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Earnings Preview: Microsoft Corp.

April 21, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter earnings after the stock market closes Thursday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Strong revenue from the Microsoft divisions that make Windows and server software. Jeffries analyst Katherine Egbert expects...

Free Keithley Web-Base Seminar Explores the Basics of Ultra-Fast I-V Device Characterization

April 21, 2010 8:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Keithley Instruments will broadcast a free Web-based seminar titled -Fundamentals of Ultra-Fast I-V Device Characterization- on Thursday, April 29, 2010.

TFT LCD Equipment Spending Approaches All Time High in 2010

April 21, 2010 8:21 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

Spending on TFT LCD manufacturing equipment is expected to surge from the recession-induced low of $7.0 billion in 2009 to approach previous cycle peaks with $13.2 billion in 2010.

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A smart way to charge up

April 21, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Electromobility makes sense only if car batteries are charged using electricity from renewable energy sources. But the supply of green electricity is not always adequate. An intelligent charging station can help, by adapting the recharging times to suit energy...

ESC is near

April 21, 2010 8:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

The Embedded Systems Conference, Silicon Valley, is less than a week away and Screaming Circuits will be there in booth 827. I've been getting prepped all week (well, actually a lot longer than just all week) and that drives me...

AuthenTec to Exhibit Embedded Security Solutions at ESC

April 21, 2010 8:03 am | News | Comments

Launching the embedded security solutions acquired from SafeNet, AuthenTec will highlight its secure platform technology, IPsec toolkits and security hardware Intellectual Property (IP).

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STMicroelectronics Shows off at ESC 2010

April 21, 2010 7:58 am | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics will announce several exciting microcontroller-based activities at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, CA, April 27-29, 2010.

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Solar Cell Breakthough uses Continuous-flow Microreactors

April 21, 2010 7:11 am | News | Comments

Researchers have made an important breakthrough in the use of continuous flow microreactors to produce thin film absorbers for solar cells - an innovative technology that could significantly reduce the cost of solar energy devices and reduce material waste.

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Connector Touts Aesthetics, Efficacy in Harsh Environments

April 21, 2010 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Harting introduces its Han-Yellock connector series, which it presents as is aesthetically pleasing and effective for harsh environments. The product features a new integral locking system which incorporates a patented push button technology. The connector allows

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Pegasystems Completes Cash Tender Offer for Chordiant

April 21, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pegasystems Inc. (http://www.pega.com) (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in business process management (BPM) software solutions, today announced the completion of the cash tender offer by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Maple Leaf Acquisition Corp., for all outstanding shares of common stock of Chordiant...

H & R Block says number of tax returns prepared down

April 21, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

H&R Block Inc. said Wednesday the number of tax returns it prepared this season dropped 4.9 percent.The drop was larger than the 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent decline the company forecast last month.Do-it-yourself online filing and fewer overall returns played into the drop for the nation's...

TIBCO Spotfire Hosts Annual User Conference in May 2010

April 21, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

What: TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced the companywill host its annual Spotfire User Conference in conjunction withTIBCO's user conference, TUCON 2010. The premier Spotfire@customer event of the year will gather customers, end users,IT/administrators and executives from around...

Colorado man loses part of finger in iPad theft

April 21, 2010 5:28 am | News | Comments

A thief's thirst for a brand new iPad cost a Colorado man not only a much-coveted device but also two-thirds of a pinky finger. Doctors had to amputate part of Bill Jordan's left pinky after a man Thursday yanked away a bag containing an iPad that Jordan had just purchased at a Denver mall.

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MLCC Series Includes High Temperature, High Capacitance Versions

April 21, 2010 5:25 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its offering of multilayer ceramic capacitors to provide high capacitance values at temperatures of up to 150ºC. Designated the X8L Series, the high temperature MLCC range has

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Space shuttle safely home after one of last missions

April 21, 2010 5:23 am | News | Comments

The U.S. space shuttle Discovery landed safely at its home base in Florida on Tuesday, wrapping up one of NASA's last cargo runs and servicing missions to the International Space Station. After 15 days in space and a journey of 6.2 million miles (9.9 million km), the shuttle touched down at the Kennedy Space Center's runway at 9:08 a.m. EDT (1308 GMT)...

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