Panasonic Updates Toughbook 53 Semi-rugged Laptop; Windows 8.1 Pro Update, battery life of up to 15 hours enhances productivity of mobile professionals
July 22, 2014
Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, today announced upgrades to the Toughbook® 53 semi-rugged laptop. With a 4th generation Intel® Core(TM) i5 vPro(TM) processor, up to 15 hours of battery life, Windows 8.1 Pro Update or Windows 7 Professional (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro), and enhanced wireless connectivity, the Toughbook 53 now more than ever serves as a reliable and versatile tool for mobile workers in demanding markets such as insurance, construction and the military.

Whale Path Study Finds Over 1 Million Industrial Robots Installed Worldwide; Led by Growing Demand in China, Robotics Industry Expanded by 60% Since 2009
July 22, 2014
A 60% rise since 2009 in the global market for industrial robots has brought the number of in use to over 1 million, according to a study released today by Whale Path, the leading research marketplace. Whale Path's report Trends In Robotics also noted the total global market for industrial robots is now $13.3 billion annually. Whale Path's study uncovered a number of compelling findings about the current state of the industrial robotics industry and its growth trajectory, including:

Mentor Graphics Launches Comprehensive Solution for Heterogeneous Multicore Embedded Software Development
July 22, 2014
WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the embedded software industry's first comprehensive solution for heterogeneous multicore system-on-chip (SoC) development. Heterogeneous architectures are those which combine two or more different types of microprocessors or microcontrollers.  They enable the development of advanced embedded systems that consolidate functionality and connectivity to produce high-performance embedded devices. Mentor Graphics is delivering an integrated development solution that spans device configuration, deployment and system optimization for multi-operation system devices that include the Linux® platform, real-time operating system (RTOS), and bare-metal applications. This solution helps design teams to quickly develop high-performance applications for industrial, medical, automotive, telecommunications, networking, and consumer electronics products. The Mentor Graphics® embedded development solution for heterogeneous multicore systems adds several new features that can execute natively or with a hypervisor. These features include:

Solid State Equipment LLC Wins 2014 3D InCites Award for WaferEtch(TM) TSV Revealer; TSV Revealer Achieves Highest Uniformity and Fast Etch Rates; Provides Lowest CoO, Making 3D TSVs More Economically Feasible
July 22, 2014
Solid State Equipment LLC (SSEC), a leading provider of single-wafer wet processing systems for advanced packaging (including 2.5D and 3D ICs), MEMS, and compound semiconductor markets, was awarded a 2014 3D InCites Award in the category of 2.5D/3D Manufacturing Equipment. The 3D InCites Awards recognize achievements to further the commercialization of 2.5D and 3D IC technologies. SSEC received the award for the WaferEtch TSV Revealer tool, which is a single wafer wet processing platform for 3D IC and interposer wet etching applications designed to reduce process and capital equipment costs. The WaferEtch features superior uniformity of silicon thickness (as low as -/+ 0.7%) and high throughput.

Transparency Market Research Publishes Report on Global Polycarbonate Market
July 22, 2014
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Polycarbonate Market for Automotive, Electronics, Construction, Optical Media, Packaging and Other (Medical Implants and Tableware) Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global polycarbonate market was valued at USD 12.15 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 18.39 billion by 2019, increasing at a CAGR of 6.1 percent from 2013 to 2019.

US Patent granted to Mentor Graphics Corporation (Oregon) on July 22 titled as "Layout design defect repair using inverse lithography"
July 22, 2014
United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent no. 8,788,982, on July 22, 2014, to Mentor Graphics Corporation (Oregon), titled as "Layout design defect repair using inverse lithography"

-ORBexpress Successfully Completes Security Evaluation for F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter
July 22, 2014
ENP Newswire - 22 July 2014 Release date- 21072014 - HERNDON, VA - Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS), the world's leading provider of high-performance, real-time and embedded communications middleware solutions, today announced that its ORBexpress product has successfully completed its security evaluation for use in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter's Communications, Navigation and Identification (CNI) system, an advanced and complex avionics system that must be certified to comply with rigorous security requirements.

Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
July 22, 2014
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Communications or Computing Devices, and Components Thereof, DN 3022; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at EDIS, /1/ and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000.

Global Handset Semiconductor Trends Industry
July 21, 2014
Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Handset Semiconductor Trends Industry https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2052161/Global-Handset-Semiconductor-Trends-Industry.html The report analyzes and presents an overview of Handset Semiconductors market worldwide. "A semiconductor is a solid substance having an electrical conductivity between that of an insulator and most metals. Semiconductors are widely used as essential components for fabricating various types of solid-state electronics, including analog and digital integrated circuits, quantum dots, light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and transistors." Supported with 2 market data table, the report provides a review of market trends, growth drivers, and strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. In addition, major companies operating in the Handset Semiconductors arena worldwide including Analogix Semiconductor Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd., Infineon Technologies AG, MediaTek Inc., Nordic Semiconductor ASA, ON Semiconductor Corporation, Spreadtrum Communications Inc., TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., Vishay Intertechnology Inc., and others are profiled.

Morning business news - July 21
July 21, 2014
Earnings season in the US enters week two today with some of the bigger household names reporting. We expect to hear from the likes of Facebook, Apple, McDonalds and Starbucks.


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