Lockheed Martin-built CLIO Satellite Successfully Launched From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
September 17, 2014
 The U.S. Government's CLIO satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Lift-off occurred at 6:10 p.m. MDT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. Initial contact with the satellite was confirmed at 9:08 p.m. MDT. 

Global Radars Market
September 16, 2014
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Radars in US$ Million by the following End-Use Segments: Land Based Surveillance, Air Defense Surveillance, Naval Surveillance, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2012 through 2020. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 75 companies including many key and niche players such as - Applied Radar, Inc.

Global Home Automation Industry
September 16, 2014
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Home Automation in US$ Million. The US and Canadean markets are further analyzed by the following Functional Areas: Lighting Controls, Security Controls, HVAC Controls, and Entertainment & Integrated Controls. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 91 companies including many key and niche players such as - ABB Ltd. Abilia AB AMX LLC Control4 Crestron Electronics Inc. Download the full report:https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/80473/ I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS Study reliability and reporting limitations I-1 Disclaimers I-2 Data interpretation & reporting level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 Lighting Controls I-3 Security Controls I-4 HVAC Controls I-4 Entertainment & Integrated Controls I-4

PGi & iMeet® Honored as Gold & Silver Stevie® Award Winners in 2014 American Business Awards(SM); Collaboration Software Leader Claims Top Honor for "Company of the Year"
September 16, 2014
 PGi(NYSE: PGI), a global leader in collaboration software and services for over 20 years, today announced that it was awarded two Stevie Awards at The 2014 American Business Awards-gold for "Company of the Year" and silver for its innovative iMeet app for Android(TM). "We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by The American Business Awards for our long-standing commitment to provide innovative, simple and powerful collaboration solutions that help our global customers improve productivity, ignite innovation and grow their businesses," said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. "Congratulations and thank you to our more than 2,100 PGi associates, who work together to deliver the world's best virtual collaboration experience with humility, creativity and a laser focus on customer success."

eBeam Initiative Survey Indicates New eBeam Expectations For Photomask Production; Continued semiconductor scaling drives new mask design requirements; use of complex mask shapes predicted to increase
September 16, 2014
 The eBeam Initiative, a forum dedicated to the education and promotion of new semiconductor manufacturing approaches based on electron beam (eBeam) technologies, today announced the completion of its third annual eBeam Initiative survey. 52 industry luminaries representing 29 member companies from across the photomask supply chain participated in the survey.  Respondents provided their opinions on a variety of topics critical to advanced photomask production, including the implementation of multibeam mask writing, anticipation of mask hotspots as a manufacturing challenge, new expectations for dose modulation, complex masks and slower resists, and predictions on the production implementation of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography and complementary eBeam lithography (CEBL).  The complete results of the survey will be presented and discussed by an expert panel today during the eBeam Initiative's annual members meeting at the SPIE Photomask Technology Conference in Monterey, Calif., and are available for download athttp://www.ebeam.org/docs/ebeam-initiative-2014-survey.pdf. 

Valencell, Inc. Selected as 'Showcase Company' at CED Tech Venture Conference 2014; President Dr. Steven LeBoeuf to discuss how Valencell PerformTek biometrics are fueling the exploding wearable technology industry
September 16, 2014
 Valencell, Inc., a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, has been chosen as one of 18 "Showcase Companies" representing North Carolina's hottest emerging technology businesses at the annual CED Tech Venture Conference on September 16-17th at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Valencell's President Dr. Steven LeBoeuf will lead a discussion during the "Digital Health Spotlight Sector" on how the Company's internationally respected biometric technology, Valencell PerformTek, powers wearables with highly accurate, continuous heart rate monitoring during even the most aggressive physical exercise.

BAE Systems Selects Global Eagle Entertainment's WISE(TM) Solution for Its IntelliCabin(TM) Inflight Entertainment System
September 16, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT), a worldwide leading provider of content, connectivity and digital media solutions to airlines, has announced a strategic and technological relationship with BAE Systems, a global provider of defense, security and aerospace systems, to integrate its WISE? inflight streaming solution with BAE Systems' inflight entertainment (IFE) offering for commercial aircraft. WISE? will provide the software backbone for the entertainment solution available with IntelliCabin, a modular and scalable cabin management architecture developed by BAE Systems for applications ranging from in-seat power and dynamic LED cabin lighting, to wireless, tablet-based in-flight entertainment.

AT&S, Soundchip, and STMicroelectronics Craft Innovative Bionic Ear
September 16, 2014
LEOBEN, Austria and GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) AT&S, a leader in advanced packaging solutions, Soundchip SA, a Swiss-based innovator in wearable sound technology, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced their collaboration in innovating a bionic hearing module that, when installed into a personal audio device, delivers an amazing wearable sound experience controlled at the ear by the wearer and software intelligence. Personal audio devices, like an MP3 player or smartphone, equipped with the bionic hearing module, provide wearers with the ability to electronically "open" and "close" their ears to ambient sound conditions, or even to augment ambient sound with programmed audio from a connected smart device. This capability can fully protect wearers from noise in situations where the ambient sound is too loud, or to open the ear for natural conversation with others, without having to remove the audio device, suffer from the discomfort of occlusion, or worse, the pain of loud noise.

Navitas Systems Unveils UltaniumTM Line of Lithium Batteries; New Military and Commercial Batteries Target Popular Lead Acid Sizes in Demanding Applications
September 16, 2014
WOODRIDGE, Ill., Sept. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Navitas Systems LLC (www.navitassys.com), a leading provider of energy-enabled system solutions, energy storage products, and power electronics for commercial, industrial and government/military customers, unveiled today at the annual industry conference "The Battery Show" a new product family of Lithium lead acid replacement batteries called UltaniumTM. Designed and assembled in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Ultanium highlights Navitas' newest advancements, a lithium battery which is in the same size as popular military and commercial/industrial lead acid batteries, and is designed to work with existing lead acid chargers; offering a seamless drop-in replacement. The first batteries of this new product line are targeted at high volume lead acid batteries in the military and commercial/industrial market segments.

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Issues Proposed Part 70 Air Operating Permit Renewal/Modification-Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. /ACRYLAMIDE (AMD) Unit AI Number 146892
September 16, 2014
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality issued the following public notice: The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, is accepting written comments on a Part 70 air operating permit renewal/modification for Kemira Water Solutions, Inc., 10800 River Road, Waggaman, LA 70094 for the Acrylamide (AMD) Unit. The facility is located 10800 River Road, Waggaman, Jefferson Parish. Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. produces acrylamide by the liquid phase hydration of acrylonitrile in the presence of a pelletized, reduced copper catalyst at a reaction temperature of 85 - 120oC and a pressure of 60 to 120 psig. Kermia requested a permit renewal/modification.


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