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US : Efficient spending key to strengthening public finances, says OECD survey

September 20, 2010 6:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Supported by substantial stimulus measures, the US economy has started to grow again after one of the most severe economic crises it has faced since the Great Depression, according to the OECD’s latest US Economic Survey.

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PCI-104-Express CPU board is first to incorporate Qseven Modules

September 20, 2010 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connect Tech is pleased to introduce the Xtreme/CPU – PCI/104-Express processor module. Xtreme/CPU is the first PCI/104-Express processor module to incorporate industry standard Qseven modules.

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LDRA Interface Maximizes Efficiency and Ease-of-Use

September 20, 2010 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has released a newly revamped TBmanager, V8.4. TBmanager serves as a task-based interface to the LDRA tool suite, creating a common user experience among the LDRA modules.

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Darnell’s Power Forum Reflects Optimism in the Industry

September 20, 2010 5:19 am | Blogs | Comments

Darnell’s Power Forum concluded on a note that bodes well for the power supply industry. The conference included sessions on digital power implementation; energy harvesting solutions; implications for power in the smart grid; GaN developments; and the future of power-supply-on-a-chip.

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IBM buying Netezza for about $1.7 billion

September 20, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM says it has agreed to buy data storage company Netezza for about $1.7 billion in cash.IBM Corp. says it is offering $27 per share for Netezza Corp. That's a 10 percent premium over the company's last closing share price of $24.60.Netezza helps sort through data housed on corporate servers...

Molex and Bridgelux Create Modular LED Lighting System

September 20, 2010 4:41 am | Videos | Comments

Jamie Pederson demonstrates the new Helieon Sustainable Light Module created by Molex and Bridgelux.

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Safran to buy US biometrics firm for $1.1 bln

September 20, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Safran SA says it will pay $1.1 billion to buy Stamford, Connecticut-based security firm L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. to bolster its presence in the U.S. homeland security market.Paris-based Safran says the combination of L-1's biometric and enterprise access businesses with its existing U.S....

Google defends shrinking China market share

September 20, 2010 1:05 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is hiring dozens of marketing and technical employees in China to defend a shrinking market share against local rivals after closing its Chinese search engine six months ago this Wednesday in a dispute over censorship.Mainland users usually can reach Google's Chinese-language site in...

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Simulation and Training Industry Embraces 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

September 20, 2010 12:21 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

In order to produce the most realistic training experience possible, many manufacturers have embraced 3D scanning to quickly capture complex 3D shapes, and 3D printing to quickly reproduce high fidelity, low cost reproductions of expensive parts.

Global Solar Photovoltaic Demand Up 54% Second Quarter and Expected to Double in 2010

September 20, 2010 12:21 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

After a weak start in 2010, Q2’10 global photovoltaic (PV) demand soared to 3.82 GW, up 54% Q/Q, according to a report issued today by Solarbuzz®, an international solar energy market research and consulting company.

Lightweight true random number generators a step closer

September 20, 2010 12:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Queen's University Belfast) The widespread use of true random number generators has taken a step closer following the creation of the most lightweight designs to date by researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology.

BAE Systems buys US intelligence services unit

September 20, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British defense contractor BAE Systems says it is buying a U.S. intelligence services business in a $296 million deal.BAE said Monday that it has an agreement to buy the Intelligence Services Group of L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc.BAE says the group is a provider of security and counter-threat...

Ellison sidesteps Hurd spat, shows servers instead

September 19, 2010 8:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison steered clear Sunday of the brouhaha surrounding his most contentious new employee — Mark Hurd — but turned up the heat in his other latest troublemaking tactic: upsetting the long-standing order of the technology world with a plunge into selling computer...

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Technology in the extreme

September 19, 2010 5:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Newcastle University) Engineers develop state-of-the-art technology that can withstand extremes of temperature and radiation.

Lawsuits seek to compensate college athletes

September 19, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than a dozen former student-athletes are suing the NCAA in an effort to compensate collegiate athletes.Former basketball star Ed O'Bannon and quarterback Sam Keller filed two of the eight lawsuits consolidated into one action in San Francisco federal court. Legal analysts say the lawsuits...

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