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Apple’s aura continues to shine and create buzz in IT industry
September 15, 2014
  An Apple Watch is tapped for a transaction during an Apple event last Tuesday in Cupertino, California. ― Reuters CHINESE consumers and business were disappointed to learn that the mainland won’t be among the first markets for the global sales of new Apple products unveiled last week.

WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT OF NATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCED PACKAGING CO., LTD TITLED AS "MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR MULTICHIP SYSTEM-LEVEL PACKAGING STRUCTURE"
September 15, 2014
Publication No. WO/2014/134758 was published on September 12 by WIPO. Title of the invention: MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR MULTICHIP SYSTEM-LEVEL PACKAGING STRUCTURE Applicants: NATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCED PACKAGING CO., LTD [CN/CN]; Building D1, China Sensor Network International Innovation Park 200 Linghu Boulevard Wuxi, Jiangsu 214135 (CN) Inventors: YU, Daquan; (CN). LIU, Haiyan; (CN)

Plant Shut-Downs, Closings & Layoffs Profile -- Apple Inc.
September 15, 2014
Apple Inc. 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino, CA 95014 Telephone: (408) 996-1010  NAICS:    334111  Industry: Electronic Computer Manufacturing  Persons Affected: 200  States Affected: Not reported  Event: Apple Inc. will eliminate 200 jobs as a result of its $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics LLC. 

APPLE PLANS TO ATTACK YOUR CASH; With its new Pay system, the tech giant plans to change money as we know it, writes Peter Spence
September 14, 2014
Gwen Stefani, Dr Dre and Stephen Fry, along with a swarm of experts from the worlds of technology and fashion, last week made their annual pilgrimage to Cupertino, California. They massed together to see Tim Cook, chief executive of the world's largest company, and the high priest of Apple, unveil his newest goods. Standing in a large temporary structure at DeAnza College, in tech preacher's garb - a loose-fitting shirt and jeans - Mr Cook blitzed through the newest phones, and introduced a long-awaited smartwatch. But what really caught the eye of investors that night was a technology more than a decade old to which Mr Cook devoted less than 15 minutes of his presentation: Apple Pay.

Apple takes first steps to Detox its manufacturing supply chain
September 13, 2014
Greenpeace International has issued the following press release: China is often referred to as the world's factory; manufacturing more than half of all the computers and mobile phones produced worldwide. Living in China and working for Greenpeace, I have seen first-hand the destructive impacts this industry can have on our fragile environment. I also know that any steps taken by major global brands, like Apple, can potentially have a huge impact on suppliers in my home country.

VIZIO HDTVs and Audio Collection Now Available Across Canada, Offering Consumers Brilliant Picture and Audio Quality for Best-in-Class Entertainment Experience
September 12, 2014
Premium In-Store Experience Allows Canadian Consumers to Interact with VIZIO Technologies at Best Buy and Future Shop Locations  VIZIO, the #1 Smart TV1 and Sound Bar company2 in the U.S., announced today the Canadian availability of its award-winning portfolio of HDTV and audio products at Best Buy and Future Shop locations throughout Canada as well as online at bestbuy.ca and futureshop.ca.  Consumers can now visit retail locations across Canada to experience VIZIO's best-in-class technologies for themselves.  Whether in the market for a new HDTV for the living room, or interested in a sound bar to upgrade their home theater, Canadian consumers will appreciate VIZIO's attainable, beautifully simple products backed by North America-based customer support. Canadian consumers can now find VIZIO's popular E- and M-Series Full-Array LED Smart TVs and a range of award-winning audio solutions, including VIZIO's 2.1 and 5.1 Sound Bars Systems and 2.1 Sound Stand, at retail locations nationwide. Whether looking to purchase at retail or browsing before shopping online, Canadian consumers now have access to an informative in-store experience at Best Buy Canada and Future Shop retail locations. 

Apple Pay to invade China, with help from UnionPay
September 12, 2014
BEIJING (Caixin Online) — China UnionPay Co. and Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.43%  have agreed to cooperate to bring the U.S. tech company’s new smartphone payment option to China, a source with knowledge of the matter says.

Contracts for September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014 CONTRACTS ARMY BAE Systems Information Solutions, Inc., McLean, Virginia (W91W4-14-D-0001); Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0002); CACI Technologies, Inc., Manassas, Virginia (W911(W4-14-D-0003); DynCorp International LLC, McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0004); Invertix Corp., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0005); Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland (W911W4-14-D-0006); ManTech Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions Inc., Falls Church, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0007); Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Cyber Solutions Division Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0008); Six3 Intelligence Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0009); Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc., Herndon, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0010); and SRA International Inc., Fairfax, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0011) were collectively awarded a ceiling $5,040,000,000 hybrid, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for global intelligence support services acquisition. This acquisition is designed to acquire flexible, comprehensive, cost effective services to support

iPhone 6 rollout bypasses mainland
September 11, 2014
A pending government approval is likely the major reason that the world's largest smartphone market will miss the rollout of the iPhone 6 in China. Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President at Apple Inc., announces new pricing for iPhones an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014.[Photo/Agencies]

Bosch Sensortec selects ASE as partner for production of sensor device
September 09, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Bosch Sensortec GmbH has selected Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc., or ASE, a semiconductor assembly and test service provider, as a manufacturing and technology partner for production of sensor device.


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