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Strategy Analytics: GaAs Device Market Rings Up Record Revenues in 2013
September 20, 2014
Ongoing growth in cellular and Wi-Fi applications will continue to drive GaAs device revenues higher. According to a company release, the recently released Strategy Analytics Advanced Semiconductor Applications (ASA) Forecast and Outlook report, "GaAs Industry Forecast: 2013- 2018" and the accompanying spreadsheet model forecasts further growth in the GaAs device market in 2014, before competitive technologies and trends act to reduce the growth rates. Strategy Analytics has published the annual market forecast report for clients of the ASA service, but it is also available to purchase separately. Extensive market models detailing the more than 30 market segments that utilize GaAs devices back the forecast. The ASA service specifically focuses on the different semiconductor technologies like GaAs, GaN, InP, SiC and silicon that compete for end applications in the RF, optical and power electronics segments, resulting in the most robust market data in the industry.

Kemet and NEC Signs Amendment to Option Pact
September 20, 2014
Kemet Corp. reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kemet Electronics Corp., and NEC Corp. have entered into an amendment to the parties' March 12, 2012 Option Agreement.

Excalibur Exhibits Secures ONS 2014 Best HSE Stand Performance Award
September 20, 2014
Excalibur Exhibits recently reported that it has been awarded the Best HSE Stand Performance Award at Offshore Northern Seas 2014 (ONS 2014), a bi-annual event held in Stavanger, Norway.

Apple Chip Suppliers Feel iPhone Love; New Products Give Big Boost; Avago, InvenSense, NXP, Maxim, Synaptics among firms seen in coveted roles
September 19, 2014
When Apple fans get their first up-close looks at the new iPhone 6 smartphones, a bevy of chipmakers hope that the fans will like what they see. Just which chipmakers have components inside the new products won't be entirely known until sales start on Friday and research firms do their first tear-downs. Apple, as per its custom, declined to identify any suppliers. But analysts say that likely suppliers include InvenSense, Avago Technologies, Maxim Integrated Products, NXP Semiconductors and Synaptics.

NEC Display Solutions NP-PE401H
September 16, 2014
With its 1,920-by-1,080 resolution and 4,000-lumen rating, the DLP-based NEC Display Solutions NP-PE401H ($1,999) is of obvious interest if you need to show images with lots of fine detail at an image size suitable for a midsize room. It's a little short on convenience features; for instance, it has a 1.1x zoom. But that's why NEC calls it an entry-level, professional-installation projector. More important is that it does a good job on all the basics, making it worth considering. The NP-PE401H is a step up in resolution from our Editors' Choice for high-resolution projectors. The 1,400-by-1,050 Canon REALiSSX80 Mark II offers other advantages that make up for the slightly lower resolution, including unusually capable color management. However, if you're more concerned with showing a lot of clearly readable detail at once, the NP-PE401H's higher resolution can make it the better fit.

Canon's Photokina Rollout Highlighted by EOS 7D Mark II
September 15, 2014
Canon is announcing more than half a dozen new products at Photokina, but none are more anticipated than the EOS 7D Mark II SLR.The camera's release has been rumored ahead of every major trade show in recent memory, but it's now a reality. The replacement for the company's flagship APS-C SLR includes a new 20-megapixel image sensor with Dual Pixel Phase AF, a 65-point focus system with all cross-type sensors, and 10fps burst shooting. There are a lot of focus points, so Canon is using a lever system to move the active point, a departure from the more typical directional pad. The new 7D is powdered by dual Digic 6 image processors and supports a native ISO 100-16000 range, with sensitivities as high as ISO 51200 available in extended mode. Its body is sealed against dust and splashes, the shutter is rated to 200,000 cycles, and GPS isbuilt in.

International Business Times - US ed.
February 26, 2014
  World smartphone leader Samsung on Monday (24 February) unveiled the company's 2014 marquee phone Galaxy S5 in Barcelona a few days ago.           With the launch of Samsung's new flagship smartphone, we have an opportunity to draw comparisons between the device and its rival Apple iPhone 5S.

Google Nexus 5 Rumour Roundup: Expected Features, Price and Launch Details.
October 20, 2013
  Just a few days ago, search engine giant Google did a little goof-up by accidently revealing the price of the company's upcoming smartphone Nexus 5 on the official Google Play store.           We are not sure if (http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/514965/20131018/lg-nexus-5-google-play-price-specifications.htm) Google's faux paus was a genuine accident or an intentional gimmick but it has certainly gained interest among fans. With the rumoured launch of Nexus 5 set for 30 October, many would be enthusiastic to know about the features of the LG-Google smartphone.     Here are the latest reports regarding Nexus 5's features and price details:     Display and Design:

Google Nexus 5 Video Leaked Ahead of Launch.
October 13, 2013
  France-based online retailer 'Club SFR Smartphones' has released a video, purported to be of the upcoming Google Nexus 5 running on the Key Lime Pie (aka v4.4 Kit Kat) OS, just days ahead of the official launch.       In the seven-minute long video, an anonymous user shows the alleged Nexus smartphone from different angles, some of the applications (Camera, Google Earth and more) and the settings configurations.       Even though it looks credible enough to believe that this handset might be Nexus 5, there are few anomalies in the video which suggest this may be a prototype model. For instance, the phone's back-cover does not feature the 'Nexus' logo embellishment carried by the smartphone on the Google Kit Kat statue unveiling video. As the user goes through the settings options, we can see that the OS version says Key Lime Pie, not v4.4 Kit Kat.           Adding weight to the argument, certain applications (Google Photos, app drawer, search app and others) were missing some additional features which were rumoured to come in the new OS, reported Android Police. [To view the video, c(http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/12/breaking-nexus-5-bares-all-in-leaked-crystal-clear-7-minute-hd-video/) lick here ]

Google Nexus 5 Pricing Details Leak Ahead of Launch.
October 08, 2013
  In the countdown to the rumoured Google Nexus 5 launch (31 October), pricing details of the Nexus 4 successor has been leaked online.   Technology website PhoneArena citing a source has revealed that Nexus 5 would come in two storage models - the 16GB with a price-tag of $299 (a[sup.1]18,500) and the 32GB model which is said to cost $399 (a[sup.1]24,700).         The leaked price details of Nexus 5 seem credible considering the fact that Nexus 4, despite featuring high-end specifications which are on par with rivals, was sold for almost half its original price. Nexus 4's 8GB and 16GB variants (unlocked) were priced $299 and $349 (a[sup.1]21,600) respectively. In comaparison, Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 had expensive price-tags.     The tipster also (http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-Nexus-5-pricing-leaks-different-battery-size-for-each-model_id48068) claimed the Nexus 5 models would come with a different battery capacity. The 16GB variant is said to feature a 2300 mAh battery, while the 32GB model would boast a 3000 mAh cell.           According to latest reports, Nexus 5 would feature a 4.97-inch full HD display with pixel density of 442 ppi (pixels per inch) and is touted to be the first Android smartphone to run on the recently unveiled v4.4 Kit Kat, out-of-the-box.


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