Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent for Layout Decomposition
December 20, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,910,095) developed by two co-inventors for "layout decomposition for triple patterning lithography." The co-inventors are Qiao Li, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Pradiptya Ghosh, San Jose, California.

Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent
December 20, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,910,098) developed by three co-inventors for "neighbor-aware edge fragment adjustment for optical proximity correction." The co-inventors are Junjiang Lei, Fremont, California, Le Hong, West Linn, Oregon, and Georg P. Lippincott, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

-Kodak Sets New Structure to Drive Growth
December 19, 2014
ENP Newswire - 19 December 2014 Release date- 04122014 - ROCHESTER, N.Y - Kodak (NYSE: KODK) has established a new organizational structure to make the company faster-moving, more competitive and more entrepreneurial. The company will have five market-focused business divisions: Print Systems; Enterprise Inkjet Systems; Micro 3D Printing and Packaging; Software and Solutions; and Consumer and Film.

-Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Continued Commitment To Air Force OMS Vision
December 19, 2014
ENP Newswire - 19 December 2014 Release date- 10122014 - PALMDALE, Calif - In a series of U-2 flight tests, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] integrated multiple Air Force Open Mission Systems (OMS) payloads using the Skunk Works Enterprise Open Systems Architecture (E-OSA), demonstrating the ability to rapidly modernize the aircraft's mission systems architecture.

APEC Tech Startups Win Global Innovator Awards
December 19, 2014
December 19, 2014 High-tech startup companies, sponsored by the APEC Accelerator Network (http://www.apecaccelerator.org/about.aspx) , scored wins at the prestigious Intel Global Challenge (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/competitions/global-challenge/winners.html) this past November in California, USA. The event, which challenges scientists and engineers to turn original technology ideas into businesses, awarded first place to Chinese Taipei-based startup ServTech. Using a cloud-based app store concept, ServTech technology enables factory owners to quickly source productivity software.

Be a 'ReadyTraveler' this Holiday Season
December 18, 2014
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued the following news release: As millions around the world travel to be with family and friends this holiday season, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers of several important things they can do to ensure a smooth and efficient processing experience upon arrival in the United States. "CBP is prepared for a busy holiday travel season, but travelers can also help in the process by being aware of the requirements when entering the country," said Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. "CBP has programs in place to help expedite the arrivals process for travelers including Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, Automated Passport Control and Mobile Passport Control. And this holiday season, we are pleased to add the Border Wait Time app which is available now for download for Apple and Android users."

December 18, 2014
US Federal Communications Commission has published the following document: PUBLIC NOTICE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 445 12th STREET S.W. WASHINGTON D.C. 20554 News media information 202-418-0500 Internet: http://www.fcc.gov (or ftp.fcc.gov) TTY (202) 418-2555 Wednesday December 17, 2014SES-01708 Report No. re: Satellite Radio Applications Accepted For Filing Satellite Communications Services The applications listed herein have been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for filing. The Commission reserves the right to return any of the applications if, upon further examination, it is determined they are defective and not in conformance with the Commission's Rules and Regulations and its Policies. Final action will not be taken on any of these applications earlier than 30 days following the date of this notice. 47 U.S.C. § 309(b). All applications accepted for filing will be assigned call signs, or other unique station identifiers. However, these assignments are for administrative purposes only and do not in any way prejudice Commission action.

Contracts for December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014 CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Meridian Medical Technologies, Columbia, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $129,537,132 modification (P00102) exercising the fourth option year to one-year base contract SPM2DP-11-D-0002 with four one-year option periods for nerve agent antidotes in auto-injectors. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract. Locations of performance are Maryland and Missouri with a Dec. 31, 2015, performance completion date. Using military services are Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2015 war-stopper funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Microsoft Battles the Department of Justice over US Privacy Laws
December 17, 2014
After a magistrate and a federal district court have ordered Microsoft to grant federal government access to an Outlook account stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland, now the tech giant must comply with a similar demand coming from the US Justice Department. The feds are interested in that e-mail account because it belongs to a person under federal investigation for illegal drug trade.

Smartphone repair businesses have ringing registers
October 13, 2014
FULL TEXT It lasts less than a second, but that second can stop the beat of a smartphone user. An expensive mobile device slips out of a hand and plummets 3 feet to Earth - will it emerged unscathed? Since 2007, the year Apple released the first iPhone, mobile devices with shattered screens have been a common sight. But often, the expensive devices aren't ruined - and two Westchester County businesses have entered the niche market of repairing damaged electronics. Just over a month ago, Patrick Harter launched iFixiBuy, which makes house calls to fix iPhones and other electronic devices in the Westchester area. He said the business fit with his tinkering nature.


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