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International News on September 18, 2012


  • A suicide bomber blew up a mini-bus killing eight foreigners and an Afghan translator near Kabul airport in Afghanistan. The foreigners who died work for an international courier company.
  • Burma Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Washington. She is on a 17-day trip to the United States.
  • Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf agrees to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

  • Deutsche Telekom Sets up IP PoP in Istanbul
    Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom AG, announced today that it will expand its international Tier 1 IP network into Turkey and set up a new IP PoP (Point of Presence) in Istanbul. Business Wire India

    beroNet Introduces the New Cloud Managed and Monitored PBX Telephony Appliance
    beroNet today announces the global launch of the beroNet Telephony Appliance, an open, modular, OS agnostic platform and compatible with any software based VoIP IP-PBX software on the market today. Business Wire India

    Aptina Introduces High Performance Camera Sensor to Bridge and Mirrorless Camera Market
    Aptina, a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions enabling Imaging Everywhere™, announced today the release of the AR1011HS digital camera image sensor. The new 1-inch optical format sensor is ideal for enabling high quality bridge and mirrorless cameras and targets Tier-1 camera OEMs. The sensor provides 10-megapixel (MP) resolution, 3 Business Wire India

    X-Rite Announces ColorMunki Smile
    X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, announces a new addition to the ColorMunki family of color calibration solutions – the ColorMunki Smile Business Wire India

    Aptina Introduces 18MP BSI Sensor to Compact DSC Market
    Aptina, a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions enabling Imaging Everywhere™, announced today the release of the AR1820HS digital camera image sensor for the consumer market. The new sensor targets high-end compact digital cameras as well as high-end consumer DV applications Business Wire India

    Depletion of Fresh Water Sources Prompts Investments in Water Infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, Finds Frost & Sullivan
    Saudi Arabia is one of the most arid countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and its freshwater resources are rapidly depleting. The country has a population of 26.1 million and continues to grow at a rate of 1.53 per cent. Urban centres account for approximately 82 per cent of the total population and the rate of urbanisation is approximately 2.5 per cent (2005-2010) Business Wire India

    GE Transportation Showcases Technology Leadership, Innovative Rail Solutions and Global Partnerships at InnoTrans 2012
    The advanced technologies of GE Transportation (NYSE: GE), a world’s leading provider of innovative rail products and services are being showcased at InnoTrans 2012 from September 18 to 21. Hosted every two years, InnoTrans is the world’s largest rail exhibition and attracts approximately 100,000 attendees and 2,500 exhibitors worldwide. Business Wire India

    The CompactFlash Association Announces CFAST2.0TM Draft Specification
    The CompactFlash Association (CFA) announces the CFast2.0 draft specification and celebrates seventeen years of performance leadership in flash memory card markets. The CFast2.0 draft specification was approved by the CFA Board of Directors for a 90 day final approval vote by all voting members. General availability of the CFast2 Business Wire India

    ZTE and Mobitel Sign Strategic Deal Worth $40 Million
    ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, today announced it signed a strategic cooperation agreement worth $40 million with Mobitel of Sri Lanka. Business Wire India

    Bloomberg Launches New Corporate Sukuk Index for Islamic Finance
    Bloomberg today announced further commitment to the Islamic finance market with the launch of a Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) corporate sukuk index, developed with the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) and Bursa Malaysia Business Wire India

    Aldec Enters ASIC Prototyping Market with HES-7™
    Aldec, Inc. today announces the immediate availability of HES-7, a scalable ASIC prototype system that lowers the cost of today’s ASIC prototype process. HES-7 takes advantage of the Xilinx® Virtex-7 2000T 3D IC, which enables design capacity up to 24 million ASIC gates on a single HES-7 board Business Wire India

    Dole Food Company, Inc. Announces Agreement to Sell Worldwide Packaged Foods and Asia Fresh Produce Businesses
    Dole Food Company, Inc. (NYSE: DOLE) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with ITOCHU Corporation for the sale of Dole’s worldwide packaged foods and Asia fresh produce businesses for $1.685 billion in cash Business Wire India

    DreamWorks Studios Announces Initial Strategic Partnerships with Entertainment One, Constantin Film, Nordisk Film and Italia Film
    Business Wire India

    Dates Announced for CES Unveiled STOCKHOLM and LONDON
    The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has announced the expansion of its CES® Unveiled event series. New, CES Unveiled STOCKHOLM will take place Monday, October 29, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. The Stockholm expansion marks the fourth Unveiled event scheduled in advance of the 2013 International CES Business Wire India

    MoneyGram Begins Back-To-School Season with $100,000 Gift to World Vision
    MoneyGram hopes to put smiles on the faces of 10,000 children around the world, while bringing them closer to their education goals, through an effort with World Vision to provide new school supplies in more than a dozen countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America Business Wire India

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