Hammerson reveals Croydon redevelopment plans

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Revenue grows but orders down at Siemens

first_imgSIEMENS: Revenue of €78·3bn for the year ending September 30 2012 was up 7% on the previous year, Siemens announced on November 8, although new orders were down 10% to €76·9bn. Income from continuing operations fell from €7·4bn to €5·2bn, ‘in line with expectations’. The backlog reached €98bn.In the Infrastructure & Cities Sector, which includes Siemens’ rail activities, new orders dropped 20% to €17·2bn. The company said this was primarily a result of major rail orders booked the previous year, including the DB ICx contract, ‘the biggest order in the company’s history’. Sector profit was €1·1bn, slightly below the previous year. ‘A strong fourth quarter enabled us to fulfil our expectations for fiscal 2012 and achieve one of our best years ever’, said Siemens President & CEO Peter Löscher. ‘Even so, we didn’t fully succeed in significantly boosting our performance vis-à-vis competitors, as we did in recent years. To get back to reaching our own goals, we’ve launched Siemens 2014, a company-wide programme aimed at raising our Total Sectors profit margin to at least 12%. We know what we have to do – and we’re doing it.’ Siemens 2014 aims to reduce costs by €6bn and make the company ‘faster and less bureaucratic’. Siemens plans to acquire other companies in its core areas, and divest businesses whose profits remain below expectations.last_img read more

Qorvo Demonstrates V2X Front-End Suite with Wi-Fi BAW Coexistence Filter

first_imgQorvo, a provider of innovative RF solutions, has introduced a full suite of products to enable reliable vehicle-to-everything (V2X) links in the Telematics Control Unit (TCU) and antenna. The product suite provides a readily available solution for V2X communications to be integrated into to the 286 million connected passenger cars that are forecast to be added globally from 2019 to 2025.V2X is an umbrella term for vehicle technology that allows the car to communicate with the environment around it, where information from sensors and other sources travels via low-latency, high-reliability links, paving the way to fully autonomous driving. There are several components of V2X, including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) and vehicle-to-network (V2N) communications.The Qorvo V2X suite includes the first Band 47/Wi-Fi bulk acoustic wave (BAW) coexistence filter, which enables Wi-Fi coexistence with the V2X 5.9 GHz band. This capability is critical to establishing reliable links between vehicles and their surroundings. It also includes two integrated front-end modules (FEMs) that support C-V2X and DSRC systems, a digital step attenuator, transmit/receive switch and low noise amplifier.Qorvo offers a chipset-agnostic solution to enable a robust V2X link with adequate transmit linear power and best receive performance in the presence of Wi-Fi. Qorvo’s new BAW filter, the QPQ2200Q, is an important part of the system line-up in autonomous cars, where Wi-Fi and V2X will coexist.Qorvo’s V2X suite includes the following products:QPF1002QFront-end module designed and optimized to support C-V2X systems; integrates PA, LNA and switching in a compact 5.0 mm x 4.0 mm packageQPF1003QFront-end module designed and optimized to support C-V2X and DSRC/11p systems; integrates PA, LNA and switching in a compact 5.0 mm x 4.0 mm packageQPQ2200QBand 47 V2X/Wi-Fi bulk acoustic wave (BAW) coexistence filter; excellent out-of-band attenuation in the Wi-Fi UNII-3 band; prevents Wi-Fi interference in the V2X 5.9 GHz band; enables reliable V2X links for autonomous driving; in a compact 1.1 mm x 0.9 mm packageQPC6713Q7-bit, 0.25dB Digital Step Attenuator; enables fine power control necessary for compensator applicationsQPC8019QFeatures fast transmit/receive switching necessary for V2X systemsQPF4554QLNA; features 13dB Gain and 1.7dB Noise Figure at 5.9 GHz in a 2.3 mm x 2.3 mm packageQorvo offers a broad portfolio of automotive V2X, Wi-Fi, SDARS and LTE solutions, and supports both C-V2X and DSRC protocols. These solutions are developed in close alignment with multiple chipsets in use by the leading module makers and are designed to support long automotive lifecycles. In addition to meeting ISO/TS 16949 certification, Qorvo performs AEC-Q100 and AEC-Q200 testing to ensure products meet stringent automotive industry requirements. Qorvo is displaying their products at CES 2020 in Las Vegas from January 7-10, Sands Expo #43109.last_img read more

Episode Four

first_imgAlthough the team is built on tradition, the Celtics lost the drawing power they had during the time of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo.  The absence of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward added to the malady.   Yup, James Harden and Chris Paul thru the years had established their following but we cannot exactly say the same as to the likes of Al Horford, Marcus Morris and Celtic young guns Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Jason Tatum.Needing only a win for the conference titles, the Celtics failed in their second consecutive attempt to move on to the championship.  Likewise, the Rockets had a nice lift-off but faltered mid-flight.  Change never did come.Kevin Love could have taken some Tylenol for his headache and had suited up for Game 7 but he was prevented to play in accordance with the league rule on concussions.  In his stead was Jeff Green, a former Celtic who gave his former team major damage.Over at the West, when you lead by 17 points at the close of the half and lose by 30-something points at the end of the game, something is really wrong.  The same thing happened in the deciding game when Houston led big in the first half and then lost big in the second half.  Observers would say that the Warriors were just measuring the Rockets and then the Splash Brothers with Kevin Durant poured buckets and drowned them with threes.I would have wanted for Larry Nance, Jr. and Jordan Clarkson to stay with the LA Lakers but I’m happy for them as they’re in their first NBA Finals.  I hope Coach Ty Lue will control his infatuation with LeBron James and consider their value and give them playing time.  At 33-years old, Bron played 48 minutes in his 100th game of the season.   The two-day rest will do him well.Conspiracy theorists now have their tongues flapping declaring that the league wanted to have GSW-CLE Finals because any other team not named Warriors or Cavaliers makes the season-ending finale bland.  In both conference finals, there were questionable calls and non-calls but that’s the way it is, that’s the way it should be.   No matter what these people say, despite some missing pieces on the teams, it was a good EC and WC Finals.Stephen Curry is on his fourth straight Finals appearance, LeBron his eighth.  GSW is the heavy favorite but LBJ and his Cavaliers have that knack of clawing back from a deep hole.  Hopefully, Andre Igoudala will be cleared to play, likewise K-Love.Let the pustahan begin./PN BY BOBBY MOTUSTHE NBA playoffs of PBA proportions had just ended.  The first five games probably could have been dedicated to ticket sales with the real battle commencing in Games 6 and 7.  This is purely myth and a product of my imagination but then again.  Oh, well.Borrowing the campaign battle cry of the current Malacañang Palace resident, there was the real possibility that during the NBA Finals, “change is coming.”  The Boston Celtics were up 3 games to 2 over the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets likewise had the same record over the Golden State Warriors.It really was a long shot for Boston and Houston to square off for the Larry O’Brien trophy but even the wildest dreams sometimes take shape and it almost did.  It could have been a welcome change but it would lack the excitement, fan interest and maybe below expectation ticket sales.  The Rockets are not exactly a big market team and two other Texas teams, the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks, also vie for fan support, ticket and merchandise sales.last_img read more

Flash 10 for Mobile Devices

first_imgAdobe and ARM today announced that they are joining forces to bring Adobe Flash Player 10 and Adobe AIR to ARM powered devices in a move that Adobe hopes will lower power consumption for mobile devices running Flash and AIR content, and make it easier for users to play video on a variety of devices.According to the statement, the partnership stems from the Open Screen Project, Adobe’s industry-wide initiative set to address challenges of Web browsing on a broad range of screens.The joint technology will target the ARMv6 and ARMv7 architectures used in ARM11 processors as well as the upcoming Cortex-A series processors.ARM believes that the resulting technology will run on “billions of devices from our partners, such as pocket-sized mobile devices, mobile computing platforms, set-top boxes, digital TVs and automotive infotainment,” said vice president of marketing, Ian Drew in the statement. “The combination of Adobe Flash and ARM’s low-power processor IP and Mali GPU will ensure a fantastic Internet experience for consumers on the world’s leading 32-bit architecture.”Getting Flash on mobiles in an efficient manner has been a goal of Adobe for some time. The majority of mobile phones that can use Flash at the moment use Flash Lite, the cut down version of the technology, and one that is limited in what it can play. Although the technology is not expected to be available until the second half of 2009, Adobe will demonstrate Flash Player 10 during the Adobe MAX developer conference this week in San Francisco. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting lidija davis A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#Adobe#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

Kejriwal challenges BJP to make power free in pollbound Maharashtra Haryana

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday slammed the BJP and Congress for terming the power subisidy scheme as political stunt. “The BJP and the Congress are not able to understand whether to support it or to oppose it. Some of them are calling it an election stunt. They are contesting elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, I challenge to do a similar “election stunt”! Why don’t they take up such election stunts?” said the Chief Minister. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe said he would ask people to vote for the BJP if it implemented the AAP government’s decision in both the states where polls are due later this year. He said his government will also make public transport free for women in Delhi. Addressing a gathering at his residence, Kejriwal asked the BJP to make its stand clear on the AAP government’s announcement on power tariff. The Delhi chief minister had announced on July 31 that people consuming up to 200 units of electricity won’t have to pay power bills. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThose who consume between 201 and 400 units would be given a 50 percent subsidy by the state government. “Some people say it’s Kejriwal’s poll stunt. I ask them (BJP) there are elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, why do not you pull this stunt there?” he questioned and alleged both the BJP and the Congress were clueless whether to support his government’s decision or not. Delhi BJP leaders, including its president Manoj Tiwari, and the Congress had slammed Kejriwal’s announcement as a “poll stunt” before assembly elections. “Governments face backlash of people after five years but this is first government which has gained more respect, love and faith of the people. This is because it has worked day and night for the people in the last five years,” CM Kejriwal said.last_img read more