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Digital Light Sensors Operate Behind Darkened Glass

March 12, 2010 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions announced the first members of its next generation digital ambient light sensor (ALS) and proximity detection family. These devices are said to eliminate the need to use clear glass/plastic in front of the sensor or


Atego acquires Blue River

March 12, 2010 6:07 am | News | Comments

Atego, a leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, modeling and development tools  and software has acquired Blue River Software, extending its embedded development software portfolio to now include C++ tools.

NVRAM Process Combines benefits of SRAM and Non-volatile Memory

March 12, 2010 4:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

X-FAB Silicon Foundries , a leading analog/mixed-signal foundry announced that they are the first and only pure-play foundry to offer an embedded non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM) process feature


Stressed Nanomaterials Display Unexpected Movement

March 12, 2010 4:31 am | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that, under the right conditions, newly developed nanocrystalline materials exhibit surprising activity in the tiny spaces between the geometric clusters of atoms called nanocrystals, from which they are made.

Broadridge Appoints New Vice President of Investor Relations

March 12, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) today announced the appointment of Rick Rodick as its new vice president of investor relations. During his six years with the Company, Mr. Rodick has held numerous senior financial leadership roles, including that of Treasurer, a position he will...

Crude Carriers raises $256.5 million in IPO

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

Crude Carriers Corp. raised $256.5 million in its initial public offering, the Greek shipping company said Thursday.The 13.5 million shares in the offering priced at the bottom of their expected range of $19 to $21.Crude Carriers is the second shipping firm to go public this week, following...

Haier selling GE appliances in rural China

March 11, 2010 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese appliance maker Haier says it has joined with General Electric in selling GE appliances to rural areas, the focus of subsidies intended to boost spending by hundreds of millions of farmers.Haier, headquartered in the eastern city of Qingdao, is the world's fourth largest white goods...

Twitter unveils tool to share tweeting locations

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

Twitter can now let the world automatically know your whereabouts as well as your thoughts and activities.A new feature unveiled Thursday gives Twitter users the option of including their location with the assorted musings posted on the Internet messaging service.Locations won't be included...


SkillSoft 4Q net income falls 16 pct

March 11, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SkillSoft PLC, an education software company that has agreed to be taken private, said Thursday its fourth-quarter net income fell 16 percent from a year earlier, when it benefited from a tax windfall.Its revenue also fell, by 2 percent to $79.2 million from $80.5 million.Skillsoft's net income...

RadiSys acquires Pactolus; terms not disclosed

March 11, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RadiSys Corp., a maker of servers that support wireless phone networks, said Thursday it acquired privately held Pactolus Communications Software Co. Terms were not disclosed.Pactolus' software services, which include Internet-based voice calls and messaging functions, are installed in more...

More ex-players join antitrust suit against NCAA

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

Former college basketball players spanning many eras have joined a lawsuit filed by ex-UCLA star Ed O'Bannon against the NCAA for profiting from the use of their images without permission.In an amended complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, four players involved in the 1966...

Baylis Medical Company Torflex Transseptal Guiding Sheath: Class I Recall

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

Sheath tip may break off and separate during heart procedures, causing a blockage that could lead to permanent injury and/or death.


Moody's upgrades Celestica debt by 1 notch

March 11, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Moody's Investors Service upgraded its debt ratings on Celestica Inc., a technology and engineering services provider, by one notch within junk territory after the company reduced its outstanding debt and improved its liquidity and cash flow.Moody's raised Celestica's corporate family and...


S & P upgrades VeriFone corporate credit rating

March 11, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said Thursday it raised its corporate credit rating for VeriFone Holdings Inc. to "BB-" from "B+." Both are non-investment, or "junk," grades.S&P said the upgrade reflects an improved financial performance from the San Jose, Calif., maker of electronic payment...

Virgin Media to trial broadband over telegraph poles

March 11, 2010 8:43 am | News | Comments

British cable operator Virgin Media is testing a new technology to deliver ultrafast broadband over telegraph poles which could allow it to extend its reach to another 1 million homes. Virgin, which is looking to cement its advantage in delivering faster broadband over slower copper-based rivals, said it was launching a trial in a Berkshire village to deliver 50 Mb broadband along with its television service.


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