Samsung announces operation of its memory facility in Xi’an, China

Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., a global leader in memory semiconductor technology, announced that its memory fabrication line in Xi'an China has begun full-scale manufacturing operations. The new facility will manufacture Samsung's advanced NAND flash memory chips: 3D V-NAND
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New step towards 'wonder material' graphene applications

Researchers of the AMBER centre in Dublin have developed a new process to mass produce graphene-based material. The method – which promises to be simple and affordable – could be used by industries for applications such as highly efficient batteries

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Facebook to acquire Oculus

Acquisition positions Facebook to accelerate Oculus’ growth in gaming, communications and new social experiences more
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NEC trials cashless payment by facial recognition

NEC Corporation announced a series of trials for cashless payment services using its facial recognition technologies at small shops inside its head office building in Tokyo more
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Qualcomm announces broad support for Galileo across Snapdragon processor and modem portfolios

Qualcomm Technologies enhances industry-leading location platform for smartphones, computing, automotive, telematics, and IoT, by supporting Galileo Satellites, in addition to GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, QZSS, and SBAS

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Spirent and Aston Martin Racing continue technical partnership for the 2016 World Endurance Championship

Testing the accuracy and performance of GPS receivers contributes to on-track success more
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Oculus Rift, HTC Vive & Sony PlayStation VR will dominate $895 million virtual reality headset market in 2016

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics global virtual reality headset revenues will reach $895 million in 2016 with 77% of that value accounted for by newly launched premium devices from Oculus, HTC and Sony. These three brands however will only account for 13% of volumes in 2016 as lower priced smartphone-based devices will dominate share of the 12.8 million unit virtual reality headset market

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Apple, Google, Microsoft battle for enterprise-owned tablet market

Making up 20% of Global tablet market by 2018 more
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Analyst View: The Apple Watch m-payment opportunity

If anyone can create a buzz around a new product then it is Apple but when it comes to smart watches it will have its work cut out.  In Ovum’s 2014 Consumer Insights survey only 15% of respondents said they had any plans to buy a smart watch in the next six to 24 months
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