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Lexmark shares soar as 2Q profit rises fivefold

July 27, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Lexmark International Inc. jumped in early trading Tuesday after strong printer sales drove a fivefold increase in its second-quarter net income. The company also said the business momentum is expected to continue.Lexmark earned $85.1 million, or $1.07 per share, compared with a...

Bringing Better Information to the Energy Savers Crowd

July 27, 2010 5:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

One of the most fun things I get to do in my work in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is go to exciting public events to help get some of our best educational resources into the hands of the public. These outreach events run the gamut from sustainability expos...

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STMicroelectronics and Digi-Key Launch Design Contest for Students

July 27, 2010 5:05 am | News | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and STMicroelectronics today announced an exciting design contest for engineering students based on ST's iNEMO multi-sensor inertial measurement unit (IMU).

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Dual-Core Processor Targets Blu-ray Audio

July 27, 2010 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Virage Logic Corporation announced the new ARC Sound AS221BD dual-core processor for High Definition (HD) Audio System-on-Chips (SoCs) targeting Blu-ray Disc 7.1 channel 192kHz/24-bit output HD Audio processing applications.

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Development platform streamlines base station design process

July 27, 2010 4:54 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. collaborated with industry leading programmable-logic vendor Xilinx Inc. to introduce a radio architecture development platform that helps multi-carrier cellular base station manufacturers reduce engineering resources and improve time to market.

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DNA-based Nanoassembly Method Enhances Quantum Dot Performance

July 27, 2010 4:45 am | News | Comments

By linking individual semiconductor quantum dots with gold nanoparticles, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory can enhance the light emitted by quantum dots by up to 20 times

Tier-Based Points System Provides Simple Discount Structure for Purchasing VMware Software Licenses in Bulk Quantities

July 27, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced a new VMware Volume Purchasing Program (VPP). VMware VPP is designed to provide customers worldwide with consistent, accumulative software license...

Yahoo Japan to use Google search engine technology

July 27, 2010 3:05 am | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Japan Corp. said Tuesday that it will use Google technology to run its search engine and search ad delivery system, after a similar deal in the U.S. was derailed by regulators concerned about a monopoly.The decision by Yahoo Japan, which is largely independent from its California...

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SAP's 2nd-quarter profit up 15 percent

July 26, 2010 11:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business software maker SAP AG is reporting a 15 percent year-on-year rise in net profit thanks to growth in the United States and emerging markets.SAP said in a preliminary earnings statement Tuesday that it earned euro491 million ($636 million) in the April-June period — up from euro426...

Foxconn shuts Indian plant after workers get sick

July 26, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Foxconn Technology Group temporarily shut down a plant in India on Monday after some 250 workers became sick, possibly from a pesticide sprayed at the facility.The Chennai, India, plant could end up suspending operations for about a week to address whatever caused the sickness, the company said...

SuccessFactors widens 2Q loss as expenses rise

July 26, 2010 5:05 pm | News | Comments

Business software maker SuccessFactors Inc. said Monday its loss in the second quarter widened, hurt by stock options expenses and higher operating expenses.For April through June, the company said its net loss was $4.5 million, or 6 cents per share. In the same period a year earlier,...

Exemption Will Allow ‘Jailbreaking’ of iPhones

July 26, 2010 2:25 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Owners of iPhones will be able to run applications that have not been approved by Apple.

In Disclosing Secret Documents, WikiLeaks Seeks ‘Transparency’

July 26, 2010 2:24 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

An online organization wants to combat “unethical behavior” by governments and corporations, but critics say it endangers the privacy of others for the sake of self-promotion.

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CMOS AM FM LNA integrates adjustable control for car antenna

July 26, 2010 12:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim's new LNA, the MAX2180, integrates an AGC circuit to optimize car antenna reception while reducing solution size and cost.

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Google eyes more government deals for online apps

July 26, 2010 12:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. is gearing up to sell its e-mail and other Web-hosted applications to a wider range of government agencies after winning a prized security clearance.The sales push announced Monday marks Google's latest attempt to siphon customers away from rival Microsoft Corp., whose Office suite...

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