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Hettich Centrifuges with 2050 and 2076 Plastic Rotors: Recall

January 28, 2010 6:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Plastic centrifuge rotor may crack, break apart and be forcefully ejected.


Edwards Lifesciences Aquarius Hemodialysis System: Recall

January 28, 2010 6:51 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Reports of clinically significant fluid imbalance and the potential for users to repeatedly override the fluid imbalance alarm.


Samsung 2009 net profit rises 75 percent

January 28, 2010 5:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday that its 2009 net profit jumped 75 percent as sales rose amid higher prices for memory chips and strong demand for consumer electronics.The company said in a regulatory filing that it earned 9.65 trillion won ($8.33 billion) in the 12 months through Dec. 31....


Rutter wins $6 million in new contracts including components for Strykers

January 28, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rutter Inc. (TSX:RUT) said Thursday is has won a US$6 million in contracts to supply components and spare parts to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for use in Stryker vehicles sold to the U.S. armyThe company said one contract is worth $4.75 million to supply assemblies for use in the...

Google's digital book settlement still under fire

January 28, 2010 3:01 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc.'s bid to secure the digital rights to millions of books remains under attack from rivals and other critics trying to block a revised legal settlement that would unlock a vast electronic library.The opposition fired its latest salvo Thursday, the deadline for filing objections with...

Sybase 4th-quarter net income climbs 34 percent

January 28, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mobile phone software maker Sybase Inc. said Thursday its fourth-quarter net income grew 34 percent as revenue increased and it secured key partnerships with technology and telecoms companies.Net income in the three months ending Dec. 31 grew to $59.8 million, or 66 cents per share, from $44.6...

Cable, Satellite, DTT and IP Set Top Box Markets Face Divergent Outlooks

January 28, 2010 1:55 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Each of the major set top box (STB) segments, including Cable, Satellite, DTT and IP, faces widely different outlooks.

Juniper Networks profit dips in 4Q

January 28, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Juniper Networks Inc., which makes routers and other Internet equipment, said Thursday that its profit fell slightly despite a modest increase in sales, but both results topped expectations.The results nearly matched those of a year earlier, and put an upbeat ending on a year in which Juniper's...


Faster Wireless Standard Making Mark in Home Networking

January 28, 2010 12:54 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Home network users are continuing to migrate to newer and faster home networking connectivity technologies, including Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n and alternative wire technologies, such as coax, powerline and phone wiring.

Regents award A & M professor, former NASA leader honorary degree

January 28, 2010 12:53 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Texas A&M University has awarded Aaron Cohen the honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Cohen is an emeritus professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University and the former director of NASA Johnson Space Center. The Board of Regents of the A&M System...

Perceptron Announces Commercial Products Customer Signings

January 28, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP) today announced that it has recently signed supply agreements with two new customers under which Perceptron will be supplying new visual inspection products specifically designed for professional trades in two separate vertical markets. The new products will allow...

Advances in cancer detection research by Virginia Tech engineer featured in British magazine

January 28, 2010 11:56 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Virginia Tech) An assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Virginia Tech helped engineer microsystems for the detection of water-borne pathogens using a technique called dielectrophoresis, which separates and identifies cells and microparticles suspended in a medium based on...


Painful Wii price cut keeps Nintendo in the game

January 28, 2010 11:35 am | News | Comments

Games maker Nintendo's showed greater than expected resilience in its battle for market share last quarter thanks in part to a 20 percent price cut on its Wii product that sliced into profits.  A firm yen also took its toll on profits, and the Japanese company that earns 85 percent of its revenues outside its home country stuck to its forecast for a first annual profit fall in four years.


NASA sets shuttle launch with future in doubt

January 28, 2010 11:33 am | News | Comments

NASA managers on Wednesday settled on February 7 to kick off their final year of shuttle flights, uncertain about what programs will follow. Endeavour is targeted for launch at 4:39 a.m. EST, on a 13-day mission to deliver a final connecting hub and viewing port to the International Space Station.


Serenic returns to profitability in Q3 as revenues rise to $2.6M from $2.3M

January 28, 2010 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Belt tightening and improved revenues helped return Serenic Corp. (TSXV:SER) to profitability in the third quarter, the software developer said Thursday.During the September-November period, the company booked earnings of $154,064 or a penny a share, reversing a year-earlier loss of $385,817 or...


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