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Raleigh Metal Recycling and Goldsboro Metal Recycling Complete Year-End Review
April 17, 2014
Raleigh Metal Recycling and its sister company, Goldsboro Metal Recycling, announced they have completed their year-end financial review. In a release on April 15, the Companies said that in 2013 they exported a record $9 Million of scrap metal to China, making these North Carolina companies among the largest exporters to China in the State, using both Wilmington, N.C., and Norfolk, Va., ports.

Move to change gadget import norms irks US; likely to impact products like Apple's iPads, iPhones
April 17, 2014
NEW DELHI, KOLKATA: Another irritant threatens India-US business ties that have been on edge of late. India's proposed new standards for imported electronic gadgets such as tablets and mobiles have irked the US, which has termed them non-tariff barriers in a communication to the department of commerce, two government officials familiar with the matter told ET. The standards could impact products such as Apple's iPads and iPhones. Imported electronic goods such as tablets, laptops, printers, scanners, set-top boxes, wireless keyboards, TV sets and microwave ovens have to comply with specified Bureau of Indian Standard certifications starting July 1. The deadline has been extended thrice by the government to give companies enough time for compliance.

Move to Change Gadget Import Norms Irks US
April 17, 2014
Another irritant threatens India-US business ties that have been on edge of late.India's proposed new standards for imported electronic gadgets such as tablets and mobiles have irked the US,which has termed them non-tariff barriers in a communication to the department of commerce,two government officials familiar with the matter told ET.The standards could impact products such as Apple's iPads and iPhones.Imported electronic goods such as tablets,laptops,printers,scanners,set-top boxes,wireless keyboards,TV sets and microwave ovens have to comply with specified Bureau of Indian Standard certifications starting July 1.The deadline has been extended thrice by the government to give companies enough time for compliance."They have written," confirmed a department of commerce official.Another government official said US industry groupings and companies had also taken up the issue,apart from their government.The US has said it sees these standards as non-tariff barriers designed to keep imports out to benefit the domestic industry.The department of telecom (DoT) is working on a separate set of rules to include cellphones within the definition of the word `telegraph' to ensure mobile operators only use handsets that have been tested at an accredited local laboratory.Besides,the Directorate General of Foreign Trade has advocated mandatory disclosure of a mobile phone's specific absorption rate (SAR) value as a precondition for all future mobile handset imports into India.DoT has engaged the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to frame safety and product standards for mobile phones in coordination with Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC),DoT's technical arm.BIS will formulate product standards for mobiles that will focus on safety and performance.These norms,which could have implications for US telecom equipment manufacturers,are still in the formulation stage and may not meet the July 1 deadline.The US industry sees these standards as non-tariff barriers that could impact exports to India.The telecom industry is particularly peeved at the requirement of local testing.Recently,the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA),a powerful US trade body representing manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks,had in a letter to the US International Trade Commission said "there is no evidence that location of an internationally accredited testing lab corresponds with the level of security assurance provided to it or the product itself ".TIA had added that "there are long-standing,internationally accredited labs conducting such testing and location does not have a bearing on the accuracy of the test as long as the lab has achieved appropriate certification".It also warned that India risked supply chain disruptions and increased costs for telecom service providers (TSPs) and their vendors as it currently lacked the requisite lab testing capacity.It said the July 1 local testing deadline should be deferred,failing which potential supply chain disruptions could hit consumer pricing.India and US trade relations have been at their lowest after a row over the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in December and more recently when the US Inter Trade Commission,a quasi-judicial federal American agency,began a review of New Delhi's trade and investments rules.It is investigating if India's intellectual property laws discriminated against US companies.Attempt by the two countries to resolve long-pending tax disputes concerning transfer pricing have also not been able to make much headway despite India taking a very flexible position.Globally,the debate on sanitary and phytosanitary standards has only deepened with most countries switching to developing their own standards to ensure upgradation of local manufacturing and preventing substandard imports.India's move to introduce stringent standards for electronic goods has also been prompted by concerns over substandard goods finding their way into the Indian market.Trade expert Biswajit Dhar agreed that most countries are using standards as nontariff barriers after tariffs came down,but added India was an outlier that has not yet got down to develop its own standards."We need to develop product standards as all kinds of cheap and low-quality goods have started coming into the country.We need to get more aggressive on this but also get industry on board," said Dhar,director general of think tank Research and Information System for Developing Countries.Speaking at a CII conference on standards on Wednesday,Rajeev Kher,commerce secretary,pointed out that standards had effectively replaced tariffs in the international trade discourse.He highlighted how different countries in Africa had upgraded their standards for various products and many of these were now on par with developed country standards.

Electronic Warfare Market Forecast Analysis (2014 - 2020) (Electronic Support, Electronic Attack and Electronic Protection)
April 16, 2014
Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Electronic Warfare Market Forecast Analysis (2014 - 2020) (Electronic Support, Electronic Attack and Electronic Protection) http://www.reportbuyer.com/countries/asia_pacific/south_korea/electronic_warfare_market_forecast_analysis_2014_2020_electronic_support_electronic_attack_electronic_protection.html The report provides market analysis of the global electronic warfare market over the next six years. It contains the analysis of drivers, challenges, and restraints impacting the industry. It also discusses about the industry, market, and technology trends that are currently prevailing in the electronic warfare market. It provides the market size of the global electronic warfare market over the next six years and talks about the market share by different sub-sectors for each region It tracks, analyzes and lays out the market size of the major defense spenders in each region and provides market share by sub-category namely, Electronic Attack, Electronic Support and Electronic Protection. It talks about the leading competitors in the global electronic warfare market and apart from a general overview of the companies; it also provides details on their financial positions, key products, their unique selling points, and key developments

Global Mobile Medical Apps Trends Industry
April 16, 2014
Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Mobile Medical Apps Trends Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p02052113/Global-Mobile-Medical-Apps-Trends-Industry.html A mobile medical app refers to software that is developed to run on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Designed to assist the clinical community, these apps play an important role in modern medicine. The report analyzes and presents an overview of Mobile Medical Apps market worldwide. The report also provides global market estimates and projections for Mobile Health Apps in US dollars and Units for years 2012 through 2017. Supported with 4 market data tables, the report highlights the ever increasing permanence of Mobile Medical Apps. The report highlights the recent M&A activities in the industry involving key players including Athenahealth, Jawbone, US HealthConnect Inc., Azumio and others. The report also discusses the launch of Mobile Medical Apps by leading manufacturers including Mayo Clinic, Happtique, Apple, mRemedy and others witnessed by the industry over the last few years. In addition, 68 companies operating in the Mobile Medical Apps arena worldwide including Apple, Google, iHealth Lab, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Quest Diagnostics are profiled.

Vivado Design Suite 2014.1 Increases Productivity with Automation of UltraFast Design Methodology and OpenCL Hardware Acceleration; New release delivers faster runtimes, improved QoR, OpenCL kernel support and automates UltraFast design methodology best practices for 7 series and UltraScale All Programmable devices
April 16, 2014
 Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today released the Vivado® Design Suite 2014.1, the industry's only SoC-strength development environment. This release extends the automation of the UltraFast(TM) design methodology and delivers an average of 25 percent faster runtimes and 5 percent improvement in performance across all devices. Also new to 2014.1 is hardware acceleration of OpenCL kernels, within Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS). Logo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020822/XLNXLOGO

Deca Technologies Ships 100-Millionth Wafer-Level Packaged Component; Fully Automated Manufacturing Technology Drives Growth for WLP Startup
April 16, 2014
Deca Technologies, an electronic interconnect solutions provider to the semiconductor industry, today announced that it has shipped its 100-millionth component. The company attributes this milestone to strong demand from portable electronics manufacturers for wafer-level chip scale packages (WLCSP) manufactured using Deca's unique, integrated Autoline production platform, which is designed to achieve faster time-to-market at lower cost.

United States Courts Opinions: District Court for The Northern District of California: Synopsys, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corporation
April 15, 2014
District Court for The Northern District of California has issued the following order: United States District Court For the Northern District of California 1 The parties also filed a second joint discovery letter, in which Mentor moves to compel the deposition of Synopsys employee Nels Vander Zanden prior to the issuance of this order. [Docket No. 149.] That letter is denied as moot. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SYNOPSYS INC, Plaintiff(s), v.

United States Courts Opinions: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit: 13-12488 - USA v. Sonyini Clay
April 15, 2014
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has issued the following order: IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT ________________________ No. 13-12488 Non-Argument Calendar ________________________ D.C. Docket No. 0:12-cr-60143-JIC-3 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus SONYINI CLAY, Defendant-Appellant. ________________________ Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ________________________ (April 14, 2014)

Top 10 smartwatches setting the trend
April 11, 2014
Compared to the cool response from consumers, the investment market has turned white-hot, and some are even saying that overinvestment and potential bubbles have started to appear in the market, especially since not many brands have made big profits. As one of new categories of smart wearable devices, smartwatches have been covered by media from all possible angles since last year. Some even joked that the device has forced the US cartoon character Dick Tracy to eat his heart out!


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