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United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office Publishes Application for Trademark "MAPLIN FOUNDATION DRIVING INNOVATION" to Maplin Foundation for Various Goods and Services
July 31, 2014
South Wales, July 30 -- Maplin Foundation, Rotherham, has filed the trademark "MAPLIN FOUNDATION DRIVING INNOVATION" on June 25, for various goods and services. The trademark application (journal number: 2014/031) was published on July 25. Class(es): 9 [Sound recording, amplifying, reproducing and transmitting apparatus and instruments; radio and radio-electric apparatus and instruments; receivers and transmitters; microphones, loud speakers and headphones; audio signal processing apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments, all for the mixing, filtering and processing of acoustic, audio, electrical and electronic signals; apparatus and instruments, all for the remote control of all the aforesaid goods; telephone and intercommunication apparatus and instruments; batteries; sonographic apparatus and instruments; light conducting filaments; light emitting diodes; integrated circuits; connectors, transistors, capacitors and resistors; floppy discs and sound recording discs and strips; electrical and electronic testing, measuring, signalling, monitoring, display and fault finding apparatus and instruments; audio oscillators, capacitor boxes, capacitor meters, clamp meters, testers for complimentary metal oxide semi-conductors; continuity testers, digital panel meters, dip meters, multi-meters, frequency counters, function generators, test clips for integrated circuits, insulation resistance meters, bridges and meters, all for inductors, capacitors and for resistance; logic probes, milivolt meters, moving coil meters, moving iron meters, multi-meters, oscilloscopes; contact probes for printed circuit boards; mains power units, probes, pulse generators, resistance boxes, radio frequency power meters, signal generators, temperature meters, test leads, thermocouples, transistor testers, universal timers; socket sets, all for telecommunications or electrical apparatus; inspection mirrors; spirit levels; soldering and de-soldering apparatus and instruments; temperature irons; magnifying glasses and adjustable magnifiers; tape measures and range finders, all being electrical or electronic apparatus and instruments; safety goggles; masks and filters; dust masks; alarms, alarm beacons and alarm boxes; security alarm systems; intercoms; door phones, door security systems; home security systems; intruder detectors and radar, ultrasonic, infra-red and flood light sensors; glass break detectors; photo relay systems; electric and electronic door guards and door catch releases; key pads; electrical and electronic apparatus and instruments, all for the input, storage, processing, retrieval and transmission of data; computers; word processing apparatus and instruments; apparatus for use with computers; computer programs and computer software; audio oscillators; aerials and aerial plugs; antennae and antennae boxes; videos and video connectors; protective gloves; rulers and tape rulers; electronic publications; computer software and telecommunications apparatus and modems enabling connection to the databases and to the Internet; parts and fittings for all the aforesaid goods], 16 [Printed matter; newspapers and periodicals; books; photographs; instructional and teaching materials; catalogues; posters; postcards; decalcomanias; calendars; stationery; plastic materials for packaging and wrapping; filter dies], 24 [Badges made of fabric; bed covers; table covers], 36 [Insurance; Financial affairs; Monetary affairs; Real estate affairs; charitable fundraising services; fundraising and sponsorship; information relating to the aforesaid services provided on line from a computer database or the Internet] and 41 [Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities; organisation of competitions; arranging and conducting conferences and congresses; organisation of competitions and awards; information relating to the aforesaid services provided on line from a computer database or the Internet] The original document can be viewed at:

5 Top Defense Technology Developments in 2014
July 30, 2014
The F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, also known as Joint Strike Fighter, was a no show at the recent Farnsborough International Airshow. Supporters were disappointed, but other saw yet more evidence that the troubled program is nothing but a boondoggle. The latest problems stemmed from the engines made by Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT).

Industry's First 256-Channel, 24-Bit Current-to-Digital Converter Module for CT Scanners Simplifies Design and Reduces System Costs; ADI's new current-to-digital converter module doubles channel count while requiring 33 percent less real estate than alternative devices, plus mounts on standard PCB substrates.
July 30, 2014
Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), a global leader in high-performance signal processing technology and leading provider of ICs for medical imaging, introduced today a current-to-digital converter module that reduces the cost and complexity of computed tomography (CT) scanner system design. The ADAS1131 is a 256-channel, 24-bit current-to-digital converter module that is available in a 15-mm² BGA package with a 0.8-mm pitch. The device uses approximately 33 percent less PCB area than alternative devices that offer only half the channel density. The 0.8-mm pitch packaging feature enables designers to mount the ADAS1131 on a standard PCB substrate, a less costly and higher yield option than high density, specialized PCB substrates requiring laser vias.

WiTricity Hires Farooq Butt as SVP of Business Development & Strategy; Wireless power pioneer hires industry veteran to accelerate commercial momentum
July 30, 2014
WiTricity , the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced that it has named Farooq Butt as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. Farooq brings more than 20 years of global experience in driving strategic agendas and revenues for innovative technologies in the wireless and computer/IT industries, serving most recently as VP of Worldwide Business Development and Strategy for Dell's End User Solutions group. This announcement comes as WiTricity continues to build commercial momentum, counting Intel and Toyota as investors and licensees of its pioneering wireless power transfer technology. Both Intel and Toyota have recently announced that products using WiTricity technology will be available to consumers within the next 24 months.

STATS Chip reveals eWLCS project to offer better quality solutions
July 30, 2014
July 30: Main board-listed advanced semiconductor packaging and test services provider STATS ChipPAC Ltd has revealed a more advanced semiconductor technology encapsulated Wafer Level Chip Scale Project (eWLCSP), STATS Chip said in a press statement on Monday.

Fluke Ti90 and Ti95 Infrared Cameras are the Latest Additions to Fluke Connect - the World's Largest Wireless System of Test and Measurement Tools
July 30, 2014
New infrared cameras deliver best-in-class image quality with up to 84 percent better spatial resolution than competitive models EVERETT, Wash. – Fluke Corporation expands the Fluke Connect™ system with the new Ti90 and Ti95 Infrared Cameras with wireless connectivity making them ideal for maintenance, troubleshooting, and HVAC/R technicians, electricians, and facility managers who need to collaborate and share measurements with others on their team.

ASE posts Q2 EPS of NT$0.64
July 30, 2014
Packaging and testing leader ASE (2311) posted Q2 net income of NT$5.09 billion and an EPS of NT$0.64.

-Javelin Joint Venture Demonstrates Vehicle-Mounted Missile Launch
July 30, 2014
ENP Newswire - 30 July 2014 Release date- 29072014 - ORLANDO, Fla - The Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Javelin Joint Venture recently fired a Javelin missile from a remote weapon station integrated onto a wheeled vehicle at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.

ON Semiconductor introduces new Lithium-ion battery protection controller
July 25, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ON Semiconductor, which designs, manufactures and markets semiconductor components, has introduced a new Lithium-ion battery protection controller for smartphones and tablets.

Rudolph announces availability of SONUS Technology for measuring thick films
July 25, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Rudolph Technologies, Inc., a provider of process characterization equipment, data analysis systems and software for semiconductor manufacturing industries, has announced the availability of its new SONUS Technology, designed for measuring thick films and film stacks used in copper pillar bumps and for detecting defects, such as voids, in through silicon vias, or TSVs.


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