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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:

GameStop Technology Institute Builds On IT Technology Innovation To Drive Positive Customer Experiences; New Partnerships with Shelfbucks, BestFit Mobile and Dynamic Signal to Help GameStop Address the Needs of Today's Empowered and Informed Consumer
July 30, 2014
GameStop (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes consumers' favorite technologies affordable and simple, announced today that its GameStop Technology Institute (GTI) business unit has entered into strategic partnerships with Shelfbucks, BestFit Mobile and Dynamic Signal to further extend its focus on driving technological innovation and change within its store environments. Dedicated to harnessing the power of new and emerging technologies to better address the needs of today's empowered and informed consumer, GTI was launched by GameStop to pursue an open innovation strategy whereby the Company partners with leading organizations and institutions to explore and build best-in-class research and development capabilities.

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).

Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium Awards Funding to Binghamton University for Development of Electronics and Biometric Sensor Platforms; Project selected for its focus on optimizing packaging to ensure robustness of wearable sensors
July 30, 2014
The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), an industry-academia partnership with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), has awarded funding for a project proposed by Binghamton University to develop electronics and biometric sensor platforms for human performance monitoring (HPM). The $425,000 project, with contributions from the University of California, Berkeley, and electronics packaging firm i3 Electronics, Inc. (Endicott, N.Y.), is scheduled for completion in early 2015.  The electronics platform includes a flexible substrate, battery, processor, WiFi communications and interface electronics. The biometric sensor platform includes temperature and electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors, allowing calculation of the wearer's heart rate.  ECG signals from human subjects and from an archive of human ECG recordings (from both healthy individuals and those with clinical conditions) will be utilized to test the sensor electrodes and onboard electronics. The processed data will be used to calculate heart rate, and data transmitted to a local network will be compared to the input signals. These tests will then be repeated on 10 units produced in the manufacturing run, all of which will be used to transmit ECGs, heart rate and temperature from human subjects. A second LED-based oximeter sensor will also be evaluated for the detection of blood oxygen levels and heart rate.

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.

-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.

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.


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