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Analyst cuts McAfee, sees weak consumer sales

July 13, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Pacific Crest analyst downgraded McAfee Inc. on Tuesday, saying the computer-security software maker is seeing weakness in its low-end and consumer product segments that could weigh on its second-quarter results and its outlook.THE OPINION: Rob Owens said in a note to investors he expects...

ADP to create 400 new jobs in western Pa.

July 13, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automatic Data Processing Inc. has opened its new facility in western Pennsylvania and announced plans to hire 400 people.The payroll company cut the ribbon Tuesday on its Coraopolis location, which is its second location in Allegheny County. The Roseland, N.J., based company also has a...

Intertronics introduces light-curable maskant for surface protection during harsh environment processing.

July 13, 2010 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

SpeedMask® 730-BT from Intertronics is a DYMAX masking resin, formulated to provide excellent surface protection during chemical milling/etching, plating, anodizing, and aggressive grit-blasting operations, thus aiding in the manufacturing, overhaul, repair and rework of turbine engine blades, vanes and other turbine components, as well as many other metal finishing applications.

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Algotronix announces an XTS-AES IP core for storage applications

July 13, 2010 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Algotronix Ltd., Edinburgh, UK announces the availability of an XTS-AES core to meet the NIST SP800-38E recommendation published in January 2010 and the IEEE 1619-2007 standard.

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LynxOS-SE Supports ARM Cortex-A8 on a TI OMAP 3 for Secure Mobile Applications

July 13, 2010 10:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

LynxOS-SE time- and space-partitioned secure RTOS for ARM Cortex-A8 processor enables power efficient, high-performance real-time mission-critical systems.

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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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