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Western Digital 3Q profits up eight-fold

April 22, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hard disk drive maker Western Digital Corp. said its third-quarter net profit grew eight-fold as its revenue increased by 66 percent amid strong demand.CEO John Coyne said in a statement that demand was stronger than expected in the third quarter, adding "2010 will continue to be a strong year...

Amazon’s Profit Rose 68% in Quarter

April 22, 2010 1:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Earnings and revenue both topped expectations, but shares fell in after-hours trading.

Microsoft’s Income Rose 35% in Quarter

April 22, 2010 1:22 pm | by New York Times | News | Comments

Company executives pointed to Windows as the main driver of revenue along with search, gaming and online software products.


Amazon Profit Jumps

April 22, 2010 1:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Online retailer's first quarter profit jumped 69% on a 46% increase in revenue due to strong gains in electronics and general merchandise sales.

Microfluidic integrated circuit could help enable home diagnostic tests

April 22, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Michigan) As a way to simplify lab-on-a-chip devices that could offer quicker, cheaper and more portable medical tests, University of Michigan researchers have created microfluidic integrated circuits.


Microsoft 3Q net income up 35 percent

April 22, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft says its net income in the most recent quarter rose 35 percent, helped by strong sales of Windows 7.Microsoft Corp. is the latest company to benefit from what seems to be a rebound in business spending on technology after the economic downturn.Microsoft Corp. makes most of its money...

LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillator by Physio-Control Inc.

April 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Class I Recall issued because of the potential for the device to expectedly power off and/or power on.


Custom DC-DC Converters Power LEDs in High-rel Apps

April 22, 2010 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

BEAR Power Supplies announces custom power converters for battery-powered LED lighting applications where high reliability is critical. The company's high-efficiency, constant-current DC/DC converters power LEDs from


Parlay Entertainment Announces Results for Q4 and Fiscal 2009

April 22, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —All amounts in Canadian DollarsParlay Entertainment Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PEI), the world's leading supplier of Internet and TV bingo software solutions, today announced its results for the three and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2009."2009 was a transitional...

Canadian earnings declared Thursday: Brick Brewing, Celestica, Palliser, West 49

April 22, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earning declared Thursday as of 3 p.m. ET:Brick Brewing Co. Ltd. (TSX:BRB): Year end Jan. 31, 2010, net income $1,366,000, net income $0.05 a share; 2009, net loss $7,392,000, net loss $0.31 a share. Revenue: 2010, $29,916,000; 2009, $29,906,000.Celestica Inc. (TSX:CLS): Three months...

PIFA Antenna Presented as Smallest for GPS

April 22, 2010 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yageo Corporation announced the release of what it asserts is the smallest ceramic chip antenna (PIFA mode) for GPS applications. The PIFA GPS antenna is an advanced design of the 2.45 GHz PIFA antenna released last year. Although the same size, it can now reach


Sybase 1Q profit climbs; co. lifts year outlook

April 22, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business software and services company Sybase Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit climbed 42 percent due to greater license and service revenue.Sybase's profit rose to $39.9 million, or 45 cents per share, from $28.1 million, or 33 cents per share, in the same period last...

Castellated / Half-Vias, parts 2 - 255

April 22, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

I've written about the Castellated / half-via mounting system a couple of times in the past. Now I can't seem to avoid them. I'm seeing them everywhere. The GPS I recently wrote about, low noise amplifiers, POL power modules, frequency...


MOSFETs Give Design Engineers More Flexibility

April 22, 2010 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) today announced the release of two new power MOSFETs that combine the latest advances in silicon process and high density packaging technologies. The AON7428 and AON7405 enable design engineers to achieve very high current density load switching solutions in space constrained applications including battery packs, notebook computers and redundant power supplies.


White LED Driver Lights Up to 12 LEDs in Series

April 22, 2010 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Inc. (AOS) expands its EZBoost family with their first white LED backlight driver, the AOZ1950. The AOZ1950 is designed and optimized for providing backlighting solutions for the latest portable devices using medium-sized LCD panels such as netbooks, portable media players, and portable navigation devices.



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