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Apple and IBM Deliver First Wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps
December 18, 2014
India, Dec. 18 -- CUPERTINO, California and ARMONK, New YorkDecember 10, 2014Apple and IBM today deliver the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business apps and supporting cloud services that bring IBMs big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise. IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are now available to enterprise customers in banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and for governments and airlines, thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between Apple and IBM. IBM clients today announcing support for IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions include: Citi, Air Canada, Sprint and Banorte. What were delivering aims directly at the new quest of businesssmart technologies that unlock new value at the intersection of big data and individual engagement, said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services. Our collaboration combines IBMs industry expertise and unmatched position in enterprise computing, with Apples legendary user experience and excellence in product design to lift the performance of a new generation of business professionals.

ReportsnReports Issues TSV 3D IC Industry Future Market Trends Research
December 18, 2014
ReportsnReports added Future Trends of the Worldwide TSV 3D IC Industry research report published in Dec 2014 and providing global industry value forecast up to 2017 and major players' development plan in 2015 and 2016.

Federal Court orders Apple to turn over documents to Competition Bureau; Federal Court grants order against Apple
December 17, 2014
TORONTO - Apple Canada Inc. has been ordered to hand over "relevant" documents to the Competition Bureau related to an investigation into whether Apple uses anti-competitive measures to push the sale of its iPhones.

ON Semiconductor Unveils New Family of Ultra-Low Power Precision Operational Amplifiers; New zero drift, low voltage devices highly suited to precision applications in industrial, consumer, wireless, IoT and automotive where strong stability across wide operating temperature ranges is mandated
December 17, 2014
ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN ), driving energy efficiency innovations, has introduced a family of affordable, precision CMOS operational amplifiers (op amps) that deliver zero drift operation and industry leading quiescent current for front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs. Targeted at industrial, white goods, telecom, wearables, Internet-of-Things (IoT), test equipment and instrumentation applications, the NCS325 and NCS333 op amp devices enhance the accuracy of motor control feedback and power supply control loops, thereby contributing to higher overall system efficiency. These devices are complemented by the new NCV333 automotive-qualified (AEC-Q100 grade 1) op amp offering similar functional performance for power train, braking, electronic power steering, valve controls, fuel pump and fuel injection system applications. Featuring high DC precision parameters, such as the 10 micro Volts (µV) maximum input offset voltage at ambient temperature and the 30 nV/°C of offset temperature drift, make these amplifier devices extremely well optimized for low side current sensing and voltage differential measurement on front-end sensor functions. Minimal voltage variations over temperature along with close to zero offset ensure the efficiency of systems exposed to wide operating temperature ranges without the need for complex software calibration algorithms, resulting in a more manageable design and longer product lifespan.

GT Advanced Technologies Issues Response to Apple's Statement Following Release of October 8th Declaration
December 17, 2014
MERRIMACK, N.H., Dec. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (OTC Pink:GTATQ) today issued the following statement: "The position that Apple has taken in response to the release of our October 8th declaration is in line with our expectations, as reflected in paragraph 52 of Dan Squiller's October 28th declaration in support of the Apple Settlement," said Tom Gutierrez, president and chief executive officer. "Although we have different views on the matter, we believe we have settled our disputes with Apple and see no point in further addressing the circumstances that led to our Chapter 11 filing or our relationship with Apple. Our focus now is on moving the company forward through the bankruptcy process. We remainoptimistic that the Bankruptcy Court will approve the Apple Settlement Agreement on November 25th because it is in the best interest of all parties."

Legacy Electronics Elected New Member of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers
December 17, 2014
Legacy Electronics , a USA manufacturer of computer products, was selected for membership in the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM ). AGEM is a global non-profit international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, systems, online technology, key components, table games, support products and services for the gaming industry.

Alibaba Makes Strides in Cleaning Up Counterfeits, But More Work Is Needed
December 17, 2014
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A knock against Alibaba Group  is that its Web sites feature too many counterfeit electronics, apparel and countless other products. The huge Chinese e-commerce company, however, has made great strides in eliminating such items from its sites during the past year, especially in recent months, after itsIPOin the U.S. But not everyone is happy with Alibaba’s cleanup efforts yet. Must Read: Warren Buffett’s Top 10 Dividend Stocks

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Rockwell Collins, Northrop Grumman and L-3 Communications Holdings
December 17, 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 Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT-Free Report), Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA-Free Report), Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE:COL-Free Report), Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC-Free Report) and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LLL-Free Report). Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations.Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free.

Contracts for December 17, 2014
December 17, 2014
December 17, 2014 CONTRACTS ARMY Hellfire Systems LLC, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $150,002,546 modification (P00133) to Foreign Military Sales contract W31P4Q-11-C-0242 (Australia, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Indonesia, Egypt, Lebanon) to manufacture and deliver 2,109 Hellfire II missile models, air-to-ground missiles models AGM-114R, AGM-114R-3, AGM-114P4-A, training guided missile TGM M36E7, and air-training-missile ATM-114Q-6. Fiscal 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $150,002,546 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Nov. 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity. DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $42,877,839 modification (P00062) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0040 for Operation Enduring Freedom aviation maintenance support. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $42,877,839 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is April 6, 2012. Work will be performed in Afghanistan. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Lectronix Inc. of Lansing recieves MFi License.
December 16, 2014
  Lansing, Mich (PRWEB) December 16, 2014     Lectronix Inc., an electronics design and manufacturing business in Lansing, Michigan has received their MFi manufacturing license. MFi, which stands for "Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad", is a licensing program put on by Apple Inc. The license provides documentation and technical support for development, and access to proprietary Apple components such as connectors for manufacturing. Applicable electronic accessories built by MFi manufacturers also have the right to display authorized MFi logos.           With the MFi license, Lectronix is now able to design and manufacture products that connect to Apple devices. "As an innovative electronics supplier, Lectronix is always keeping an eye on the future. We see more and more customers across diverse industries that are finding connectivity with Apple devices to be a key part of their product strategy. With this license we are now better prepared to help our customers build those solutions." said Tom Bayerl, CEO of Lectronix.     As smart, connected devices become more prominent in every aspect of life, being able to design electronics with versatile connectivity options becomes a crucial part of the product development process. Lectronix plans to utilize their MFi license to help customers achieve optimal connectivity for their products in the age of the Internet of Things.     About Lectronix, Inc.:           Founded in 2002, Lectronix provides a mix of engineering services, manufacturing, and proprietary in-house designs to customers seeking turnkey solutions for complex electronic assemblies.


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