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TSMC Moves to Take Stake in Chinese Rival

March 28, 2010 11:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, the world's largest contract chip maker by revenue, has applied to the Taiwan government for approval to acquire a 10% stake in China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International as part of a legal settlement.

Researchers use improved nanogenerators to power sensors based on zinc oxide nanowires

March 28, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgia Institute of Technology Research News) By combining a new generation of piezoelectric nanogenerators with two types of nanowire sensors, researchers have created what are believed to be the first self-powered nanometer-scale sensing devices that draw power from the conversion of...

Digi Introduces An Industry First Smart Energy Gateway

March 28, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | News | Comments

ConnectPort X2 for Smart Energy is first gateway to seamlessly connect ZigBee Smart Energy certified devices before or with Smart Meter deployments


N.E. editorial roundup

March 27, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Rutland (Vt.) Herald, March 26, 2010:Debate about the health care bill has brought out of the closet a variety of historical hobgoblins that have haunted the United States since its early history.A lawsuit by several states challenging the authority of the federal government to mandate health...

Navy's newest nuclear sub commissioned in Va.

March 27, 2010 9:30 am | by STEVE SZKOTAK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Navy accepted its newest nuclear-powered submarine on Saturday with the commissioning of the USS New Mexico, a 377-foot, technology laden ship that was delivered months ahead of schedule.The $2.3 billion Virginia-class attack submarine was commissioned before its crew of 134 officers and...

Hawaii searching for Internet answers with Google

March 27, 2010 8:30 am | by MARK NIESSE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Stuck in the Internet slow lane, Hawaii and its sluggish network are hoping Google will ride to the rescue.Through online petitions, a Facebook fan page and a YouTube video by the governor, Hawaii wants to persuade Google to choose the islands for one of its experimental fiber-optic networks,...

U.K. Papers to Charge for Web Content

March 26, 2010 7:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The Times of London and the Sunday Times will form the vanguard of parent company News Corp.'s subscription plans for Web-based news, as the U.K. newspapers in June will move behind an Internet paywall.

Next steps for Google’s Experimental Fiber Network

March 26, 2010 6:23 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

Think big with a gig: Google’s experimental fiber Universal, ultra high-speed Internet access will make all this and more possible. We’ve urged the FCC to look at new and creative ways to get there in its National Broadband Plan – and today we’re announcing an experiment...


Today In History

March 26, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today is Saturday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2010 There are 272 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1512 - Beyazid II, Sultan of Turkey, abdicates in favor of son, Selim I.1559 - Peace treaty between France and Spain is signed at Cateau-Cambresis, France, leaving Spain the...

Ericsson Expects to Forgo Large Deals

March 26, 2010 4:27 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said in an interview Friday that he expects consolidation in the telecom-equipment business but has ruled out any deals for its core wireless unit.

Ownership of Unix copyrights in hands of Utah jury

March 26, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Salt Lake City jury has started deliberations in a case pitting two software companies that each claim ownership of the Unix computer operating systems used by large corporations.The SCO Group, of Lindon, Utah, filed a lawsuit in 2004 asserting Waltham, Mass.-based Novell Inc. sold it...

Copernic to buy waste management equipment company

March 26, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Copernic Inc., operator of the search engine, said Friday that it will pay roughly 3.5 million Canadian dollars ($3.4 million) in cash and stock to get into the waste management equipment business.The company said it has signed a letter of intent with Canada's Fanotech Manufacturing...

Hacker Gets 20 Years in Massive Theft

March 26, 2010 2:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The sentencing wrapped up the cases against Albert Gonzalez in the largest and most costly computer crimes in U.S. history.


What’s Smart about the Smart Grid?

March 26, 2010 1:39 pm | by Paul L. Schimel PE, Senior FAE, International Rectifier ( | Articles | Comments

The statistics vary, but all seem to be in agreement that nearly 30 to 40% of the present load base on the grid is caused by induction motors


Copernic Inc. Announces 2009 Fourth Quarter Results

March 26, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Copernic Inc., (the "Company"), (NASDAQ: CNIC), a leading software development company in the technology sector, specializing in internet, desktop and mobile search products, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009 ("Q4 2009"). Unless otherwise stated,...


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