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Amazon Unveils Auction Site for Cloud Computing Bandwidth

December 15, 2009 5:34 am | by Jon Brodkin , Network World | Blogs | Comments

Amazon's cloud computing division is unveiling an eBay-style auction service that will let users bid on unused virtual server capacity, potentially allowing customers to lower the cost of running applications on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.

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CIT Relay & Switch DS Series Dual LED Illuminated Pushbutton

December 15, 2009 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The versatile DS Series illuminated, momentary pushbutton switch offers four color choices with optional single OR dual LEDs. This PC mount switch offers SPST and DPST switch function. With full actuator illumination or pin LED, the DS Series switch offers design engineers versatility in a small package.

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IXYS to Acquire Zilog

December 15, 2009 5:19 am | News | Comments

IXYS Corporation, a leader in power semiconductors and specialized mixed signal IC products, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zilog, Inc., a supplier of application specific, embedded microcontroller units (MCUs) that are system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for industrial and consumer markets.

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Endicott Interconnect Technologies Wins DoD Contract for Hi-Rel Computing Apps

December 15, 2009 5:11 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. (EI) a $50.3 million contract modification to produce card frame assemblies for a high reliability, high performance computing application.

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CSI Signs Agreement With Microsoft

December 15, 2009 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.csioutfitters.com () —CSI Technology Outfitters (OTCBB: CSWI) (Computer Software Innovations, Inc.) announced today an agreement with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to include Microsoft Live@edu education services as part of its CSI@K12 solution, which will deliver a groundbreaking,...

Valuable, rare, raw earth materials extracted from industrial waste stream

December 15, 2009 4:57 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Leeds) Fierce competition over raw materials for new green technologies could become a thing of the past, thanks to a discovery by scientists from the University of Leeds.

Examples of national measures taken to implement the Small Business Act

December 15, 2009 4:55 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

As a response to the financial and economic crisis, most Member States have adopted policy measures to enhance SMEs’ access to liquidity, especially to bank lending, through the creation and extension of loan and guarantee schemes for SMEs (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,...

Hall selected to receive Excellence in Gas Processing Research Award

December 15, 2009 4:54 am | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Dr. Kenneth R. Hall, senior associate dean for research and deputy director of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), has been selected as the recipient of the Excellence in Gas Processing Research Award, which is presented at an annual event hosted by the Qatar University Gas...

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How to Survive the Quest for a Useful Multicore Benchmark

December 15, 2009 4:31 am | by Shay Gal-On, Markus Levy, and Steve Leibson | Articles | Comments

Selecting an optimal multicore chip or SoC architecture is considerably more complex than picking a lone processor chip or core. As with processor selection, benchmarks can help. A good multicore benchmark will identify bottlenecks in the multicore system design including memory and I/O bottlenecks, computational bottlenecks, and real-time bottlenecks.

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Solar Power Hope

December 15, 2009 4:30 am | Videos | Comments

Can solar power hope beat out the engineering reality for Dave's latest project? Was Doc Brown right?

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Best Buy 3Q profit rises; predicts slimmer margins

December 15, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Best Buy Co. said Tuesday its third-quarter profit more than quadrupled. But shares fell 4 percent in premarket trading as it said its gross profit rate will be lower than expected in the fourth quarter and international revenue fell.The nation's largest electronics retailer raised its earnings...

Efforts under way to make Web more accessible

December 15, 2009 1:00 am | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Imagine not being able to use a mouse to open a Web browser or a keyboard to type an e-mail. What if you couldn't distinguish colors on a computer screen or type the distorted letters in order to buy concert tickets or enroll in a class?Despite technological advances aimed at making the...

Samsung Electronics shuffles management team

December 14, 2009 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has named digital media chief Choi Gee-sung as CEO in a reorganization designed to shake up the South Korean technology giant's way of doing business, streamlining decision-making in an effort to get products to market faster.Lee Yoon-woo, who has served as CEO since...

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22 million missing Bush White House e-mails found

December 14, 2009 4:00 pm | by PETE YOST - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer technicians have found 22 million missing White House e-mails from the administration of President George W. Bush and the Obama administration is searching for dozens more days' worth of potentially lost e-mail from the Bush years, according to two groups that filed suit over the...

Matrikon wins US$15.7M contract for project for Middle East oil company

December 14, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) said Monday that it has won a US$15.7-million contract to build a remote oil field monitoring project for a Middle East oil company.The company said the contract was though a jointly owned subsidiary established to drum up business in the region.The project covers 78...

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