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Smartening up their act; China's handset manufacturers
October 25, 2014
Chinese phonemakers are preparing to take on the world IF YOU want to understand how China innovates, look no further than its hyper-competitive market for smartphones. Though Samsung and Apple dominate the business globally, the technology superpowers are being squeezed in China by aggressive local manufacturers. Now Chinese firms are selling their handsets abroad in ever-greater numbers and a battle is set to be fought that will reshape the global marketplace for handsets. China's smartphone-makers have a ready launchpad. Thanks to the frugal but feature-rich offerings from local firms, domestic sales have exploded. Over 100m smartphones were sold in the second quarter, accounting for over a third of global sales and making China the world's largest market. Strikingly, eight of the top ten vendors were local firms. Xiaomi, a startup that only sells online, shot past Samsung to become the leading brand of smartphones in the country. After selling 15.4m in the second quarter (see chart), the firm is on track to peddle 60m handsets this year, and wants to sell 100m in 2015.

Park Electrochemical Corp. Announces Appointment of John Jamieson as Vice President of Project Management
October 23, 2014
Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE:PKE) announced the appointment of John Jamieson as Vice President of Project Management. In this new position, Mr. Jamieson will report to Christopher T. Mastrogiacomo, Park's President and Chief Operating Officer.

MedData Launches iPhone App to Improve Billing Reconciliation for Surgical Practices
October 23, 2014
MedData, Inc. , a leading national provider of "patient-focused" revenue cycle management and patient financial lifecycle services, announced the launch of Patient Lists , a new iPhone app designed to streamline the medical billing process for its surgical clients.

-Lockheed Martin Extends Aerostat Mission By Providing Airborne Surveillance For U.S. Border Protection
October 23, 2014
ENP Newswire - 23 October 2014 Release date- 22102014 - WASHINGTON-Working with the Army, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is providing operational support for a Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) aerostat system that is being evaluated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the Southern border of the United States.

-ARM Extends Scalability of CoreLink for Infrastructure Compute
October 23, 2014
ENP Newswire - 23 October 2014 Release date- 22102014 - Cambridge, UK - ARM today announced new additions to its suite of enterprise-class ARM CoreLink Cache Coherent Network (CCN) SoC interconnects, underscoring its commitment to providing a flexible architecture from sensors to servers. The CoreLink CCN-502 and CoreLink CCN-512 interconnects extend the current family for data center and infrastructure equipment that scales from the edge of the network to the core.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to Keynote at 2015 International CES
October 23, 2014
Paris, Oct. 23 -- The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(R) has announced that Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming 2015 International CES(R). Owned and produced by CEA, the 2015 CES, the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Krzanich's keynote is scheduled for 4:30 PM, Tuesday, January 6, in the Venetian's Palazzo Ballroom. During the keynote, Krzanich will address what's next in computing innovation, the forces driving the next wave of consumer technology, and the company's plans for bringing amazing experiences that redefine computing to life.

Mentor Graphics names A.J. Incorvaia as vice president for PCB Design
October 23, 2014
Electronic hardware and software design solutions company Mentor Graphics Corp (NASDAQ: MENT) announced on Thursday that A.J. Incorvaia has been appointed vice president and general manager of the company's Board Systems Division.

Lockheed Martin announces delivery of GLM instrument
October 20, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lockheed Martin Corporation, which develops air and missile defense systems, has announced the delivery of the Geostationary Lightning Mapper, or GLM, instrument, which reportedly provides earlier alerts of developing severe storms.

ASUS, AT&T and Intel announce availability of PadFone X mini smartphone
October 17, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: ASUS, AT&T Inc. and Intel Corporation have announced the availability of the ASUS PadFone X mini, a 4.5-inch 4G LTE smartphone powered by the Intel Atom processor and Intel XMM 7160 LTE modem.

PEOPLE
October 01, 2014
FULL TEXT Ethertronics Inc. announced the appointment of Vahid Man?an as chief operating officer. In his new role with the company, Man?an will be responsible for Ethertronics' Chip and Systems Divisions, and will lead all global manufacturing, supply chain, quality, sales, technology design, marketing and business development efforts. Man?an joins Ethertronics from Entropie, where he served as senior vice president of global engineering and operations. A seasoned semiconductor executive with more than 30 years of proven business, technology and operations experience, Man?an was responsible for Entropies global engineering and operations organizations, including hardware and software product development, technical operations, quality and supply management. M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. announced that Thomas Hwang has agreed to join the company as senior vice president of global sales. Hwang spent the last 10-plus years at Hittite Microwave Corp. in a variety of positions including VP of sales, and helped grow that company's annual revenues from $30 to $274 million prior to its acquisition by Analog Devices Inc., earlier this year.


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