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Mentor Graphics adopts poison pill

June 25, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software maker Mentor Graphics Corp. said it has adopted a shareholder rights plan, which typically protects investors in the event of an unsolicited buyout bid.Mentor, which develops software and systems used to design and test electronic components, said late Thursday that investors will be...

Digi-Key's PURE lighting symposium

June 25, 2010 6:34 am | Videos | Comments

A video report from Digi-Key's symposium on lighting, held at the PURE nightclub in Las Vegas, NV.

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Sports Illustrated puts out iPad app

June 25, 2010 6:02 am | News | Comments

Sports Illustrated is the latest magazine to take app form on Apple's iPad. Its application landed in the iTunes store Thursday, with high-definition videos, extra photographs and even an eight-minute mini documentary.

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Adobe Systems buying back shares

June 25, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Software maker Adobe Systems Inc. said it has signed agreements with large third-party financial institutions for the repurchase of $400 million of its shares.The San Jose, Calif., company said Thursday the shares are part of its $1.6 billion buyback plan announced earlier this week.As of April...

Fabrinet prices IPO below expected range

June 25, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fabrinet, a maker of components for optical communications systems, priced shares of its initial public offering below expectations late Thursday.The company raised $85 million, but Fabrinet will receive only $26.3 million in proceeds, after expenses. Shareholders sold two-thirds of the shares...

TEAGUE Wins Five IDEA Awards

June 25, 2010 4:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acknowledging the company's outstanding product and transportation design capabilities, Seattle-based design consultancy, Teague, recently accepted five International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)."IDEA is the most prestigious design...

Eager Consumers Buy iPhone 4

June 25, 2010 3:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple's iPhone 4 went on sale, as crowds of hopefuls lined up for what is shaping up to be one of the company's best-selling products, even amid supply shortages and production snafus.

Synnex 2Q net income rises; revenue misses Street

June 24, 2010 7:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business process services company Synnex Corp. said Tuesday that its second-quarter net income rose 33 percent as revenue grew.The company also said that founder Robert Huang retired as chairman as of Monday. Dwight Steffensen, the company's lead director, was named non-executive chairman.Net...

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Symyx board rejects Certara takeover bid

June 24, 2010 7:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lab research and technology company Symyx Technologies Inc. said Thursday its board has rejected the latest buyout offer from Certara Corp., and reiterated its recommendation that shareholders approve a proposed takeover by Accelrys Inc.Symyx said it received a modified bid by Certara of $5.75...

Chip Common Mode Choke Coils Supporting USB3.0 SuperSpeed Signals Now Commercialized

June 24, 2010 6:20 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | News | Comments

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has now commercialized the DLP11TB series of 1,210 size chip-type common mode choke coils, which are designed to reduce undesirable radiation noise in electronic products and equipment.

Wash. governor seeks reforms, budget overhauls

June 24, 2010 4:06 pm | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ready for the Microsoft Highway? How about the Boeing Bridge?With a slow economic recovery hammering state revenues, Gov. Chris Gregoire on Thursday suggested selling naming rights to state properties, privatizing state ferries and taking other bold steps as possible solutions to Washington's...

Dealer group signs up for ADP plan

June 24, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Thursday that the Asbury Automotive Group Inc. has chosen ADP's management system for its network of dealerships.Under a letter of intent the companies signed, ADP will begin installing the information technology system at Asbury's locations beginning at the...

Oracle's net jumps 25 pct in first full Sun qtr

June 24, 2010 2:06 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp.'s net income jumped 25 percent in the most recent quarter as CEO Larry Ellison trumpeted momentum in the company's efforts to sell computer hardware and in its showdown with IBM Corp.The results, reported Thursday after the market closed, were helped by stronger sales of database...

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Yahoo shareholders elect 2 new directors

June 24, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo Inc.'s shareholders on Thursday elected two new directors nominated by the Internet company to fill vacancies on its board.Both the new board members are CEOs at other technology companies: Brad Smith leads personal finance software maker Intuit Inc. and Patti Hart runs slot machine...

Mental health affects investment decisions, study shows

June 24, 2010 12:23 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A paper co-authored by Cornell economist Vicki Bogan suggests that mental health issues or substance abuse in a household may have an effect on investment decisions and management of retirement assets.

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