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Azure Dynamics sells $6.3M worth of shares to Johnson Controls subsidiary

June 8, 2010 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Azure Dynamics Corp. (TSX:AZD) says the Canadian subsidiary of a major American auto parts company has agreed to purchase $6.3 million worth of its common shares.The company said Tuesday that the wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Johnson Controls Inc. has agreed to buy 21.1 million of its...

PMC-Sierra closes purchase of Adaptec unit

June 8, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Communications and storage chip maker PMC-Sierra Inc. said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of Adaptec Inc.'s channel storage division for about $34 million in cash.PMC-Sierra said the deal will strengthen its existing enterprise storage business by allowing faster access to channel...

Gas Sensor Tech Paves Way to E-Nose

June 8, 2010 1:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Integrated sensing elements for gas detection in the form of polymer-coated microbridges in high-density arrays can detect ppm-level concentrations of vapors using on-chip integrated read-out techniques.

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Breakthrough Digital Optical Comparator Integrates CAD Data

June 8, 2010 1:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as a breakthrough in noncontact comparative measuring technology, the VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator has the ability to digitally compare a part to its CAD data quickly and easily, at exceptionally high accuracy.

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Take-Two posts 2Q profit, reversing loss

June 8, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A sharp rise in revenue helped video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. post a profit Tuesday for its fiscal second quarter, reversing a year-ago loss.The company also said it expected to report a smaller loss for the fiscal year than it had originally forecast and raised its...

Harper defends fake lake spending as "marketing pavilion" for summit

June 8, 2010 1:05 pm | by Heather Scoffield-Associated Press | News | Comments

The Conservative government scrambled Tuesday to mount a furious defence of its G8/G20 summit planning to douse escalating opposition attacks on the enormous cost of hosting the international gatherings.Those attacks were threatening to swamp the substance of what the government wants to...

Microsoft to offer $1.15B in convertible debt

June 8, 2010 12:05 pm | by DEBORAH YAO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Even one of the richest companies in the world, Microsoft Corp., can use some of the financial flexibility that comes from borrowing money at today's relatively low rates.Despite sitting on nearly $40 billion in cash and investments, the software company said Tuesday it will raise $1.15 billion by...

BP Containment Device Capturing 10K Barrels/Day; Pfizer Lung Cancer

June 8, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug Sees Early Success; Jobs to Deliver Apple Conference Keynote Address; European Bank Rules May Be Announced; Annual Buffett Launch Auction Underway; Stocks are Mixed After Big Sell-Off; Hungary Trying to Avoid Financial Crisis; Interview With Gerri Willis; BP Shares Up After Containment Effort;...

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General Dynamics-led group doing Army robotic work

June 8, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A consortium of academics and companies led by a unit of General Dynamics received an Army research grant to work on the technology for robotic air and ground systems worth up to $220 millionThe consortium is led by General Dynamics Robotics Systems. The money includes a $63 million, five-year...

The 2010 Sensors Expo

June 8, 2010 8:00 am | News | Comments

Whether you're looking to find the latest sensing solutions, evaluate emerging standards, find and compare suppliers, or solve new design challenges, you can't afford to miss the 2010 Sensors Expo & Conference.

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Geolocation, next phase of the social media revolution, focus of June 14 workshop at WPI

June 8, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Like the rapid evolution of social media, mobile geolocation is expected to grow dramatically and radically change how people interact and shop, and how businesses connect with and market to consumers. Leaders in the technologies that make mobile...

China says it will keep blocking online content

June 8, 2010 7:05 am | by SCOTT McDONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

China vowed Tuesday to keep a tight grip on the Internet, saying it would continue to block anything considered subversive or threatening to "national unity."The "white paper" statement of government policy was released three months after a public dispute over censorship prompted Google Inc. to...

Looking at Chip on Flex Filtering

June 8, 2010 6:55 am | by Keith Teichmann, Worldwide Director of Marketing and Product Management, ITT Interconnect Solutions (www.ittcannon.com) | Blogs | Comments

Lightning never strikes the same place twice; but, once is enough to send an aircraft into electrical failure, which can have catastrophic results. 

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X-FAB Announces 8-Inch MEMS Center

June 8, 2010 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced it will expand its foundry service to include 8-inch (200mm) MEMS wafer processing. Moving to the larger wafer diameter and monolithic MEMS/CMOS integration allows significant reductions in manufacturing costs.

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Digi Launches Next Generation XBee and XBee-PRO ZigBee Modules

June 8, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

New XBee® and XBee-PRO® modules feature Surface Mount Technology and Serial Peripheral Interface

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