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Report: Google near certain to close China site

March 13, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A newspaper Web site is reporting Google Inc. is "99.9 percent" sure to close its search engine in China after negotiations over censorship stalled.The Financial Times cited an unnamed source familiar with the company's thinking when it reported Saturday that Google has drawn up plans to...

Apple gives chief operating officer $5M bonus

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

Apple Inc. is giving its chief operating officer a $5 million bonus for "outstanding performance" running the company while CEO Steve Jobs was on medical leave.Timothy Cook will also receive 75,000 restricted stock units scheduled to vest in 2011 and 2012, Apple said in a regulatory filing...


Microwave Self Heating Sensor Chips Designed For Thermal Resistance Measuring

March 12, 2010 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

State of the Art, (SOTA) Inc., a leading manufacturer of military and high reliability chip resistors and electrically resistive products has introduced a new line of microwave heater sensor chips utilizing platinum on alumina and oxidized silicon.


Plavix (clopidogrel): Reduced effectiveness in patients who are poor metabolizers of the drug

March 12, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Boxed warning added regarding reduced effectiveness of Plavix in poor metabolizers.


Static Power Path Management (SPPM) to Provide an Effective Handheld Battery Charger Solution

March 12, 2010 10:44 am | by Chuck Wong and Haitao Hu, Intersil Corporation | Articles | Comments

Handheld electronic devices -- regardless of what they are used for or who manufactures them -- share one common denominator: a re-chargeable battery and, in most cases, a built-in charger circuit. When an external power source such as an AC adapter or a USB port is attached at the input terminal, the charger circuit will re-charge the battery.


QAD shares slide after 4th-quarter revenue drops

March 12, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of QAD Inc. sunk Friday after the business software provider reported a drop in fourth-quarter revenue and predicted another drop for the first quarter.The company's stock slid 20 cents, or 3.7 percent, to $5.30 in afternoon trading.After the market closed Thursday, QAD reported fiscal...

IDC SSL Connector for Quick, Tool-less Termination of Discrete Wires

March 12, 2010 10:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Tyco Electronics today released the new IDC SSL connector for quick, tool-less termination of discrete wires onto LED printed circuit boards (PCBs). The product terminates 18 through 24 AWG solid and stranded wire utilizing insulation displacement technology to eliminate the...

Court OKs TV rules opposed by Comcast, Cablevision

March 12, 2010 9:34 am | News | Comments

A federal court Friday upheld regulations that require cable TV companies to make sports programming and other channels they own available on equal terms to rival TV providers such as satellite companies. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia leaves in place the Federal Communications Commission "program access" rules...


SeaChange shares tumble after break-even 4Q

March 12, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of SeaChange International Inc. tumbled Friday after the company reported a break-even fourth quarter and said one of its top executives has resigned.The company also said it plans to take $1.5 million to $1.8 million in one-time severance expenses during the current quarter. SeaChange...

Counterfeit Polypropylene Surgical Mesh: Initial Communication

March 12, 2010 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Various sizes of counterfeit flat sheets of polypropylene surgical mesh are being marketed in the United States labeled with the C. R. Bard/Davol brand name.


Model-Based Design Creates Configurable, Space-Qualified Digital Channelizer

March 12, 2010 8:56 am | by Bradford Watson, Staff Engineer, Advanced Algorithm Development Group at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company | Blogs | Comments

Many commercial communications satellites are limited to fixed band plans that assign a bandwidth to users even if they are not actively employing it, an inefficient use of communications capacity. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company developed a dual-stage, satellite-based channelizer (also known as a bent pipe transponder) that can move bandwidth on demand between users and locations.


Former Goldleaf CFO charged in embezzlement

March 12, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former chief financial officer of the Technology Division of Goldleaf Financial Solutions Inc. is accused of embezzling more than $166,000 from the company.Fifty-eight year old Ruey Ann Gordon of Brentwood was charged in federal court on Thursday with money laundering.According to a news...

Travel Charger Handles Every Contingency

March 12, 2010 8:17 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

Powertraveller has released the ultimate travel charger for on-the-go professionals, outdoorsmen, and techies alike—the powermonkey-eXplorer. With three charging methods, international adapters, and tips for nearly every portable electronic device, you’ll never be somewhere without power.


Power Lock Box Meets IP65 Standards

March 12, 2010 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions’ PowerLock Box includes a flange to provide simple and secure sealing into equipment panel cut-outs. Available in lidded and non-lidded versions, the PowerLock Box with flange features an extended front panel measuring 107 mm, providing a


25 MHz Oscilloscope Touts Auto-scale, FFT and Trigger Hold

March 12, 2010 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. announced the PDS5022S 25 MHz two-channel benchtop oscilloscope with Auto-scale, FFT, and trigger hold -- added features normally found on more expensive instruments. Autoscale can be set to automatically



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