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PANASONIC CORP: Capacitors Actions Consolidated in California
September 19, 2014
Plaintiffs Chip-Tech, Ltd. and Dependable Component Supply Corp.asked and received an order from the United States Judicial Panelon Multidistrict Litigation transferring to the U.S. DistrictCourt for the Northern District of California three lawsuits aswell as any later-filled cases that assert similar or relatedclaims, thereby, centralizing all these cases for coordinated orconsolidated pretrial proceedings.

Pipeline Safety: Guidance for Pipeline Flow Reversals, Product Changes and Conversion to Service; Federal Register Extracts
September 18, 2014
SUMMARY: PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to alert operators of hazardous liquid and gas transmission pipelines of the potential significant impact flow reversals, product changes and conversion to service may have on the integrity of a pipeline. Failures on natural gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines have occurred after these operational changes. This advisory bulletin describes specific notification requirements and general operating and maintenance (OandM) and integrity management actions regarding flow reversals, product changes and conversion to service. This advisory bulletin also recommends additional actions operators should take when these operational changes are made including the submission of a comprehensive written plan to the appropriate PHMSA regional office regarding these changes prior to implementation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Halliday by phone at 202-366-0287 or by email at julie.halliday@dot.gov Information about PHMSA may be found at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Ericsson to discontinue development of modems
September 18, 2014
Ericsson today announced it will discontinue future development of modems and shift parts of resources in modems to radio network R&D to better capture growth opportunities in this area.

SMI Launches Digital MEMS Low Pressure Sensor.
September 18, 2014
  Milpitas, California (PRWEB) September 18, 2014         SMI (Silicon Microstructures, Inc.) introduces the SM9541 MEMS low pressure sensor Series designed especially for cost sensitive applications that need very high accuracy. The unique gage and differential offering allows for optimal signal resolution and diagnostics capability. The 14-Bit resolution and 1% accuracy provide the user high performance while the 0.2% full-scale offset stability per year provides the reliability and long-term reliability needed for critical applications. Available in low pressure ranges of 10, 20, 40, and 100 cm∙H2O (0.14, 0.3, 0.6, and 1.4 PSI). The SM9541 stands to revolutionize the low pressure sensor market with an I2C digital interface coupled with the highest accuracy and stability in the industry. Custom solutions are available for custom pressure and temperature ranges.

Micross Components Appoints Greg Hodges to Director of Sales.
September 17, 2014
  Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 17, 2014             Micross Components, a global provider of specialty electronic components with a 35 year history in supplying authentic, high-reliability products, has appointed Greg Hodges as Director of Sales.           Previously, Greg was Director of Sales at Cirrus Logic, where he achieved numerous new design wins with strategic customers and developed a domestic and international sales representative network, resulting in millions of dollars of annual revenue.

Vacutec Smart Pressure™ High Pressure Smoke Machine Wins 2014 MOTOR Magazine Top 20 Tools Award: 5th Time A Product Containing STAR EnviroTech Technology Has Won.
September 16, 2014
  Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014         Vacutec's High Pressure Smoke Machine (WV711) is recipient of MOTOR Magazine's 2014 Top 20 Tools Award. Designed for turbo engines, the WV711 uses STAR EnviroTech's patent pending Smart Pressure™ digital microprocessor technology with special Honeywell(R) flow device. This overcomes the typical thinning smoke at higher pressures, which plagues conventional analog high-pressure machines, by delivering the densest smoke at any pressure. And with contaminant-free UltraTraceUV(R) dye, it finds high-pressure leaks that smoke alone simply can't find.       Easy digital controls allow for precise pressure adjustments without fumbling with analog regulators: "Just set it and forget it." The all-digital unit comes standard with remote control and is self-calibrating and fully adjustable from 1-43.5 psi (69 mbar-3 bar). It also quantifies leaks with pressure decay (PSI/bar) and flow rate.         The award-winning WV711 smoke machine marks the 3rd generation and 20th year of high pressure smoke machines for Vacutec.

News Quiz
September 07, 2014
1. AAA was expecting 2014 to see the biggest Labor Day travel weekend since 2008. How many Americans were expected to travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday?

Xiaomi Mi Band vs. Fitbit Flex Fitness Band Price And Specifications Comparison [WATCH VIDEOS].
August 22, 2014
  The Xiaomi Mi Band and the Fitbit Flex Fitness Band are two wearable fitness trackers that have similar features including sleep tracker. Read on for the Xiaomi Mi Band vs. Fitbit Flex Fitness Band price and specifications, or "specs"comparison.       (https://www.facebook.com/xiaomichina/posts/735249586510637) According to the Xiaomi Facebook page, below is a list of the Xiaomi Mi Band specifications and its price.     The Xiaomi Mi Band Specifications:           - Fitness level monitor and sleeping quality tracker   - Sleep-cycle smart alarm         - 30-day standby power           - Water resistant (IP67)         - Can be used to unlock your Mi phone without a password (Bluetooth 4.0 enabled)           - Various stylish band options (including wrap-around and leather bands)         The Xiaomi Mi Band (Length: 157-205 mm, Net Weight: 13 g) also has LED light, 41mAh lithium-ion battery and a USB cable included with it.             The Xiaomi Mi Band Price:         Approx. $13           Click (http://www.xiaomishop.com/134-mi-band.html) HERE to see more photos of the Xiaomi Mi Band from the Xiaomi Shop.       On the other hand, below are the Fitbit Flex Fitness Band specifications, which are (http://www.fitbit.com/flex/specs) from the official Fitbit website .       The Fitbit Flex Fitness Band Specifications:           - Colorful wristbands including tangerine, navy, teal and violet

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.

International Business Times - US ed.
October 11, 2013
  Popular smartphone-case maker Spigen SGP has leaked a picture of the rumoured Google Nexus 5.         Details regarding the battery-type and pricing of the new Nexus gadget had surfaced online earlier this week and Spigen SGP has now posted the back-panel image of the smartphone.     The photograph, with a tag-line "Nexus 5 Revolution Be Ready", was also accompanied by a question, "Where will you be when the revolution begins?" However, the company refrains from revealing the release date of the phone. Google is reportedly planning to launch the new Nexus smartphone, along with the newly unveiled Android v4.4 Kit Kat OS on 15 October.           The snapshot by Spigen (https://plus.google.com/116452280548684420467/posts/gBu2KJUp891) reveals Nexus 5's back-panel flaunting a big-camera sensor with an LED flash below it. The camera module is strikingly similar to the one seen on the recently released Nexus 7 (2013 edition) tablet.           According to latest reports, Nexus 5 will also see a major bump in screen size, as well as internal hardware. And as an icing on the cake, the prices of the handset variants are said to be customer-friendly like its predecessor.             The Google smartphone reportedly comes in two variants with different battery capacity: the 16GB (with 2300 mAh battery) model is expected to sell for $299 (a[sup.1]18, 500), whereas the 32GB (with 3000 mAh battery) variant is said to hold a price-tag of $399(a[sup.1]24,700).        


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