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Germany : Innovation, education and stronger competition key to a more balanced economy

March 26, 2010 2:27 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Innovation, education and more competition in the domestic market would help Germany emerge from the economic crisis with a stronger and more balanced economy. Labor market policy should now pave the way for necessary structural changes while fiscal policy needs a specific exit strategy...


Wash. gov approves smelter, server farm tax breaks

March 25, 2010 6:30 pm | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

With lawmakers planning to cut spending and raise taxes to help balance a $2.8 billion budget deficit, Washington state is still extending tax breaks to some industries.Gov. Chris Gregoire signed two such bills into law Thursday, aiding server farms and aluminum smelters. Even though the...

Connectors Offer VSWR of Less than 1.18 through 40 GHz

March 25, 2010 2:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

San-tron, Inc. announced the launch of S292 Connectors, a new series of 2.92 mm connectors that operate through K band. Initiating a design standardized to a Thunderline-Z TL-150 glass-to-metal feed-through, the company has


Synnex fiscal 1st-quarter profit rises

March 25, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Synnex Corp. said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter profit jumped, helped by a large gain from discontinued operations and revenue growth the company attributed to an accounting change.For the quarter ended Feb. 28, the business services provider earned $34.7 million, or 98 cents per...

Extender for Ultra PoE Doubles Cabling Distance in Security Systems

March 25, 2010 2:19 pm | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong USA has developed a four-port, PoE extender that accepts ultra-power PoE and extends the reach of data and Power-over-Ethernet to 200 me, doubling the


Dual Sensors Suit C Groove Cylinders

March 25, 2010 2:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TURCK's BIM-UNR line of compact magnetic cylinder position sensors now includes a dual sensor designed for detecting short and long stroke C-groove cylinders. BIM-UNR dual sensors combine two sensors through one cable connection to


Broadband Synthesizers Span Wide Frequency Ranges

March 25, 2010 2:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions introduced a suite of broadband synthesizers designed to cover all GSM, WCDMA and LTE frequency bands with one device. The SKY73134 wideband integer-N frequency synthesizer with


Oracle Profit Slips but Software Sales Rise

March 25, 2010 1:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Oracle's quarterly profit dropped 11%, hurt by costs tied to its takeover of Sun Microsystems, but software sales rose for the second straight quarter—a sign companies are spending on new projects.


Qualcomm Boosts Outlook for Quarter

March 25, 2010 12:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Qualcomm raised its fiscal second-quarter outlook on the strength of its licensing business and improved chip sales.

Best Buy Profit Rises 37%

March 25, 2010 11:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Best Buy said earnings rose 37% on rebounding sales of laptops and TVs. The company issued a strong forecast for the year and said it plans to resume buying back shares.

Digi-Key Corporation Announces Stock on NXP Semiconductor's Energy-Efficient Lighting Solutions

March 25, 2010 11:21 am | by Digi-Key | News | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA — March 25, 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 it has stock on NXP...

UK police asks Internet cafes to monitor customers

March 25, 2010 11:16 am | News | Comments

Internet cafe users in the British capital may want to watch what they download. Scotland Yard is advising administrators of public Web spaces to periodically poke through their customers' files and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.


HP names Peter Galanis as CEO of Canada operations

March 25, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology company Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday it named Peter Galanis as president and CEO of its Canadian operations.Galanis, 43, previously served as director of global accounts for HP's manufacturing and distribution industries business in the central region of the country. He joined...


After Growth Spurt, Supermassive Black Holes Spend Half Their Lives Veiled in Dust

March 25, 2010 10:24 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Supermassive black holes found at the centers of distant galaxies undergo huge growth spurts as a result of galactic collisions, according to a new study by astronomers at Yale University and the University of Hawaii. Their findings appear in the March 25 edition of Science Express.

Plants influence food chain, from the bottom up

March 25, 2010 10:24 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new Cornell study, published March 26 in Science, is one of the first that shows how plants at the bottom of the food chain have evolved mechanisms that influence ecosystem dynamics.


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