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Law ends the need for regulator logos on devices
December 01, 2014
27 November 2014 Electronic devices sold in the US are no longer required to display regulatory symbols and text, after a new law was passed. The E-Labels Act said products such as smartphones and tablets could instead provide the information within the device's software.

U.S. holiday shoppers sprint to the starting line; Gray Thursday supplants Black Friday as retailers seek edge with big sales
November 29, 2014
FULL TEXT Work crews were still cleaning up confetti from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade when the lines began forming outside the storefronts in Herald Square. Some shoppers were there for the sales, starting across the United States earlier than ever this year. Others were there just to revel in the spectacle of what many retailers are now calling ''Gray Thursday.'' And this year, that nickname - in wider use as Black Friday cedes its dominance as the bargain-day start of the holiday shopping season - has taken on an added meaning. Retailers warily eyed the rain and snowstorms that waylaid thousands of holiday travelers and consumers overnight and in some regions, caused power outages. On Friday, the big retailers reported brisk traffic overnight. Walmart said that 22 million shoppers streamed through stores across the country on Thanksgiving Day - more than the number of people who visit Disney's Magic Kingdom in an entire year, the retail giant pointed out.

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Oregon (Nov. 28)
November 28, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Oregon. *** Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,881,070) developed by three co-inventors for an "optical proximity correction based on edge fragment correlation." The co-inventors are Junjiang Lei, Fremont, California, George P. Lippincott, Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Le Hong, West Linn, Oregon. The patent application was filed on Feb. 18, 2014 (14/183,228). The full text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8881070.PN.&OS=PN/8881070&RS=PN/8881070 Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against GT Advanced Technologies, Inc. Executives - GTAT
November 28, 2014
 Pomerantz LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against GT Advanced Technologies, Inc. ("GT Advanced" or the "Company")(NASDAQ: GTAT) and certain of its officers.   The class action, filed in United States District Court, District of New Hampshire, and docketed under 14-cv-00485, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased GT Advanced securities between November 5, 2013 and October 6, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period").  This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").  If you are a shareholder who purchased GT Advanced securities during the Class Period, you have until December 8, 2014 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class.  A copy of the Complaint can be obtained athttp://www.pomerantzlaw.com.   To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby atrswilloughby@pomlaw.comor 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, x237. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.

Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent for Biometric Makers
November 28, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,893,065) developed by four co-inventors for "biometric markers in a debugging environment." The co-inventors are Neeraj Joshi, Fremont, California, Badruddin Agarwala, Pleasanton, California, Tarak Parikh, San Jose, California, and Vivek Bhat, San Jose, California.

Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent
November 28, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,881,070) developed by three co-inventors for an "optical proximity correction based on edge fragment correlation." The co-inventors are Junjiang Lei, Fremont, California, George P. Lippincott, Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Le Hong, West Linn, Oregon.

Supply of electronic components
November 28, 2014
Award: Supply of electronic components Contract award dollar amount: 74593.60 Contract award date: November 26, 2014 Contractor awarded DUNS: 040901068 Contractor name : BAE SYSTEMS LAND & ARMAMENTS L.P. Contractor address : 1801 electronics dr anniston 362076844 Us Implementing agency : Defense Logistics Agency Dla Land And Maritime Active Devices Division Po Box 3990 Columbus Oh 43218-3990 Usa Point Of Contact(S): Alan Searfoss614-692-2049 Alan.Searfoss@Dla.Mil Country :United States

Packaging Technology Development Engineer (NCG)
November 27, 2014
Altera has issued the following Job vacancy: Packaging Technology Development Engineer (NCG) Location: US-CA-San Jose Requisition ID: 4896 # of openings: 1 Description

Park Electrochemical Corp. Announces Appointment of Jim Brown as Technical Sales Engineer
November 27, 2014
Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE-PKE) announced the appointment of Jim Brown as a Technical Sales Engineer of Park Electrochemical Corp. In this position, Mr. Brown will be responsible for sales of Park's aerospace and electronics product lines in the Eastern territory of the United States. Mr. Brown will report to Robert Nurmi, Park's Vice President of Sales – Americas.

Medical Product Outsourcing
November 01, 2014
  West Pharmaceutical Services Inc., a manufacturer of devices for injectable drug administration, is expanding its global manufacturing operations to include a site in Waterford, Ireland.       The new facility will produce packaging components for insulin injector cartridges and other high-value packaging components, in order to meet growing demand from pharmaceutical and biotech customers, the company reported. Once operational, this site could bring approximately 150 new jobs to Waterford and is intended to grow to support additional jobs through future expansions.         "With diabetes emerging as one of the fastest growing diseases globally, our pharmaceutical customers are expanding their production lines for injectable insulin. To meet this growing demand, we are announcing an expansion today that will help us address this need and continue to serve this critical patient population," said Donald E. Morel Jr., West's chairman and CEO.       In the future, according to Morel, West plans for the site to be a center of excellence for the advanced packaging component of range of sophisticated injectable therapies.           "Waterford, Ireland, is an ideal setting for this new plant, given its business-friendly environment and the growing health science industry in the area," Morel added.


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