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Apple Launches iTunes 12.1 for OS X Yosemite
January 31, 2015
Consumer electronics company Apple has been going through a good phase. Earlier, the company announced that it has sold record number of iPhones. According to Cupertino, California-based electronics giant, it has registered the best sales quarter in its 38-year history. The company sold a record 74.5 million iPhones during the period. If the company continues to perform well, it will be leading smartphone seller across the globe.

Checked-Apple Launches iTunes 12.1 for OS X Yosemite
January 31, 2015
Consumer electronics company Apple has been going through a good phase. Earlier, the company announced that it has sold record number of iPhones. According to Cupertino, California-based electronics giant, it has registered the best sales quarter in its 38-year history. The company sold a record 74.5 million iPhones during the period. If the company continues to perform well, it will be leading smartphone seller across the globe.

Apple and IBM Deliver First Wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps
January 31, 2015
India, Jan. 31 -- CUPERTINO, California and ARMONK, New YorkDecember 10, 2014Apple and IBM today deliver the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business apps and supporting cloud services that bring IBMs big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise. IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are now available to enterprise customers in banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and for governments and airlines, thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between Apple and IBM. IBM clients today announcing support for IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions include: Citi, Air Canada, Sprint and Banorte. What were delivering aims directly at the new quest of businesssmart technologies that unlock new value at the intersection of big data and individual engagement, said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services. Our collaboration combines IBMs industry expertise and unmatched position in enterprise computing, with Apples legendary user experience and excellence in product design to lift the performance of a new generation of business professionals.

Packaging Engineer
January 30, 2015
Altera has issued the following Job vacancy: Packaging Engineer Location: US-CA-San Jose Requisition ID: 4724 # of openings: 1 Description As a Packaging Engineer, you must have thermal, mechanical and physical package design skills. You will work in a team atmosphere which is also required to achieve the highest possible performance while maintaining the product requirements (cost). The position will aid in the design of power products at Altera's Headquarters in San Jose, CA. You specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

Apple ties with Samsung as world's top smartphone vendor
January 30, 2015
The official news Agency of Bangladesh (BSS) has issued following news release: Apple caught up with Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter of 2014, thanks to booming sales of its new iPhone 6, market researcher Strategy Analytics said today.

Design Methodology Engineer (NCG)
January 30, 2015
Altera has issued the following Job vacancy: Design Methodology Engineer (NCG) Location: US-CA-San Jose Requisition ID: 4765 # of openings: 1 Description

SEN. RON JOHNSON HOLDS A HEARING ON PROTECTING AMERICA FROM CYBER ATTACKS
January 30, 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. JAMES LANKFORD, R-OKLA. SEN. MICHAEL B. ENZI, R-WYO. SEN. KELLY AYOTTE, R-N.H. 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.

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.

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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