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Cal Poly's International Printing Week 2015 Draws Record Numbers
February 28, 2015
California Polytechnic State University issued the following news release: More than 450 students, faculty and industry representatives attended the Cal Poly Graphic Communication Department's 2015 International Printing Week, held Jan. 26-30. Celebrated at Cal Poly since 1984, International Printing Week honors the life and work of Benjamin Franklin and his contributions to science, technology, communication, and the printed word. The six-day program included seminars by industry leaders, a banquet, Career Day, and the Design & Dev Hackathon -- all centered on the theme "Graphic Communication and Gen Z." Seminars were presented in digital imaging and packaging and design and website development.

Why Silicon Valley is the new revolving door for Obama staffers; The net neutrality issue is just the latest example.
February 27, 2015
In 2004, when Barack Obama was running for the U.S. Senate, he made his first visit to Google's campus and saw firsthand how a search on the Internet worked. It left such a strong impression that he returned during his first presidential run vowing to protect the industry. Now, near the end of his administration, the extent of Obama's commitment to Silicon Valley has become clear. And nowhere is that more evident than net neutrality, an issue where the president pressured the government to pass regulations with major implications for how consumers experience the Internet. The rules, passed Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission, limit Internet providers from auctioning off the fastest download speeds to the highest bidders, all but ensuring that Web firms - not cable companies - will retain control of what consumers see on their browsers. It marked a major win for Silicon Valley, an industry that has built a close relationship with the president and his staff over the last six years.

Ericsson sues Apple; Ericsson sues A...
February 27, 2015
Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple Inc for patent infringement after Apple refused Ericsson's offer to have a court determine fair licensing terms, Ericsson said on Friday.

FCC approves net neutrality rules, defines Internet as a utility
February 27, 2015
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler arrives at the Net Neutrality hearing in Washington on Thursday. PHOTO: REUTERS The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to regulate Internet service like a public utility, expanding the US government's oversight of a once lightly regulated business at the center of the country's commercial and social activity. The 3-2 vote, along party lines, starts the clock ticking on an expected legal challenge from the telecom and cable industries. 

Mentor Graphics Corp fourth-quarter profit climbs
February 27, 2015
http://uat.cleandata.com/newsStories/Mentor-Graphics-Corp location.href Mentor Graphics Corp (MENT) has reported an http://stories.cleandata.com/automatedstories/Mapping?list=MENTORGR 8.48 percent rise in profit for the quarter ended Jan. 31, 2015. The company has earned $http://stories.cleandata.com/automatedstories/Mapping?list=MENTORGR 114.49 million, or $http://stories.cleandata.com/automatedstories/Mapping?list=MENTORGR 0.96 a share in the quarter, compared with $http://stories.cleandata.com/automatedstories/Mapping?list=MENTORGR 105.54 million, or $http://stories.cleandata.com/automatedstories/Mapping?list=MENTORGR 0.89 a share for the same period last year. On the other hand, adjusted net income for the quarter stood at $127.96 million, or $http://stories.cleandata.com/automatedstories/Mapping?list=MENTORGR 1.09 a share compared with $107.65 million or $http://stories.cleandata.com/automatedstories/Mapping?list=MENTORGR 0.92 a share, a year ago.

Caution Likely Ahead Of Data, Fed Speeches
February 27, 2015
(RTTNews) - The major U.S. index futures are pointing to lower opening on Friday, with sentiment reflecting nervousness, as the major averages are still in overbought territory despite the recent lackluster performance. Revised U.S. GDP estimates released earlier in the day showed a smaller than expected downward revision to fourth quarter growth. A regional business activity report, pending home sales data for January and Fed speeches could also impact market mood. Oil prices are moving higher after yesterday's weakness. U.S. stocks took divergent routes on Thursday, reacting to lackluster domestic economic data and a slide in commodity prices. The major averages turned in a mixed performance for much of the session. The Dow Industrials and the S&P 500 Index languished mostly below the unchanged line, with the former closing down 10.15 points or 0.06 percent at 18,214, while the latter lost 3.1 points or 0.15 percent before closing at 2,111. Meanwhile, after an early hiccup, the Nasdaq Composite traded mostly above the unchanged line before ending up 20.75 points or 0.42 percent at a fresh multi-year closing high of 4,988.

Earnings Reported After The Bell Feb. 26
February 27, 2015
(RTTNews) - Here is quick summary of the earnings reported after the bell Feb. 26. 1.Intersect ENT, Inc. (XENT) Net loss for the fourth quarter improved to $3.7 million compared to $4.6 million for the fourth quarter last year. Fourth quarter loss per share was $(0.16). Revenue for the three months increased by 93% to $13.4 million from $7.0 million in the same period last year. ***

Silicon Valley Disposition to Host Global Online Auction of Tabula's Fabless Semiconductor Facility Located in Santa Clara, CA; Auction begins on Tuesday, March 3rd and includes a large quantity of late model Electronic Test and Measurement equipment, IT and Networking assets as well as facility support equipment.
February 26, 2015
Silicon Valley Disposition (http://www.svdisposition.com) announced today that it will run an online auction of the majority of the physical assets from the Tabula head quarter facility located in Santa Clara, California. Founded in 2003, Tabula is a fabless semiconductor company that develops 3-D programmable logic devices (3PLDs). The Company will close its doors on March 24th, 2015. The auction will include late model research and development, electronic test and measurement and facility support equipment as well as servers and other IT assets.  The auction will begin on March 3rd, 2015.  The auction presents an ideal opportunity for companies in Semiconductor, Solar and Energy Storage, Biotechnology, and Electronics industries as well as general research and development organizations to purchase very well maintained, late model and refurbished, premier brand equipment at a discount.  In addition, general office equipment, including electronics, computer and networking hardware and office furniture will also be available through the auction.  The equipment being offered includes:

Military Optronics, Surveillance & Sighting Systems Market 2015-2025
February 26, 2015
Personal Imaging Systems, Electro Optical (EO) & Infrared (IR) Imaging Technologies   Report Details   The drive towards highly advanced individual warfighter systems is currently picking up speed in both Europe and North America, where land forces are looking to equip the individual soldier with the optical devices, personnel protective equipment, and intelligence capabilities to enable them to perform on the modern battlefield. Presently, this is not a trend that is being replicated in other regions like Africa and Central and South America, as most developing markets continue to make individual off the shelf purchases rather than invest in advanced programs. Although, as a result of plummeting defence expenditure in countries like the U.S., this is unlikely to affect companies' expansion strategies, as more than a fewdefencecompanies are looking to steer their operations away from the U.S., and into new and more lucrative markets in Asia and the Middle East.Visiongainassesses that the global military optronics market will attain revenues of $5.05bn in 2015.

FCC Adopts Net Neutrality Rules Endorsed By Open Internet Advocates
February 26, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to approve new rules endorsed by advocates of net neutrality and President Barack Obama that will prohibit internet service providers from discriminating against content producers. As widely expected, the FCC voted 3-2 during a Thursday morning hearing in Washington, DC, moving to adopt a proposal authored by the commission's chairman, former cable industry lobbyist Tom Wheeler. "Today we are here to answer a few simple questions" about the internet, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said. "Who determines how you use the internet? Who decides what content you can view and when? Should there be a single internet or fast lanes and slow lanes? Should internet service providers be left free to slow down or throttle certain applications or content as they see fit? Should your access to the internet on your mobile device have the same protections as your fixed device at home?"


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