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U.S. State Department Global Passport, Visa Issuing Operations Disrupted

Computer problems could create backlog of hundreds of thousands of applicants  … 
Updated: 16 hours ago

VCs still investing in semiconductor technology, but need strategic partners in capital and efficiency

By Paula Doe, SEMI Investors are still looking for differentiated technologies that solve high-value problems in semiconductor manufacturing, or that bring semiconductor technology to disruptive applications in other fields, particularly in the medical and environmental sectors, said the leading venture capitalists gathered at the Silicon Innovation Forum at SEMICON West 2014.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Bigger Batteries And NFC, Everything We Know About The iPhone 6 So Far

There may very well be a day when Apple executives set up an iPhone X rumour publication that consists of nothing but endless, daily, rumours of the next iPhone. They can call it the iPhone Bugle, or iPhone X Times.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Scientists embed nearly perfect InAs crystals into nanowires

Research takes another step towards future multifunctional nanoelectronic devices  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Imec demonstrates 28Gb/s silicon photonics platform for high-density, low power WDM optical ...

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Updated: 6 days ago

Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise after hours

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it aims to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years, helping its stock rise in after-hours trade.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Microsoft Q4 FY 2014 Financial Results

This afternoon Microsoft held an earnings call to announce the results of their fourth quarter for fiscal year 2014.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Apple IBM Alliance Is Already Threatened By Start-ups

Apple's partnership with IBM has sent IBM into the kind of fantasy world in needs to avoid, dreams of dominance. In healthcare the partnership is already threatened by start-ups.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter 7-15-2013

Nokia Goes Bold with Lumia 1020  … 
Updated: 1 year ago

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun -- and have come up nearly dry.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Up To Speed: Liberty Global's Malone suspects Fox will be only bidder for Time Warner

John Malone, of the Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA) media empire, weighed in on 21st Century Fox's (NASDAQ: FOX) reported $80 billion bid for Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX), saying he doesn't think any other bidders will emerge. Malone cited several advantages Fox enjoys over any potential competitors, including the ability to offer nonvoting stock, according … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Broadcom cuts 2,500 jobs to exit cellular market

 Broadcom will lay off about 2,500 employees as part of a decision on June 2 to exit the cellular baseband business for which it could not find a buyer.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

LM Selected for USAF's Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites. Hosted payloads share satellite launch, propulsion, power and other services, as well as some … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Broadcom Cuts 2,500 jobs

Broadcom announced plans to cut 2,500 jobs, 20% of its workforce after decided it cold not sell and should exit the cellular baseband business.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Couragent Set to Raise Growth Capital ...

Couragent Set to Raise Growth Capital With Nation’s First Legal Investment Crowdfunding Deal  The Mobile Scanner Manufacturer’s Registered SCOR Offering Open to Consumer Investors in Five States  … 
Updated: 1 year ago

Couragent, Inc. named one of 50 Colorado Companies to Watch

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, in partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation, honored 50 second-stage companies from across the state during the "Colorado Companies to Watch" annual ceremony, held June 22, 2012 in Denver. Now in its fourth year, the program recognizes these growth-oriented companies that account for nearly 39 percent … 
Updated: 1 year ago

Broadcom cuts 2,500 jobs to exit cellular market

 Broadcom will lay off about 2,500 employees as part of a decision on June 2 to exit the cellular baseband business for which it could not find a buyer.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Cisco to invest $30M in 'Internet of Everything' centre in Barcelona

Cisco plans to invest $30 million (€22 million) in a global innovation centre for the "Internet of Everything" (IoE) to be opened in Barcelona in summer 2016.  … 
Updated: 5 days ago

Broadcom Cuts 2,500 jobs

Broadcom announced plans to cut 2,500 jobs, 20% of its workforce after decided it cold not sell and should exit the cellular baseband business.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

BSkyB invests in virtual reality start-up

UK pay-TV provider invests £400,000 to double its bet on Jaunt, a Californian technology pioneer specialising in 360-degree 3D filming  … 
Updated: 17 hours ago

Foremost Electronics to distribute NKK's switches in the UK

 Foremost Electronics, the Essex based distributor of electromechanical components, has been appointed by NK as the company’s UK distributor for its specialist switch products.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Broadcom cuts 2,500 jobs to exit cellular market

 Broadcom will lay off about 2,500 employees as part of a decision on June 2 to exit the cellular baseband business for which it could not find a buyer.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Cisco to invest $30M in 'Internet of Everything' centre in Barcelona

Cisco plans to invest $30 million (€22 million) in a global innovation centre for the "Internet of Everything" (IoE) to be opened in Barcelona in summer 2016.  … 
Updated: 5 days ago

Broadcom Cuts 2,500 jobs

Broadcom announced plans to cut 2,500 jobs, 20% of its workforce after decided it cold not sell and should exit the cellular baseband business.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun -- and have come up nearly dry.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

LM Selected for USAF's Satellite Hosted Payload Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been competitively selected for the U.S. Air Force’s Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) initiative, which is aimed at integrating some government payloads – electronics and sensors packages designed for specific missions – on commercial satellites. Hosted payloads share satellite launch, propulsion, power and other services, as well as some … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Nortel Networks to pay U.S. bondholders up to $1 billion in interest

WILMINGTON Del. (Reuters) - Nortel Networks Inc, the U.S. unit of defunct Canadian telecom company Nortel Networks Corp, has agreed to pay up to about $1 billion in interest that has accrued on the $3.9 billion it owes to its U.S. bondholders, a court filing showed.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Amazon dives after losses blow out

Retailer unnerves investors by forecasting that it will fall even deeper into the red in the current financial quarter  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

VCs still investing in semiconductor technology, but need strategic partners in capital and efficiency

By Paula Doe, SEMI Investors are still looking for differentiated technologies that solve high-value problems in semiconductor manufacturing, or that bring semiconductor technology to disruptive applications in other fields, particularly in the medical and environmental sectors, said the leading venture capitalists gathered at the Silicon Innovation Forum at SEMICON West 2014.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Nokia's fortunes brighten on heavy network spending

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia surprised investors with strong quarterly earnings and raised its full-year profit margin forecast as network operators install more powerful systems to cope with surging mobile data traffic.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Broadcom cuts 2,500 jobs to exit cellular market

 Broadcom will lay off about 2,500 employees as part of a decision on June 2 to exit the cellular baseband business for which it could not find a buyer.  … 
Updated: 4 days ago

Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growth

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc posted a smaller-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, but revenue surged 28 percent in greater China despite stiff competition in its third-largest market.  … 
Updated: 6 days ago