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US firms pin hopes on NEC
December 17, 2014
GEORGE TOWN: AMERICAN electronics companies in Malaysia expect to see better coordination among government agencies involved in facilitating export activities once the proposed National Export Council (NEC) is formed.

Amkor Technology Licenses Proprietary Copper Pillar Wafer Bump Technology to GLOBALFOUNDRIES
December 16, 2014
Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, today announced that it has granted GLOBALFOUNDRIES a non-exclusive license to its proprietary copper pillar wafer bump technology. The agreement provides for the transfer of Amkor's copper pillar wafer bump technology to GLOBALFOUNDRIES and a license under Amkor's intellectual property to enable GLOBALFOUNDRIES to bump wafers based on this technology.

Tech rivals back Microsoft over Irish data row
December 16, 2014
Apple, eBay and Amazon have joined forces with Microsoft in the software company's legal battle with the US government over access to customer data stored in Ireland.

Samsung Serves 7 of Top 15 Tech Hardware TV Ads of 2014, According to Ace Metrix; Other Winners Include Amazon Fire Phone, Beats, Bose, Canon, Intel, Nest, Microsoft and Sonos
December 16, 2014
Ace Metrix®, the standard in television and video advertising analytics, today announced the top 15 highest scoring technology hardware ads of 2014, a list led and dominated by Samsung whose " Water Resistant " ad for the Samsung Galaxy S5 leads the list, powered by Information and Product Relevance. In addition to Mobile Devices, of which Amazon's Fire Phone is also included, the list includes Cameras, led by Canon's " Hollywood Caliber " ad; Computer Hardware, including ads from Intel, Microsoft and Samsung; Electronics, including ads from Bose, Nest and Sonos; and TVs, led by Samsung's " Curved " ad.

Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015; Clinically validated technology brings highly accurate, comprehensive biometric data to wearable products being showcased at CES 2015
December 16, 2014
Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, has licensed its PerformTek biometric technology to industry leaders such as Intel, Jabra, Atlas, and Scosche to develop their highly accurate, clinically validated, biometric wearable products. These products will be showcased at CES 2015, taking place January 6-9 in Las Vegas.

Mentor Graphics Announces New Verification IP for PCIe 4.0
December 16, 2014
WILSONVILLE, Ore. – Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced the immediate availability of its new Mentor(®) EZ-VIP PCI Express Verification IP. The new Verification IP (VIP) reduces testbench assembly time for ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) and FPGA (field-programmable gate array) design verification by a factor of up to 10X. Verification IP is intended to help engineers reduce the time spent building testbenches by providing re-usable building blocks for common protocols and architectures.  However, even standard protocols and common architectures can be configured and implemented differently from design to design.  As a result, traditional VIP components can take days, or even weeks, to prepare for a simulation or emulation testbench.

Packaging Engineer
December 16, 2014
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:

Software Defined Radio Communication Market by Component, Application (Military, Telecommunication, Short Range, Positioning, Transportation, and Public Safety), & Geography - Analysis & Forecast to 2014 - 2020
December 15, 2014
  The software defined radio market report analyzes the key trends in the market on the basis of the demand in the military, homeland security, and commercial applications. The report provides an in depth analysis of the various developments going on in this market, along with the key market trends. The component market of 'software defined radio' has been segmented on the basis of different types of components such as digital signal processor, field programmable gate array, general purpose processor, programmable system on chip, amplifier, software, and others.

HKSTP Fosters Mainland-Hong Kong Collaboration for Integrated Circuits Design Industry
December 15, 2014
Dec. 15 -- Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation issued the following news release: This year, the China Semiconductor Industry Association held the CSIA-ICCAD 2014 Annual Conference & China Mainland and Hong Kong IC Industry Cooperation and Development Summit ("ICCAD") in Hong Kong for the first time. Representatives of business and industry associations as well as academia in Integrated Circuits (IC) research coming from Mainland China, Hong Kong and overseas gathered at Hong Kong Science Park Phase 3 on 11 December 2014. The two-day conference went through an in-depth discussion on the outlook, opportunities and trends of the Chinese and global IC and semiconductor industry; the latest IC design applications; competitive edge of Hong Kong's IC industry development; and future collaboration between Mainland China and Hong Kong. HKSTP fosters Mainland-Hong Kong and overseas collaboration

Kodak to lay off 15 locally; Kettering commercial print division part of firm's restructuring.; JOBS & ECONOMY
December 10, 2014
Kodak workers refurbish digital printing heads in a clean room at the plant in Kettering. Kodak employs about 400 workers at its offices and labs at 1900 Founders Drive in Kettering. TY GREENLEES / STAFF


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