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ABI Research Brings Out Automotive Infotainment and Automotive Safety and Autonomous Driving Market Research
August 21, 2014
ABI Research reported that automotive head-unit processor revenues are expected to grow from $680 million in 2013 to $1.95 Billion in 2020.

ABI Research Reports Automotive Head-unit Processor Revenues
August 21, 2014
Automotive head-unit processor revenues are expected to grow from $680 million in 2013 to $1.95 Billion in 2020, according to a release from ABI Research. "Automotive head-units are transitioning from proprietary architectures requiring long development cycles and Tier1-led integration efforts towards platform designs. Ford set the tone back in 2007 with its SYNC solution based on CPU hardware from Freescale and the Windows Embedded OS allowing quicker development time frames and independence from the previously dominant Tier1 suppliers. With head-unit infotainment, HMI, clusters, safety, and telematics complexity continuing to increase, hardware approaches are consolidating and evolving towards reference designs and open platforms such as the open source GENIVI stack, already adopted by BMW. This allows car OEMs to increase the reuse of software and middleware while decreasing costs and time-to-market and at the same time leveraging open ecosystems of suppliers," said VP and practice director Dominique Bonte.

Omron Secures Spot as a Best and Brightest Elite Winner by NABR
August 21, 2014
The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) noted Omron Automation and Safety as an Elite Winner for Strategic Company Performance during the Association's annual Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For luncheon in Chicago, Illinois.

Smartcool Rolls Out Update on Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector
August 21, 2014
Smartcool Systems has provided an update on the beta testing initiative announced on July 8, with a Florida-based food distribution firm. According to a release, the goal of this phase is to determine the impact of the Smartcool technology on compressor optimization.

Southside; Southside: Peachtree City issues crosswalk reminder
August 21, 2014
Peachtree City is reminding residents about its right-of-way rules. Pedestrians always have the right of way in crosswalks, and motorists must stop for them. However, golf carts do not have right of way, and drivers must watch for and yield to automobile traffic. Golf carts may not use highway crosswalks or sidewalks adjacent to highways, and should use tunnels and bridges instead.

Smartphone gyroscopes may allow phone snooping
August 20, 2014
Your smartphone can be used to eavesdrop on private conversations using the device's internal gyroscopes, scientists warn. Hackers may not need access to phone microphones and cameras, they could use a smartphone's internal gyroscopes to decipher audio waves that hit the device, according to a study by Stanford University and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, an Israeli defence technology company.

Due to Recent Incidents of Imposters and Scammers National Grid Reminds New York Customers to be on Alert.
August 20, 2014
  Hicksville, NY (PRWEB) August 20, 2014       Imposters and scammers are posing as utility employees and robbing customers on Long Island and in Queens at their doors and over the phone. National Grid has put its employees and contractors on heightened alert and reminds customers to do the same to ensure safety and security.       Every National Grid employee carries a photo ID card, and any contractor doing work for the company is also required to carry a National Grid ID. If someone requesting entry into your home or place of business does not show an ID card, don't let them in and call National Grid at 1-800-930-5003 for Nassau, Suffolk County and the Rockaway Peninsula or 718-643-4050 for Brooklyn, Staten Island and parts of Queens. If customers feel there is an immediate danger, they should call 911.           National Grid has implemented a successful pilot program in several towns and neighborhoods contacting customers before a meter reader comes to their home. National Grid has worked with Senator Schumer on getting the word out. However, National Grid's long term solution to customer privacy and security lies in the roll-out of its Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) program. This program would allow for monthly meter readings to be collected by driving by a customer's home without accessing the property.

Harkin Announces $712,000 for Rural Development in Fremont County; Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) News Release
August 19, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the city of Thurman will receive a grant of $407,000 and a loan of $305,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program for improvements to their waste water and disposal treatment center. Harkin is a senior member and former chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and a senior member of the Appropriations panel that funds rural development projects.

Global Near Field Communication Market Expected to Reach USD 20.01 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research.
August 18, 2014
  Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 18, 2014     According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Near Field Communication (NFC) Market (By Products - NFC Controller ICs (chips), NFC Tags, NFC Readers and NFC Secure Elements; By Applications - Payments, Ticketing, Booking, Data Sharing, Services, Authentication and Access Control, Healthcare, Games and Toys, and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global market for NFC, in terms of revenue, was valued at USD 1.07 billion in 2012 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 43.7% during the forecast period from 2013 to 2019. The growing adoption of NFC technology in smartphones emerged as the most significant growth driver for NFC market. In 2012, North Americawas the largest market for NFC which held a share of around 32% in terms of revenue owing to the significant demand for contactless payments and early implementation of technology.           Browse the full Near Field Communication (NFC) Market Report at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/near-field-communication-market.html.       Among all the product types, NFC reader was the largest segment in terms of revenue in 2012 and accounted for around 46% share of the total market, majorly owing to higher selling prices.

Inspection system
August 01, 2014
Omron launched a new inspection system using 3D measurement, called VT-S500, which is Omron's solution to providing next-generation, 3D inspection capability at minimal cost. With good 3D image processing, the VT-S500 accurately analyses the topographical features of solder fillets to ensure PCB quality and reliability. Advanced software, capable of absorbing production inconsistencies and noise, creates adaptable and stable inspection programs. By minimising program teaching and tuning times, the VT-S500 greatly reduces the inspection costs traditionally associated with automated optical inspection (AOI). With ultra high-speed inspections and dual-lane availability, cycle times have reduced and productivity has increased. The VT-S500 is available with camera magnifications of 10 or 15 microns, and is capable of processing PCBs up to 510 mm610 mm (in singlelane applications) or 510 mm300 mm (in dual-lane applications).


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