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TOKYO & SAO PAULO - Thursday, April 24th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AGC, a world-leading supplier of glass, chemicals, ceramics and other high-tech materials and components, today announced that its Dragontrail™ damage- and scratch-resistant glass is now carried by 37 major brands of electronic devices worldwide. Sales of Dragontrail, a specialty glass used as protective cover glass in smartphones and tablets and other electronic devices, have grown 500% since its launch three years ago.

AGC produces Dragontrail with superior efficiency to stably meet global mobile device makers’ growing demand for cover glass used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. Dragontrail created a sensation in January of 2011 with strength no less than six times greater than that of conventional soda-lime glass and with its pristine scratch-free finish.

Since the launch of Dragontrail, AGC has been upgrading and enhancing its technology and ... Read more »

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TOKYO - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has developed the world’s first 15-nanometer (nm)*1 process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories. Mass production with the new technology will start at the end of April at Fab 5 Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba’s NAND flash fabrication facility (fab), replacing second generation 19 nm process technology, Toshiba’s previous flagship process. The second stage of Fab 5 is currently under construction, and the new technology will also be deployed there.

Toshiba has achieved the world’s smallest class chip size with the 15nm process plus improved peripheral circuitry technology. The new chips achieve the same write speed as chips formed with second generation 19 nm process technology, but boost the data transfer rate to 533 megabits a second, 1.3 times faster, by employing ... Read more »

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Case Studies: “Onest Logistics” in Mexico and “Pilot Pen” in Australia

TOKYO. - Thursday, April 24th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) Toshiba TEC, a global leader in printing, imaging solutions and services, is proud to announce to the Logistics industry, the e-STUDIO306LP/RD30. It is the world’s first multifunction printer (MFP) to incorporate a unique erasable toner enabling the output to be erased and re-used multiple times.
The e-STUDIO306LP/RD30 is a revolutionary MFP system like no other on the market. By using regular office paper, the e-STUDIO306LP can print documents with an erasable blue toner that is easily identifiable in any work environment. One sheet of paper can be reused multiple times once fed or passed through the e-STUDIO RD30 eraser unit. At the same time it can be scanned and archived electronically to a designated file location.
Since its launch, the e-STUDIO306LP/RD30 has been installed in several orga ... Read more »

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United Arab Emirates’ banks and regulators meet to discuss the impact and implementation of new banking regulations


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates. - Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) The financial services sector is gearing up for the “regulatory tsunami” that is due to hit the Middle East’s after sweeping across Europe. Banks and regulators from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met last month in Dubai at an event hosted by management and technology consultancy BearingPoint to discuss the impacts and implementations of Basel II, Basel III and FATCA, and to share implementation experience from Europe.
“Regulatory compliance and prudential reporting have become a critical success factor for financial institutions globally. Banks in the UAE and the gulf region will face increasing requirements from international regulatory standards”, said Robert Wagner, Partner and firm-wide Financial Services leader at Be ... Read more »

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BERLIN - Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The MBA-Renewables Distance Learning Master degree conducted since 2011 by the German Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin jointly with the Renewables Academy (RENAC) has received the official accreditation of the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).

Accreditation is an internationally procedure of quality assurance in higher education. FIBAA’s mission is to promote quality and transparency in education by awarding quality labels to programmes and training providers in the areas of higher and continuing education. Thanks to this certification, the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and RENAC guarantee their students the international recognition of the MBA Renewables and ensure the high quality of the academic portfolio.

Until now, MBA Renewables is the only Distance Learning Master of Business Administration with a focus on r ... Read more »

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Results Include Litigation Expense of $6.0 Billion (Pretax) or Approximately $0.40 per Share (After Tax)

Previously Announced Capital Actions Include Common Stock Dividend Increase to $0.05 Per Share in Q2-14 and a New $4 Billion Common Stock Repurchase Program

Continued Business Momentum

    Total Period-end Deposit Balances up $38 Billion From Q1-13 to a Record $1.13 Trillion
    Funding of $10.8 Billion in Residential Home Loans and Home Equity Loans in Q1-14 Helped More Than 36,000 Homeowners Purchase a Home or Refinance a Mortgage
    More Than 1 Million New Credit Cards Issued in Q1-14
    Global Wealth and Investment Management Reports Record Asset Management Fees of $1.9 Billion; Pretax Margin of 25.6 Percent
    Global Banking Average Loan Balances up 11 Percent From Q1-13 to $271 Billion< ... Read more »

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PARIS. - Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported first-quarter 2014 revenue from continuing operations of $11.24 billion versus $11.91 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $10.57 billion in the first quarter of 2013.

Income from continuing operations attributable to Schlumberger, excluding charges and credits, was $1.59 billion—a decrease of 11% sequentially but an increase of 23% year-on-year. Diluted earnings-per-share from continuing operations, excluding charges and credits, was $1.21 versus $1.35 in the previous quarter, and $0.97 in the first quarter of 2013.

Schlumberger recorded charges of $0.09 per share in the fourth quarter of 2013 and of $0.07 per share in the first quarter of 2013. Schlumberger did not record any charges or credits in the first quarter of 2014.

Oilfield Services revenue of $11.24 billion decreased 6% sequentially, but increased 6% year-on-year. Oilf ... Read more »

Views: 78 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 04.24.2014