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Alpine Electronics In-Dash Receiver with Apple CarPlay Now Shipping
October 30, 2014
Alpine Electronics of America reported the availability in North American markets and introduces the iLX-007, an aftermarket in-dash receiver dedicated for optimum compatibility with Apple CarPlay.

From DIY electronics to the global market Gravitech founder aims to turn his Thai operation into
October 30, 2014
international brand, and help others do likewise Jirapan Boonnoon The Nation Inspired to return to his mother country to help develop and enhance the information-technology industry in Thailand, Sharnon Tulabadi set up the GravitechThai IT business last year after successfully running a business in the US for the previous six years. His goal back in the Kingdom is to promote Thai IT products globally and to international standards, said the founder and chief engineer of US-based Gravitech.

Lucintel anticipates the global adhesive pastes and films market in semiconductor packaging industry to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% during 2012-2017; Global Adhesive Pastes and Films Market in Semiconductor Packaging Industry 2012-2017: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis
October 29, 2014
Adhesive pastes and films are used for three basic applications in semiconductor devices: dicing, back-grinding, and die-attachment. The Asia Pacific region is expected to be the largest region of the global adhesive pastes and films market in the semiconductor packaging industry by 2017. Integrated circuits are becoming thinner and sleeker. Thinner devices are now manufactured for enhancing device performance and in turn, increase the demand for adhesive pastes and films. This encourages the manufacturers to develop new materials and design sleeker adhesion lines. Photo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141029/155210

Panasonic Introduces Powerful and Flexible Rugged 7-inch AndroidTM Tablet; Toughpad FZ-B2 enables affordable professional-grade productivity in the field
October 29, 2014
Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, today announced the launch of the Toughpad® FZ-B2, a rugged 7-inch tablet powered by Android(TM) for field-based workforces. With durability, power and a range of configurability options - at a price within reach of any business - the Toughpad FZ-B2 is an ideal tool for field service, inspections, reporting, or as an upgrade from clipboards and pen-and-paper processes. Running the Android(TM) 4.4 operating system and powered by a Quad-core Intel® Celeron® Processor, the Toughpad FZ-B2 offers exclusive features not available on any consumer-grade tablet. These include enhanced enterprise features; a quick-charging, user-replaceable full-shift battery with optional bridge battery and high-capacity battery; a 5-point capacitive multi-touch screen that works even when the user is wearing gloves, as well as with a fine tip stylus pen; and a wide range of configuration options to allow organizations to customize the ideal tool for their workforces.

GameStop and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® Invite Consumers to Play it Forward During the Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign; GameStop to build on the $1 million raised last year for the treatment and research of childhood cancer
October 29, 2014
GameStop (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, is again joining forces with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® to ask the public to, "Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not." For the second year, GameStop will participate in the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, inviting consumers to donate while they shop during the holiday season and join GameStop and St. Jude in finding cures and saving children. "Community involvement is a way of life at GameStop, and the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign is one of many ways we offer support," said Tony Bartel, president of GameStop. "Clearly meaningful to our associates and customers, we raised more than $1 million for St. Jude in 2013 through this initiative and I am confident we will exceed our goal again this year."

MingJian Releases First ICRT-Certified Reviews of Xiaomi Mi4 and OnePlus One; "iPhone killers?" Not quite, but say goodbye to the mid-range smartphone segment as Xiaomi and OnePlus have narrowed the playing field and are nipping at the heels of the flagship brands.
October 29, 2014
 MingJian, China's only licensed member of International Consumer Research & Testing (ICRT), a global consortium of consumer organizations including Consumer Reports and Which?, today announced the first ICRT-certified reviews of the Xiaomi Mi4 and OnePlus One smartphones tested together with the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. "Overall, the Xiaomi Mi4 and the OnePlus One bring high performance smartphones within reach of a much wider range of consumers, with pricing from RMB 1,999," said James Feldkamp, MingJian's CEO.

Alibaba may partner with Apple
October 29, 2014
LAGUNA BEACH, California - In a possible joint venture between two of the largest companies in the world, Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma has said he is "very interested" in partnering with Apple and their newly-launched mobile payments service Apple Pay "I am very interested in that," Ma replied when asked whether he would consider a partnership between Apple Pay and Alipay, Alibaba's payments company. "A good marriage needs both sides to work I hope we can do something together," Ma told a Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference Monday, adding that he has tremendous respect for Apple CEO Tim Cook. At the same conference, Cook was also asked about such a partnership and he too hinted about the possibility, saying he planned to meet with Ma to discuss the potential joint venture.

United States : Mentor Graphics Announces Xpedition System Designer for Comprehensive Multi-board Systems Development
October 29, 2014
Mentor Graphics Corporation the market and technology leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design solutions, today announced its newest offering and key building block in the Xpedition platform, the Xpedition Systems Designer product for multi-board systems connectivity. The Xpedition Systems Designer product captures the hardware description of multi-board systems, from logical system definition down to the individual PCBs, automating multi-level system design synchronization processes to ensure team collaboration with accuracy and faster design productivity.

Germany : Bayer MaterialScience at Compamed in Dusseldorf
October 29, 2014
Today's wound management focuses on the patient's well-being, promoting fast healing and pain relief. Bayer MaterialScience supports this development with plastic films for premium wound dressings that protect wounds against environmental influences and promote the healing process by maintaining a moist wound microclimate and high breathability. These wound dressings are highly flexible and feel like a second skin. In addition, the matte surface gives them good haptic properties and can even be printed.

Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP Files Class Action Against Apple, Inc. For Defective 2011 MacBook Pro Laptops
October 28, 2014
A class action lawsuit was filed in a California federal court against Apple, Inc. on October 24, 2014 alleging a defect affecting Apple's premium 2011 MacBook Pro laptops. The defect compromises the laptops' highly touted graphical performance, causing profound graphical distortion and eventually totally system failure. Impacted owners have amassed more than 20,000 signatures in a Change.org petition calling for Apple and its CEO Tim Cook to remedy the issue. Apple has yet to publicly acknowledge the problem.


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