would be investing US$ 10 billion in the chip manufacturing facilities coming up in Gujarat and UP, where a consortium of manufacturing firms have come up to set up the production bases. India would also be investing US$ 400 million in developing an Indian version of micro-processor. These are part of the initiatives that are under way to create an eco-system that lays focus on high ended innovation. A dedicated fund, known as Electronics Development Fund had been created to leverage the use of venture capital funds to promote more start-ups in the country, he added.

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.


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