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Dell CEO flashes Android tablet computer

September 22, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dell is working on a 7-inch (18-centimeter) tablet that runs Google's Inc.'s Android operating software.Not much else is publicly known about the computer. Dell Inc. CEO Michael Dell flashed it briefly Wednesday at Oracle's annual conference in San Francisco, but offered no hard details. Dell...

Red Hat 2Q beats expectations; shares bounce back

September 22, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Linux software developer Red Hat Inc. said Wednesday that its net income fell in the second quarter, despite an increase in revenue, as a one-time tax benefit from a year ago wasn't repeated.Net income in the three months to Aug. 31 fell to $23.7 million, or 12 cents per share, down from $28.9...

Powersolve Introduces DC-DC Switching Regulators for Distributed Power Systems & Battery Powered Applications

September 22, 2010 1:23 pm | by | News | Comments

Powersolve introduced its PMQ7250 Series of non-isolated 10A or 60W dc-dc switching regulators designed for battery or distributed power applications. Available from stock, the new regulators feature a wide 18 to 30V or 20...


RECOM Releases 60W Open Frame AC LED Driver Series

September 22, 2010 1:22 pm | by | News | Comments

RECOM has added a new series of 60W open frame ac input LED drivers to its range of "LightLine" constant current LED drivers. The new products are approx. half the size of their competitors. The...

McMaster, NVIDIA establish first CUDA Teaching Centre in Canada

September 22, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(McMaster University) McMaster University is establishing the first NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Centre in Canada. The Centre, one of only twelve worldwide, will teach electrical and computer engineering students how to tap into the processing resources available in graphics processing units and...


HP completes deal for Fortify Software

September 22, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. has completed its deal to buy Fortify Software.The company announced last month it would by the privately held cyber security firm to enhance its cyber security offerings.Terms were not disclosed.Fortify, based in San Mateo, Calif., helps businesses identify and fix security...

SciQuest takes a second shot at going public

September 22, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Investors are getting a second shot at betting on SciQuest Inc., a fast-growing company that provides software businesses use to order supplies.SciQuest is set to trade publicly for the first time since 2004 on Thursday. It plans to raise as much as $69 million with the offering, selling 6...

SFC & Sortimo to Collaborate on Stand-alone, Modular Energy Supply Solution for Special-purpose Vehicles

September 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

SFC Energy AG and Sortimo International GmbH are unveiling their collaboration on projects and technologies. Within the scope of this collaboration, both companies are developing a stand-alone, modular energy supply solution for special-purpose vehicles....


US Government Charges Firm With Misrepresenting Light Output & Life Expectancy of Bulbs

September 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission has sued a California-based light bulb manufacturer and its principals to stop them from misleading consumers by exaggerating the light output and life expectancy of its Light Emitting Diode (LED)...


Biogen gets beat on new MS pill

September 22, 2010 11:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Biogen Idec Inc. may face a tough day, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the first ever treatment for multiple sclerosis in pill form, called Gilenya, from Novartis. The drug approval is considered to be a watershed moment in the treatment of the disease.


Personal Exoskeletons for Paraplegics

September 22, 2010 11:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

A mobile device helps patients with spinal cord injuries walk.


FCC examines complaint about Skechers cartoon

September 22, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is looking into complaints that a new television show based on characters first created to market Skechers shoes to kids would violate government rules on advertising in children's programming....

LNAs bring digital TV to mobile devices

September 22, 2010 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX2664/MAX2665 low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) designed specifically for UHF and VHF mobile TV applications. These devices offer a fully integrated LNA solution in a 0.86mm x 0.86mm, 0.4mm-pitch wafer-level package (WLP) with only four pins.


Remote control platform complements RF with traditional IR capabilities

September 22, 2010 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces that German custom A/V (audio/visual) development specialist, Audivo, has specified Nordic nRF24LE1 2.4GHz Systems-on-Chip (SoC) and Gazell RF software protocol to provide the bi-directional RF link in its universal RF remote controller, dubbed the M-Remote.

TOPICS: board OKs $15M debt repurchase

September 22, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments Inc.'s board of directors has authorized an increase to the company's convertible senior notes repurchase program.The online retailer said in a news release that the board authorized a $15 million increase to reduce's debt under its outstanding senior notes, which...


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