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IBM to buy AT & T's Sterling unit for $1.4B

May 24, 2010 12:30 pm | News | Comments

IBM Corp. said Monday that it is buying AT&T Inc.'s Sterling Commerce unit, which makes software that helps businesses buy and sell to each other, for $1.4 billion.The deal would be IBM Corp.'s largest acquisition since it bought business software maker Cognos in 2008.Sterling runs...

To attack H1N1, other flu viruses, gold nanorods deliver potent payload

May 24, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University at Buffalo) Future pandemics of seasonal flu, H1N1 and other drug-resistant viruses may be thwarted by a potent, immune-boosting payload that is effectively delivered to cells by gold nanorods, report scientists at the University at Buffalo and the US Centers for Disease...


Longtop shares rise after earnings report(2)

May 24, 2010 11:31 am | News | Comments

U.S.-listed shares of Chinese financial software developer Longtop Financial Technologies Ltd. surged Monday after it reported results that beat expectations for its latest quarter.The stock rose $2.82, or 9.1 percent, to $33.86 in afternoon trading.On Saturday, the Hong Kong-based company said...


Nokia to run Yahoo's maps in global partnership

May 24, 2010 10:30 am | News | Comments

Nokia will run maps and navigation services for Yahoo on both phones and computers.The two companies announced a worldwide partnership Monday. Yahoo Inc. will provide e-mail and chat services on Nokia Corp. phones. The services will be co-branded.Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz says location is becoming...

Display Week 2010: Sharp Introduces 8 New LED-backlit LCDs + New Memory LCDs

May 24, 2010 9:35 am | News | Comments

Today, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) announced a suite of 8 new LED-backlit LCD products. The new LED LCDs range in size from 3.5-inches to 15.0-inches. Touch screen panel options have also been added in 4.3-inch and 7.0-inch sizes.


General Dynamics gets $146M Pentagon contract

May 24, 2010 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said Monday that a subsidiary won a $146.2 million, three-year contract to help the Defense Department consolidate some offices in the Washington area into a single location.General Dynamics Information Technology will be responsible for moving more than 6,400 Defense...

Intel releases new processors for laptops

May 24, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

Intel Corp., the dominant maker of processors for personal computers, on Monday introduced new low-power chips for laptops.The new Core Ultra-Low Voltage chips upgrade its low-power line with designs from the full-power Core family, for faster processing, lower power consumption and smaller...

Precise trace gas analysis, without the noise

May 24, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Analyzing trace gases is very small concentrations is more precise with the help of low-noise current controllers developed by PNNL staff. The technology has been licensed to Wavelength Electronics.


Beck voted inaugural holder of Texas A & M petroleum engineering award

May 24, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Texas A&M associate professor Gene Beck is the inaugural recipient of the Petroleum Engineering Department Award for Teaching Excellence.

The ECN Roundtable - Mixed-Signal ICs

May 24, 2010 8:05 am | Articles | Comments

This month's question, "In what area of development do you feel the most progress in mixed-signal ICs will occur?" was answed by Raymond Lee of MagnaChip, Stephen Kempainen of National Semiconductor, and John Whalen of Fairchild Semiconductor.


High court rejects Microsoft patent appeal

May 24, 2010 7:30 am | News | Comments

The Supreme Court has turned down Microsoft Corp.'s appeal of a jury verdict that it infringed on another company's patent.The justices said Monday they will not intervene in Microsoft's legal fight with Alcatel-Lucent. The disputed patent covers a method of entering information into fields on...

Crystek Introduces New Line of Low Pass Filters

May 24, 2010 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has introduced a new line Low Pass Filters, the CLPFL Series. Encased in a rugged SMA housing, this filter line is designed for test equipment and general lab use. Five models, with frequency ranges from DC to 100 through 500 MHz, compose the CLPFL line.


3D IC Development Needs Innovative Socket Solution

May 24, 2010 6:49 am | by Ila Pal, Ironwood Electronics | Articles | Comments

Evolution from cell phones with only a base-band processor and limited memory to today's high-end phones with an additional applications processor and memory has driven the industry to 3-D packaging solutions. 3-D packaging can be achieved via die stacking in one package, package-in-a-package stacking or package on package stacking.


ADC Combines 12-bit Resolution, 3.6-GSPS Sampling Rate

May 24, 2010 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. introduced what is said to be the industry’s fastest 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). At 3.6 GSPS, the ADC12D1800 is asserted to be 3.6 times faster than any other available 12-bit device. According to the company, the


CDC Software completes investment in Marketbright

May 24, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CDC Software Corp. said Monday that it has completed its investment in Marketbright, which provides software services to corporations.CDC Software did not say how much it had invested.Marketbright provides software on demand by running and storing applications on its servers for use by...


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