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Hewlett-Packard to cut 9K jobs in services unit

June 1, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday it will lay off about 9,000 workers in the unit that provides technology services to other businesses as the company consolidates and automates its commercial data centers.The cuts will be made over about three years and amount to some 3 percent of HP's global...

Doping graphene

June 1, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Physical Society) A dopant common in building conventional electronics looks promising for making components out of carbon sheets only one atom thick.

New Technique Detects Enzyme Implicated in Cancer, Atherosclerosis

June 1, 2010 7:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A Georgia Tech research team has developed a new technique that reliably detects and quantifies an enzyme implicated in osteoporosis, arthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer metastasis and other disease processes.

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Actuator Provides Haptic Feedback for Touchscreens

June 1, 2010 6:59 am | News | Comments

AMI’s Reflex technology solves a common deficiency – the disappearance of the sensation of touching – that has resulted from the emergence of touch screens in consumer electronic devices.

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More partnerships in China

June 1, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) Singapore's first eco-friendly bus developed by NTU and China's Tsinghua University is ready and will make its appearance during the Youth Olympics Games in August and will be used to transport athletes and officials around the Youth Olympics Village at...

Changing times

June 1, 2010 5:12 am | by Alix Paultre, Editor in Chief | Articles | Comments

The good news is that the current business in the electronic component and subsystem industry will probably continue to improve, but the bad news is most of the jobs lost in the Great Recession aren’t ever coming back. At recent events such as Embedded Systems and the Electronic Distribution Show, every company I spoke to was doing double-digit business percentages over last year...

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Happy First Birthday element14!

June 1, 2010 4:59 am | by Alisha Mowbray, Senior VP, innovation marketing, element14 | Blogs | Comments

I can't believe it has been a year since our element14 engineering community launched. And what a year it’s been.

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4G wireless: It's fast, but outstripped by hype

June 1, 2010 4:56 am | News | Comments

Cell phone companies are about to barrage consumers with advertising for the next advance in wireless network technology: "4G" access. The companies are promising faster speeds and the thrill of being the first on the block to use a new acronym.

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Pickering Interfaces Introduces new PXI USB Switch

June 1, 2010 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PXI switching products with the introduction of the 40-737 USB switch. The 40-737 is an 8 channel multiplexer designed specifically for switching USB signals.

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Reverse Dimple Compensates for Tactile Metal Dome Switch Misalignment

June 1, 2010 4:37 am | by Jon Mullett, New Product R&D, Snaptron (www.snaptron.com) | Articles | Comments

Smaller tactile domes bring with them manufacturing challenges when it comes to aligning them with the keypad overlays.

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Hewlett-Packard to cut 9K jobs; see $1B in charges

June 1, 2010 4:30 am | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard says it will cut about 9,000 jobs and take $1 billion in charges over several years as it creates fully automated commercial data centers.The Palo Alto, Calif. technology company says it will invest $1 billion in its enterprise services unit, over a multiyear period. The company...

Save Energy, Cut Costs, and Bring a Different Kind of Value to Work

June 1, 2010 4:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

For many of us, thinking about energy efficiency means thinking about changes we can make at home. But residential energy efficiency is just one slice of the energy use pie. According to data from the Energy Information Administration, energy use in the residential and commercial...

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Taiwan firms display e-readers at computer show

June 1, 2010 2:30 am | News | Comments

Taiwanese electronics firms displayed a slew of e-readers at an industry show Tuesday, with one maker unveiling a lightweight model that can display a full magazine page in color.The color model - developed by Delta Electronics Inc. and expected to go on sale by December - stood out among a...

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Winners of European Enterprise Awards successful at creating small businesses in times of crisis

June 1, 2010 2:23 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Six initiatives from France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovenia and Sweden, received awards in the ceremony which was jointly organised by the European Commission, the Spanish EU Presidency and the Committee of the Regions. The event closed the second European SME Week, the European...

Calian Technologies wins $15-million contract at Canadian Forces bases

May 31, 2010 12:30 pm | News | Comments

Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) says it has won a two-year contract with the Department of National Defence worth $15 million for maintenance services at five Canadian Forces army bases.

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