Don’t Use Apple Tax Law Defense Please

Apple Inc. is right to defend itself against the European Commission’s $14.5 billion fine for alleged tax underpayment in Ireland but its defense strategy and explanations should not be adopted by other high-tech companies that may come under regulatory scrutiny. The company is ignoring rising consumer, regulatory and political concerns that many high tech enterprises…

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Apple Tax Defense Rests on Legal and Emotional Pillars

Apple Inc. has a ferocious and vigorous defender-in-chief in Timothy Cook, who also doubles as the company’s chief executive officer. This year, Cook has written at least two “open” letters to Apple stakeholders on challenges facing the company, the last being on a $14.5 billion fine from the European Commission. Earlier this year, Cook in…

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HyperWorks Latest Functionalities Provide Complete Solution for Aerospace

TROY, Mich. , Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Altair’s flagship software suite HyperWorks has released a number of new features that greatly improve workflows and provide a complete framework of model building and stress analysis solutions for Aerospace.  The new tools greatly increase efficiency for aerospace engineers in their daily tasks, including concept design, global and…

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IPC Releases Quality Benchmark Study for Electronics Assembly

Bannockburn, Ill. — IPC’s Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2016 is now available. The annual study provides valuable benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing quality measurements to industry averages. The quality control measurements covered by the study include first-pass yields for various test methods in use as well as the percent of…

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Fujitsu, Nantero Collaborate on NRAM Product Development

Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited today announced that they have reached an agreement with US-based Nantero, Inc. to license that company’s technology for NRAM, non-volatile RAM using carbon nanotubes, and to conduct joint development towards releasing a product based on 55-nm process technology. Three companies are aiming to develop a product using…

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