Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Samsung Reveals World's First 30nm-class 64Gigabit NAND Flash, for High-Density Storage Cards: "SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced today that it has developed the world‘s first 64 Gigabit (Gb) multi level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory chip – using 30-nanometer (nm)-class process technology. The flash memory device represents a major leap forward in the move to higher density flash storage solutions at a time of exploding demand for flash as the main storage medium in computing and other digital applications. A maximum of 16 64Gb flash devices can be combined to make a 128 Gigabyte (GB) memory card that can store 80 DVD resolution movies or 32,000 MP3 music files."
Friday, October 19, 2007
EEOC and B & H Reach $4.3 Million Settlement In National Origin Discrimination Case: "NEW YORK – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today filed a complaint and entered into a consent decree in federal district court with B & H Foto and Electronics Corp., resolving a national origin discrimination case on behalf of Hispanic workers at one of the largest retail sellers of photographic, computer and electronic equipment in the metropolitan area. The EEOC’s lawsuit, filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 alleged that B & H paid Hispanics in its warehouses less than non-Hispanic workers and failed to promote them or provide them health benefits based on their national origin (EEOC v. B & H Foto and Electronics Corp., No. 07- CV-9241). The court filed complaint is resolved simultaneously through the voluntary settlement of this matter by consent decree under which B & H agrees to comply with the requirements of Title VII; equalize the wages of Hispanic employees to their non-Hispanic coworkers; and to work with the EEOC in a claims process to distribute $4.3 million in monetary relief to individuals who were paid less, not promoted, or denied benefits because they are Hispanic. “We commend B & H for working cooperatively with us to resolve this matter without protracted litigation,” said EEOC New York Trial Attorney Louis Graziano. "
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Kodak to end Olympics sponsorship after '08 games | Reuters.co.uk: "NEW YORK (Reuters) - When the Beijing Olympics closes in August 2008, more than a century of 'Kodak Moments' at the global sporting event will also come to an end. Eastman Kodak Co (EK.N: Quote, Profile , Research) said on Friday it will end its Olympic sponsorship after the 2008 Beijing Games, part of a redirection of the company's marketing strategies as it completes a long expensive move from photographic film to digital products."
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Sony technology focuses on smiles - MSNBC Wire Services - MSNBC.com: "TOKYO - If a picture's worth a thousand words, then how much is a smiling photo worth? About $350 based on Sony's new 'smile shutter' cameras. Using face-detection technology, the 8-megapixel, DSC-T70 and DSC-T200 Cyber-shot cameras won't snap a high-definition picture until a selected subject smiles."