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Tools Correlate Code and Current

June 9, 2010 5:18 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

The emphasis on low-power embedded systems can give engineers heartburn. They must strive to enhance a system's performance, add capabilities, and make its battery last for as many as 10 years. A combination of hardware and software tools now help engineers understand power consumption without the antacids.

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Allscripts buying healthcare info rival Eclipsys

June 9, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The health care information technology company Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc. is buying rival Eclipsys Corp. for $1.3 billion in stock, the companies said Wednesday.Allscripts is a leader in providing physicians and their offices with ways to keep tabs on patient care records while...

Global warming: ending fuel subsidies could cut greenhouse gas emissions 10%, says OECD

June 9, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Careful phasing-out of fossil fuel subsidies can be a low-cost way to meet part of the targets announced following the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen. According to new OECD analysis based on data from the International Energy Agency (IEA), ending fossil fuel subsidies could cut...

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Honda suspends production at 2 China factories

June 8, 2010 8:05 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co. has suspended production at two of its Chinese factories due to a walkout at a parts affiliate, and could not confirm reports Wednesday that the dispute has been resolved.The disruption at Foshan Fengfu Autoparts Co. came just days after Honda settled a two-week strike at a...

Honda assessing impact of latest supplier strike

June 8, 2010 7:05 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda Motor Co. has suspended production at two of its factories due to a walkout by some workers at a parts supplier in China, though authorities said Wednesday that the dispute has been resolved.The disruptions came just days after Honda settled a two-week strike at a wholly owned parts...

A Mountain Bird’s Survival Guide to Climate Change

June 8, 2010 5:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Researchers at Yale University have found that the risk of extinction for mountain birds due to global warming is greatest for species that occupy a narrow range of altitude. In fact, a species' vertical distribution is a better predictor of extinction risk than the extent of temperature...

International Datacasting widens Q1 loss to $2.1 million; revenue edges up

June 8, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International Datacasting Corp. (TSX:IDC) says it widened its loss to $2.1 million or four cents per share in the first quarter of its fiscal year, compared to $800,000 or one cent per share a year earlier. Revenue was $5.4 million, up slightly from $5.1 million.

Current Sensor Targets Solar Energy Applications

June 8, 2010 4:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pacific Scientific OECO announced that it has developed a Hall effect current sensor that is intended to simplify the design and improve the performance of solar energy. The CS20 Series Hall effect based current sensor incorporates

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Azure Dynamics sells $6.3M worth of shares to Johnson Controls subsidiary

June 8, 2010 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Azure Dynamics Corp. (TSX:AZD) says the Canadian subsidiary of a major American auto parts company has agreed to purchase $6.3 million worth of its common shares.The company said Tuesday that the wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Johnson Controls Inc. has agreed to buy 21.1 million of its...

PMC-Sierra closes purchase of Adaptec unit

June 8, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Communications and storage chip maker PMC-Sierra Inc. said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of Adaptec Inc.'s channel storage division for about $34 million in cash.PMC-Sierra said the deal will strengthen its existing enterprise storage business by allowing faster access to channel...

Gas Sensor Tech Paves Way to E-Nose

June 8, 2010 1:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Integrated sensing elements for gas detection in the form of polymer-coated microbridges in high-density arrays can detect ppm-level concentrations of vapors using on-chip integrated read-out techniques.

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Breakthrough Digital Optical Comparator Integrates CAD Data

June 8, 2010 1:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as a breakthrough in noncontact comparative measuring technology, the VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator has the ability to digitally compare a part to its CAD data quickly and easily, at exceptionally high accuracy.

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Take-Two posts 2Q profit, reversing loss

June 8, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A sharp rise in revenue helped video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. post a profit Tuesday for its fiscal second quarter, reversing a year-ago loss.The company also said it expected to report a smaller loss for the fiscal year than it had originally forecast and raised its...

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Harper defends fake lake spending as "marketing pavilion" for summit

June 8, 2010 1:05 pm | by Heather Scoffield-Associated Press | News | Comments

The Conservative government scrambled Tuesday to mount a furious defence of its G8/G20 summit planning to douse escalating opposition attacks on the enormous cost of hosting the international gatherings.Those attacks were threatening to swamp the substance of what the government wants to...

Microsoft to offer $1.15B in convertible debt

June 8, 2010 12:05 pm | by DEBORAH YAO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Even one of the richest companies in the world, Microsoft Corp., can use some of the financial flexibility that comes from borrowing money at today's relatively low rates.Despite sitting on nearly $40 billion in cash and investments, the software company said Tuesday it will raise $1.15 billion by...

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