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Ames wants to be test site for fiber-optic network

March 10, 2010 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The City of Ames plans to submit an application to be a test market for a high-speed fiber optic network offered by the Internet company Google Inc.Brian Phillips of the Ames City Manager's office says the application is due March 26.Google Fiber is an initiative to find test markets for a...

QHR Announces $1,040,000 Private Placement

March 10, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

QHR Technologies Inc. ("QHR" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: QHR) announced that the company has arranged a non-brokered private placement to raise up to $1,040,000. The private placement will consist of the sale of up to 1,600,000 units with each unit priced at $0.65 and consisting of one common...

Viterra to Acquire Dakota Growers Pasta Company

March 10, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Viterra Inc. (TSX: VT), (ASX: VTA) and Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc. are pleased to announce today that they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which a subsidiary of Viterra will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Dakota Growers, a leading producer and marketer of dry...

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Next Generation PoP for Processor and Memory Stacking

March 10, 2010 6:47 am | by Helen Katske, Manager, Engineering Services, Micro-Electronics group, Tessera, Phil Damberg, Vice President, Next Generation Packaging, Micro-Electronics group, Tessera, & KM Bang, Senior Engineer, Package Development, Micro-Electronics group, Tessera | Articles | Comments

The continued increase in mobile handset functionality is being enabled by more powerful baseband and applications processor chips, which are more frequently coupled with memory devices using package-on-package (PoP) stacking.

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Google Sees End to China Talks

March 10, 2010 6:27 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Eric Schmidt said his company expects to soon conclude talks with the Chinese government over the fate of its search engine and business in China.

Renesas Technology Announces 100MHz 32-bit RX62T Flash MCUs, Enabling the Design of Control Systems for Electric Motors and Inverters that are More Energy-efficient

March 10, 2010 6:22 am | by Renesas | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. ? March 9, 2010 ? Renesas Technology America, Inc., today announced the release of the RX62T group of microcontrollers (MCU). The new devices have strong eco-features and deliver the environmental performance now in high demand for motor-control and inverter-control...

IBM to Collaborate With Universities to Make Mobile Devices More Accessible

March 10, 2010 6:21 am | by IBM | News | Comments

ARMONK, N.Y., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM), the National Institute of Design (NID) of India and Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo (RCAST) today announced a new collaborative research initiative to explore an open, common...

Home Buyers Check Out Apps

March 10, 2010 5:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Just in time for the spring house-hunting season, smart-phone applications that provide information to home buyers are proliferating.

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NTU and NI join hands to produce next generation wireless communication technologies

March 10, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) Nanyang Technological University and National Instruments today formalized an agreement to launch the NTU-NI Wireless Research Program. Both parties will jointly develop the next-generation wireless communication technologies which are cheaper, faster,...

Advanced Architecture For DC-DC Buck Regulators Raises The Bar For Conversion Efficiency

March 10, 2010 5:08 am | by Chris Winkler – Marketing Director, Fairchild Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

The emergence of energy-efficiency standards and continued evolution of processing and feature sets to support new products that consumers/enterprises use in everyday life: DVRs, set-top boxes and modems, industrial handhelds, portable media players, bar-code scanners have changed the methodologies employed for addressing DC power conversion, management and distribution.

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Google CEO: Development in China dispute 'soon'

March 10, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Google's CEO says the Internet search company is in active negotiations with the Chinese government and expects some sort of resolution in its dispute with Beijing soon.Eric Schmidt declined to give details or a timetable for the discussions, but says...

Quebecor reports $73.8 million profit in fourth quarter

March 10, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B) says it had a $73.8-million profit in the fourth quarter, as it benefitted from growth in its telecommunications segment and productivity improvements in its news media.A year earlier, the Montreal-based media company had a $343.6-million loss in the fourth quarter of...

China Mobile to Buy 20% of Pudong Bank

March 10, 2010 2:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

China Mobile said it agreed to buy a 20% stake in Shanghai Pudong Development Bank for $5.83 billion as the mobile operator seeks to expand into mobile payment services.

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Hynix Creditors Pick Stake-Sale Managers

March 10, 2010 12:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Creditors of Hynix Semiconductor have selected six lead managers for the sale of a roughly 7% stake in the chipmaker, raising hopes that the sale would happen sooner than expected.

Google gives bicyclists a lift with new mapping feature that finds best US routes

March 9, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. is adding a bike lane with its latest online mapping option.The new bicycling directions available on Google Maps starting Wednesday supplement the guidance already provided to motorists and pedestrians. The biking directions initially will be available only for the United...

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