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USPTO Published Patent application of Mentor Graphics Corporation titled as "CLUSTERING FOR PROCESSING OF CIRCUIT DESIGN DATA"
January 30, 2015
United States Patent and Trademark Office has received an application no. 20150033197, published on January 29, 2015, by Mentor Graphics Corporation, titled as "CLUSTERING FOR PROCESSING OF CIRCUIT DESIGN DATA" for the registration of patent.

Electronic Commerce International Now Supports Apple Pay.
January 29, 2015
  Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 29, 2015     Electronic Commerce International (ECI), the nation's leading payment processing solutions provider, today announced it is now offering Apple Pay set up for merchants. Apple Pay, the breakthrough contactless payment technology, allows consumers to securely pay for products and services with the tap of an iPhone, Apple Watch, or iPad.       The arrival of Apple Pay has opened a world of opportunity for merchants of all sizes to grow their businesses by offering consumers a transaction experience that is as easy as placing their phone near a point-of-sale terminal.

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Rochester-SUNY Proposal Will Advance To Final Round Of Competition For $110 Million To Create New National Institute Of Photonics - Senators Have Supported Effort and Say Rochester Is Well-Positioned To Win, As Home Of World's Greatest Concentration Of Expertise In Optics, Photonics, Imaging; DOD Now Evaluating Final Round of Proposals for Fed Funds To Establish New "Institute for Manufacturing Innovation" with Focus on Photonics - Schumer and Gillibrand Say NYS Proposal Backed by UR, RIT, SUNY Poly, Others Would Create New Photonic Assembly and Packing Facility in Rochester; Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY) News Release
January 29, 2015
Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has selected the joint proposal led by the University of Rochester (UR) and the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) to advance to the final application round of the administration's new Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI) program. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that, in October 2014, the Obama Administration launched a new competition to award $110M in federal funding, that must be matched by at least $110M in non-federal funding, to create a new, high-tech Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IMI) focused on the photonics industry.

REP. PAUL D. RYAN HOLDS A HEARING ON U.S. TRADE POLICY AGENDA
January 29, 2015
(CORRECTED COPY: COMPLETES TRANSCRIPT) HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS HOLDS A HEARING ON U.S. TRADE POLICY AGENDA JANUARY 27, 2015 SPEAKERS: REP. PAUL D. RYAN, R-WIS. CHAIRMAN REP. SAM JOHNSON, R-TEXAS REP. KEVIN BRADY, R-TEXAS REP. DEVIN NUNES, R-CALIF. REP. PAT TIBERI, R-OHIO REP. DAVE REICHERT, R-WASH. REP. CHARLES BOUSTANY JR., R-LA. REP. PETER ROSKAM, R-ILL. REP. TOM PRICE, R-GA. REP. VERN BUCHANAN, R-FLA. REP. ADRIAN SMITH, R-NEB. REP. AARON SCHOCK, R-ILL. REP. LYNN JENKINS, R-KAN. REP. ERIK PAULSEN, R-MINN. REP. KENNY MARCHANT, R-TEXAS REP. DIANE BLACK, R-TENN. REP. TOM REED, R-N.Y. REP. TODD YOUNG, R-IND. REP. MIKE KELLY, R-PA. REP. JAMES B. RENACCI, R-OHIO REP. PATRICK MEEHAN, R-PA. REP. KRISTI NOEM, R-S.D. REP. GEORGE HOLDING, R-N.C. REP. JASON SMITH, R-MO.

Washington: Introduction and NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Program Overview
January 29, 2015
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, The Government of USA has issued the following news release: This presentation includes an introduction to the space radiation environment, the effects on electronics, the environment in action, flight projects, mission needs, and radiation hardness assurance (RHA). In case of any query regarding this article or other content needs please contact: editorial@plusmediasolutions.com

Apple roars back to close smartphone gap with Samsung
January 29, 2015
With its hot-selling large-screen iPhones released last year, Apple has roared back to the top of the pack with South Korea's Samsung in the smartphone market.Surveys released Thursday showed the popular iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped Apple pull to a virtual tie in the fourth quarter with Samsung, which has been the leader for the past three years.The research firm Strategy Analytics said Apple and Samsung shipped 74.5 million smartphones each in the last three months of 2014 for a market share of just under 20 percent.A separate survey by IDC analysts said Samsung had a tiny edge over Apple with 75.1 million units sold.Apple "beat everyone's expectations," said Ryan Reith at IDC. Even more surprising is that Apple managed to increase the average selling price of its phones at a time when many consumers around the world are looking to low-cost handsets.Another surprise was growth of iPhone sales in the US, "which is considered a saturated market," according to Reith, and in China, where competition is intense."Sustaining this growth and higher (selling prices) a year from now could prove challenging, but right now there is no question that Apple is leading the way," Reith said in a statement.Samsung, which belatedly entered the market pioneered by Apple, had dethroned the US firm as the world's top smartphone vendor in the third quarter of 2011.The South Korean electronics giant then went on to replace Nokia as the global leader in overall mobile phone sales in the first quarter of 2012.But Strategy Analytics said Samsung now faces "intense competition from Apple at the higher-end of the smartphone market, from Huawei in the middle-tiers and from Xiaomi and others at the entry-level.""Samsung may soon have to consider taking over rivals, such as Blackberry, in order to revitalize growth this year," it added.Even Apple has been surprised by its growth.

EUV, Internet of Things, 3D integration among hot topics at SPIE Advanced Lithography; Conference notes
January 28, 2015
  BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA (PRWEB) January 28, 2015   Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), 3D integration, and the Internet of Things will be among critical technologies featured at SPIE Advanced Lithography 2015 22 to 26 February in San Jose, California.             The SPIE symposium is the year's premier lithography event, bringing together leading industry professionals and academic researchers for conference presentations, panel discussions, a suite of professional development courses, an exhibition featuring major industry suppliers, and numerous networking opportunities.     SPIE 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the event, organized by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

SEN. RON JOHNSON HOLDS A HEARING ON PROTECTING AMERICA FROM CYBER ATTACKS
January 28, 2015
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS HOLDS A HEARING ON PROTECTING AMERICA FROM CYBER ATTACKS JANUARY 28, 2015 SPEAKERS: SEN. RON JOHNSON, R-WIS. CHAIRMAN SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R-ARIZ. SEN. ROB PORTMAN, R-OHIO SEN. RAND PAUL, R-KY. SEN. MICHAEL B. ENZI, R-WYO. SEN. KELLY AYOTTE, R-N.H. SEN. JAMES LANKFORD, R-OKLA. SEN. JONI ERNST, R-IOWA SEN. BEN SASSE, R-NEB. SEN. THOMAS R. CARPER, D-DEL. RANKING MEMBER SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL, D-MO. SEN. JON TESTER, D-MONT. SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN, D-WIS. SEN. HEIDI HEITKAMP, D-N.D. SEN. CORY BOOKER, D-N.J. SEN. GARY PETERS, D-MICH. WITNESSES: MARC GORDON, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CIO, AMERICAN EXPRESS

Tessera enters into settlement agreement with Amkor
January 27, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Tessera Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductors, has announced that its subsidiary, Tessera, Inc., has entered into an agreement with Amkor Technology, Inc. to settle all pending litigation the companies.

SPTS Technologies announces collaboration with Fraunhofer IZM
January 26, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: ORBOTECH LTD. has announced that SPTS Technologies, a manufacturer of etch, deposition and thermal processing equipment for the semiconductor industry, is collaborating with Fraunhofer IZM on next generation wafer level packaging of microelectronic devices.


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