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April Large-Area TFT LCD Shipments Down 6% M/M; Revenues Down 4% M/M

May 20, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

April 2010 shipments of large-area TFT LCD panels were 53.9 million units, down 6% from March, and revenues were 7.1 billion, down 4% M/M, according to the DisplaySearch Monthly TFT LCD Shipment Database. [...]

Semiconductor manufacturing technique holds promise for solar energy

May 20, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Thanks to a new semiconductor manufacturing method pioneered at the University of Illinois, the future of solar energy just got brighter. The researchers developed a more efficient, lower-cost method of manufacturing compound semiconductors...

GameStop posts higher 1Q net income, sales

May 20, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GameStop Corp., the world's largest video game retailer, said Thursday its fiscal first-quarter net income climbed, boosted by strong sales of popular games like "Battlefield Bad Company 2" and "God of War III."But the company's outlook for the current quarter fell shy of Wall Street's...

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Brookhaven Lab Chemists Receive Patents for Fuel-Cell Catalysts

May 20, 2010 5:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Brookhaven Lab chemists have received three patents for developing catalysts to accelerate chemical reactions in fuel cells.

Ocular Expands Crystal Touch Product Offerings

May 20, 2010 5:14 am | Ocular, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Crystal Touch, Ocular’s (www.ocularlcd.com) innovative projected capacitive touch panel, is now available in 4.3”, 7.0” and 10.1” panel sizes with multi-touch capabilities. Expanding the Crystal Touch line of innovative touch panels allows for more diverse product applications and additional customer solutions.

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Adds Heterogeneous Database Firewall to Oracle's Industry-Leading Database Security Solutions

May 20, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)News FactsSupporting Quote:"The Secerno acquisition is in direct response to increasing customer challenges around mitigating database security risk," said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Oracle Database Server Technologies. "Secerno's database firewall product...

Google Prediction API

May 19, 2010 7:21 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

This looks very cool. The Prediction API enables access to Google’s machine learning algorithms to analyze your historic data and predict likely future outcomes. Upload your data to Google Storage for Developers, then use the Prediction API to make real-time decisions in your...

Murata Supplying World's Smallest 0402

May 19, 2010 7:20 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | News | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has successfully developed a 0402*-size monolithic ceramic capacitor with a capacitance of 10μF and voltage rating of 6.3V, the smallest of its kind in the world. This product may be used on higher voltage lines than our previously released 4V-rated...

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Google to polish Chrome with Web apps store

May 19, 2010 3:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. will open a Web applications store later this year in an attempt to make it easier to find and set up programs within the Internet search leader's Chrome browser.The online store, previewed Wednesday during a Google conference for software programmers, appears to be ideally suited...

Coyotes, raccoons prowl NYC in seemingly record numbers

May 19, 2010 3:21 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Already this year, several coyotes have been spotted in Manhattan, said Paul Curtis, a Cornell urban wildlife expert speaking to reporters on New York City's urban wildlife boom in Manhattan May 18.

Symantec buying VeriSign's Web-security arm

May 19, 2010 1:30 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Symantec Corp. is paying $1.28 billion in cash to buy a division of VeriSign Inc. that sells security technology to websites.The deal, announced Wednesday after the market closed, represents VeriSign's most aggressive move yet to slim down and concentrate on its core business: managing traffic...

RIM settles patent case likely to protect its market position: analysts

May 19, 2010 1:30 pm | by LuAnn LaSalle-Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion likely decided to settle a patent infringement case with a U.S. technology company to avoid losing any market share to competitors Apple and Google, say analysts.Prism Technologies has reached a settlement and licensing agreement with RIM (TSX:RIM) involving...

German prosecutors probing Google's mapping breach

May 19, 2010 1:30 pm | by MELISSA EDDY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

German prosecutors are investigating Google Inc. on suspicion it violated privacy laws when it recorded fragments of people's online activities through unsecured Wi-Fi networks.Google acknowledged the privacy breach in an apology issued last Friday, saying it had been inadvertently storing...

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Facebook Grapples With Privacy Issues

May 19, 2010 1:21 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

A backlash over Facebook's privacy practices has triggered disagreement inside the company that could force CEO Mark Zuckerberg to scale back efforts to encourage users to share more about themselves in public.

Optrex America featuring expanded LCD product range at SID 2010

May 19, 2010 12:25 pm | News | Comments

Leading LCD designer and manufacturer Optrex Corp., Tokyo, Japan, and its sales and marketing channel in the Americas, Optrex America, Inc., will be featuring new innovative display technology along with one of the broadest LCD product lines in the industry at the SID (Society for Information Display) Conference & Exhibition...

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