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Thin Film Electronics ASA will deliver a Nordnet webcast highlighting plans to scale the manufacturing of its NFC products. Key to the production ramp-up is Thinfilm's acquisition of a new state-of-the-art fabrication facility in Silicon Valley that will house a high-volume, roll-to-roll manufacturing line. The line is expected to increase Thinfilm's front-end production capacity to five billion NFC OpenSense (TM) and NFC SpeedTap (TM) tags per year."/>
Nordnet to Host Webcast on Thinfilm's Scaled Manufacturing of NFC Products
Nokia's broad IP& Optical Network service assurance applications, extends them to multivendor SDN networks. THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct. 11, 2016--."/>
Nokia brings assurance to carrier SDN, enabling successful large-scale commercial rollouts of SDN-based network services
IDEX ASA today announced that it has received an initial production order for its Cardinal touch fingerprint sensor. The order is for the major Asian smartphone customer which IDEX announced design wins from on August 8, 2016. The customer is launching multiple programs with fingerprint sensors that IDEX has been qualified for, and the order is for one of these programs."/>
IDEX receives initial production order from major Asian OEM
United Microelectronics Corporation, a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that its Hsinchu-based Fab 8 A has gained Material Flow Cost Accounting verification in accordance with ISO 14051 by DNV GL, becoming the first MFCA verified semiconductor fab in Taiwan. This achievement demonstrates UMC's success in green management, as the MFCA..."/>
UMC’s Fab 8A Earns MFCA Verification in Accordance with ISO 14051 for Green Management Limited, a leading online game developer and operator in China, will report its third quarter 2016 unaudited financial results on Monday, October 24, 2016, before U.S. market hours. Changyou's management team will host an earnings conference call on the same day at 7 a.m. Eastern Time, October 24, 2016 following the quarterly results announcement."/> to Report Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results on October 24, 2016 Inc., China's leading online media, video, search and gaming business group, will report its third quarter 2016 unaudited financial results on Monday, October 24, 2016, before U.S. market hours. Sohu's management team will host a conference call on the same day at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time, October 24, 2016 following the quarterly results announcement."/> to Report Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results on October 24, 2016
Global Sources Electronics, the world's largest electronics sourcing show, opens today and will be held in two phases at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo. The event is Asia's premier and most anticipated sourcing event for global electronics buyers. As Global Sources' flagship trade show, the 2016 fall edition features 6,000 booths of the latest electronics from Greater China, Korea and across Asia."/>
World's largest electronics sourcing show opens today with 6,000 booths in two phases
Don't derail the haredi revolution [Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel]
Facebook page. Spiral, as it is affectionately known, first opened at the Fort Worth Rail Market in 2002, before moving to Magnolia Avenue in 2004, where it was one of the first of a wave of unique and..."/>
A vegan restaurant grows in Cowtown -- and beyond [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]
Versum Materials announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Arizona, CEO Guillermo Novo said the company would retain some administrative functions in the Lehigh Valley. The move within the Valley is underway, as Versum has signed a multiyear lease for more than 12,000 square feet at a high-tech facility less than four miles from Air Products' Trexlertown headquarters. Versum spokesman Mike Drabenstott..."/>
What is Air Products spinoff doing at the Upper Macungie Tek Park? [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)]
Facebook Live, Lavrusik decided to leave the company this year and launch Alively, an app that allows people to share recorded or live video privately with friends and family."/>
Former Facebook Live manager Vadim Lavrusik bets on more private video sharing with Alively [Mercury News]
The Mercury News Rex Crum column [Mercury News]
Facebook that even your boss might like. On Monday, the Menlo Park tech firm released "Workplace by Facebook," an enterprise communication tool meant to foster more productivity and collaboration in the office. It looks similar to a person's personal Facebook, but users aren't browsing the social network for cat videos or engagement photos."/>
Facebook debuts 'Workplace' to make employees more productive [Mercury News]
Facebook's arrival in New Mexico could generate some sorely needed brand name recognition for the data-storage industry here. Unlike Facebook, which plans to build a massive data center in Los Lunas to manage its own servers and networks, Albuquerque's three existing data centers are co-location facilities where local, national and even international businesses and institutions pay to store their..."/>
Local data centers look forward to Facebook tailwinds [Albuquerque Journal, N.M.]
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of technology to analyze the programs of business systems, and automatically extract implemented business logic-based practices, calculation methods and other easy-to-understand tables. When migrating or rebuilding business systems, an essential first step before beginning design and development work is to understand the currently implemented system specifications, but in many..."/>
Fujitsu Develops Technology to Automatically Extract Business Specifications in Programs
Qualcomm said Monday that it has appointed former Hewlett-Packard executive Ann Livermore to its board of directors. Livermore is the second woman currently serving on the Qualcomm's 12- member board, joining long-time director Barbara Alexander. Livermore has been a board member of United Parcel Services since 1997."/>
Qualcomm appoints HP veteran to board of directors [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
MediaTek today announced the availability of the LinkIt™ 2523 Hardware Development Kit for developers looking to create advanced wearable products. Based on the MediaTek MT2523G chipset, the HDK- produced by Silicon Application Corp- offers dual-mode Bluetooth, comprehensive GNSS standards support and industry leading performance in terms of time-to-first-fix, accuracy and power consumption. The HDK is ideal for developers..."/>
MediaTek Labs and SAC Collaborate to Launch New HDK and Extend the LinkIt(TM) Development Platform for RTOS to Wearables
Euronet Worldwide Inc. on Monday announced the acquisition of a United Kingdom-based ATM company for an undisclosed sum. YourCash Europe Ltd. operates about 5,000 automatic teller machines in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland. Its revenues last year totaled about $43 million at an average 2015 exchange rate for the British pound."/>
BRIEF: Leawood-based Euronet acquires company with 5,000 ATMs in Europe [The Kansas City Star]
At Workday, happiness is a bottomline issue [East Bay Times]

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