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While Semi TAM for Digital Cable Set Top Boxes Declines, Opportunity Remains With Latest Features

January 28, 2010 2:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Although the market for semiconductors in digital cable set top boxes (STBs) is projected to decrease from 2008 to 2013, opportunity for chip vendors remains with the latest tech features

Nintendo profit drops despite strong holiday sales

January 28, 2010 12:01 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nintendo, maker of the hit Wii game console, said profit for April through December fell 9 percent after price cuts and the rising yen tarnished strong holiday sales.Nintendo Co. reported Thursday a 192.6 billion yen ($2.1 billion) profit for the nine months through Dec. 31, down from 212.5...

EVENING NEWS for January 27, 2010, CBS

January 27, 2010 10:01 pm | by Chip ReidAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Taiwan pushes e-books but lacks Chinese content

January 27, 2010 10:01 pm | by DEBBY WU - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Taiwan leads the world in development of readers for the fast-growing electronic book market, but when it comes to satisfying the e-appetites of the island's highly literate population, it seems distinctly pre-digital.The problem: A gaping lack of appealing Chinese-language content.At this...

Oracle CEO interested in buying NBA's Warriors

January 27, 2010 6:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison said Wednesday he is interested in buying the Golden State Warriors.No surprise there.Ellison told financial analysts he's trying to buy the team but, he said, "unfortunately you can't have a hostile takeover of a basketball team."The line got laughs because the...

Multiple Companies and Technologies Vie to Enable Mobile Payment Services in China

January 27, 2010 3:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

In a market where 100 million users of remote payment still represents a nascent segment, China’s mobile payment services market is the focus of multiple competing companies and alternative technologies.

Citrix Systems posts 47 percent jump in 4Q profit

January 27, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Citrix Systems Inc. on Wednesday posted a 47 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit as sales rose across all its business lines.But the company, which provides software and equipment for streamlining computer systems, issued a forecast at the low end of Wall Street expectations, and shares fell...

CACI says 2nd-qtr profit rises 26 percent

January 27, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CACI International Inc., which provides IT and other services to the government, said Wednesday its profit rose 26 percent in its fiscal second quarter as sales rose and its tax rate fell.The company also raised its fiscal 2010 profit estimate and said it expects new orders to accelerate.In the...


Wi-Fi Hotspot Market Stages Revival as 2009 Worldwide Connects Surge to 1.2 Billion

January 27, 2010 1:55 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

The Wi-Fi hotspot market is entering a revival period marked by renewed interest from communication providers and increased usage among both business and leisure users

Spirit rover becomes 'stationary research platform'

January 27, 2010 1:53 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

More than six (Earth) years after it parachuted onto Mars' Gusev crater, the long-lived rover Spirit is transitioning to a new role as a stationary craft.

The Next Industrial Revolution - Is Happening In 1910

January 27, 2010 1:53 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Matt, our product manager, sent me a couple of interesting links about the next Industrial Revolution. The first was an article in Wired Magazine by Chris Anderson. The second was a rebuttal in Gizmodo by Joel Johnson. Both had some...

Be the Smart Kid

January 27, 2010 12:53 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Kids: I know summer is a great time to heal the emotional scars that the Robert Johnsons of your generation left on you whilst beating you up and shoving you in lockers (believe, I've been there...lots), but suck it up. Don't let these months off erode the firm crust of knowledge you...


Figs kill wasp larvae when wasps do not pollinate figs

January 27, 2010 12:52 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

When a species in a mutually beneficial relationship fails to hold up its end of the bargain, sanctions may be necessary to maintain the relationship, a Cornell study of figs and wasps finds.


UV LEDs Feature Long Lifespan, Tight Beam Angle

January 27, 2010 12:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lumex announces the launch of its QuasarBrite UV family of LED technologies. The company asserts the UV LEDs provide a 10 times longer lifespan, tight beam angle, enhanced durability and up to 50 percent cost savings compared to alternative technologies. The family is available in 385 nm, 405 nm and 415 nm wavelengths at 


USB Market Will Get SuperSpeed Boost After Slower 2009

January 27, 2010 11:56 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Although the global recession will prompt a slight decline in USB-enabled device shipments this year, next-generation “SuperSpeed” technology will fuel the market over the next several years.


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