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Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent for Memory-based Trigger Generation Scheme
October 25, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,868,974) developed by two co-inventors for a "memory-based trigger generation scheme in an emulation environment." The co-inventors are Charles Selvidge, Wellesley, Massachusetts, and Gregoire Brunot, Montrouge, France.

Tobacco firm bans smoking in offices
October 24, 2014
Reynolds American said it will ban traditional cigarettes, cigars, and pipes in employee desks, offices, conference rooms, hallways, and elevators because it wants to align its policies with the realities of what you are seeing in society today . Lighting up is already prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias and fitness centres. Reynolds said it would introduce the policy when it builds indoor smoking areas for those who still want to light up. Updating our tobacco use policies will better accommodate both non-smokers and smokers who work in and visit our facilities, said spokesman David Howard. Reynolds will still allow the use of smokeless tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes. In Ireland, the Government is under pressure to abandon its plans for plain tobacco packaging. Earlier this month, a formal complaint was lodged in Brussels by the US Chamber of Commerce claiming the move would have a significant impact on Ireland s economy. Ireland had already come under pressure from German MEPs and business groups to abandon plans to be the first EU member to introduce uniform packaging.

WHAT'S UP DOC?: Keeping Tabs on Our Biometrics
October 24, 2014
By ALEC STRANAHAN Personal fitness trackers - love them or hate them, they are popping up everywhere. From wearables on the wrist, to belt clips, to sensors embedded in our cellphones, it seems that electronics increasingly want to know us at a more intimate level. While this allows for an unprecedented amount of information about our movements, vitals and sleep patterns, it is unclear how this information will actually affect our daily lives. In this column, I will take a look at the technologies currently available and weigh the pros and cons of the quantified self.

Global Speech Technology Market
October 23, 2014
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Speech Technology in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Automatic Speech Recognition, Text-to-Speech, and Speaker Verification. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 88 companies including many key and niche players such as - 24/7 Customer, Inc.

Global Electronic Contract Manufacturing Services Market
October 23, 2014
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electronic Contract Manufacturing Services in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Consumer Electronics, Computers & Peripherals, Telecommunications, Industrial Electronics, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 308 companies including many key and niche players such as - Altadox, Inc. Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Celestica, Inc. Compal Electronics, Inc. Creation Technologies LP Download the full report:https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/22343/ I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 Consumer Electronics I-3 Computers & Peripherals Segment I-4 Telecommunications I-4 Industrial Electronics I-4 Other End-Use Segments I-4

Vendors Stepping Up to Offer New Products in the Global Digital Manufacturing Software Market: TechNavio
October 23, 2014
TechNavio, a global tech-focused research firm has announced the publication of a new report on the Global Digital Manufacturing Software Market 2014-2018 . Digital manufacturing software-a sub-segment of product lifecycle management software-helps improve production efficiency by optimizing the manufacturing process, managing data in the product development cycle and supporting effective collaboration among organizations. The global market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.28 percent during the forecast period.

Mentor Graphics Appoints Vice President for PCB Design
October 23, 2014
Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) the market share and technology leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design, today announced the appointment of A.J. Incorvaia to the role of vice president and general manager of the company's Board Systems Division. The Mentor Graphics Board Systems Division offers a complete PCB flow, providing many of the world's largest system design companies with a range of scalable solutions to reduce the time, cost and risk of electronic system design.   

NovaCentrix and nScrypt Team on FlexTech Alliance Contract for Advanced 3D Printing Tool
October 23, 2014
 FlexTech Alliance announced today the awarding of a development agreement to nScrypt and NovaCentrix for a next-generation three-dimensional (3D) printing tool for creating complex and functional objects. The total award of $1,291,000 will be cost-shared between the organizations over a 12 month period. FlexTech partners with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, which has a keen interest in 3D printing for rapid prototyping of new electronic devices and components.   Logo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141022/153862LOGO

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.

3D Systems Featured in "The Intel Experience" at Best Buy Stores
October 23, 2014
- Visitors experience 3D printing in store with 3D Systems' new Cube printers - Showcases ease of 3D content creation - Expected in 50 Best Buy stores by the end of October ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announces its participation in the new Intel Experience, to be featured exclusively in 50 Best Buy retail stores across the United States. The Intel Experience gives anyone access to interact with the 3D printing lifestyle, and other new consumer technologies including augmented reality and digital DJ remixing. As the 3D printing pioneer and leader, 3DS is showcasing its new Cube 3 printers which will be printing live in stores in the Intel Experience and available for purchase at select Best Buy stores and online from BestBuy.com. "We are thrilled to be part of the Intel Experience, showcasing 3D printers in action and mainstreaming the 3D lifestyle," said Ping Fu, Chief Entrepreneur Officer, 3DS. "The Intel Experience at Best Buy is a great way for anyone, a first timer or an expert, to interact with a 3D printer designed beautifully for the home, simple to use, and kid-safe to make, produce and learn."


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