iLuv Takes Home Two More Good Design Awards

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IoT and mobile accessory developer iLuv Creative Technology, announced today that it has won two Good Design awards which they can now add to their ever-growing collection. Good Design is the world’s oldest and most honored Design Awards program and is considered to be one of the top four design awards worldwide. It is organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban studies.
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Electric Vehicle Charging Interface Initiative Welcomes STMicroelectronics

Berlin – January 31, 2017 – The Charging Interface Initiative e. V., CharIN, an open association founded to develop and establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging all kinds of battery-powered electric vehicles, and STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a pioneer in making vehicles safer, greener, and more connected, have announced that ST has become a member of the initiative. Continue reading Electric Vehicle Charging Interface Initiative Welcomes STMicroelectronics

Mercury Systems Launches CANGuard to Strengthen Automotive Data Security

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Jan. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Addressing the need for tighter in-vehicle security, Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) (www.mrcy.com), today announced the CANGuard™ security suite, a unique software solution designed to protect automotive vehicle data networks. The Company also announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with a leading automotive electronics manufacturer to enable the integration of CANGuard software into existing vehicle control units as well as future units.
Security breaches of in-vehicle onboard computers and networks are becoming more prevalent. Recent demonstrations range from remotely shutting down an engine to causing vehicle brakes to malfunction. Such attacks are enabled by the lack of built-in security for the vehicle’s controller area network (CAN) bus—the technology linking most onboard computers. CAN has been a reliable workhorse for the automotive industry for decades, yet it was developed before the Internet, so its inventors never considered malicious remote actors having access to the bus. By compromising a network-enabled onboard computer, a sophisticated hacker can gain access to other critical vehicle systems via CAN, leading to the dangerous security breaches recently reported in the media.
“Security is paramount to the safe operation of an automotive vehicle, and there is no safety without security,” said Scott Orton, Mercury’s Vice President of Secure Processing Solutions. “Mercury’s unique security intellectual property applied to automotive infrastructure denies malicious intrusion attempts from propagating to safety-critical vehicle functions.”
At its core, the CANGuard suite is a security layer installed within an automotive computer (an ‘ECU’) attached to a vehicle’s CAN bus. This security layer defends against nefarious actions by blocking malicious data traffic before it can have an impact on the target vehicle – and does so in a manner transparent to the ECU control programs. Unlike alternative solutions, such as bus monitoring or gateway firewalls, CANGuard software requires no architectural changes to the vehicle, nor additional hardware. The CANGuard solution can be applied on a per-ECU basis, retaining complete interoperability with non-CANGuard-aware ECUs. This enables the software to be retrofitted into various existing vehicles in addition to new designs.
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Forecast International Issues ‘Launch Vehicles: Year in Review 2016’

NEWTOWN, CONN., Jan. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Forecast International has released a report of all space launches in 2016. The report summarizes the number of launches and payloads carried, and breaks down the launch market by manufacturer and country.
Highlights in 2016 include the first launch of the Chinese Long March 5, a successful return of multiple Falcon 9 first stages, the return to flight of Orbital ATK's Antares and Pegasus rockets, and the emergence of India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on the international commercial launch market.
According to the report, "Launch numbers in 2016, like those in 2015, were down from a high point in 2014." Only 85 rockets lifted off in 2016, compared to 87 in 2015 and 95 in 2014. However, the report's author, William Ostrove, notes that "while the number of launches declined, the success rate remained steady – holding at about 96 percent over the past five years."
In 2016, the number of payloads launched also declined. In the four previous years, the number of payloads carried had risen as a result of the proliferation of small satellites. However, the grounding of launch vehicles popular with small satellite operators reduced the number of payloads carried per launch from 3.0 in 2015 to 2.5 in 2016. But despite the drop in 2016, Ostrove said that the decline in payloads is not expected to last. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to carry over 100 payloads on a single launch, while Spaceflight Industries will carry 89 in another flight. The upcoming introduction of dedicated launch vehicles to carry small satellites, such as Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne and Rocket Lab's Electron, will provide additional slots for small satellite operators.
Russia's Soyuz was the most popular launch vehicle in 2016, as it has been for decades. Other popular launch vehicles identified in the report are the Falcon 9, a relative newcomer to the market; China's Long March 2; ULA's Atlas V; the Ariane 5; the Long March 3; and the PSLV. One launch vehicle that has declined in popularity in recent years is Russia's Proton. Ostrove says that "problems within the Russian launch industry have reduced the reliability of the rocket, and commercial customers have responded by switching to competitors like the Ariane 5 and Falcon 9." Continue reading Forecast International Issues ‘Launch Vehicles: Year in Review 2016’

Global LED Lighting Market will reach USD 54.28 Billion by 2022: Zion Market Research

Sarasota, FL, Jan. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “LED lighting Market for Residential, Architectural and Outdoor Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2016 – 2022”. According to the report, the global LED lighting market accounted for USD 26.09 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 54.28 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of around 13% between 2017 and 2022. Continue reading Global LED Lighting Market will reach USD 54.28 Billion by 2022: Zion Market Research

NXP Shareholders Approve All Items Proposed Relating To Qualcomm’s Tender Offer

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Jan. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) announced that, during an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (EGM) held today, NXP obtained shareholder approval for all items proposed relating to the previously disclosed tender offer by Qualcomm River Holdings B.V., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of NXP. These items are described in greater detail in the EGM agenda disclosed previously by NXP and available on NXP’s website (www.nxp.com/investor). All items proposed were adopted at the EGM with approximately 95 percent of the votes cast in favor of the proposals.
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Mercury Systems Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering; Increases Offering Size

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) (“Mercury” or the “Company”), today announced that it priced its previously announced underwritten public offering at $33.00 per share and increased the size of the offering to 6,000,000 shares of its common stock. The offering includes a 30-day option for the underwriters to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares of common stock at the same per share price. The offering is expected to close on February 1, 2017, subject to customary conditions. Continue reading Mercury Systems Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering; Increases Offering Size

TTM Celebrated the Grand Opening of RF Center of Excellence in Stafford Springs, CT

COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TTM Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:TTMI) celebrated the grand opening of its RF (Radio Frequency) Center of Excellence in Stafford Springs, CT with government officials, TTM leaders, employees and guests participating in a ribbon cutting ceremony. This RF center of excellence in Stafford Springs specializes in RF related PCB products and aims to better support customers from the many end markets we serve, especially Aerospace & Defense.
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$9.88 Billion Ultracapacitor Market Analysis & Trends 2016-2025: Lucrative Opportunities from Hybrid Supercapacitors and Technological Developments

Dublin, Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Ultracapacitor Market Analysis & Trends – Application, Power Type – Forecast to 2025" report to their offering.
The Global Ultracapacitor Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 21.1% over the next decade to reach approximately $9.88 billion by 2025.
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