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Y-Flash to Improve Memory Size

March 4, 2010 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

TowerJazz announced its patented Y-Flash technology, not available from any other foundry in the industry, which is designed to give customers flexibility on memory size, allowing optimization of performance/cost for any given application.

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DC-DC Converter Features Built-in Power Functionality

March 4, 2010 5:31 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi Corporation, a manufacturer of high performance analog/mixed signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors, today extended its family of DC-to-DC controllers and switching regulators with the introduction of a synchronous buck switching regulator in a compact multi-chip module

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Retailers report strong gains for February

March 4, 2010 5:30 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Shoppers shrugged off the snow and worries about the economy to buy spring clothing and other items at the nation's malls, resulting in the strongest retail sales gain since November 2007, a month before the recession started.The upbeat news also helped sooth fears among some economists that...

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Ofcom to Investigate Net Neutrality

March 4, 2010 5:26 am | News | Comments

The chief of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has said the authority will investigate web traffic control measures later this year as the net neutrality debate rumbles on.

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How Do You Track and Budget for Energy Costs?

March 4, 2010 3:24 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Monday, Amy discussed how she keeps track of her energy costs and uses past bills to plan her budget for the coming months. Her utility has a useful tool that helps with her planning. If your utility doesn't offer a similar service, you might try using ENERGY STAR's Home Energy Yardstick.

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Western Refining posts wider 4th-quarter loss

March 4, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Western Refining Inc. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter loss widened, hurt by softer demand for transportation fuels, weak economic conditions and a smaller gap between light and heavy crude oil prices.The independent refiner reported a loss of $97.5 million, or $1.11 per share, compared...

Comtech says 2Q profit climbed, cuts 2010 forecast

March 3, 2010 7:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. said Wednesday that its fiscal second-quarter profit climbed, but the communications equipment maker reported revenue below analyst expectations and cut its first-quarter guidance.Comtech shares sank $4.68, or 14.2 percent, in after-hours trading, having...

Sina misses analyst estimates with adjusted profit

March 3, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese Internet portal operator Sina Corp. on Wednesday missed analyst expectations with its adjusted fourth-quarter profit.Earnings surged to $372.1 million, or $6.03 per share, from $25.2 million, or 42 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. The recent results include a one-time gain of...

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DivX 4Q results better than expected; shares rise

March 3, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Video technology company DivX Inc. reported an adjusted profit well above Wall Street expectations on Wednesday and issued guidance that was also better than expected. Its shares jumped in late trading.The adjusted profit was 7 cents per share, well ahead of the 2 cents per share expected by...

Charging fees for Hulu comes with its own problems

March 3, 2010 2:30 pm | by DEBORAH YAO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hulu's days as a free online video site could be ending soon.Comedy Central's decision to yank two of the most popular shows on Hulu — "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" — in a dispute over splitting ad revenue is the latest blow to the entertainment industry's attempts to make money off ads...

Finisar moves to a profit in 3rd quarter

March 3, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Network company Finisar Corp. moved to a profit in the third quarter as sales jumped, the company said Wednesday.The company, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., earned $5.5 million, or 8 cents per share, in the three months that ended Jan. 31. That compares to the loss of $49.4 million, or 83 cents...

Facebook, Omniture expand marketing partnership

March 3, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook says it is working with Omniture, a company that measures and analyzes Web traffic, to help businesses use the world's largest social network as a marketing channel.Using Omniture's products, companies will be able to measure how effective their ads are on Facebook. They will also be...

Power politics

March 3, 2010 12:26 pm | Articles | Comments

I recently had the great honor of moderating the Smart Grid Rap Session at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC). It brought home to me that in addition to the technical challenges facing the power industry, there are also political issues that must be addressed as we move forward. The old political arguments around power revolved around NIMBY issues about the location of power plants...

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VisionChina sinks after 1Q forecast misses Street

March 3, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Beijing-based VisionChina Media Inc. sank Wednesday after the company, which operates digital advertising screens on mass transportation systems in China, forecast first-quarter revenue below Wall Street expectations.VisionChina's American Depositary Shares fell $3.11, or 37.9...

Beagleboard Innovation

March 3, 2010 11:24 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Open source hardware makes me happy. Open source has been around in the software world for a long time, but it's still fairly new in the hardware dimension. I think 2009 might just be the year that OSHW reached critical...

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