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New DENSO VS-Series Aseptic Robot
November 24, 2014
Sterilizable, for Pharmaceutical, Medical and Life Sciences Applications LONG BEACH, Calif. -- DENSO Robotics announced introduction of its new compact, high-speed, VS-050 six-axis aseptic robot, which features an ISO 5 cleanroom rating and specially designed coverings, for applications where biocontamination control is required. “We created the VS-050 aseptic robot because of rapidly increasing demand in the pharmaceutical, medical and life sciences sectors,” said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO Products & Services Americas, Inc. “Now our customers in those areas with sterilization requirements can benefit from the high speed and other outstanding features of the VS Series.”

Remtec Expands LED Packaging Capabilities and Adds New Economical Metallization Technologies, Custom Tailored for Specific Customer Requirements
November 24, 2014
Norwood, MA, – Remtec Inc., the leading manufacturer of substrates and packages using PCTF®  (Plated Copper On Thick Film) metallization, has expanded its LED substrate and submount design and manufacturing capabilities by adding new features such as bond-pad down (flip-chip)  packaging with a cathode-anode gap as small as 75-50 µm and selective gold-tin plating.  As a result, Remtec can now produce higher performance, lower cost metallized LED substrates and submounts using added benefits, each custom tailored to a specific customer requirement matching the required performance and power level or assembly methods.

UBM Canon: EDN Highlights the Hot 100
November 24, 2014
UBM Canon's EDN released the 2014 EDN Hot 100 celebrating the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity. According to a release, the technologies range from ICs and components, to software, test instruments, development tools, and sensors. "With technology advancing and changing as quickly as ever, there was certainly no lack of new and interesting products for EDN's editors to choose from when selecting this year's Hot 100 Products. This year's list leaves no doubt as to the hottest technology trends, with mobile, wearables, connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) - along with related areas of sensing, security and low power - all heavily represented. And emerging technologies like 3D rapid prototyping/printing, wireless power and indoor location also made an appearance," said Rich Pell, Chief Technical Editor, EDN.

Naples Daily News (Florida)
November 24, 2014
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United States : Mentor Graphics Reports Fiscal Third Quarter Results
November 21, 2014
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced financial results for the company s fiscal third quarter ended October 31, 2014. The company reported revenues of $292.7 million, non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.34, and GAAP earnings per share of $0.18.

United States : AMD Announces Major Technology Partnerships at Future of Compute Event
November 21, 2014
?AMD today at its Future of Compute event announced the introduction of the consumer electronic industry s first-ever ultra high-definition (UHD) monitors to feature its innovative, open-standards based FreeSync technology. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., plans to launch the screen synching technology around the world in March 2015, starting with the Samsung UD590 (23.6-inch and 28-inch models) and UE850 (23.6-inch, 27-inch and 31.5-inch models), and eventually across all of Samsung s UHD lineups. FreeSync will enable dynamic refresh rates synchronized to the frame rate of AMD Radeon graphics cards and APUs to maximally reduce input latency and reduce or fully eliminate visual defects during gaming and video playback.?

Contracts for November 21, 2014
November 21, 2014
November 21, 2014 CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $4,123,746,486 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive firm-target contract (N00019-13-C-0008) for the production of 43 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VIII F-35 Lightning II aircraft. This includes manufacture and delivery of 29 F-35A aircraft for the U. S. Air Force (19), government of Italy (two), government of Norway (two), government of Japan (four) and government of Israel (two). In addition, this modification provides for 10 F-35B aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps (six) and government of the United Kingdom (four); and four F-35C aircraft for the U.S. Navy (three) and U.S. Marine Corps (one). This modification also provides for LRIP Lot VIII production requirements, including diminishing manufacturing sources redesign and management, ancillary mission equipment, including pilot flight equipment, and concurrency changes to LRIP Lot VIII aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (55 percent); El Segundo, California (15 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (10 percent); Orlando, Florida (5 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (5 percent); and Cameri, Italy (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement funds (Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy), international partner funds, and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $4,120,352,986, will be obligated at the time of this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency Hearing; "Emergency Preparedness: Are We Ready for a 21st Century Hugo?"; Testimony by Jim Bottum, Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost, Computing and Information Technology, Clemson University
November 21, 2014
Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank you and the Members of the Subcommittee for this opportunity to testify here today. I would like to begin by taking a moment to briefly acquaint you with Clemson University and my own background. Located in Clemson, South Carolina, Clemson University is a nationally ranked, science and technology-oriented land grant public research university founded in 1889. Clemson is known for its emphasis on collaboration and a culture that encourages faculty and students to embrace bold ideas. With an enrollment of 21,857, Clemson is a high-energy, student-centered community dedicated to intellectual leadership, innovation, and service to the community. As for myself, I currently serve as Clemson's Vice Provost for Computing and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, and have served in that capacity since 2006. During my tenure here at Clemson, we have undergone a massive transformation of our cyberinfrastructure environment - to include our networking, storage, computational capabilities, and our data center - and have fashioned this environment to provide state-of-the-art services for research, education, and public service. Our high performance computing infrastructure is ranked as the 66th fastest supercomputer in the world, according to the June 2014 Top500 list n1, and we have been nationally recognized for building models that assist faculty, staff, and students in utilizing this infrastructure for research productivity.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS ISSUES; COMMITTEE: HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY; SUBCOMMITTEE: OVERSIGHT AND MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCY
November 21, 2014
TESTIMONY-BY: JIM BOTTUM, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER AND VICE PROVOST AFFILIATION: CLEMSON UNIVERSITY Statement of Jim Bottum Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost, Computing and Information Technology, Clemson University Committee on House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency November 21, 2014 Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank you and the Members of the Subcommittee for this opportunity to testify here today. I would like to begin by taking a moment to briefly acquaint you with Clemson University and my own background. Located in Clemson, South Carolina, Clemson University is a nationally ranked, science and technology-oriented land grant public research university founded in 1889. Clemson is known for its emphasis on collaboration and a culture that encourages faculty and students to embrace bold ideas. With an enrollment of 21,857, Clemson is a high-energy, student-centered community dedicated to intellectual leadership, innovation, and service to the community.

Mentor Graphics signs distribution agreement with Macnica Americas
November 17, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Mentor Graphics Corporation, a provider of electronic design automation software and hardware solutions, has signed Macnica Americas, Inc., a franchised semiconductor distributor, as a new distributor for North America.


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