Headlines


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 -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.

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.

Transparency Market Research Publishes Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Report
July 31, 2014
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (Water-based, Solvent-based, Hot Melt, Radiation Cured) Market For Tapes, Specialty, Labels, Graphics, and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global pressure sensitive adhesives market was valued at USD 5.58 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 7.96 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 5.2 percent over the forecast period from 2013 to 2019.

GameStop Technology Institute Builds On IT Technology Innovation To Drive Positive Customer Experiences; New Partnerships with Shelfbucks, BestFit Mobile and Dynamic Signal to Help GameStop Address the Needs of Today's Empowered and Informed Consumer
July 30, 2014
GameStop (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes consumers' favorite technologies affordable and simple, announced today that its GameStop Technology Institute (GTI) business unit has entered into strategic partnerships with Shelfbucks, BestFit Mobile and Dynamic Signal to further extend its focus on driving technological innovation and change within its store environments. Dedicated to harnessing the power of new and emerging technologies to better address the needs of today's empowered and informed consumer, GTI was launched by GameStop to pursue an open innovation strategy whereby the Company partners with leading organizations and institutions to explore and build best-in-class research and development capabilities.

VIZIO Launches All-New VIZIO.com for A More Beautifully Simple Consumer Research and Shopping Experience; Special Product Bundle Deal and Free Shipping on All Orders For Limited Time
July 30, 2014
 VIZIO, America's #1 Smart TV1 and Sound Bar2 company, launched today the all-new VIZIO.com, featuring a consumer-centric user experience designed to inspire, inform, entertain and simplify the journey for consumers looking to purchase their next product. Distinguishing itself as the industry leader, VIZIO's reimagined platform optimizes the user experience with a fully responsive design and easy-to-use research and shopping tools. Using large-scale visuals and motion graphics, VIZIO technology is easy to digest in the context of relatable, everyday settings and use cases. In celebration of the launch, VIZIO.com is offering free shipping on all eligible products3 and a special product bundle through August 64. Committed to offering a streamlined, best-in-class shopping experience, the intuitive user interface empowers consumers with convenient research and shopping tools, along with an easy checkout flow. While shopping, consumers can browse highlighted products, learn about key features and benefits of new technology and compare models with ease. A new predictive search tool also makes it easy to find products or customer support information quicker across desktop, tablet or mobile devices.

Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium Awards Funding to Binghamton University for Development of Electronics and Biometric Sensor Platforms; Project selected for its focus on optimizing packaging to ensure robustness of wearable sensors
July 30, 2014
The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), an industry-academia partnership with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), has awarded funding for a project proposed by Binghamton University to develop electronics and biometric sensor platforms for human performance monitoring (HPM). The $425,000 project, with contributions from the University of California, Berkeley, and electronics packaging firm i3 Electronics, Inc. (Endicott, N.Y.), is scheduled for completion in early 2015.  The electronics platform includes a flexible substrate, battery, processor, WiFi communications and interface electronics. The biometric sensor platform includes temperature and electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors, allowing calculation of the wearer's heart rate.  ECG signals from human subjects and from an archive of human ECG recordings (from both healthy individuals and those with clinical conditions) will be utilized to test the sensor electrodes and onboard electronics. The processed data will be used to calculate heart rate, and data transmitted to a local network will be compared to the input signals. These tests will then be repeated on 10 units produced in the manufacturing run, all of which will be used to transmit ECGs, heart rate and temperature from human subjects. A second LED-based oximeter sensor will also be evaluated for the detection of blood oxygen levels and heart rate.

Industry’s First 256-Channel, 24-Bit Current-to-Digital Converter Module for CT Scanners Simplifies Design and Reduces System Costs
July 30, 2014
Washington, D.C.: Biotechnology Industry Organization has issued the following news release: ADI’s new current-to-digital converter module doubles channel count while requiring 33 percent less real estate than alternative devices, plus mounts on standard PCB substrates.

Hardware Engineer (FPGA/Verilog)
July 30, 2014
National Defense Industrial Association has issued the following news release: Job Title: Hardware Engineer (FPGA/Verilog) Company: BAE Systems Location: Reston, VA 20190

US Contract Notice: Department of the Navy Issues Solicitation for "Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS) OV-10 Aircraft Integration Support"
July 29, 2014
Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command Officer has issued requirement for "Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS) OV-10 Aircraft Integration Support."


NEW PRODUCTS

Entegris announces GateKeeper GPS platform
07/15/2014Entegris, Inc., announced last week the launch of GateKeeper GPS, its next-generation of automated regeneration gas purification system (GPS) technology....
Bruker introduces Inspire nanoscale chemical mapping system
07/15/2014Bruker today announced the release of Inspire, the first integrated scanning probe microscopy (SPM) infrared system for 10-nanometer spatial...
MEMS wafer inspection system from Sonoscan
06/25/2014Sonoscan has announced its AW322 200 fully automated system for ultrasonic inspection of MEMS wafers....