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Earnings Preview: Dell Inc. to post 1Q results

May 18, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer maker Dell Inc. reports its fiscal first-quarter results Thursday after the closing bell.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: How well Dell has been able to take advantage of businesses resuming spending on new technology.Earlier reports from technology bellwethers such as Intel Corp., which makes the...

Amazon releasing Kindle software for Android

May 18, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments is hoping to snag even more customers for the electronic books it sells. It is releasing a version of its Kindle e-reader software for phones that use Google Inc.'s increasingly popular Android operating system.The free "Kindle for Android" software will join a growing roster of...

Nanotech discovery at Rensselaer could lead to breakthrough in infrared satellite imaging technology

May 18, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new nanotechnology-based "microlens" that uses gold to boost the strength of infrared imaging and could lead to a new generation of ultra-powerful satellite cameras and night-vision...


Group 1 Auto shareholders re-elect 3 directors

May 18, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shareholders of Group 1 Automotive re-elected John L. Adams, J. Terry Strange and Max P. Watson to three-year terms on the board, the auto dealership chain said Tuesday.Shareholders also approved an increase in the number of shares available for issuance under the company's long-term incentive...

TDK-Lambda Announces Programmable LED Drivers for Lighting Applications

May 18, 2010 9:29 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda has released the new LEDC10 series of dc-dc, LED Drivers that are designed for LED lighting applications with output ratings up to 10-watts. The LEDC10-12-R48 is a non-isolated, constant-current LED driver housed in a compact single in-line package (SIP).


Five Electrical Safety Compliance Tests in One Box

May 18, 2010 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chroma Systems Solutions releases the 19032 series Safety Analyzer able to perform five dielectric tests in one unit including AC/DC Hipot, Insulation Resistance, Ground Bond, and optional Leakage Current tests. The time-saving TwinPort feature performs Hipot and Ground Bond simultaneously cutting time for these tests in half.


Alliance Data writes off fewer card loans in April

May 18, 2010 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alliance Data Systems Corp. said Tuesday that defaults on its private-label credit cards dipped slightly in April.The company said it wrote off $38 million in unpaid balances last month, or 9.2 percent of outstanding loans. That was down slightly from $38.5 million in March.In April 2009,...

Global Partner Awards Recognize SAP Partners That Made Exemplary Contributions to SAP's Ecosystem

May 18, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —NorthgateArinso today announced that they have been awarded a 2010 SAP@ Pinnacle Award in the category "BPO Provider of the Year." SAP Pinnacle Awards are granted to leading SAP partners that have excelled in enhancing the customer experience, addressing critical...


Perfect World shares jump after 1Q results

May 18, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Perfect World Co. shares jumped Tuesday after first-quarter results showed growing demand for the company's video games.Perfect World, based in Beijing, operates games that run over the Internet. The company said Monday that it earned 305.2 million yuan ($44.7 million), or 5.75 yuan (84 cents)...

J.C. Seamus Davis elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 18, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) J.C. Seamus Davis, a senior physicist at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Director of DOE's Center for Emergent Superconductivity at Brookhaven Lab, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He is among 72...

CGI wins US$73.2 million contract for U.S. government health websites

May 18, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) said Tuesday that its U.S. subsidiary has been awarded a US$73.2 million contract to continue modernizing three external government health websites that provide information to 44 million beneficiaries.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services chose CGI Federal...

Unshielded Cordset Presented as Cost-efficient

May 18, 2010 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA announced the release of an unshielded version of its Series 702 M9 cordsets. The unshielded feature provides a cost-effective alternative to the shielded M9 connectors. The connectors are


Heat Sink Screw Suits GHz Socket

May 18, 2010 7:06 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics introduced a series of heat sink screw for its GHz BGA socket family. The HS-SG-6002 heat sink screw is designed for 31 mm x 31 mm to 42.5 mm x 42.5 mm package size and dissipates up to


EOD system fires pencil-sized rockets at IEDs

May 18, 2010 6:45 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Imagine how much cooler “The Hurt Locker” would’ve been if they had this: Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has developed an EOD system that fires ‘pencil-size’ rockets at suspected IEDs. You read that right—it fires rockets at improvised explosive devices; this would’ve made for quite the different movie.


SNAP Interactive Releases Q1 2010 Operating Results

May 18, 2010 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —SNAP Interactive, Inc. ("SNAP" or the "Company") (OTCBB: STVI), a leading provider of online dating applications for social networking websites, today announced operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.Financial Highlights(A comprehensive...


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