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Digi-Key Adds to Mentor Graphics' EDA Tools Portfolio
February 27, 2015
Digi-Key has unveiled an expanded suite of the recently released professional-level Mentor Graphics EDA/CAD tools. According to a release, premium versions of both the Designer Schematic and Designer Layout tools are now available, featuring unlimited connections. In addition, Import from xDX Designer and PADS Layout for reference designs, as well as import from third party schematic capture and layout tools has been added.

Silicon Valley Disposition to Host Global Online Auction of Tabula's Fabless Semiconductor Facility Located in Santa Clara, CA; Auction begins on Tuesday, March 3rd and includes a large quantity of late model Electronic Test and Measurement equipment, IT and Networking assets as well as facility support equipment.
February 26, 2015
Silicon Valley Disposition (http://www.svdisposition.com) announced today that it will run an online auction of the majority of the physical assets from the Tabula head quarter facility located in Santa Clara, California. Founded in 2003, Tabula is a fabless semiconductor company that develops 3-D programmable logic devices (3PLDs). The Company will close its doors on March 24th, 2015. The auction will include late model research and development, electronic test and measurement and facility support equipment as well as servers and other IT assets.  The auction will begin on March 3rd, 2015.  The auction presents an ideal opportunity for companies in Semiconductor, Solar and Energy Storage, Biotechnology, and Electronics industries as well as general research and development organizations to purchase very well maintained, late model and refurbished, premier brand equipment at a discount.  In addition, general office equipment, including electronics, computer and networking hardware and office furniture will also be available through the auction.  The equipment being offered includes:

Eyelit Inc. Releases Advanced Dispatching for its Manufacturing Execution System (MES); Eyelit Advanced Dispatching(TM) improves decision-making, quality, throughput, and on-time deliveries
February 26, 2015
Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace & defense, discrete electronics, semiconductor, life sciences, medical device, and photovoltaic (solar) industries, announced today the general release of its new Eyelit Advanced Dispatching(TM) module. Eyelit's dynamic dispatching module extends the capabilities of Eyelit MES(TM) with configurable sequencing rules, filters, conditions, and display of rendering schemes to prioritize material processing at each step of a manufacturing process. The real-time conditions are evaluated for each work order, lot and batch when an operator or automation requests the system to advise which material should be processed next at a specific unit of equipment or workstation.

With Foundry Offer and Growing Ecosystem, SOI Gains Momentum as a Firm Favorite for Consumer and IoT Applications; Latest Technology Workshop on FD-SOI and RF-SOI Coming to San Francisco This Week
February 26, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The SOI Industry Consortium announces silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technologies gaining strong industry momentum towards a rapidly growing SOI ecosystem with a robust foundry offer and leading fabless players demonstrating how simple it is today to design and manufacture integrated circuits on fully depleted SOI (FD-SOI) and radio-frequency SOI (RF-SOI) technologies, confirming SOI as a very competitive technology platform for fast-growing semiconductor applications. Recent workshops organized by the consortium in Shanghai, China and Tokyo, Japan have highlighted market momentum for SOI with technical contributions presented by leading integrated device manufacturers (IDM), fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, EDA vendors and circuit designers, and all members of the global SOI ecosystem, stimulating discussions and sharing information about competitive benchmarks, end-product results, technology milestones and emerging applications. As evidence, the consortium points to the solution-oriented technical papers and growing international participation at SOI workshops, including the upcoming SOI-organized event in San Francisco tomorrow, February 27th.

Military Optronics, Surveillance & Sighting Systems Market 2015-2025
February 26, 2015
Personal Imaging Systems, Electro Optical (EO) & Infrared (IR) Imaging Technologies   Report Details   The drive towards highly advanced individual warfighter systems is currently picking up speed in both Europe and North America, where land forces are looking to equip the individual soldier with the optical devices, personnel protective equipment, and intelligence capabilities to enable them to perform on the modern battlefield. Presently, this is not a trend that is being replicated in other regions like Africa and Central and South America, as most developing markets continue to make individual off the shelf purchases rather than invest in advanced programs. Although, as a result of plummeting defence expenditure in countries like the U.S., this is unlikely to affect companies' expansion strategies, as more than a fewdefencecompanies are looking to steer their operations away from the U.S., and into new and more lucrative markets in Asia and the Middle East.Visiongainassesses that the global military optronics market will attain revenues of $5.05bn in 2015.

Wind River Expands Its NFV Ecosystem to Accelerate Service Provider Deployments; NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
February 26, 2015
Wind River® , a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, has added new members to its Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem, a program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of solutions for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The latest members include Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd., ConteXtream, Cyan, Intel® Security, Ixia, Qosmos and Spirent. They join existing partners: Artesyn, ASTRI, Brocade, GENBAND, HP, Kontron, Metaswitch, Nakina and Overture. As the Titanium Cloud program expands, current members also continue to introduce new NFV solutions validated on the Wind River Titanium Server NFV infrastructure platform. As an example, Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) has introduced an LTE Small Cell Gateway and Security Gateway as virtual network functions (VNFs) optimized for Titanium Server. "In order to accelerate their NFV deployment and reduce schedule risk, service providers are looking for validated, market-ready end-to-end NFV solutions," said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River. "Our ecosystem is expanding rapidly, and with the addition of new members we continue to deliver the availability of optimized, interoperable solutions for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs). In collaboration with our ecosystem partners, we are addressing several of the industry's toughest NFV challenges, such as management and orchestration, security, and testing."

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver George Washington University Commencement Address; Anthony Fauci and Carole Watson to Receive Honorary Degrees
February 26, 2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the George Washington University's Commencement address before graduates on May 17. He will also be awarded an honorary doctorate of public service from the university. Mr. Cook, whose invitation was suggested by GW students during the nominating process, has led the world's most admired company since 2011 and overseen the development of Apple products, which are ubiquitous on GW's campuses and in the lives of its students.

Procera Networks Partners with Dell for COTS NFV Solutions; PacketLogic/V packaged as a Dell SKU
February 26, 2015
 Procera Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PKT), the global Subscriber Experience company, announced today thatPacketLogic/VTM, Procera's Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) software solution, is available as a Dell solution. The solution packages an Intel® Xeon® E5 2600 v3-based Dell PowerEdge(TM) R730 server platform, delivering pre-configured commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) NFV performance in excess of 150Gbps.

FCC Adopts Net Neutrality Rules Endorsed By Open Internet Advocates
February 26, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to approve new rules endorsed by advocates of net neutrality and President Barack Obama that will prohibit internet service providers from discriminating against content producers. As widely expected, the FCC voted 3-2 during a Thursday morning hearing in Washington, DC, moving to adopt a proposal authored by the commission's chairman, former cable industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler. "Today we are here to answer a few simple questions" about the internet, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said. "Who determines how you use the internet? Who decides what content you can view and when? Should there be a single internet or fast lanes and slow lanes? Should internet service providers be left free to slow down or throttle certain applications or content as they see fit? Should your access to the internet on your mobile device have the same protections as your fixed device at home?"

Q4 2014 American Tower Corp Earnings Call - Final
February 24, 2015
Corporate Participants * Leah Stearns American Tower Corporation - SVP, Treasurer & IR * Jim Taiclet American Tower Corporation - Chairman, President & CEO * Tom Bartlett American Tower Corporation - EVP & CFO Conference Call Participants * Amir Rozwadowski Barclays Capital - Analyst * Ric Prentiss Raymond James & Associates, Inc. - Analyst * Armintas Sinkevicius Morgan Stanley - Analyst * Jonathan Schildkraut


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