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DesignCon 2015 Selects Best Paper Award Winners
March 28, 2015
DesignCon reported the winners of the Best Paper Awards from the blockbuster 2015 program. Recognizing contributions to the educational goals of the DesignCon program, DesignCon noted that the awards serve to acknowledge the authors as leading practitioners in semiconductor and electronic design. DesignCon's 20th anniversary event was held January 27-30 in Santa Clara, CA.

TSMC unit to list on OTC market
March 28, 2015
TSMC unit to list on OTC market Central News Agency2015-03-28 06:16 PM Taipei, March 28 (CNA) Xintec Inc. (??), an integrated circuit packaging services subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, ???), will list on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) market on March 30. It has set an issue price of NT$42 (US$1.34) per share for the 30 million new shares to be put on the market and hopes to raise NT$1.26 billion.

Dr Suzanne Costello elected as Chair of IMAPS-UK
March 28, 2015
Heriot-Watt University of United Kingdom has issued the following news release: Heriot-Watt alumna Dr Suzanne Costello, who studied for both her Physics undergraduate degree and her Engineering doctorate at Heriot-Watt, has been elected Chair of the UK chapter of the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS); the first woman to hold the role.

Washington: Intel Succumbs to Jesse Jackson 'Diversity' Campaign
March 28, 2015
National Legal and Policy Center has issued the following news release: Anyone seeking a first-hand look at the timidity of corporate America should look no further than Intel Corp. This January, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based semiconductor chip maker announced it would set aside $300 million by 2020 for hiring, training and promoting “underrepresented” racial minorities and women. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich revealed the plan at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas only weeks after he and other top company officials had met privately with Jesse Jackson. The announcement was a triumph for Jackson’s Silicon Valley shakedown campaign. “It’s a huge first step,” he declared, urging other tech firms to make “parity pledges.” Given the acquiescence of eBay, Google and Facebook to Jackson at their shareholder meetings last May, it is no surprise those companies are making similar commitments.

A high-speed hobby for tech elites; Rich coterie, mostly men, gathers to drive fast cars and network with clients
March 28, 2015
FULL TEXT When you get past the noise and the smell, the unbearable heat, the G-force, the surprising physical exertion and, always, the constant threat of injury or death - auto racing, like much else, comes down to mathematics. There is an optimal path around a racetrack, a geometric arc of least resistance. It is the driver's job to find this sweet spot of physics and stick to it, lap after lap, as consistently as a microprocessor crunching through an algorithm. For tech people - who are accustomed to finding and manipulating hidden math - hitting the arc can be a moment of particular pleasure. ''When you're really in the zone in a racecar, it's almost meditative,'' said Jeff Huber, who has been driving racecars for more than a decade. ''You're working on this pursuit of perfection, of getting the braking point just right, the braking pressure just right, finding the limit of adhesion when you're going around the corner. There's this balance that you're feeling and managing all the time, of just barely being in control, right at that perfect limit.''

Arizona: CONTRACTS
March 27, 2015
Department of Defense has issued the following news release: CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $485,000,000 firm fixed price with minimal cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Contractor will provide multiple Sniper advanced targeting pods including initial spares, 1K forward-looking infrareds, and two-way data links. It also includes other items as specified in the contract. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by March 26, 2018. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8540-15-D-0001).

Electronic componen
March 27, 2015
Award: Electronic componen Contract award dollar amount: 52979.64 Contract award date: March 26, 2015 Contractor awarded DUNS: 040901068 Contractor name : BAE SYSTEMS LAND & ARMAMENTS L.P. 1801 ELECTRONICS DR ANNISTON 36207 Contractor address : 6844 Us Financier : - Implementing agency : Defense Logistics Agency Dla Land And Maritime Active Devices Division Po Box 3990 Columbus Oh 43218-3990 Usa Point Of Contact(S): Alan Searfoss614-692-2049 Alan.Searfoss@Dla.Mil Country :United States

SEN. KELLY AYOTTE HOLDS A HEARING ON UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
March 26, 2015
SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION, SUBCOMMITTEE ON AVIATION OPERATIONS, SAFETY, AND SECURITY HOLDS A HEARING ON UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS MARCH 24, 2015 SPEAKERS: SEN. KELLY AYOTTE, R-N.H. CHAIR SEN. ROGER WICKER, R-MISS. SEN. ROY BLUNT, R-MO. SEN. DEAN HELLER, R-NEV. SEN. TED CRUZ, R-TEXAS SEN. DEB FISCHER, R-NEB. SEN. RON JOHNSON, R-WIS. SEN. MARCO RUBIO, R-FLA. SEN. CORY GARDNER, R-COLO. SEN. JERRY MORAN, R-KAN. SEN. DAN SULLIVAN, R-ALASKA SEN. JOHN THUNE, R-S.D. EX OFFICIO SEN. MARIA CANTWELL, D-WASH RANKING MEMBER SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR, D-MINN. SEN. BRIAN SCHATZ, D-HAWAII SEN. CORY BOOKER, D-N.J. SEN. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL, D-CONN. SEN. JOE MANCHIN III, D-W.VA. SEN. EDWARD J. MARKEY, D-MASS. SEN. GARY PETERS, D-MICH. SEN. TOM UDALL, D-N.M. SEN. BILL NELSON, D-FLA. EX OFFICIO

PRWeb Newswire
March 26, 2015
  Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 26, 2015           Apple iPhone iOS and Google Android OS growth has been brisk over the last several years, winning the vast majority of market share both in the USA and globally. Apple led for many years in the USA, then they gave way to Android over the last couple years. However when Apple released their new iPhone 6 devices, they once again took over the leadership position, says Computerworld, Feb 4.           Industry analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment.             "Growth in wireless, whether that means handsets or OS, will remain volatile over the next several years as leaders continue to try and one up each other," says Wireless Analyst Kagan.         Rapid growth in the smartphone space started roughly seven years ago when the first Apple iPhone was launched. Next Google Android joined the race. Since that time both Apple iPhone and Google Android have been the real winners with the vast majority of market share for handset OS. On the handset side winners are Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.         Top players in the handset battle include Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy which uses Google Android, Lenovo since they acquired Motorola, Huawei, Xiaomi and others.           Top players in the OS battle include Apple iOS, Android OS, Windows Phone from Microsoft Nokia, Blackberry OS and assorted smaller operating systems.           "The smartphone battle is continuing, changing and expanding," says Telecom Analyst Kagan.          

European Patent Office granted patent to MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [US] titled as "INTEGRATED VERIFICATION AND MANUFACTURABILITY TOOL"
March 25, 2015
European Patent Office has granted patent no.EP1330742 on March 18, 2015, to MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP [US], titled as "INTEGRATED VERIFICATION AND MANUFACTURABILITY TOOL"


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