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.

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).

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.

Gas company to install wireless transmitters
July 25, 2014
The Southern California Gas Company will be installing transmitters on residents' natural gas meters in September in south Orange County. The company is about a year ahead of its original plans, public affairs manager Paul Simonds of the Southern California Gas Company said in a presentation to the Ladera Ranch Civic Council on Monday. He told the council the timeline for the company to install the transmitters, which allow the meters to wirelessly send data, has drastically changed.

PlaceUs tracks user location for family and friends, excludes advertisers
July 24, 2014
Alohar Mobile launched a new app this week called PlaceUs that gives contextually aware location information to a user's small group of family and friends, according to a story at Gigaom.

New NanoMarkets Report Projects Smart Lighting Chips Markets to Reach over $1.0 Billion by 2019; Report
July 24, 2014
  Glen Allen, VA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014         The market for LED drivers, MCUs, sensors and other chips used in smart lighting will grow from around $67 million in 2014 to $1.05 billion in 2019. This is according to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets titled, "The Markets for Smart Lighting Drivers, Controllers and Sensor Chips – 2014." Based on the broad acceptance of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), of which smart lighting is a part, NanoMarkets has considerably upgraded its long-term forecasts for smart lighting compared with a previous report they issued in 2013.

July 20, 2014
INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for the construction of the City of Covington's Water Treatment Plant Improvements projects will be received by the City of Covington, Virginia, at Covington City Hall, 333 Locust Street, Covington, Virginia 24426 until 2:00 p.m. local time, on August 12th, 2014, and shortly thereafter the Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud in the City Council Chambers.

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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