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Kulicke & Soffa Unveils Advanced Packaging with Adaptive Machine Analytics
September 21, 2014
Kulicke and Soffa Industries has introduced APAMA (Advanced Packaging with Adaptive Machine Analytics), the Company's new Chip-to-Substrate (C2S) bonder that answers thermo-compression bonding challenges.

Mentor Graphics Introduces Embedded Hypervisor Product
September 20, 2014
Mentor Graphics has launched its newest version of the Mentor Embedded Hypervisor product, offering features for system configuration, debugging, and hardware support for developing secure applications.

New York: 3rd Annual Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking Lecture
September 20, 2014
Rochester Institute of Technology, The State of New York has issued the following Event release: Event Name: 3rd Annual Eugene H. Fram Chair in Applied Critical Thinking Lecture URL: http://rit.edu/provost/framlecture Category: Lecture/Speaker Description: Dr. Genevieve Bell, Vice President and Director of User Experience Research for Intel Labs, will deliver this year’s Eugene H. Fram Lecture.

With iPhone 6 Debut, iPhone Unlockers Rake in Big Business; iPhones being unlocked in record numbers amid iPhone 6 consumer frenzy as consumers trade in older iPhones
September 19, 2014
Demand is sky high for Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 released today, considered the most substantial upgrade and redesign of Apple's flagship phone for several years- and third party unlockers are reveling.

Wireless Internet Enabled Devices to Drive Demand for Electronic Contract Manufacturing Services, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
September 19, 2014
  San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 19, 2014         Follow us on LinkedIn - Electronic contract manufacturing services market includes companies engaged in providing manufacturing services to various Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The market includes electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services. Over the years, EMS companies broadened the spectrum of services they offered from simple manufacturing of components to more complex manufacturing services. This led many OEMs to outsource a large part of their manufacturing activity. ODMs are companies that provide manufacturing services in addition to product designing services. Increasing demand for electronic products in various end-use markets, growing demand for mobile internet ready devices such as tablets and smartphones, and effervescent innovation in the market are few of the major growth drivers.         Rising importance of design uniqueness is driving demand for original design manufacturing services.

Apple's iPhone 6 goes on sale to long lines as Chinese gray market seeks $3,000
September 19, 2014
The Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale today to long lines in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Apologizes for the Past, Promises to Do Better in Future; Nearly $3.5 Billion Spent Last Year in Advertising; Latest on the Alibaba IPO; 10 Percent of Americans Showed up to Work Stoned
September 19, 2014
CHERYL CASONE, FOX BUSINESS: Hello, I'm Cheryl Casone in for Gerri Willis tonight. Coming up right now on the show. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) ROGER GOODELL, NFL COMMISSIONER: We have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong. That starts with me. (END VIDEO CLIP) CASONE: The buck stops with him. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell apologizes for the past and promises to do better in the future. We're going to have a live report. Also, records being shattered on Wall Street as shares of Alibaba hit nearly $100, but, will the small investor make any money on this one?

IPhone and IPad Supplier Exploits and Endangers Safety of 20,000 Workers
September 04, 2014
Green America (formerly Co-op America) issued the following news release: A company in Suqian, China making iPhone and iPad parts was found to have a number of serious health and safety, environmental, and human rights violations, as was revealed in a new investigative report. The investigation was conducted in August 2014 and released today by the non-profit organizations China Labor Watch (CLW) and Green America, less than one week in advance of the anticipated iPhone 6 release. The company investigated, called Catcher, manufactures metal iPad, MacBook, and iPhone covers in its Suqian facilities (including parts for the iPhone 6). During the investigation, 500 to 600 workers from Catcher Sujian were transferred to this factory's sister location in Taizhou to also work on the iPhone 6. CLW investigated this factory in April 2013 and found many of the same violations. At that time, CLW reported its findings to Apple privately, after which Apple committed to reforming some of the problems. The new report demonstrates that in the 16 months, Apple has not made progress with this supplier to improve conditions for its workers. In spite of Apple's supplier code of conduct and commitments to prevent these violations, more than a year later, they persist.

80 Organizations Call on Apple's Lisa Jackson to Stop Off-Shoring Worker Health and Safety Risks
June 10, 2014
Green America (formerly Co-op America) issued the following news release: Amidst mounting consumer pressure on Apple to address worker safety in its supplier factories, 80 environmental and human rights organizations, socially responsible investment firms, and occupational health professionals from 27 countries sent a letter today to Apple Vice President of Environmental Affairs Lisa Jackson, the former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging her to live up to her legacy by halting Apple's poisoning of Chinese workers. The cost of doing so, the groups estimate, is less than $1 per device. Individuals wishing to take action on their smartphones to ensure the next iPhone is made without dangerous chemicals can visit www.greenamerica.org/bad-apple/app.cfm. To date, 20,000 consumers have signed a petition to Apple as part of the "Bad Apple" campaign.

Are You Listening, Tim Cook? Major Protest at Apple's Flagship Manhattan 'Cube' Store Calls on Apple to Stop Poisoning Chinese Workers
April 25, 2014
Green America (formerly Co-op America) issued the following news release: Today a significant number gathered to participate in a demonstration calling on Apple to stop the poisoning of workers who make iPhones and other Apple products. The two groups organizing the protest - Green America and China Labor Watch (CLW) - held this demonstration at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York City, one Apple's most profitable and iconic retail locations. Protesters yelled, "Hey hey! Ho ho! toxic benzene's got to go!" and "Mr. Cook, don't be a twit! Stop making Chinese workers sick!".


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