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Sharp narrows losses but market remains bleak

February 2, 2010 10:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japan's Sharp Corp., one of the biggest makers of flat-panel TVs, narrowed its losses during the first nine months of the fiscal year, due to lower operating costs and reduced restructuring expenses.The company booked a net loss of 8.59 billion yen ($95 million) for the April-December period,...

Data manager Riverbed's 4th-qtr profit falls

February 2, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Riverbed Technology Inc., which helps manage corporate data networks, said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter earnings fell as its revenue and expenses rose, but the results beat analyst expectations.For the quarter that ended Dec. 31, Riverbed earned $900,000, or a penny per share, compared with...

External Switching Power Supplies are Factory-configurable

February 2, 2010 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BEAR Power Supplies has introduced its BE Series external AC/DC power adapters. The units are Energy Star qualified and factory-configurable for commercial, industrial and medical instruments. The BE Series includes wall-mount converters from 5 W to 30 W, and desktop converters from 15 W to 60 W. All have 

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Sony trumps Oscar season with 18 nominations

February 2, 2010 12:01 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Pictures emerged as the biggest winner of Oscar nominations this year, reaping 18, the most it has scored in many years, if not ever.Sony's nods include "District 9" and "An Education" for best picture.News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox was close behind with 14, including nine for "Avatar" and...

Scheraga receives supercomputer processor hours

February 2, 2010 10:52 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded 6 million processor hours to Cornell professor of chemistry Harold A. Scheraga, senior research associate Adam Liwo and colleagues to study the mechanism behind protein folding.

Plextek spins out Telensa street lighting venture

February 2, 2010 10:19 am | News | Comments

Plextek, the Cambridge-based electronics and communications design consultancy today announced a new spin out venture - Telensa Ltd. - focused on the commercialisation of a new cost effective wireless system for actively controlling, monitoring and metering large populations of outdoor street lights, so they can be managed with maximum energy and operational efficiency.

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AMC Handles Feature Die-cast Construction, Ergonomic Design

February 2, 2010 9:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. offers Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) injector/ejector handles. AMCs are the main boards for MicroTCA designs and are also implemented in some AdvancedTCA applications. The AMC handles feature exceptional quality and precision milling, so that even 

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Sites I Thought About Last Wednesday

February 2, 2010 9:52 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

Last Wednesday, like so many others likely did, I found myself watching President Obama's State of the Union address. Now, admittedly, a sentence like that kind of invites a whole lot of thoughts and opinions, but I'm not thinking much about that - I'm just using it for a springboard for...

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Digi-Key Corporation and Avago Technologies Expand Partnership, Offer Products in Europe

February 2, 2010 9:51 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — February 2, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today the expansion of its...

The Disruptive Technology of Solid State Lighting

February 2, 2010 9:31 am | by Alix Paultre, Editor-in-Chief | Videos | Comments

ECN's Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, describes Solid State Lighting, its impact on the industry, and the technologies preceding it.

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New Metering Chips Feature Innovative Isolated Sensing Technology

February 2, 2010 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teridian Semiconductor today announced that it has begun sampling its fourth generation residential smart metering integrated circuits (ICs). The new product family includes the 71M6541x and 71M6xx1 and features digitally isolated current sensors based on the company's proprietary MicroDAA™ isolation technology.

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Mobile Data Strains Cellular Networks

February 2, 2010 9:04 am | Blogs | Comments

With the launch of the iPad last week it is clear what was the number one news item in the gadget industry... Cellular networks are already buckling under the strain of mobile data.

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Broadridge Declares Dividend

February 2, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per share. The dividend is payable on April 1, 2010, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 17, 2010.Broadridge is a technology...

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Lumonall and CleanWear Products Agree to Extend Closing Date

February 2, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lumonall, Inc. (OTCBB: LUMN), (the "Company" or "Lumonall") today announced that the closing of the merger or acquisition of CleanWear Products Ltd. ("CleanWear") has been delayed.On November 9, 2009, Lumonall and CleanWear, announced an acquisition transaction that included several conditions...

Syntel CEO resigns; company names director as CEO

February 2, 2010 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Information technology services company Syntel Inc. said its president and CEO resigned on Monday, and was replaced on Tuesday by one of its directors.The company said Keshav Murugesh, 46, resigned effective Monday "to pursue other opportunities." Company spokesman Jon Luebke said Murugesh...

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