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Sensorless Brushless Gearmotors Eliminate Position Sensors and Wiring

April 29, 2010 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

In response to OEMs seeking higher energy efficiency and power density as well as simpler assembly and increased design life for their equipment, gearmotor and electric motor manufacturer, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. introduces its new line of sensorless brushless DC (SBLDC) parallel shaft gearmotors with powers up to 1/6 hp (124 watts).


Battelle Honors Paul Kalb as Brookhaven Lab's 'Inventor of the Year'

April 29, 2010 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Paul Kalb, a leading engineer in environmental research at Brookhaven Lab, will be honored as Brookhaven’s “Inventor of the Year” by Battelle, the global science and technology company that, together with Stony Brook University, manages Brookhaven Lab.

Kodak returns to profit in 1st-Qtr, revenue rises

April 29, 2010 4:30 am | by BEN DOBBIN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Eastman Kodak Co. said Thursday it posted a $119 million profit in the first quarter in contrast to a steep loss a year ago, lifted by inkjet printer sales and a settlement deal with Samsung Electronics Co. over disputed digital-imaging technology.Revenue rose 31 percent, matching Wall Street...


What Do You Think of Electric 'Cars of the Future'?

April 29, 2010 4:20 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, Shannon wrote about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles. DOE is has a number of projects in the works to encourage development and adoption of these vehicles. While the flying "cars of the future" we imagined in years past have not come to fruition,...


Alpha and Omega prices IPO within range

April 29, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip maker Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd. said late Wednesday it priced its initial public offering within expectations, raising $91.5 million.The Sunnyvale, Calif., company sold 3.4 million shares and its shareholders sold 1.7 million to initial investors for $18 apiece.Shares had been...

Taiwan computer maker Acer posts profit in Q1

April 29, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acer Inc., the world's second largest computer vendor, said Thursday its quarterly profit surged 62 percent to 3.3 billion New Taiwan dollars ($105 million) on a rebound of global computer demand.Total revenue for the January-March quarter grew 36 percent to NT$162 billion ($5 billion) from a...

Kaiser new VP of Wis.-based Journal Communications

April 29, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editor Marty Kaiser has been named a vice president of Journal Communications Inc., the newspaper's parent company.Kaiser has been editor and senior vice president of the Journal Sentinel since 1997. He previously served as the managing editor of the Journal Sentinel...

Chartwell Pulls Off "The Italian Job(TM)"

April 28, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Chartwell Technology Inc. ("Chartwell" or the "Corporation") (TSX: CWH), a leading provider of games, gaming systems and platform for the regulated online casino gaming industry announces the launch of the new "The Italian Job" slot at bwin, the world's...


Industry Veteran Frank Brienzi Joins Oracle's Financial Services Global Business Unit

April 28, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced it has expanded the leadership team of its Financial Services Global Business Unit (FSGBU) with the addition of Frank Brienzi, who will serve as general manager of the FSGBU. Mr. Brienzi has also joined the board of directors of Oracle Financial Services...

Search engine Baidu's Q1 profit jumps 165 percent

April 28, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Thursday its first-quarter profit jumped 165 percent on a rise in revenue and numbers of advertising customers.Net income in the three months to March 31 rose to $70.4 million, or $2.02 a share, the Beijing-based...

ESC, Day 2

April 28, 2010 5:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

It's day two here at the ESC show. Yesterday was so busy, I didn't have time to write, walk around or do much more than talk and breathe. Today has been pretty busy too, but I did get around a...

Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates Threaten the Heart

April 28, 2010 5:20 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart Eat less saturated fat: that has been the take-home message from the U.S. government for the past 30 years. But while Americans have dutifully reduced the percentage of daily calories from saturated fat since 1970, the...


HP is Palm's Silicon Valley savior in $1.4B deal

April 28, 2010 4:30 pm | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Palm Inc. a pioneer in the smart phone business that couldn't quite make the comeback it needed, has agreed to be bought out by Hewlett-Packard Co. for about $1.4 billion in cash.The two Silicon Valley companies announced Wednesday that the deal will see HP pay $5.70 for every Palm common share...


Route1 says application for remote device has been allowed by U.S. patent office

April 28, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Route1 Inc. (TSXV:ROI) says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has allowed a new patent application filed by the company late last year.The Toronto-based security technology specialist announced Wednesday that the application, which allows a portable device to have remote access to a host...

Higher orders boost Caci International's 3Q profit

April 28, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CACI International Inc., which provides information technology and other services to the government, said Wednesday its fiscal third-quarter profit rose 22 percent, helped by demand from the defense and intelligence agencies.Profit climbed to $26.7 million, or 87 cents per share, from $22...


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