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Ad exec named head of Activision Publishing

July 13, 2010 10:06 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Activision Blizzard Inc. has named Eric Hirshberg, an advertising executive with a background in video games, as the CEO of Activision Publishing effective Sept. 7.Hirshberg, 42, replaces Mike Griffith, who stepped down in April and became vice chairman of Activision Blizzard. Hirshberg has...

Accenture buys French industrial consultant

July 13, 2010 9:06 am | News | Comments

Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture PLC on Tuesday said it acquired French industrial consulting firm Acceria.Terms of the deal, which includes Acceria's staff and assets, were not disclosed. The deal is aimed at building up Accenture's services to automotive and industrial...

Munich and Singapore labs steer research toward affordable electric cars

July 13, 2010 8:23 am | News | Comments

(Technische Universitaet Muenchen) The Technische Universitaet Muenchen has rolled out a comprehensive initiative to accelerate development of electric vehicles as a greener means of mobility. TUM's Science Center for Electromobility plans to unveil a concept car at the next Frankfurt...

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Imec reports breakthrough in narrow pitch interconnects

July 13, 2010 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Imec sets major step towards 20nm half pitch interconnects with the realization of electrically functional copper lines embedded into silicon oxide using a spacer-defined double patterning approach.

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Imec’s SiGe MEMS technology platform improves performance of state-of-the-art MEMS

July 13, 2010 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Imec demonstrates the value of its SiGe above-IC MEMS technology platform for improving performance of state-of-the-art MEMS with the development of new MEMS devices. The new devices are a 15µm SiGe micromirror and a grating light valve for high-resolution displays. The devices were realized with imec’s generic CMOS-compatible MEMS process for the monolithic integration of MEMS devices directly on top of CMOS metallization.

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Humans, a Thing of the Past

July 13, 2010 7:18 am | by Lauren DeStefano, Assistant Editor | Blogs | Comments

Humanoid Robots are becoming very popular all around the world. Japan, Iran and Vermont are only a few places that have created such structures. You may be asking yourself, “What is a humanoid robot?”

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Biodiversity: new report highlights win-win business practices that do more for the planet

July 13, 2010 6:22 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

A new report funded by the European Commission makes a strong case for integrating biodiversity into private sector business plans and core activities around the globe. The report reveals considerable recent growth in eco-certified products and services, growing consumer concerns for...

Cerner President Devanny to step down

July 13, 2010 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cerner Corp., a health care information technology provider, said Tuesday its longtime president, Trace Devanny, is leaving the company effective July 16.Devanny joined Cerner in 1994 as an executive and became president in 1999.Chairman and CEO Neal Patterson will replace him, adding president...

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Technology Disasters Share Long Trail of Hubris

July 13, 2010 5:57 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Technology isn't as foolproof as it seemed.

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InstaLoad Battery Technology - Patent Busting Time?

July 13, 2010 5:40 am | Videos | Comments

Is Instaload Battery Tech one of those brilliant "why didn't anyone think of that before" moments, or just another patent on a really obvious idea?

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ECN Roundtable - Aerospace and Aviation

July 13, 2010 5:28 am | Articles | Comments

In this month's Roundtable, we ask our guests  about the impact of military RPV tech on the development of civilian systems.

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Power Inductors Intended for PDA, Notebook, and Desktop Applications

July 13, 2010 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mag Layers USA, Inc. is proud to announce their Low Profile Ultra High Current Power Inductors. Mag Layers has an extremely wide range of product offerings for the growing demand of high current applications. They offer case sizes ranging from 3x3mm to 12x12mm with a frequency range to 1MHz and beyond.

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India's Infosys reports lower quarterly profit

July 13, 2010 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Infosys Technologies Ltd., India's second-largest software services company, suffered a fall in quarterly profit as a weak euro ate into overseas earnings, sending its shares down more than 3 percent.Infosys said Tuesday its net profit for the April-June quarter was $326 million — down 6.6...

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Oracle prices $3.25 billion notes offering

July 13, 2010 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. will offer $3.25 billion in notes, the business software company said Monday.The offering includes $1 billion in 3.875 percent notes due 2020 and $2.25 billion in 5.375 percent notes due 2040.Only institutional buyers are invited for the sale that is expected to be complete on July...

Investors look to Google's 2Q for economic clues

July 13, 2010 5:07 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet search leader Google Inc. is scheduled to report its second-quarter earnings Thursday after the stock market closes.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Amid fears that the economic recovery is sputtering, investors will be especially sensitive to any signs that people are starting to click on Google's...

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