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BUSINESS BRIEFS
September 22, 2014
ENERGY Exxon to end drilling in Russia The energy giant said the Treasury Dept. granted it a license to start winding down operations in Russian waters. Earlier Fri., the Kremlin said ExxonMobil and Rosneft were still drilling, disputing a Bloomberg report Thu. that Exxon had stopped on Washington sanctions that bar U.S. oil companies from working there. Meanwhile, Exxon put its Torrance refinery, its only in Calif., up for sale, according to a Reuters report, as environmental standards stiffen. Shares rose 0.5%.

With iPhone 6 Debut, iPhone Unlockers Rake in Big Business; iPhones being unlocked in record numbers amid iPhone 6 consumer frenzy as consumers trade in older iPhones
September 19, 2014
Demand is sky high for Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 released today, considered the most substantial upgrade and redesign of Apple's flagship phone for several years- and third party unlockers are reveling.

Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent for Low Power Compression of Incompatible Test Cubes
September 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,832,512) developed by six co-inventors for "low power compression of incompatible test cubes." The co-inventors are Nilanjan Mukherjee, Wilsonville, Oregon, Janusz Rajski, West Linn, Oregon, Przemyslaw Szczerbicki, Wielkopolski, Poland, Jerzy Tyszer, Poznan, Poland, Dariusz Czysz, Poznan, Poland, and Grzegorz Mrugalski, Swarzedz, Poland.

Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent for Simulation of Circuits with Repetitive Elements
September 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,832,635) developed by three co-inventors for "simulation of circuits with repetitive elements." The co-inventors are Pole Shang Lin, Fremont, California, Kuei Shan Wen, Fremont, California, and Ruey Kuen Perng, Zhubei, Taiwan.

Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent for Analysis Optimizer
September 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 19 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,832,609) developed by three co-inventors for an "analysis optimizer." The co-inventors are William S. Graupp, Aurora, Oregon, Juan Andres Torres Robles, Wilsonville, Oregon, and Mark C. Simmons, Wilsonville, Oregon.

CompaVis LED Illumination Series Provides a New Perspective for Factory Automation
September 19, 2014
Factory automation and inspection, carried out by machine vision systems, is becoming increasingly important in the production processes of diverse industries such as automotive, electronics and pharmaceutical packaging. To support high-performance image processing, SCHOTT MORITEX has increased its product portfolio of lighting and illumination systems with its new CompaVis™ LED series. The series consists of 40 different models in a variety of configurations and colours.

-Lockheed Martin Successfully Mates NOAA GOES-R Satellite Modules
September 19, 2014
ENP Newswire - 19 September 2014 Release date- 18092014 - DENVER - A team of technicians and engineers at Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully mated together the large system and propulsion modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite at the company's Space Systems facilities near Denver, Colorado.

Washington: Big Brother 3.0: FBI Launches Facial Recognition Program
September 18, 2014
Common Dreams has issued the following news release: The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Monday that its facial recognition software, Next Generation Identification (NGI), is "fully operational," cementing the launch of a program that civil rights groups warn could risk turning innocent civilians into criminal suspects. "The IPS facial recognition service will provide the nation’s law enforcement community with an investigative tool that provides an image-searching capability of photographs associated with criminal identities," the bureau said in a press release. "This effort is a significant step forward for the criminal justice community in utilizing biometrics as an investigative enabler."

US Patent granted to Mentor Graphics Corporation (Oregon) on September 16 titled as "Placement and area adjustment for hierarchical groups in printed circuit board design"
September 17, 2014
United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent no. 8,839,174, on September 16, 2014, to Mentor Graphics Corporation (Oregon), titled as "Placement and area adjustment for hierarchical groups in printed circuit board design"

Comcast Corp at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference - Final
September 16, 2014
Corporate Participants * Brian Roberts Comcast Corporation - Chairman & CEO Conference Call Participants * Jessica Reif Cohen Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Analyst Presentation JESSICA REIF COHEN, ANALYST, BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH: Thrilled to have Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast, on next for a live chat via satellite. I've watched Brian grow Comcast from a 1 million subscriber company in those days along with his dad to being on the cusp of 30 million subscribers post pending transactions while the growth, both organic and through a timely well-executed acquisition, are impressive. What is even more striking is how Brian Roberts has changed the culture of a giant organization into a nimble entrepreneurial company with meaningful products and brands along with sizable and growing share. It is now obvious there is another dimension to the Company, which is technology leader for the industry. So, Brian, welcome. Earlier this year, you announced plans to develop the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, which will serve as a dedicated workplace for technologists and engineers and also help to incubate startups. Can you discuss your plans to cultivate a culture of technology and innovation and how you envision the role of technology growing within the Company over the next three to four five years?


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