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Accenture and Al Faisaliah Group have completed the formation of a joint venture aimed at strengthening their IT capabilities in the Middle East. Accenture has now acquired a majority stake in the leading information technology services business Al Faisaliah Business & Technology Company (FBTC), a subsidiary of the Saudi Arabia-based Al Faisaliah Group. Plans to establish the joint venture were first announced on June 7, 2011. The joint venture combines FBTC’s enterprise architecture, systems implementation and technology consulting skills, with Accenture’s broad management consulting, technology and outsourcing experience, industry depth, focus on innovation and global delivery capabilities. As a result, Accenture will be able to provide a comprehensive set of IT services and delivery capabilities to clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia while implementing its gl... (more)

WD® Announces Q2 Results and Operations Update, Reflecting Continued Progress in Flood Recovery

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today reported revenue of $2.0 billion, hard-drive unit shipments of 28.5 million and net income of $145 million, or $0.61 per share, for its second fiscal quarter ended Dec. 30, 2011. Excluding charges and expenses related to the Thailand flooding and the planned acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST), non-GAAP net income was $358 million, or $1.51 per share.(1) During the quarter, the company incurred charges and expenses of $199 million related to the flooding and expenses of $14 million associated with the planned acquisition of HGST. In the year-ago quarter, the company reported revenue of $2.5 billion, net income of $225 million, or $0.96 per share, and shipped 52.2 million hard drives. The company generated $378 million in cash from operations during the Decem... (more)

Former NY Giant Carl Banks To Become A Brand Ambassador For Dust-Off® Screen Cleaning Line

Dust-Off®, the leading brand of consumer electronics cleaning products proudly announces that Carl Banks will be the brand ambassador for their high end screen cleaners. A display or screen can be found on just about any consumer electronics device, including HDTVs, netbooks, navigation systems, mp3 players, digital cameras and more. No matter the device, these electronic displays get dirty with everyday use, especially if the device incorporates a touch-screen. Consumers need to be aware of the proper techniques and solutions which are available today to help them clean and maintain their electronics safely and effectively. Former NY Giant Carl Banks has signed on to be the Brand Ambassador for Dust-Off's Screen Sprays (Photo: Business Wire) “I came across the Dust-Off brand of screen cleaners when I was looking for something to clean my smartphone. I wanted someth... (more)

Best Buy And Turtle Beach Rollout New Cutting-edge Tablet-based Interactive Audio Kiosk Program

VALHALLA, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach, pioneer and market-leader of the gaming headset category, and Best Buy Co., Inc. are launching a modern, in-store interactive kiosk program that sets a new standard for consumer electronics retail. Featuring a touch screen tablet and an Android based application, the customer oriented kiosk will deliver a fully interactive and educational experience, while giving Best Buy customers access to sample from Turtle Beach's robust product line-up. The interactive kiosk began rolling out across 770 Best Buy stores this September. Best Buy customers who engage with the interactive kiosk will have the opportunity to access a variety of unique content aimed at educating and demonstrating the various benefits of Turtle Beach's gaming headsets. It also offers consumers an interactive guide so they may determine the idea... (more)

AMD Powers Brilliant HD Game and Video Performance for Nintendo's Wii U

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/12 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) is proud to support Nintendo's newly launched Wii U home console as the supplier of custom AMD Radeon™ HD GPU technology. As announced at E3 in 2011, the custom-for-Nintendo AMD graphics processor enables Wii U to provide exciting, immersive game play, brilliant HD video and game graphics and new forms of interaction for consumers. Since 2001, AMD technology has been included in more than 118 million Nintendo Wii and GameCube hardware units around the world.(1) The AMD GPU will help bring Nintendo's popular franchises into HD for the first time with new innovative game-play experiences, and the new Wii U GamePad™ controller, which creates a second window into the game world. "Wii U and its GamePad controller offer completely new and unexpected game-play and entertainment experiences," said Genyo Takeda, G... (more)

ViXS®, The World Leader in Transcoding Semiconductor Shipments, Demonstrates The First Set-top/Gateway System-on-Chip (SoC) Running 10-bit High Efficiency Video CODEC (HEVC)

ViXS to showcase innovations in IP set-top boxes (STB's) and gateways, wireless multi-screen video streaming, cloud-based content distribution, Blu-ray, and MoCA networking technologies TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announced that it will be demonstrating its latest product and technology innovations, such as the first MPEG Profile 10 HEVC media processing solution and 4K (Ultra HD) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Consumers have made it clear they must have constant access to their favorite media regardless of device or location, and this creates significant challenges for service providers and electronics manufacturers around the world.  As the leader in transcoding SoC deployments, ViXS is focused on bringing to market media processing solutions for cloud-based content distribution systems as well as the digital home network.... (more)

WD® Introduces Versatile Media Player For Streaming Fans

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and a world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, today unveils WD TV® Play™, a versatile media player that streams popular Internet channels, as well as personal photos, music and movies from other networked devices in the home, directly to an HDTV. Priced at just $69.99 USD, WD TV Play expands upon the existing WD TV family of products, offering an engaging new app-based user interface to allow customers to easily personalize their entertainment experience. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130212/LA58171) With the Wi-Fi® connected WD TV Play media player, customers can easily stream hit movies, view the latest viral videos, catch up on TV shows and stay connected to social networks through apps such as YouTube®, Netflix®, Hulu Plus™, VUDU®, SlingPl... (more)

Jon Peddie Research Reports AMD, Intel, and Nvidia All Down in Q4 with Negative 8% Overall Quarter-to-Quarter Decline

Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics chip shipments and suppliers’ market share for Q4’12. The news was disappointing for every one of the major players. AMD dropped 13.6%, Intel slipped the least, just 2.9%, and Nvidia declined the most with 16.7% quarter-to-quarter change, this coming on the heels of a spectacular third quarter. The overall PC market actually grew 2.8% quarter-to-quarter while the graphics market declined 8.2% reflecting a decline in double-attach. That may be attributed to Intel’s improved embedded graphics, finally making “good enough” a true statement. On a year-to-year basis we found that total graphics shipments during Q4’12 dropped 11.5% as compared to PCs which declined by 5.6% overall. GPUs are traditionally a leading indicator of the market, since ... (more)

Free Research Report on Cleco Corp. (Holding Company), Belden, Inc., Hittite Microwave Corp., Avista Corp. and PSS World Medical, Inc.

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 -- Today, Traders Insight announced new research reports highlighting Cleco Corp. (Holding Company) (NYSE: CNL), Belden, Inc. (NYSE: BDC), Hittite Microwave Corp. (NASDAQ: HITT), Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA) and PSS World Medical, Inc. Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Cleco Corp. (Holding Company) Research Report Cleco Corporation (Cleco) is a public utility holding company which holds investments in several subsidiaries, including Cleco Power LLC and its subsidiaries (Cleco Power) and Cleco Midstream Resources LLC (Midstream), which are its operating business segments. Cleco Power is an electric utility engaged principally in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity within Louisiana. The Fu... (more)

Lantronix to Showcase New Wireless Networking and Mobile Printing Solutions at Embedded World and Mobile World Congress Events

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/13 -- Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart M2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity solutions, today announced it will be providing live demonstrations of its recently announced xPico™ Wi-Fi® module and award-winning Lantronix xPrintServer™ Office Edition device at Embedded World 2013 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Hall 1 - Booth I-309, from February 26 - 28, 2013. The company will also showcase both products at MobileFocus® Global, an invitation-only media event during the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, February 24, 2013. "Both Embedded World and Mobile World Congress are our industry's largest European events -- ideally suited for aggressively building the Lantronix brand among customers, partners, and members of the media," said Martin Poppelaars, vice president ... (more)

CEA Cheers Introduction of the End Anonymous Patents Act

The following statement can be attributed to Michael Petricone, senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, in response to yesterday’s introduction of the End of Anonymous Patents Act (H.R. 2024) by Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL): “Patent Assertion Entities’ (also known as PAEs or patent trolls) lawsuits have reached epidemic proportions in the technology industry. By exploiting loopholes in the law, patent trolls- who produce nothing of value penalize innovators and drive up prices for consumers. “Patent trolls take advantage of the fact that it is often very difficult to determine who actually owns a patent. They engage in shell games, hide resources and assets and obscure who actually benefits from settlements and judgments. “By requiring much-needed transparency through the disclosure of patent s... (more)