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Happy Halloween!

March 1, 2010 3:24 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Not to be outdone by my horrible cube-neighbor, Carl (Niels Bohr...again), I decided to descend into the darkness and become that which I fear the most...


IBM cuts hundreds of jobs, sliver of 400K workers

March 1, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM Corp. has cut hundreds of jobs across a number of divisions. The cuts Monday represent a sliver of the technology company's nearly 400,000 workers worldwide.IBM wouldn't comment. Documents submitted by laid-off workers to the Alliance(at)IBM, a labor union at IBM, indicate that at least 856...

Warnaco Group moves to 4th-qtr profit

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

Warnaco Group Inc. moved to a profit in the fourth quarter as sales rose by a double-digit percentage.The New York company makes underwear, bras, swimsuits and other clothing under brands such as Olga, Speedo and Warner's.In the three months that ended Jan. 2, the company earned $11 million, or...


Armstrong World Industries narrows 4th-qtr loss

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

Armstrong World Industries Inc. said Monday that its fourth-quarter loss decreased as it cut expenses. But its adjusted profit rose.The flooring and building products manufacturer lost $3.8 million, or 7 cents per share, for the three-month period that ended Dec. 31. That compares with a loss...

Covario Co-Founder Dema Zlotin to Speak at Omniture Summit

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

Covario ( nts ) , the leader in SEM, SEO and display software and agency services for Forbes Global 2000 companies, today announced that Dema Zlotin, co-founder and vice president of strategic services, will be speaking at the 2010...

Studies show how fruit flies recover while flying

March 1, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell researchers have shown exactly how fruit flies maneuver through the air, and how they keep stable even when a whoosh of wind knocks them off course.

MBIA narrows 4Q loss to $242 million

March 1, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MBIA Inc. said Monday that its loss narrowed in the fourth quarter, although losses from mortgage-related securities continued to hammer the bond insurer.For the final three months of 2009, MBIA lost $242 million, or $1.16 per share. That's less than one-fourth its loss of $1.2 billion, or...

Saw Blade Marking Support is Self Contained

March 1, 2010 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kwik Mark’s Saw Blade Marking Support is self contained, versatile and simple to operate. A bench top base with three equally spaced (removable) arms is used to support saw blades with a range of diameters from 10” to 72”. The three sliding spacers may be positioned along the length of the arms to


Central European Distribution reports 4Q loss

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

Central European Distribution Corp., a beer and spirits importer and distributor, on Monday reported a loss for its fiscal fourth quarter, though its adjusted profit beat analyst expectations.The quarterly loss totaled $94.9 million, or $1.52 per share, compared with a loss of $82.3 million, or...

LanTEK II Cable Certifier series approved

March 1, 2010 10:54 am | News | Comments

IDEAL INDUSTRIES today announced that its new LanTEK® II cable certifier series has been approved by Tyco Electronics and Brand-Rex, two leading global suppliers of structured cabling systems for data networks.


A Look Ahead: EDS 2010 Preview

March 1, 2010 10:37 am | by Gerald Newman, EDS Executive VP | News | Comments

As the electronics industry recharges its sales efforts and gets energized to accelerate the industry’s recovery, EDS 2010 will be the right place at the right time for focused meetings with channel partners to discuss and coordinate strategies for effective growth.


New Magnetic Solders Are a Leap Towards Green Alternatives

March 1, 2010 10:22 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Yale University scientists have developed a magnetic solder that can be manipulated in three dimensions and selectively heated, and offers a more environmentally friendly alternative to today’s lead-based solders. Their findings appear in the March 1 Early Edition of the Proceedings...

Rochester Electronics reconstructs discontinued semiconductor devices

March 1, 2010 9:48 am | News | Comments

Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer of discontinued semiconductors, provides authorized reverse-engineering services to re-create, manufacture and distribute pin-for-pin replacement parts with matched cycle for cycle timing for aftermarket semiconductor devices. Through its unique Rochester Semiconductor Replication Process, customers can avoid system re-qualification steps as the Rochester-designed and manufactured parts deliver the same specifications and performance characteristics as the original products. Rochester engineers deconstruct and electrically analyze the critically needed semiconductor device, re-design the part using scope and scanning electron microscope (SEM) images, and re-engineer it onto a matched mature foundry process to replicate the original components.


Overseas Shipholding Group 4Q loss narrows

March 1, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Crude oil and petroleum products shipper Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. said Monday that its fourth-quarter loss narrowed as lower costs helped make up for a drop in revenue.The company reported a loss of $23.2 million, or 86 cents per share, better than the loss of $79.5 million, or $2.89 per...

Mortgage company PHH returns to yearly profit

March 1, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mortgage company PHH Corp. on Monday reported that it returned to a profit in the fourth-quarter as the company cut costs and the volume of its loans grew.Shares jumped 11 percent as the company far exceeded Wall Street expectations.The company reported that it earned $97 million, or $1.74 per...


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