Mystery Lockheed Martin-built satellite lifts off from Kennedy Space Complex
September 18, 2014
A mysterious United Launch Alliance Atlas V satellite lifted off from Kennedy Space Complex, on Tuesday night. United Launch Alliance is a 50-50 venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Q&A with Mentor Graphics
September 18, 2014
Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components.  Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn.  Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O'Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics. Could you explain a little more about Mentor Graphics, specifically its role in the automotive industry? Mentor realised very early that automotive electronics would undergo dramatic growth, and indeed become a major source of innovation.  It's said that a car can now be thought of as the most complex consumer electronics product available.  We also realized that the segment would experience particular challenges such as the need to compress development cycle times, or to design with high levels of safety.  So Mentor started investing in the automotive market ten or even fifteen years ago through a combination of internal product initiatives and technology acquisitions.

September 18, 2014
Amazon, the online retail giant, has announced a complete refresh of its tablet computer and e-reader devices, including a special child-friendly version of their Fire HD tablet. The Seattle-based firm announced new two versions of their e-reader device - the Kindle - will start shipping in October, as well as a new Fire HDX tablet that is designed to compete with the iPad Air. The announcement in New York completes an impressive round of hardware news from the e-commerce firm, after already confirming plans to bring both their TV streaming box, Fire TV and the company's first smartphone - the Fire Phone - to the UK for the first time.

Lockheed Martin and AEC to Establish Sniper Pod Support Facility in Saudi Arabia
September 18, 2014
Lockheed Martin and Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) will establish a Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) Expanded Repair Capability facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - the first Sniper support facility established outside the United States.

‘Forced labor’ rife in Malaysian factories
September 18, 2014
   NEARLY a third of some 350,000 workers in Malaysia’s electronics industry ― a crucial link in the international consumer supply chain ― suffer from conditions of modern-day slavery such as debt bondage, according to a study funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

VirnetX wins US court confirmation of Apple VPN infringement
September 18, 2014
Nevada US-based Internet security software and technology company VirnetX Holding Corp (NYSE: VHC) said that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (USCAFC) issued their ruling in the VirnetX vs Apple (13-1489-LP VirnetX, Inc v Cisco Systems, Inc. (10-CV-0417)) infringement lawsuit.

Sys Integratn/Test Eng Sr
September 18, 2014
National Defense Industrial Association has issued the following job release: Company: Lockheed Martin Location: Arlington, VA 99999 Industries: Aerospace and Defense Job Type: Full Time Employee Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Category: Engineering Occupations: Electrical/Electronics Engineering General/Other: Engineering Systems/Process Engineering Reference Code: 298741BR Date Posted: 9/18/2014

US Patent granted to Mentor Graphics Corporation (Oregon) on September 16 titled as "Power state transition verification for electronic design"
September 18, 2014
United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent no. 8,839,164, on September 16, 2014, to Mentor Graphics Corporation (Oregon), titled as "Power state transition verification for electronic design"

4G Americas Welcomes Intel to Board of Governors
September 17, 2014
4G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies, today announced the election of Intel Corporation to its Board of Governors. Intel will join leading service providers and manufacturers to foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies throughout the ecosystem's networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas.

Washington: Big Brother 3.0: FBI Launches Facial Recognition Program
September 17, 2014
Common Dreams has issued the following news release: The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Monday that its facial recognition software, Next Generation Identification (NGI), is "fully operational," cementing the launch of a program that civil rights groups warn could risk turning innocent civilians into criminal suspects. "The IPS facial recognition service will provide the nation’s law enforcement community with an investigative tool that provides an image-searching capability of photographs associated with criminal identities," the bureau said in a press release. "This effort is a significant step forward for the criminal justice community in utilizing biometrics as an investigative enabler."


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