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US firms pin hopes on NEC
December 17, 2014
GEORGE TOWN: AMERICAN electronics companies in Malaysia expect to see better coordination among government agencies involved in facilitating export activities once the proposed National Export Council (NEC) is formed.

Amkor Technology Licenses Proprietary Copper Pillar Wafer Bump Technology to GLOBALFOUNDRIES
December 16, 2014
Amkor Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, today announced that it has granted GLOBALFOUNDRIES a non-exclusive license to its proprietary copper pillar wafer bump technology. The agreement provides for the transfer of Amkor's copper pillar wafer bump technology to GLOBALFOUNDRIES and a license under Amkor's intellectual property to enable GLOBALFOUNDRIES to bump wafers based on this technology.

Samsung Serves 7 of Top 15 Tech Hardware TV Ads of 2014, According to Ace Metrix; Other Winners Include Amazon Fire Phone, Beats, Bose, Canon, Intel, Nest, Microsoft and Sonos
December 16, 2014
Ace Metrix®, the standard in television and video advertising analytics, today announced the top 15 highest scoring technology hardware ads of 2014, a list led and dominated by Samsung whose " Water Resistant " ad for the Samsung Galaxy S5 leads the list, powered by Information and Product Relevance. In addition to Mobile Devices, of which Amazon's Fire Phone is also included, the list includes Cameras, led by Canon's " Hollywood Caliber " ad; Computer Hardware, including ads from Intel, Microsoft and Samsung; Electronics, including ads from Bose, Nest and Sonos; and TVs, led by Samsung's " Curved " ad.

Mentor Graphics Announces New Verification IP for PCIe 4.0
December 16, 2014
WILSONVILLE, Ore. – Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced the immediate availability of its new Mentor(®) EZ-VIP PCI Express Verification IP. The new Verification IP (VIP) reduces testbench assembly time for ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) and FPGA (field-programmable gate array) design verification by a factor of up to 10X. Verification IP is intended to help engineers reduce the time spent building testbenches by providing re-usable building blocks for common protocols and architectures.  However, even standard protocols and common architectures can be configured and implemented differently from design to design.  As a result, traditional VIP components can take days, or even weeks, to prepare for a simulation or emulation testbench.

Find Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas - GameStop Offers Discounts on Games, Gadgets and More; GameStop makes it easy for customers to find the right gift with various holiday discounts; Save $50 on all pre-owned tablets & receive a free Google Chromecast with purchase
December 15, 2014
Today, GameStop has revealed the great deals it is offering to gift-givers and gamers that are still searching for those last minute holiday gifts. As time is ticking away and budgets are running tight, shoppers can find a wide variety of gift ideas at a convenient and affordable price during GameStop's holiday sale. Happening now and continuing through December 20, holiday shoppers will find some of the best deals on new and pre-owned video games, consoles, gaming accessories, and consumer electronics at all U.S. GameStop store locations and at www.GameStop.com .

iPocket Drive, a Way to Double iPhone Storage and Avoid Cloud Usage, Reaches Funding Goal on Indiegogo; The USB hard drive with an integrated Apple Lightning connector allows data transfer without an Internet connection
December 15, 2014
iPocket Drive, a USB hard drive with an integrated Apple Lightning connector, has met its funding goal in its first week on Indiegogo, raising more than $4,200. The device, available in 8, 16 or 32GB, provides Apple users with all the benefits of an on-the-go hard drive that is compatible with everything from iPhones to iPads to computers. The Power Company, the company behind iPD, has previously been successful on Indiegogo with the Smart Card, a wallet-sized charger for iPhone and Android devices.

EnOcean Alliance Shows the World of Cross-Vendor Wireless Building Intelligence at AHR Expo 2015; Network of Interoperable Energy Harvesting Wireless Solutions Breaks Down System Barriers for an Integrated HVAC and Lighting Control Optimizing Energy Efficiency and Comfort
December 15, 2014
At AHR Expo 2015 (McCormick Place Chicago, January 26-28), the EnOcean Alliance will demonstrate a cross-vendor system approach based on innovative solutions from 19 member companies. Visitors can learn how interoperable energy harvesting wireless applications overcome the limits of isolated building areas to achieve maximum energy saving and comfort rates. The demo at booth 3649, South Hall, shows a connected building system integrating intelligent HVAC and lighting control with energy management -- all based on the EnOcean batteryless wireless standard but from different leading manufacturers of the building industry. Interoperability of different devices and solutions is key to smart buildings. One of the EnOcean Alliance's major aims is to offer its more than 350 members a mutual platform of knowledge and technology exchange. Based on an open wireless standard, the Alliance has defined unified application profiles that enable system planners to flexibly combine devices from different vendors. That way, users can choose from more than 1,200 products to build a system meeting individual needs. In addition, they benefit from the batteryless, maintenance-free operation of the EnOcean-based devices, collecting their energy from the surrounding environment.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Ready To Work On An-All-American A9 Chip For iPhone 7
December 15, 2014
The iPhone maker, Apple Inc., is likely to use an advanced A9 chip for its next generation of iPhone devices. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (KRX:005930) is the company manufacturing A9 chips in the Austin plant with the first chips ready to enter the iPhone production lines.

Microelectronics Packaging Engineer 9965482
December 15, 2014
Iowa Association of Business and Industry has issued the following Job Vacancy: Wage Location CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52411 Requisition Number: AMS6340 Job Title: Microelectronics Packaging Engineer Category: Engineering

Mahlab, head of Mentor Graphics, Inc discuss investments in Egypt
December 15, 2014
State Information Service, The Government of Egypt has issued the following news release: Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab held a meeting on Saturday 13/12/2014 with President of Mentor Graphics Corporation Gregory K. Hinckley. The meeting took up the investments of the US-based multinational corporation in Egypt. Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy attended the meeting. In case of any query regarding this article oar other content needs please contact: editorial@plusmediasolutions.com


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