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Altera and TSMC to bring advanced packaging technology to Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs
April 21, 2014
HONG KONG & HSINCHU, TAIWAN: Altera Corp. and TSMC announced the two companies have worked together to bring TSMC's patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology to Altera's 20 nm Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs.

Altera and TSMC to bring advanced packaging technology to Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs
April 21, 2014
HONG KONG & HSINCHU, TAIWAN: Altera Corp. and TSMC announced the two companies have worked together to bring TSMC's patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology to Altera's 20 nm Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs.

Altera, TSMC Team Up To Bring Advanced Packaging Technology To Arria 10 FPGAs
April 21, 2014
(RTTNews) - Altera Corp. (ALTR) and TSMC (TSM) Monday said they have worked together to bring TSMC's patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology to Altera's 20 nm Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs.

Samsung's plan to KO Apple; At stake: Who's the champ with consumers
April 21, 2014
In the South Korean industrial town of Gumi, about a 45-minute helicopter ride southeast of here, Samsung Electronics factory workers, nearly all of them young women, were methodically applying the finishing touches on Galaxy S5s. The launch of Samsung's newest flagship smartphone on April 11 was a little more than a week away, and though most of the Galaxy S5 manufacturing process in the factory is automated, workers on this day were putting the backs of AT&T Galaxy S5 phones on or manually removing the stickers on tiny components. Not far away on the Gumi campus, Samsung's very first mobile phone, the SH-100, is on display. A large and heavy (1.54 pounds) contraption compared with today's models, it launched during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Samsung pays homage to its mobile past at Gumi, where walls of about 1,800 phones introduced by the Korean electronics giant are encased behind glass and displayed by year. Could 2014 be the year that Samsung KOs rival Apple in its dogged pursuit of the mantle as top consumer-tech brand? Silicon Valley's marquee heavyweight bout is all the buzz.

Altera, TSMC Team Up To Bring Advanced Packaging Technology To Arria 10 FPGAs
April 21, 2014
(RTTNews) - Altera Corp. (ALTR) and TSMC (TSM) Monday said they have worked together to bring TSMC's patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology to Altera's 20 nm Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs.

U.S. Navy Tests Infrared Search And Track On Boeing Super Hornet
April 20, 2014
Here is the text of news released by official news agency Bernama on its website: The U.S. Navy recently tested, for the first time on a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft, the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensor that will find hard-to-detect targets over long distances.

@HD New Head 80 inside lead/cover;Facebook makes#124computers?Well, you would too if the machines you use #124for all that traffic keep melting down
April 20, 2014
Sarah Frier Bloomberg Hidden away in Building 17 of Facebook's headquarters is a 170-person team that's toiling away on products not usually associated with a social-networking company; hardware. Up from just seven people in 2010, the team designs, manufactures and supplies the powerful server computers that handle Internet traffic for the company in Menlo Park, California. The group has produced hundreds of thousands of the machines, with Facebook last year spending $1.36 billion (Bt44 billion) on its own data centres, compared with $606 million in 2011. Now the question is whether Facebook can make the leap from servers into consumer hardware when it completes a $2-billion deal for Oculus VR, which produces headsets that let people immerse themselves in virtual games. Consumer electronics is a competitive arena marked by narrow margins, and Facebook would be stepping into a wearables industry where Google and Samsung Electronics are playing. It also involves navigating regulatory restrictions in different countries for what materials can be used and how a product can be disposed of, says Pamela Gordon, president of design consulting firm Technology Forecasters in Oakland, California.

The Canadian Press business calendar for April 21-25; Business calendar for April 21-25
April 17, 2014
The Canadian Press business calendar for April 21-25 (all times local): MONDAY, APRIL 21 WASHINGTON - Conference Board releases leading indicators for March (10 a.m.) TORONTO - Telecom company Rogers Communications Inc. releases first-quarter results after markets close. ---

The Aftermarket Strikes Back With Apple CarPlay
April 17, 2014
The aftermarket car stereo industry led in-car electronics innovation for decades. From high-powered, sonically accurate audio systems that included large subwoofers and strategically placed speakers to the first in-dash navigation and backseat video packages, if you wanted cutting-edge technology in your car-whether new or existing-for years you had to go to an aftermarket stereo shop, not an auto dealership. But because of a perfect storm of factors-such as cars becoming more complex and therefore more difficult to integrate aftermarket electronics into, automakers simultaneously becoming more innovative while also realizing that tech sells, and the wane of the car stereo craze of the late '80s and early '90s-the aftermarket became less relevant and saw sales slide.

Lockheed and University of Arizona deliver JWST imaging instrument to NASA
April 14, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, and the University of Arizona have delivered the primary imaging instrument of the James Webb Space Telescope, or JWST, to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.


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