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SofTech Q3 net loss increases
April 24, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: SofTech, Inc., a provider of product lifecycle management, or PLM, software solutions, has reported that net loss for the third quarter ended February 28, 2014 was $275,000, or $0.31 loss per share, compared to a net loss of $14,000, or $0.01 loss per share, for the same quarter ended February 28, 2013.

Altera and TSMC Partner to Deliver Packaging Technology to Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs
April 24, 2014
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.

Celanese Showcases Product Portfolio at Chinaplas
April 24, 2014
Celanese Corp., a global technology and specialty materials company, is showcasing at Chinaplas 2014 - Asia's biggest plastics trade fair being held in Shanghai through April 26 - a product portfolio designed to create customer value, including engineered materials, EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) polymers and cellulose derivatives.

-Mentor Graphics Analog Characterization Environment Selected by Alps Electric for Complex Mixed-Signal ICs
April 24, 2014
ENP Newswire - 24 April 2014 Release date- 23042014 - WILSONVILLE, Ore.-Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Alps Electric Co., Ltd., a leading global manufacturer of electronic components for mobile devices, home electronics, automotive vehicles, and environment/energy markets, has selected the Analog Characterization Environment product (ACE), which was previously a Berkeley Design Automation product, for characterization of its complex mixed-signal and sensor ICs.

Pre-Market Pulse on Software Stocks -- Research on Autodesk, Mentor Graphics, Concur Technologies, and PTC Inc.; Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.
April 23, 2014
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,161.46, up 0.97%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.40% to 16,514.37, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,879.55, up 0.41%. The gains were broad based as eight out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index finished the day at 593.19, up 0.42%, while the same has declined 0.80% in the last one month. Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), Concur Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: CNQR) and PTC Inc. (NASDAQ: PTC). Free technical research on ADSK, MENT, CNQR and PTC can be downloaded upon signing up at:

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights:Qualcomm, Intel, Broadcom, Nvidia and America Movil S.A.B.
April 23, 2014
Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM-Free Report), Intel (Nasdaq:INTC-Free Report), Broadcom (Nasdaq:BRCM-Free Report), Nvidia (Nasdaq:NVDA-Free Report) and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:AMX-Free Report). Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations.Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free.

Xilinx releases Vivado Design Suite 2014.1
April 23, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Xilinx, Inc., a supplier of programmable logic devices, has released the Vivado Design Suite 2014.1, extending support for the new UltraFast design methodology.

Federal Home Loan Bank Members Selected for Community Support Review 2014-2015 Review Cycle-1st Round
April 23, 2014
Office of the Federal Register has issued the following notice: Action Notice. Summary The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is announcing the Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) members it has selected for the 2014-2015 Review Cycle—1st Round under the FHFA's community support requirements regulation. This notice also prescribes the deadline by which Bank members selected for review must submit Community Support Statements to FHFA. Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Selection for Community Support Review II. Public Comments DATES: Back to Top

CHINAPLAS 14: Asia s demand for packaging growing strong - Dow
April 23, 2014
SHANGHAI (ICIS)--The rising affluence, changing lifestyles and growing consumption in Asia has resulted in a strong demand for packaging in the region, officials at US major Dow Chemicals said on Wednesday.

Mentor Graphics unveils enterprise verification platform
April 21, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Mentor Graphics Corp., a provider of electronic hardware and software design solutions, has unveiled the Mentor Enterprise Verification Platform, or EVP, which combines Questa verification solutions, Veloce OS3 emulation resourcing technology, and Visualizer, a debug environment, into a globally accessible datacenter resource.


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