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APPLE PLANS TO ATTACK YOUR CASH; With its new Pay system, the tech giant plans to change money as we know it, writes Peter Spence
September 14, 2014
Gwen Stefani, Dr Dre and Stephen Fry, along with a swarm of experts from the worlds of technology and fashion, last week made their annual pilgrimage to Cupertino, California. They massed together to see Tim Cook, chief executive of the world's largest company, and the high priest of Apple, unveil his newest goods. Standing in a large temporary structure at DeAnza College, in tech preacher's garb - a loose-fitting shirt and jeans - Mr Cook blitzed through the newest phones, and introduced a long-awaited smartwatch. But what really caught the eye of investors that night was a technology more than a decade old to which Mr Cook devoted less than 15 minutes of his presentation: Apple Pay.

WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT OF NATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCED PACKAGING FOR "MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR MULTICHIP SYSTEM-LEVEL PACKAGING STRUCTURE" (CHINESE INVENTORS)
September 13, 2014
GENEVA, Sept. 13 -- Publication No. WO/2014/134758 was published on Sept. 12. Title of the invention: "MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR MULTICHIP SYSTEM-LEVEL PACKAGING STRUCTURE." Applicants: NATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCED PACKAGING CO. LTD (CN). Inventors: Daquan Yu (CN) and Haiyan Liu (CN). According to the abstract* posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization: "The present invention discloses a manufacturing method for a multichip system-level packaging structure.

Deutsche Bank is upbeat on prospects for Taiwan semiconductor industry
September 13, 2014
As inventory levels decline, semiconductor firms will receive rush orders starting at the end of November, resulting in a rebound in share prices, Deutsche Bank forecast recently. The semiconductor industry had a strong showing in August, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.and MediaTek Inc. seeing record sales.

In Brief
September 13, 2014
ELECTRONICS Apple seems confused about Canadian geography TORONTO Consumers who hit Apple.ca to pre-order one of the company's new iPhones and clicked on a link about delivery timelines saw an error-riddled map of Canada. Apple appeared to have mixed up the nation's capital and Ontario's capital, and placed Ottawa roughly where Toronto should be on the map. Edmonton is also seen to be northwest of Calgary, instead of northeast. And St. John's, N.L. is missing its apostrophe.

VIZIO HDTVs and Audio Collection Now Available Across Canada, Offering Consumers Brilliant Picture and Audio Quality for Best-in-Class Entertainment Experience
September 12, 2014
Premium In-Store Experience Allows Canadian Consumers to Interact with VIZIO Technologies at Best Buy and Future Shop Locations  VIZIO, the #1 Smart TV1 and Sound Bar company2 in the U.S., announced today the Canadian availability of its award-winning portfolio of HDTV and audio products at Best Buy and Future Shop locations throughout Canada as well as online at bestbuy.ca and futureshop.ca.  Consumers can now visit retail locations across Canada to experience VIZIO's best-in-class technologies for themselves.  Whether in the market for a new HDTV for the living room, or interested in a sound bar to upgrade their home theater, Canadian consumers will appreciate VIZIO's attainable, beautifully simple products backed by North America-based customer support. Canadian consumers can now find VIZIO's popular E- and M-Series Full-Array LED Smart TVs and a range of award-winning audio solutions, including VIZIO's 2.1 and 5.1 Sound Bars Systems and 2.1 Sound Stand, at retail locations nationwide. Whether looking to purchase at retail or browsing before shopping online, Canadian consumers now have access to an informative in-store experience at Best Buy Canada and Future Shop retail locations. 

SRU MBA Students Examine Alibaba
September 12, 2014
Slippery Rock University issued the following news release: Everyone know the high-tech company names IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Lennox, Intel, Samsung, Toshiba, Amazon and a host of others, but the newest, fastest growing, and possibly most inclusive high-tech company, is Alibaba, and Slippery Rock University School of Business Professor David Culp says that name is quickly moving to the top of the high-tech list. Culp teaches a master's degree-level course titled "Global Dynamics" as part of SRU's master in business administration program offered as a blended program with both online and in-class sessions at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township. "The first case study for our class this semester involved comparing the U.S.-based Amazon to the China-based Alibaba, high-tech Internet companies," he said. "The students undertook research on the two companies and provided some very interesting and informative insights."

Is money-plagued RadioShack worth saving?
September 12, 2014
NEW YORK RadioShack Corp.'s effort to seek financing and stave off bankruptcy raises a key question for investors, analysts and the customers who've shunned the electronics retailer for years: What's worth saving here? The company, which said Thursday it was in advanced talks with creditors and other parties on a potential rescue package, has suffered three years of declining sales and 10 straight quarterly losses. The stores have become increasingly irrelevant to shoppers, who can get their mobile devices and electronic doodads from e-commerce sites or Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Concerns among local developers over ApplePay
September 12, 2014
Following the unveiling of Apple's iPhone 6 handsets and the ApplePay service, local third-party payment platform developers yesterday urged the government to furnish Taiwanese companies with a fighting chance against the U.S.-based heavyweight.

Associate Mechanical Engineer
September 12, 2014
National Defense Industrial Association has issued the following job release: Company: LGS Innovations LLC Location: Florham Park, NJ 07932 Job Status/Type: Full Time, Employee Job Category: IT/Software Development Contact Information Company: LGS Innovations LLC Reference Code: 1602 LGS Innovations, a leader in government telecommunications and network integration, is seeking an Associate Mechanical Engineer for our Florham Park, NJ location.

Amkor Technology Inc at Deutsche Bank Technology Conference - Final
September 09, 2014
Corporate Participants * Greg Johnson Amkor Technology, Inc. - Senior Director, IR and Corporate Communications Conference Call Participants * Chad Dillard Deutsche Bank - Analyst Presentation CHAD DILLARD, ANALYST, DEUTSCHE BANK: Good afternoon. My name is Chad Dillard. I am the semi-cap equipment analyst over here at Deutsche Bank. And today we have Amkor presenting and with Greg Johnson, the Head of Investor Relations. GREG JOHNSON, SENIOR DIRECTOR, IR AND CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, AMKOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.: Thanks very much, Chad, and welcome everybody. First, a couple of minutes about Amkor. We are an OSAT, which is an outsourced packaging and test provider. Packaging and test is a little bit of a -- not a very high profile part of the semiconductor space. But it's actually a $50 billion industry, and about $25 billion of that is done in-house by the IDMs and about the other $25 billion is done by the OSATs. We are one of the largest.


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