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Seagate Technology ends going-private talks

November 29, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Seagate Technology PLC has terminated discussions with private equity firms about taking the disk drive maker private in a leveraged buyout because it felt the purchase price being offered was too low.Shares fell 67 cents, or nearly 5 percent, to $13.19 in aftermarket trading.The Scotts Valley,...

VeriSign says domain names rose 7 percent in 3Q(2)

November 29, 2010 12:07 pm | Comments

VeriSign Inc., an Internet security provider that also lets people pay to register website names, said Monday that the number of Internet domain names grew by nearly 3.8 million in July through September, an increase of 7 percent from a year earlier.In total, there were about 202 million...

Inexpensive, on-farm method controls invasive beetle

November 29, 2010 11:23 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell researchers report on an inexpensive, effective, on-farm method to control alfalfa snout beetles using homegrown nematodes.


Diotec and microGaN to Cooperate on 4A/600V SiGaN Schottky

November 29, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

microGaN GmbH and Diotec Semiconductor AG are cooperating in design and marketing of Gallium Nitride (GaN) rectifier devices. One of the recent developments is a 4A, 600V so called "SiGaN Schottky" diode, with an...


Belden to Acquire Industrial Networking Technology Leader GarrettCom

November 29, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

Belden Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GarrettCom, a provider of advanced industrial networking products and smart grid solutions. The acquisition extends Belden’s position as an industrial networking solutions provider by...


SunPower Recommits to San Jose; Company Will Renovate Buildings According to LEED Standards

November 29, 2010 11:20 am | by | Comments

SunPower Corp. announced that it will remain in San Jose, California, relocating its headquarters to an existing three-building campus next spring to accommodate planned, long-term growth. The company will renovate the buildings with the...


Expansion Whitecaps partnering with EA Sports

November 29, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BURNABY, British Columbia (AP) — The expansion Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer are partnering with video game giant EA Sports.The deal announced Monday provides an undisclosed financial component to the club and gives EA Sports exclusive access to motion capture Whitecaps players for its...

Google-backed O3b Networks raises $1.2B

November 29, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

O3b Networks, a privately held satellite Internet company backed by Google Inc. and others, said Monday it has raised a total of $1.2 billion.O3b is building global satellite-based Internet technology for telecommunications companies and Internet service providers serving emerging markets. The...


A 'USB' for medical diagnosis?

November 29, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Davis) Biomedical engineers at UC Davis have developed a plug-in interface for the microfluidic chips that will form the basis of the next generation of compact medical devices. They hope that the "fit to flow" interface will become as ubiquitous as the USB...


Open Source Mea Culpa or back pedaling? You decide

November 29, 2010 9:23 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Last week I wrote about "Ten electronics things to be thankful for in 2010." If you're reading this now, you probably don't need the link because you probably read that article then too. But that's not really relevant. What is...

US Supreme Court to review $290 million i4i patent judgment against Microsoft

November 29, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a US$290 million dispute between Microsoft Corp. and Canadian technology company i4i Inc. over complaints that a tool used in the popular Microsoft Word program violated patent protections.The high court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from the...

From the brain of a locust

November 29, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Prof. Amir Ayali at Tel Aviv University has successfully cultured brain cells taken from the desert locust to delve deeper into the workings of the mammalian neurosystem. Easier to work with than human neurons, the use of these insect neurons...


Converter Offered for Mechanical System Health Monitoring

November 29, 2010 7:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the re-launch of Endevco model 2771C-XX, an ultra-low noise remote charge converter (RCC) designed to facilitate even more precise measurements from piezoelectric transducers.


Scientists Put a New Spin on Nanotechnology

November 29, 2010 7:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

An international team of researchers, including scientists from Brookhaven, has succeeded in creating artificial spin ice in a state of thermal equilibrium for the first time, allowing them to examine the precise configuration of this important nanomaterial.

CEA-Leti creates an HgCdTe infrared imaging array with record-breaking thermal resolution

November 29, 2010 6:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Designed for defense and security applications, array achieves sensitivity close to one-thousandth of a degree kelvin.



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