Saturday, February 4, 2012

Fujitsu Releases Android Tablet for Enterprise Market

Features 7-inch display for convenient mobility, available in wide array of applications

Tokyo, February 3, 2012 — Fujitsu today announced the immediate release in Japan of the STYLISTIC M350/CA2, an Android OS-based tablet for the enterprise market.


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The STYLISTIC M350/CA2 features a compact form factor(1), equipped with a 7-inch display and a body weighing approximately 420g for easy mobility. The tablet achieves both superior portability and usability, with features such as rapid booting and the ability to select between different character input modes—a numeric keypad, QWERTY, and hand-writing—to gives users the choice that best meets their individual needs. Moreover, the new tablet can be employed in a wide range of scenarios, including as a mobile sales terminal, as a handset for displaying digital catalogs at a retail store, and as an e-book reader in a classroom setting. In addition to offering excellent cost-performance, the STYLISTIC M350/CA2 supports customers in transforming work styles within their companies.

Product Features

1. Compact body for superior mobility

With its high-resolution 7-inch WSVGA (1024 x 600 pixel) display, the compact and lightweight body of approximately 420g makes it easy to hold and operate with just one hand. This and its lengthy running time of approximately 6.1 hours make it ideal for applications that require mobility.

2. Enhanced usability through Android OS and Fujitsu's unique character input tools

"NX! input powered by ATOK" QWERTY input

The tablet runs on Android OS, which enables rapid booting and smooth, intuitive usability through multi-touch operations. Furthermore, it offers Fujitsu's unique "NX! Input powered by ATOK" character input technology, which boasts especially high speed and high accuracy in recognizing kanji characters. This means users can select between numeric keypad input, QWERTY input, and hand-written input to choose the character input mode that best meets their individual needs.

3. Full-featured network communication capabilities

The tablet is compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless LANs and can connect to cloud computing environments. It also supports a variety of convenient business features, such as Bluetooth v2.1 data connection with PCs and mobile phones and image output to projectors using a miniHDMI interface.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing and Availability
Product Name Pricing (excl. tax) Availability
STYLISTIC M350/CA2 Open pricing Mid February, 2012

Cadillac CUE raises the bar with capacitive touch, haptic feedback, dual-screen display


>>The center stack is a capacitive touch panel, meaning it’s a membrane with virtual buttons that registers your touch and has haptic feedback, or the ability to vibrate or pop back to let you know your input registered. The center stack LCD has the same capacitive touch and haptic feedback. (The instrument panel LCD is look but don’t touch.)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Director, Sales Taiwan

Immersion Corp looking for a sales director in Taiwan:

Director, Sales Taiwan
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Requistion #: 2012-1



An energetic and innovative organization, Immersion Corporation brings human touch to the user experience through touch feedback – known as haptics – that allow people to experience rich tactile sensations when using digital devices. Our technology has broad consumer appeal and is licensed to product manufacturers and application developers in the mobile, gaming, automotive, consumer electronics, industrial and medical markets. Immersion partners and licensees include industry leaders like Samsung, Microsoft, Sony, LG Electronics, Nokia, Toshiba, Logitech, and Daesung.

Immersion offers competitive salaries, benefits, and stock options in a stimulating professional environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Based out of Taipei, Taiwan, the Director of Sales, Taiwan is responsible for all facets of Immersion business in Taiwan, including license negotiations, revenue, account management, forecasting, securing design wins, planning and customer relationships
  • Position reports directly to Immersion VP, Asia Sales Manager
  • Matrix manage (along with Worldwide Director of Technical Support) a team of local Field Application Engineers

Benchmark Raises Target to $140 on Equinix


>>Benchmark reiterates its Buy rating on Equinix and raises its price target to $140 (previously $115) as the company is on course to achieve FCF and convert to REIT.

Benchmark says, "Equinix stock has risen on sustained demand trends, solid growth prospects, visibility to achieving free cash flow per share, and the potential to convert to a REIT. We increase our price target from $115 to $140 per share as these positives combine with a reasonable valuation, under 10x 2012E EBITDA or only 11x 2012E AFFO. We view Equinix as a core communications holding and likely a REIT within 2 years."

Facebook S-1 Filing Sheds Some Light On Its Data Center Strategy

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha:

>>As expected, Facebook (FB) filed this week its much awaited S-1 registration statement related to its proposed IPO. As a result, the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR Web site, where regulatory documents can be accessed by investors, crashed and became almost unavailable, as reported by AllThingsD:

The SEC got back to us and in response to the question of whether this [crash] was related to a Facebook surge, spokesman John Nester said, "Greatly increased traffic that began shortly before 5 pm slowed the public website. We are bringing on additional capacity to handle the load."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Data Center Stocks Start Strong In 2012

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha:

>>Data center-related stocks closed a very positive month in January 2012, in line with the best start for stocks in 15 years, but also with several companies delivering stronger than average double-digit increases.

A quick look at some of the general market data, to put these numbers in prospective. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.4 % in January, while the Standard & Poor's 500 gained 4.4 %, the best performances, for both indexes, to open a year since 1997.

The Nasdaq gained 8% for the month, in its best January since 2001. Akamai (AKAM) is the only stock under our coverage delivering a slightly negative return, of just -0.15%. All other stocks are in the green, with Equinix (EQIX) delivering the best performance with a 18.30% increase in the month.

LG reports handset profit after six-quarter losing

from Reuters:

>>The turnaround was helped by solid sales of its Optimus LTE model, which runs on Google's Android platform and is LG's most popular smartphone with 1 million sold since its October debut.

The firm said handset shipments dropped to 17.7 million in the fourth quarter from 21.1 million in the preceding quarter, as it reduced less profitable feature phones.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mexico Public School District


>>The snack bar will not open prior to lunch, but several new items will be available in the breakfast line. Creech has arranged for the temporary installation of a Jamba Juice machine. Four ounces of the product, which comes in several flavors such as wild berry and strawberry banana, will come on every tray, along with a protein or grain item and milk. The new item will be available at least three days a week at first.
“Jamba Juice is a great product,” Creech said. “It is frozen fruit juice similar to a smoothie but with no milk or added ice.” If the product is popular with students, larger portions will be available for purchase during lunch.
Creech says she will have 90 days, during which the machine is being loaned to the school district free of charge, to decide if the juice is a worthy addition to the school food program.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Equinix’s AM3 plays host to 100Gbps connectivity

from Data Center Dynamics:

>>Equinix’s AM3 data center facility in Amsterdam will be host to NL-ix’ 100Gbps ports after the company signed up with the colo provider for 76,400 sq m of data center space.

The node will help NL-ix with traffic performance between its own and Equinix’s customers at the Internet Business Exchange.

NL-ix CEO Jan Hoogenboom said the data center will be complete in Q3 this year.

Equinix: Worth More As A REIT?

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha:

>>Last week Wells Fargo (WFC) issued an equity report analyzing Equinix (EQIX) from a different angle: What if the company decided to become a REIT?

At the end of his research, the analyst raised the company valuation range to $146-$156 (from $123-$131), and maintained an Outperform rating.

While we do not believe the conversion is round the corner, it is certainly an interesting exercise to examine some of Equinix's metrics in a different way and try compare them to other data center providers specialized in the wholesale business.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit controller

from Engadget:

>>Although the exclusion of force feedback can be painted as reasonable, it doesn't feel so in practice -- our hands were unshaken, and that seemed, well, wrong.

New Technologies in Human-Machine Interface

from Valeo:

>>Innovative systems such as touch sensitive surfaces with vibration feedback.

LG to launch four new wireless gadgets


>>LG Electronics said Thursday that it will launch four new wireless gadgets, including a 5-inch smartphone, by the first half of this year.

Starting with the release of its tablet PC Optimus Pad LTE, the firm will unveil three more smartphones as it aims to make a comeback this year with devices that run on the fourth generation Long Term Evolution network.

“Including the Optimus Pad LTE and the 5-inch smartphone, we plan to roll out two other smartphones in the first half,” said an LG official.

The 5-inch smartphone, which is expected to come with the digital pen function, is likely to compete with its rival’s Galaxy Note, a device in between a tablet PC and a smartphone, which has sold more than 500,000 units in just two months.