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IBM Providing Credit and Financing to Businesses in China

January 8, 2010 3:52 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM today announced that its lending unit has signed a financing deal with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and its distributor network that will begin the flow of cash and credit in an important economic development zone in China.

Optical Finger Nav System Targets Portables

January 8, 2010 3:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago's miniature optical finger navigation input  system serves designers for  mobile and consumer electronic devices such as mobile phones, MP3 Players, Ultra-Miniature PCs, Game Pads, Digital Cameras and keyboards.

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Ophthalmic Surgeons Employ Cutting-edge Technology

January 8, 2010 3:07 am | by Staff Sgt. Vanessa Young | News | Comments

Ophthalmic surgeons here are the first in the Defense Department to employ a state-of-the-art laser that will shorten recovery times for corneal transplantation.

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Panasonic aims to expand sales in green tech push

January 8, 2010 3:01 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said Friday it aims to catapult sales by more than a third in three years in an aggressive bid to become the dominant electronics company in green technologies.The Japanese electronics giant is targeting revenue of 9.5 trillion yen ($101.7 billion) in the fiscal year ending...

Prototype Superconducting Rectifier is Magnetic-Field-Tunable

January 8, 2010 3:00 am | News | Comments

 Superconducting electronic components have been developed that provide current rectification that is tunable by design and with an externally applied magnetic field to the circuit component.

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Compact Machining Center Features 30000 RPM Spindle

January 8, 2010 2:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Datron Dynamics has introduced a compact high-speed machining center that features a 30,000 RPM spindle and a 59” x 55” footprint.

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Corel to cut work force by 20 pct, or 200 workers

January 7, 2010 6:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Corel Corp., the maker of WordPerfect and other software, said Thursday it was reducing its global work force by about 20 percent, or 200 employees, leaving it with 750 workers.The move is intended to give the company financial flexibility in line with its operating plan for 2010, Corel CEO...

CES 2010 Photoblog: Asus, Nvidia, Nokia

January 7, 2010 3:55 pm | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | News | Comments

A photoblog (1/7/10) from the showfloor of CES 2010. Companies shown include Asus, Nvidia, and Nokia.

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Lawson Software 2Q profit falls 9 pct

January 7, 2010 3:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawson Software Inc., a maker of accounting and human-resources management software, said Thursday its second-quarter net income fell 9 percent amid a challenging economy and falling revenue.It also issued a forecast for third-quarter profits that fell below expectations and shares fell 44...

Lawson to buy Healthvision for $160 mln

January 7, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawson Software Inc. said Thursday it has agreed to acquire the holding company parent of Healthvision Solutions Inc. for $160 million in cash.Healthvision's Cloverleaf integration technology connects disparate software systems and is used by a third of North American hospitals and 40 percent...

Want Data

January 7, 2010 12:53 pm | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

So, I tried to participate in this SparkFun "free day" this morning. They were giving out $100.00 worth of goodies for free per customer (up to a combined total of $100,000), starting at 9:00am MST (8:00am PST here in Oregon)....

Electronic Arts lines up accessories manufacturers

January 7, 2010 12:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic Arts Inc. said Thursday it has struck licensing deals with three electronics makers to provide accessories for its video games.The companies include Sakar International Inc., based in Edison, N.J.; Germany's Sunflex Europe; and Accessories 4 Technology Ltd., based in the...

DragonWave's Q3 2010 profits double to $12M as revenue soars 421 per cent

January 7, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DragonWave Inc. (TSX:DWI) net income soars to $12.6 million or 37 cents a diluted share in the third quarter of fiscal 2010 from $6.3 million or 21 cents in the second quarter of 2010. Revenue was $55.8 million, compared with $10.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2009.

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3-W Single and Dual Output DC-DC Converters Feature Wide 4:1 Input

January 7, 2010 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s A300RU series of 3W DC/DC converters features a wide 4:1 input range, single and dual outputs, tight regulation and low noise operation. Twelve models operate from wide 4:1 inputs of 9 to 36 VDC or 18 to 75 VDC; providing outputs of

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What Steps Do You Take to Maintain Your Furnace?

January 7, 2010 11:29 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

This week, Chris told you about his plans to maintain his furnace to keep it running efficiently. Pr

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