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Ready for the American dream?
December 20, 2014
Xiaomi Corp - the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer - plans to launch its new handset at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next year, marking the US market debut for the fast growing Chinese IT company. Xiaomi is poised to enter the US scene. However, a patent row in the Indian market has cast a shadow over the company's overseas prospects. Gladdy Chu reports.

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Dec. 19)
December 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California. *** Edge3 Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Edge3 Technologies, Phoenix, and Honda Motor, Tokyo, have been assigned a patent (8,914,163) developed by four co-inventors for a system and method "for incorporating gesture and voice recognition into a single system." The co-inventors are Pedram Vaghefinazari, Long Beach, California, Stuart Masakazu Yamamoto, Hacienda Heights, California, Tarek El Dokor, Phoenix, and Josh Tyler King, Phoenix. The patent application was filed on May 1, 2014 (14/267,690). 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=8914163.PN.&OS=PN/8914163&RS=PN/8914163 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Oregon (Dec. 19)
December 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Oregon. *** NIKE Assigned Patent for Ball Incorporating Element ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- NIKE, Beaverton, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,905,861) developed by Derek A. Fitchett, Beaverton, Oregon, for a "ball incorporating element to remove cover." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2012 (13/405,868). 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=8905861.PN.&OS=PN/8905861&RS=PN/8905861 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

Synopsys Appoints Janice D. Chaffin as New Board Member
December 19, 2014
Synopsys Inc.recently announced changes in its management, as per which it has appointed Janice D. Chaffin to its board of directors effective immediately. Chaffin previously served as the president of Symantec Corporation's consumer business unit from 2007 to 2013.

-ON Semiconductor Unveils New Family of Ultra-Low Power Precision Operational Amplifiers
December 19, 2014
ENP Newswire - 19 December 2014 Release date- 18122014 - PHOENIX, Ariz. - ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), driving energy efficient innovations, has introduced a family of affordable, precision CMOS operational amplifiers that deliver zero drift operation and industry leading quiescent current for front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs.

Washington: COMPUTER VARIOUS
December 19, 2014
Government Service Administration has issued the following auction detail: COMPUTER VARIOUS Sale-Lot Number: 51QSCI15033012 City, State: Chicago, IL Current Bid: 25 USD Bidders: 0 Close Time: 12/24 04:08 PM CT * Time Remaining: 5 Days, 5 Hours, 35 Minutes

Iowa: Microelectronics Packaging Engineer
December 19, 2014
Department of Iowa Workforce Development, The State of Iowa has issued the following job opportunities: Wage Location CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52411 Requisition Number: AMS6339 Job Title: Microelectronics Packaging Engineer Category: Engineering

Household-refuse disposal services
December 19, 2014
Contract award: municipal waste collection from property owners living in the commune dzierzoni?w and their management. The contract is for the implementation of municipal waste collection services from property owners living in the commune Dzierzoni?w and their management.

Arizona: Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $27.5 Million to Settle Overbilling Allegations
December 19, 2014
Department of Justice has issued the following news release: Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems (LMIS) has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for work performed by LMIS employees who lacked required job qualifications.

Smartphone repair businesses have ringing registers
October 13, 2014
FULL TEXT It lasts less than a second, but that second can stop the beat of a smartphone user. An expensive mobile device slips out of a hand and plummets 3 feet to Earth - will it emerged unscathed? Since 2007, the year Apple released the first iPhone, mobile devices with shattered screens have been a common sight. But often, the expensive devices aren't ruined - and two Westchester County businesses have entered the niche market of repairing damaged electronics. Just over a month ago, Patrick Harter launched iFixiBuy, which makes house calls to fix iPhones and other electronic devices in the Westchester area. He said the business fit with his tinkering nature.


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