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Mentor Graphics Reports Fiscal 4Q Results
March 03, 2015
Mentor Graphics Corp. has reported financial results for the company's fiscal fourth quarter ended January 31. In a release on February 26, the Company noted that revenues of $439.1 million, non-GAAP earnings per share of $1.09, and GAAP earnings per share of $0.96. For the full fiscal year, revenues were $1.244 billion, non-GAAP earnings per share were $1.77, and GAAP earnings per share were $1.26. "Mentor Graphics set all-time records for the fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2015," said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. "Fourth quarter results were driven primarily by Asian foundries and their customers adopting Design-to-Silicon solutions for 14nm and 10nm nodes and by the automotive sector's continued demand for embedded software and electrical design products. Mentor's board of directors is raising the quarterly dividend by 10 percent to $0.055 per share."

Ingenuity Drives Lockheed Martin's AEHF Program To Production Milestone Early; Fourth Satellite Successfully Integrated After Air Force Program Office Wins DOD Award
March 02, 2015
 Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully integrated the propulsion core and payload module for the fourthAdvanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF)satellite nearly five months ahead of schedule. Reaching this critical milestone early accelerates AEHF-4 into its test flow and evidences the continued programmatic success of the nation's most protected military communications satellite system.

BAE Systems' Laser-based Missile Protection System for Aircraft Approved for International Sale
March 02, 2015
BAE Systems, Inc. today announced that its Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system has been approved for export by the U.S. Department of Defense. The export approval paves the way for sales to allied nations around the world, giving them access to this life-saving technology.

Intel Security Extends Protection to Include LG's New Wearable Device in Addition to Smartphones; McAfee Mobile Security to protect the LG Watch Urbane LTE; News Highlights:
March 02, 2015
Mobile World Congress - Intel Security today announced that it will help protect the LG Watch Urbane LTE with McAfee Mobile Security. Last June , the two companies announced that all LG G3 smartphones would come pre-installed with McAfee Mobile Security providing customers a more secure way to download new apps, shop online, interact on social networks and use their devices for banking and ecommerce.

Fairchild's High-Current, High Efficiency MOSFETs Now Available in TO-Leadless Packaging for Automotive; Mass production of TO-LL packaged MOSFETs well underway for a range of voltage classes specifically designed and qualified for automotive applications
March 02, 2015
Fairchild (NASDAQ: FCS) , a leading global supplier of high-performance powersemiconductor solutions, announced today the availability of its next generation PowerTrench® MOSFETs for automotive applications in the high-power TO-Leadless (TO-LL) package (JEDEC MO-299). The innovative TO-LL technology offers an extremely low package resistance, a very small footprint, and allows for exceptionally good EMI behavior. Typical automotive power electronics applications for the TO-LL packaged devices include battery management for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, battery safety switches, start-stop systems, as well as motor drives for EPS (electric power steering) and active rectification alternators. Fairchild offers devices optimized for traditional 12V battery systems as well as solutions supporting new board-net architectures, such as 48V.

Laser-Based Missile Protection System for Aircraft Approved for International Sale
March 02, 2015
BAE Systems issued the following news release: BAE Systems, Inc. today announced that its Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures (ATIRCM) system has been approved for export by the U.S. Department of Defense. The export approval paves the way for sales to allied nations around the world, giving them access to this life-saving technology.

Taqua Showcases Pre-IMS and IMS Based VoWiFi at Mobile World Congress
March 02, 2015
Taqua®, LLC, a leading supplier of mobile and fixed communications solutions, will demonstrate its standards-based VoWiFi solution supporting both Apple iPhones and Android-based handsets at booth 1H27 in Hall One at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The demonstrations will utilize Taqua's Virtual Mobile Core (VMC ) in both pre-IMS and IMS configurations, as well as Taqua's downloadable VoWiFi client for Android handsets. Significant recent mobile industry attention has been focused on VoWiFi as a straight forward, cost effective solution for the industry's long standing indoor coverage challenge. Research has shown that 24 percent of consumers are not satisfied with their ability to make and receive calls at home. Depending upon country location, 40 percent to 60 percent of mobile subscribers have similar indoor coverage issues at work. Weak indoor coverage is a key cause of subscriber churn and lost revenue for mobile network operators. Today, 34 percent of consumers cite coverage as a reason for switching providers.

IEEE Invites Global Stakeholders to Participate in Creating Standardized Consumer Rating System for Mobile Device Image Quality; New IEEE Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) Conformity Assessment Steering Committee to develop easily understandable rating system and certification program for mobile devices;
March 02, 2015
IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced that stakeholders globally are invited to participate in an open, industry-wide effort to develop and deliver a standardized, metrics-based rating system for mobile device image quality. The IEEE Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) Conformity Assessment Steering Committee is engaging carriers, mobile-device camera designers and manufacturers in creating a rating system that is easily understandable for consumers. Mobile devices with identical camera pixel count (megapixel) produce varying image quality, which may cause dissatisfaction and confusion for consumers. IEEE P1858(TM), IEEE Draft Standard for Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) , is being developed to propose standardized methods and metrics for measuring and testing mobile device image quality. The IEEE CPIQ Conformity Assessment Steering Committee is being formed to create an industry-supported consumer rating system based on the forthcoming IEEE P1858 standard, which is intended to address the fundamental characteristics that contribute to image quality.

Pittsburgh Tribune Review
March 01, 2015
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The water vapour permeability of polyethylene packaging at different stages of granulated sugar storage
February 01, 2015
SUMMARY An investigation was made of the dependence of the permeability of polyethylene packaging for the storage of granular sugar on the storage time. Increase in the permeability of the packaging is a consequence of the mechanical action of sugar particles. Standardised storage conditions ensure the retention of diffusional water vapour permeability through stacked packaging. A model is proposed for calculating the coefficient of water vapour permeability through packaging for a certain storage time.


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