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Startup ALGO claims trading software nears speed of light

April 19, 2010 10:27 am | News | Comments

New software by startup company ALGO Technologies offers to cut trade execution time to levels close to the speed of light, giving exchange clients an edge in the high-frequency trading arms race. The system takes 16 microseconds, or millionths of a second, per round-trip for a trade from outside an exchange's firewall, compared with 250 microseconds on Nasdaq OMX...

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Air traffic bans boost video conferencing: Cisco

April 19, 2010 10:25 am | News | Comments

The videoconferencing industry is getting a boost in demand from the disruption to business travel across Europe caused by a volcano in Iceland, Cisco Systems said. "The only evidence is anecdotal, but you will not get a demo room in any of the Cisco facilities," said Fredrik Halvorsen, former Tandberg CEO and head of the Cisco Systems's TelePresence Technology Group.

Electromobility: Fast-tracking innovation

April 19, 2010 10:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Battery systems, chargers, wheel hub motors -- in the cars of the future, what will the components look like, and how will they interact with each other? Fraunhofer researchers are engineering the parts for electric vehicles and testing them on "Frecc0," their...

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Wall Street expecting another profit jump for EMC

April 19, 2010 9:30 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Wall Street is looking for EMC Corp.'s profit to increase for the second straight quarter compared with last year as the data-storage company benefits from a loosening of corporate technology budgets.Many companies' budgets for things like new computers and data storage machines were choked off...

Graphene: What projections and humps can be good for

April 19, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)) Scientists of Leibniz University Hanover and of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt have now investigated in which way a rough base affects the electronic properties of graphene. Their results suggest that it will soon be possible to...

Yale Geologist Wins Guggenheim Fellowship to Study Changes in Climate

April 19, 2010 7:20 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

John Wettlaufer, the A.M. Bateman Professor of Geophysics and Physics and professor of applied mathematics, has been awarded a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Tribeca looks to expand notion of film festival

April 19, 2010 6:30 am | by JAKE COYLE - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

When the British director Mat Whitecross was growing up in Oxford, only so many films would make it to his local cinema. Most of the intriguing movies he read about playing at film festivals or in cities were not shown there.Whitecross estimates that 90 percent of the films that were...

Yahoo names Blake Irving as chief product officer

April 19, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc. has named former Microsoft executive Blake Irving as chief product officer, replacing Ari Balogh, who is leaving June 3 for personal reasons, the Internet company said Monday.Prabhakar Raghavan will continue as chief scientist, and both executives will report directly to CEO Carol...

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Earnings Preview: Yahoo revenue woes to end in Q1?

April 19, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet company Yahoo Inc. is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings after the stock market closes Tuesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Higher revenue for the first time since the third quarter of 2008. At least that's what Yahoo promised three months ago when it forecast its January-March...

18 U.S. Schools Named Intel Schools of Distinction Finalists

April 19, 2010 6:22 am | by Intel | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 15, 2010 - Intel Corporation today named 18 U.S. schools as finalists in the 2010 Intel Schools of Distinction Awards.

Fairchild Semiconductor Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2010

April 19, 2010 6:22 am | by Fairchild Semiconductor | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 28, 2010. Fairchild reported first quarter sales of $378 million, up 7 percent from the prior quarter and 69 percent...

IR's 25V DirectFET Chipset Delivers Industry Leading Efficiency for High Frequency DC-DC Switching Applications

April 19, 2010 6:22 am | by International Rectifier | News | Comments

DirectFET chipset combines ultra low charge and RDSon with industry's lowest gate resistance to minimize conduction and switching losses.

LTC3614: 4A, 4MHz, Synchronous Step-Down Regulator in 3mm x 5mm QFN

April 19, 2010 6:22 am | by Linear Technology | News | Comments

The LTC3614 is a low quiescent current monolithic synchronous buck regulator using a current mode, constant frequency architecture. The no-load DC supply current in sleep mode is only 75?A while maintaining the output voltage (Burst Mode operation) at no load, dropping to zero current in...

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Virtual Automated Test Summit 2009 – Applying the Top Trends in Automated Test

April 19, 2010 6:21 am | by National Instruments | News | Comments

The sixth annual Automated Test Summit featured NI and top industry experts who joined forces to discuss top trends influencing the automated test industry.

National Semiconductor Elects William Amelio and William Mitchell to Its Board of Directors; Names Donald Macleod Chairman of the Board

April 19, 2010 6:21 am | by National Semiconductor | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) today announced the appointment of William J. Amelio and William E. Mitchell to National?s board of directors. They will serve on the board until National?s annual meeting of stockholders later this year. In addition, Donald Macleod was named...

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