Apple’s aura continues to shine and create buzz in IT industry
September 15, 2014
  An Apple Watch is tapped for a transaction during an Apple event last Tuesday in Cupertino, California. ― Reuters CHINESE consumers and business were disappointed to learn that the mainland won’t be among the first markets for the global sales of new Apple products unveiled last week.

Plant Shut-Downs, Closings & Layoffs Profile -- Apple Inc.
September 15, 2014
Apple Inc. 1 Infinite Loop Cupertino, CA 95014 Telephone: (408) 996-1010  NAICS:    334111  Industry: Electronic Computer Manufacturing  Persons Affected: 200  States Affected: Not reported  Event: Apple Inc. will eliminate 200 jobs as a result of its $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics LLC. 

September 15, 2014
Publication No. WO/2014/134758 was published on September 12 by WIPO. Title of the invention: MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR MULTICHIP SYSTEM-LEVEL PACKAGING STRUCTURE Applicants: NATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCED PACKAGING CO., LTD [CN/CN]; Building D1, China Sensor Network International Innovation Park 200 Linghu Boulevard Wuxi, Jiangsu 214135 (CN) Inventors: YU, Daquan; (CN). LIU, Haiyan; (CN)

Apple takes first steps to Detox its manufacturing supply chain
September 13, 2014
Greenpeace International has issued the following press release: China is often referred to as the world's factory; manufacturing more than half of all the computers and mobile phones produced worldwide. Living in China and working for Greenpeace, I have seen first-hand the destructive impacts this industry can have on our fragile environment. I also know that any steps taken by major global brands, like Apple, can potentially have a huge impact on suppliers in my home country.

Apple Pay to invade China, with help from UnionPay
September 12, 2014
BEIJING (Caixin Online) — China UnionPay Co. and Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.43%  have agreed to cooperate to bring the U.S. tech company’s new smartphone payment option to China, a source with knowledge of the matter says.

Contracts for September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014 CONTRACTS ARMY BAE Systems Information Solutions, Inc., McLean, Virginia (W91W4-14-D-0001); Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0002); CACI Technologies, Inc., Manassas, Virginia (W911(W4-14-D-0003); DynCorp International LLC, McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0004); Invertix Corp., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0005); Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland (W911W4-14-D-0006); ManTech Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions Inc., Falls Church, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0007); Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Cyber Solutions Division Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0008); Six3 Intelligence Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0009); Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc., Herndon, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0010); and SRA International Inc., Fairfax, Virginia (W911W4-14-D-0011) were collectively awarded a ceiling $5,040,000,000 hybrid, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for global intelligence support services acquisition. This acquisition is designed to acquire flexible, comprehensive, cost effective services to support

Mercury Systems unveils EnsembleHDS6603 server
September 11, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Mercury Systems, Inc., a provider of open sensor processing systems and services, has unveiled the Ensemble HDS6603 server.

iPhone 6 rollout bypasses mainland
September 11, 2014
A pending government approval is likely the major reason that the world's largest smartphone market will miss the rollout of the iPhone 6 in China. Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President at Apple Inc., announces new pricing for iPhones an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014.[Photo/Agencies]

Intel announces two new packaging and test technologies for foundry customers
September 10, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Intel Corporation, which designs and manufactures integrated digital technology platforms, has announced two new packaging and test technologies for foundry customers.

Bosch Sensortec selects ASE as partner for production of sensor device
September 09, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Bosch Sensortec GmbH has selected Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc., or ASE, a semiconductor assembly and test service provider, as a manufacturing and technology partner for production of sensor device.


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