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Leading BPM Company Taps Proven Marketing Expert to Help Drive Continued Growth and Market Penetration

December 2, 2009 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pegasystems Inc. ( (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software solutions, today announced that Grant Johnson has been appointed to the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Johnson will be charged with further development and expansion of...

National Semiconductor SolarMagic Power Optimizer Wins Renewable Energy Design Award at 2009 Elektra Awards

December 2, 2009 4:55 am | by National Semiconductor | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation today announced that the company?s SolarMagic? power optimizer received the renewable energy design award at the 7th annual Elektra Awards, on Tuesday, 1st December. Electronics Weekly and a panel of industry experts recognised National?s innovative...

Collin's Lab: Infrared heart sensor

December 2, 2009 4:34 am | Videos | Comments

The beating of the heart is often recorded via sound or simply with touch - but there's also another interesting and somewhat lesser known option - light. An infrared emitter/detector pair can be used along with a programmable microcontroller, to effectively visualize the effects of the human body's hardest-working muscle


Optimizing Touch Panels for the Industrial Environment

December 2, 2009 4:33 am | by Bruce DeVisser, Fujitsu Components America, | Articles | Comments

In the industrial environment, touch panels, or touchscreens, facilitate operator input in a very simple, yet reliable, way. As touch input-based handheld and mobile devices enter more industrial applications – such as portable flow controls and handheld terminals for field testing – companies need to protect and extend their investment.


Industrial-Strength Features Make a Difference in Embedded Processing

December 2, 2009 4:20 am | by David Katz and Rick Gentile, Analog Devices, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Many general-purpose signal processors are acceptable for industrial applications based on their computing performance and baseline connectivity features. However, there are important peripheral enhancements that can significantly upgrade the processor’s capabilities for more demanding industrial systems.


Cray Launches Exascale Research Initiative in Europe

December 2, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As part of a company-wide goal of reaching sustained exascale performance by the end of the next decade, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the launch of its Exascale Research Initiative at the Cray Executive Forum Europe currently taking place in Frankfurt,...


Xenos Enterprise Server Earns Intel Certification

December 2, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Xenos Group Inc ( . (TSX: XNS) today announced that the Xenos Enterprise Server(TM) has been certified through the Intel@ Certified Solutions Program.The Intel Certified Solutions Program leverages the SpikeSource Solutions Factory(TM), a proven automated platform for...

Replay's Patented Approach to Debugging Application Issues Gains Momentum With Customer Wins

December 2, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Replay Solutions ( ( ), a leader in application problem resolution, has doubled its customer base in 2009. This growth is represented by new customer wins including Gemini Solutions, Inc., Hewlett Packard Company and one of the largest global...


Media Alert: Unica and SunTrust Present at NCDM 2009

December 2, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WHAT:Mining Data ( to Build Successful, Automated Marketing ProgramsPresentation featuring Unica ( customer Mike Register, group vice president, database marketing manager, SunTrust, and Jay Henderson,...


Black Friday LCD-TV prices down 22 pct, sales up

December 2, 2009 3:56 am | News | Comments

Decisive price cuts are helping to lift sales of LCD flat-panel TVs after Thanksgiving, research firm iSuppli Corp. said in a new report. ISuppli said promotional prices are 22 percent lower than before Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.


Google allows publishers to limit free content

December 2, 2009 2:00 am | by JANE WARDELL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. is allowing publishers of paid content to limit the number of free news articles accessed by people using its Internet search engine, a concession to an increasingly disgruntled media industry.There has been mounting criticism of Google's practices from media publishers — most...

Cisco nears completion of Tandberg takeover

December 2, 2009 1:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's largest computer networking equipment maker, Cisco Systems Inc., on Wednesday said it needs only another 6 percent stake in videoconferencing equipment firm Tandberg ASA to be able to complete its $3.4 billion takeover.Cisco said 84 percent of shareholders in the Norwegian group...

Cisco Disclosure of TANDBERG Share Acceptances

December 1, 2009 10:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the voluntary public cash offer to acquire all outstanding shares in TANDBERG, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), following acceptances received yesterday, now controls approximately 84% of the outstanding shares in TANDBERG (OSLO: TAA).This information is made subject to the disclosure requirements acc....


Shanda Online names chief technology officer

December 1, 2009 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shanda Online Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Chinese online gaming company Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd., said Tuesday that it named Jing Zhu as its chief technology officer.Zhu's previously worked as a senior director at Yahoo Inc., where he led the company's contextual ad-matching...

Nokia Siemens objects to Ciena bid for Nortel assets, willing to pay more

December 1, 2009 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens has asked a U.S. bankruptcy court to reject Ciena Corp. (Nasdaq:CIEN) as the winning bidder for Nortel Networks' optical networking and carrier Ethernet businesses and suggested it would be willing to pay more.Nokia Siemens and its partner One Equity Partners said Tuesday they...


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