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Invesco Perp Sel Tst Annual Financial Report -3-
August 01, 2014
London, NewRiver Retail, Nimrod Sea Assets, Macau Property, G4S and Shaftesbury. The holding in Carnival was disposed of. Outlook 2014 to date has seen the UK equity market struggle to find a convincing direction. Despite the well publicised improvements in economic growth in the UK and US economies, the current valuation of the market represents a level that reflects this optimism, but which may struggle to be maintained if the pace of earnings growth does not accelerate. Meanwhile, the outlook is likely to remain challenging for the foreseeable future due to a combination of elevated valuations and an environment of continued flat corporate profit growth. The other significant reasons for caution over the near term are the impact of a reduction in the scale of asset purchases under the policy of quantitative easing in the US, uncertainty about the strength of economic growth in the developing world, especially China, and a heightened level of political risk both in a domestic context ahead of the UK General Election and internationally due to the Ukrainian/Russian situation and Iraq. It is unlikely that the last two years' market performance will be repeated in the coming year.

Elbit Systems of America Delivers F-16 CDEEU and CPD to Lockheed Martin
August 01, 2014
Elbit Systems of America reported initial deliveries of the latest F-16 avionics upgrades, the Center Pedestal Display (CPD) and updated Common Data Entry Electronics Unit (CDEEU) to Lockheed Martin.

Elbit Systems of America Delivers Systems to Lockheed Martin
August 01, 2014
Elbit Systems of America reported initial deliveries of its latest F-16 avionics upgrades, the Center Pedestal Display and updated Common Data Entry Electronics Unit to Lockheed Martin.

Nordson EFD's New Optimum Clear Flex Piston Reduces Piston Bounce for More Consistent Dispensing Results; Innovative flex material prevents air entrapment in pulse pressure dispensing to reduce product waste
July 31, 2014
Nordson EFD , a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN ), the world's leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, introduces its Optimum® Clear Flex Piston, a new dispensing solution to achieve more consistent results when dispensing viscous fluids. The Clear Flex Piston reduces bounce by creating a tighter seal between the piston and the fluid than other pistons in the market. Nordson EFD's new piston is made from a pliable material that allows the inserted piston to flex under pressure, creating a tight seal between the piston and barrel. The seal stops air from passing by the piston, preventing piston separation and pulsing (or bounce) during dispensing. The piston fits tightly enough into the syringe barrel to maintain excellent barrel wall wiping throughout the dispensing cycle, reducing costly fluid waste. The clear flex material provides superior strength, exceptional clarity, and chemical compatibility with a wide variety of assembly fluids ranging from adhesive dispensing to lubrication systems. It is especially effective for highly viscous or filled materials where piston bounce is a known issue, such as greases, pastes, or solder paste.

Telestream Switch Combines Multiformat Playback, Inspection, and Media Conversion into One Simple Tool for Media Professionals; Announcing the release of Switch to simplify media inspection and iTunes asset package creation for broadcast and post-production professionals
July 31, 2014
 Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced the release ofSwitch, a new multiformat media player that provides broadcast and post-production professionals everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Switch is built on the same technologies Telestream developed for its professional transcoding tools, which power the digital media ecosystems of 95% of top US broadcasters, 80% of Fortune 100 companies in the US, thousands of media professionals, and literally millions of consumers.

BAE SYSTEMS PLC Half Yearly Report -7-
July 31, 2014
In December 2013, the Letter of Offer and Acceptance was finalised between the Republic of Korea and the US government, down-selecting BAE Systems to upgrade avionics and electronic systems and perform systems integration on more than 130 F-16 aircraft. Phase one of the contract was received in May, valued at approximately $140m (GBP82m), and work has begun on the initial aircraft in Fort Worth, Texas. Phase two is expected in the second half of the year, bringing the total value of the programme to approximately $1.3bn (GBP0.8bn).

BAE SYSTEMS PLC Half Yearly Report -5-
July 31, 2014
As part of the Iveco team, BAE Systems was chosen to provide up to 600 HybriDrive(R) Series-E systems for hybrid city buses in Paris, France. The business has begun deliveries of 475 HybriDrive(R) propulsion systems for Nova Bus hybrids in Quebec, Canada.

BAE SYSTEMS PLC Half Yearly Report -4-
July 31, 2014
Dividends received from equity accounted investments, mainly comprising Eurofighter and FNSS, amounted to GBP13m (2013 GBP10m). The cash outflow in respect of the share repurchase programme of GBP235m (2013 GBP90m) represents shares purchased and cancelled under the programme announced in February 2013.

Leaders lag behind Ed
July 31, 2014
When it comes to collecting cash from registered lobbyists, U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey is at the head of the line. Records show his nearly $611,000, collected in the past year and a half, tops some big names in D.C., including:

United States : Industry s First 256-Channel, 24-Bit Current-to-Digital Converter Module for CT Scanners Simplifies Design and Reduces System Costs
July 31, 2014
Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance signal processing technology and leading provider of ICs for medical imaging, introduced today a current-to-digital converter module that reduces the cost and complexity of computed tomography (CT) scanner system design. The ADAS1131 is a 256-channel, 24-bit current-to-digital converter module that is available in a 15-mm² BGA package with a 0.8-mm pitch. The device uses approximately 33 percent less PCB area than alternative devices that offer only half the channel density. The 0.8-mm pitch packaging feature enables designers to mount the ADAS1131 on a standard PCB substrate, a less costly and higher yield option than high density, specialized PCB substrates requiring laser vias.


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