TriQuint Posts 2Q 2014 Results
July 28, 2014
TriQuint Semiconductor has reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 28. Commenting on the results, Ralph Quinsey, President and CEO, stated, "Revenue and earnings in the second quarter exceeded the high end of our previous guidance and our full year outlook remains strong. We continue to see robust demand in our infrastructure and mobile markets as worldwide demand for 4G LTE services ramp up with very strong demand for LTE base station products and premium filters for smartphones. We expect to exceed our goal of 500 basis points of gross margin improvement year over year and are now targeting 2014 full year non-GAAP gross margins to be greater than 40 percent. Additionally, we expect full year non-GAAP EPS to be up more than 6 times our 2013 results."

Analog Devices Completes Acquisition of Hittite
July 28, 2014
Analog Devices has completed its acquisition of Hittite Microwave Corp. in an all-cash transaction at a purchase price of $78 per share, reflecting a total enterprise value of approximately $2 billion.

HITTITE MICROWAVE: Faces Merger-Related Class Suit in Delaware
July 28, 2014
Delores Joyce, on Behalf of Herself and All Others SimilarlySituated v. Hittite Microwave Corporation, Gregory R. Beecher,Ernest L. Godshalk, Franklin Weigold, Rick D. Hess, Adrienne M.

Agriculture; Farmland will revert to the wild;
July 28, 2014
Dateline: CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio Nestled among acres of rolling Pickaway County farmland, the newly christened Bartley Preserve stands out. The property, formerly owned by the List family, contains slopes and ridges created by glaciers, allowing rare and endangered plants to thrive in seasonal wetlands. It's in the flyway zone of many bird species as they migrate south for winter. And an unexcavated Adena burial mound has been there for thousands of years, quietly reminding those who pass by of the area's varied history. Rows of soybean plants currently cover the soil, but by fall 2015, the Appalachia Ohio Alliance hopes to begin replacing the cash crop with plants that might have been there when the Adena people roamed the plains.

Local water projects tap Bush-era bill
July 27, 2014
This city's rust-tainted water is on a slow path to rehabilitation as a second water main replacement begins Friday, public works officials said. About 2,500 feet of underground steel pipe, the concrete lining of which has worn away, will be ripped up to make way for new pipes, fire hydrants and water meters. The repair is expected to take two months. "Our water main system dates back to the late 1920s and has become almost famously unreliable, as seen by major leakage and significant damage to the street," said Sierra Madre Public Works Director Bruce Inman.

Quote-worthy this week
July 27, 2014
"We made this purchase in order to expand the Brookdale Place of Wooster campus ... The expansion will almost double the number of residents we can care for at the campus and will allow us to meet the growing need for Alzheimer's and dementia care in the area."

Seventh Sense Biosystems Updates on Receipt of Notices of Allowance for 3 Patents
July 27, 2014
Seventh Sense Biosystems (7SBio) reported that it received notices of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for three patent applications (U.S. Patent Applications 13/680,351, 13/456,570, and 13/292,254).

Streamwood overpays for drinking water, is credited $80,000 by supplier
July 26, 2014
An agency that supplies drinking water to Streamwood overcharged the village roughly $80,000 in May, a gaffe officials traced to a valve left open in a Schaumburg Road pumping station.

Search is on for the lost ships of Ribault; Team aims to find remains of French expedition that helped shape First Coast's heritage
July 11, 2014
ST. AUGUSTINE | A team of archaeologists unveiled plans Thursday for an oceangoing expedition to find the lost French fleet of Jean Ribault, which sank 449 years ago in a history-changing hurricane off Florida's Atlantic coast. They have a pretty good idea where to look.

For nursery and fruit tree crops: An Intelligent Sprayer
January 01, 1970
FULL TEXT Conventional spray application in floral, nursery, and other specialty crop production requires exces- sive amounts of pesticide to achieve effective pest control. This excessive pesticide use has economic as well as environmental consequences. To address this prob- lem, our research at the USDA-ARS Application Technology Research Unit has demonstrated that optimizing the spray coverage, rather than the spray volume, can reduce pesticide use by more than 50% and result in significant production cost savings. Until recently, to achieve the optimum spray coverage required for effective pest and disease control, spray applicators had to follow complex operational guidelines, which could vary for each situation.


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MEMS wafer inspection system from Sonoscan
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