Friday, October 5, 2012
Smithers Apex's 13th Annual LEDs Conference October 10, San Diego
Book your free exhibit pass to LEDs 2012! Network with LED and solid state
lighting professionals from all over the world at LEDs 2012, taking place
October 11-12 at The Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. Companies participating in the LEDs exhibit hall include American Bright Optoelectronic Corp., Bergquist Company, Cree, Gamma Scientific, Palomar Technologies, Seren Photonics Ltd, TUV SUD and many others.

Exhibit hall hours are Thursday, October 11 - 10:00am - 7:30pm and Friday, October 12 - 10:00am - 2:00pm. A reception will take place in the exhibit
hall on Thursday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. and is included with your
exhibit pass if booked online before Wednesday, October 10. For complete
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SpaceX Supply Run Set For Sunday
Commercial spacecraft and rocket developer SpaceX is getting set to launch its first, official resupply mission to the International Space Station Sunday, to deliver 1,000 pounds of supplies to the station's crew. The launch--the first actual supply run to the ISS by SpaceX--is expected to takeoff at 8:35PM EDT on Sunday, October 7th. The first mission comes as a result of the resounding success of the SpaceX docking mission in May, which made history as the first time a privately owned, commerc (More info...)

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Jonathan Taplin On Decoding A Presidential Election, via Twitter
How do you figure out, in real time, what the public thinks of something like Wednesday night's first Presidential debate? For USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab, you tap into the power of Twitter, and create a tool to try to figure out the real time sentiment of Twitter's users--and account for unique things in politics like the frequent use of sarcasm--to try to figure out what people think of the candidates. We caught up with Jonathan Taplin, director of the lab, to better understand how they've (More info...)

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Cornerstone OnDemand Adds Social Recruiting Features
Santa Monica-based human resources and talent management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand said today that it has launched a new set of social features for helping companies to recruit employees. The firm said the enhancements make it easier for organizations to tap into social networks to find candidates. Among the new features are ability to share jobs across different social networks, communities, and job boards; job matching technology; employee referrals and referral tracking; and mor (More info...)

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Microsemi Names Marketing VP
Aliso Viejo-based Microsemi, the developer of semiconductor products, said this morning that it has named Amr El-Ashmawi as its Worldwide Vice President of Strategic Marketing. El-Ashmawi was previously at Altera. The firm said that El-Ashmawi will focus on the defense & security and industrial vertical market.

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MaintenanceNet Names Marketing VP
Carlsbad-based MaintenanceNet, which develops software for managing service contracts, said yesterday that it has named Kelly Crothers as its Vice President of Marketing. Crothers has been at the firm since 2004, serving as Director of Marketing. She joined MaintenanceNet after serving at such companies as Kintera, Triniti Corp., and MarketSpring.

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Ecosystems for Solid State Lighting (SSL) - October 10, San Diego
Chaired by Dr. “Chips” Chipalkatti, Sr. Dir. SSL & Emerging Market
Initiatives for OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Ecosystems for Solid State Lighting (SSL) is a must-attend high-level leadership summit for anyone interested in how lighting will integrate into future infrastructures.

Ecosystems for SSL will bring together companies, government, investors and clean energy advocates and others to maximize future opportunities for integrating SSL. This one-day interactive event will cover future industrial and consumer markets; investment perspectives; and key enabling technologies like intelligent controls, sensors and wireless power; OLED
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