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UCLA Engineers Develop a Stretchable, Foldable Transparent Electronic Display

September 24, 2013 9:07 am | by Matthew Chin, University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

Researchers from UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a transparent, elastic organic light-emitting device, or OLED, that could one day make all these possible. The OLED can be repeatedly stretched, folded and twisted at room temperature while still remaining lit and retaining its original shape.

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Former Qualcomm Exec Charged with Insider Trading

September 24, 2013 8:51 am | by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press | Comments

A former senior executive at Qualcomm made nearly $250,000 in illegal profits from using inside information to buy stock in the wireless technology company and an acquisition target before major public announcements, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.

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Fairfax Reaches Tentative Deal to Buy BlackBerry

September 24, 2013 8:50 am | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry's largest shareholder has reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.7 billion for the troubled smartphone maker, even as many investors fret about its potential demise. BlackBerry said Monday that Fairfax Financial Holdings has signed a letter of intent that "contemplates" buying the company for $9 per share in cash in a deal that would take the company private.

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Applied Materials in Takeover of Tokyo Electron

September 24, 2013 8:46 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Chip-making equipment manufacturer Applied Materials is acquiring Tokyo Electron, a rival maker of equipment for production of semiconductors, flat panel displays, and solar panels. The two companies said Tuesday their $9.39 billion all-stock transaction will result in the creation of a new company with a market capitalization of about $29 billion.

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New Microwave Absorber Catalog Released

September 23, 2013 11:29 am | by Leader Tech | Comments

Leader Tech has announced the publication of its first, full-line EA Microwave Absorber catalog. This technical guide features a large selection of narrow and broad band materials for attenuation of frequencies ranging from 500 MHz to greater than 40 GHz.

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Ericsson and Orange Announce BSS Cooperation in Switzerland

September 23, 2013 11:23 am | by Ericsson | Comments

Ericsson and Orange are expanding their business together in Switzerland. As part of the new agreement Ericsson will supply core components of the new hardware and software architecture supporting Orange Switzerland’s business processes, or business support systems (BSS).

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Photos of the Day: Shooting Lasers

September 23, 2013 9:50 am | by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA | Comments

This picture shows a lab demonstration of the measurement chamber inside the Tunable Laser Spectrometer, an instrument that is part of the Sample Analysis at Mars investigation on NASA's Curiosity rover. This demonstration uses visible lasers -- rather than the infrared ones on the actual spectrometer -- to show how the lasers bounce between the mirrors in the measurement chamber.

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NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane on Mars

September 23, 2013 9:38 am | by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA | Comments

The roving laboratory performed extensive tests to search for traces of Martian methane. Whether the Martian atmosphere contains traces of the gas has been a question of high interest for years because methane could be a potential sign of life, although it also can be produced without biology.

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The First Google Glass Hackathon Showcase

September 23, 2013 9:27 am | by MTGx | Comments

MTGx and RocketSpace welcomes you to the first ever Google Glass Hackathon event. It brings together over 40 developer teams to present product ideas and solutions which explore the groundbreaking potential of Google Glass as an entertainment accessory and second screen device.

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Scheme to Snag iPhones Leads to Chaos in CA

September 23, 2013 9:12 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An overnight campout for the new iPhone turned chaotic Friday morning when two men were arrested for fighting outside an Apple Store and a man's plan to hire homeless people to wait in line for the coveted devices backfired, authorities said.

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BlackBerry Previews Big Loss, to Cut 4,500 Workers

September 21, 2013 4:47 pm | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry said Friday that it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss a week earlier than the results were expected. Shares were halted pending the news and plunged as low as $8.01 when the stock reopened for trading. Shares regained some ground to close down 17 percent at $8.72.

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Enhanced SanDisk iNAND Extreme to Provide Fast Digital Storage for Tablets Enables by Intel ‘Bay Trail'

September 20, 2013 1:14 pm | by SanDisk Corporation | Comments

SanDisk Corporation has announced that the iNAND Extreme embedded flash drive (EFD) has been optimized to provide advanced digital storage in tablets powered by the new 22nm Intel Atom system-on-a-chip (SoC) introduced by Intel last week. The new enhancements to the iNAND Extreme make it faster, more responsive and highly compatible...

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RFMD(R) Introduces World's First 6-Inch GaN-on-SiC Wafers for RF Power Transistors

September 20, 2013 1:09 pm | by RFMD | Comments

RFMD has introduced the world's first 6-inch GaN-on-Silicon Carbide (SiC) wafers for manufacturing RF power transistors for both military and commercial use. The company is converting all GaN production and development to 6-inch diameter wafers using its existing high-volume...

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FCI Features Versatile Range of Connectors in Asia’s Leading Automation Event, Automation 2013

September 20, 2013 1:06 pm | by FCI | Comments

FCI will be exhibiting its latest range of automation connector solutions at Automation 2013, Asia’s leading automation event. Automation 2013 provides a platform for the best minds and leading solution providers in the industry, including FCI, to interact and drive innovations within the automation sphere.

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Ixia Helps Mobile Operators Conquer VoLTE Challenges

September 20, 2013 1:02 pm | by Ixia | Comments

Ixia has announced today the sharing of key insights and findings with the mobile industry to help them prepare for the next major wireless technology — Voice over LTE (VoLTE).  Based on extensive work with leading mobile operators and equipment vendors, Ixia has published an industry-first book...

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