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Northrop Grumman dedicates $100M plant expansion

Northrop Grumman Corp.’s new 400,000-square-foot Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine — which will eventually add 400 jobs and more than $100 million in capital investment — will be completed by next year.

: Mil/Aero

GE to sell businesses in quest for higher margins

General Electric Co. will sell more businesses this year as it tries to boost its profit margins.

: Manufacturers |

GM 1Q Global Sales Up 2 Pct

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it sold 2.42 million cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, keeping it slightly ahead of Volkswagen in the global sales race.

: Auto/Trans, Data

Report Analyzes Supercapacitor Ecosystem

The global supercapacitor market report analyzes the supercapacitor ecosystem and the key market by material inlcuding electrodes, electrolytes, separators, and others. The application market covers the market share of different application verticals of supercapacitor.

: EDLC, Research, Statistics |

Global smartphone shipments up to nearly 277M units in Q1

Global smartphone shipments rose 1.13% on quarter to 266.9 million units in the first quarter of 2014, and are expected to climb another 6.7% to 284.5 million units in the following quarter, according to TrendForce.

: Data, Telecom

Commentary: Foxconn relies too heavily on Apple

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is exposing itself to high risks by relying too much on a single client. Foxconn has revealed that its biggest client accounted for 50.63%, or NT$2 trillion of its revenues in 2013, up from 47.77%, or NT$1.86 trillion in 2012.

: Data, EMS

Apple, Samsung account for 85% of China 4GLTE market

Apple and Samsung Electronics combined took an 85% share of the 4G LTE smartphone market in China in the first two months of 2014, according to data compiled by China-based Sino Market Research.

: Data, Telecom