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Toshiba to Launch CompactFlash® Memory Card for Digital Single Lens Reflex Market
Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will launch a new line of high performance CompactFlash®1 (CF) memory cards, the EXCERIA PRO™2 series, expressly targeting the digital single lens reflex camera market Business Wire India

Viber Hits the 140 Million User Mark; Unveils New Fun Version for the Holidays
Viber, the leading mobile communications platform offering free text and photo messages and HD-quality phone calls, announces today that it has passed the 140 million users milestone with 400,000 users being added every day. The announcement coincides with the release of a special fun version of its popular mobile app. Business Wire India

Pre-Paid Card Market in Mainland China is Booming – Expected to Triple in Size by End of 2013
Despite regulations, the amount of money spent in mainland China on prepaid cards is expected to triple in size by 2013. At the end of 2011, the multi-purpose pre-paid card market was valued at 96.5 billion RMB and is due to reach an astounding 300 billion RMB by the end of next year Business Wire India

Gemalto Delivers Svyaznoy Bank in Russia with Prepaid Card Services
Regulatory News: Business Wire India

SME Support Zone to Introduce Thirty Japanese Venture Companies in the ""nano tech 2013"", the World's Largest Exhibition on Nanotechnology
SMRJ (Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN) produces "SME Support Zone" in the "nano tech 2013" exhibition, from Wednesday, January 30th through Friday, February 1st at "Tokyo Big Sight" in Ariake, Tokyo. Business Wire India

Lembaga Pengkajian Pangan, Obat-obatan dan Kosmetika Majelis Ulama Indonesia (LPPOM MUI), Indonesia’s Top Muslim Clerical Body, Adopts PerkinElmer’s Porcine Detection Kits for Halal Food Testing & Screening
PerkinElmer, a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment and P.T Business Wire India

KBR Awarded EPC Contract by Kentucky Utilities
KBR (NYSE: KBR) today announced that it was awarded a contract by Kentucky Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation, to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the installation of air emissions control systems at its Ghent Generating Stations in Ghent, KY. Business Wire India

RFaxis Launches CMOS Single-Chip/Single-Die 802.11ac RF Front-end IC
RFaxis, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity and cellular mobility markets, has announced it has started sampling its latest 5GHz 802.11ac RF Front-end IC (RFeIC), the RFX5010 to strategic customers and reference design partners Business Wire India

Venezuela: E-voting Used to Elect 260 Offices
For the second time this year, Venezuelan voters exercised their right to elect State Governors and representatives to Legislative Councils through a sophisticated electronic e-voting system that enabled electoral authorities to announce the official results in only 3 hours after the polls closed. Business Wire India

The Valence Group Advises Niacet on its Acquisition of ChemSolutions’ Food and Pharmaceutical Businesses from Kemira
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Arrow Electronics Acquires the Wireless and Infrastructure Business Unit of Waching Company Ltd
Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has announced that the company has signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Arrow will acquire all of the assets and operations of the wireless and infrastructure business unit of Waching Company Ltd. (“Waching”). Business Wire India

Carbon Motors Begins Taking Orders Globally for 2013 Carbon TX7
Business Wire India

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