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Omnicell acquires software maker Pandora for $6M

October 5, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Omnicell Inc. said Tuesday it acquired Pandora Data Systems, which makes software used in detecting drug theft, for $6 million in cash.Omnicell makes pharmacy-management systems and other devices. It said it will combine with Pandora to offer improved medication theft detection and regulatory...

Apple fighting jury order to pay $625.5 million to computer professor's firm in patent suit

October 5, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay US$625.5 million for violating patents owned by a firm founded by a computer science professor.Apple Inc. is challenging Friday's verdict from the federal court in Tyler, Texas, saying the court has not yet looked at some of its counterclaims.If upheld,...

New Graphene Fabrication Method Uses Silicon Carbide Template

October 5, 2010 7:20 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a new "templated growth" technique for fabricating nanometer-scale graphene devices. The method addresses what had been a significant obstacle to the use of this promising material in future generations of high-performance electronic devices.

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Filipino flight safety demo is YouTube hit

October 5, 2010 7:05 am | by JIM GOMEZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Flight attendants for a low-cost Philippine airline who dance to Lady Gaga to keep passengers from snoozing through an in-flight safety demonstration are the latest YouTube sensation.A video of stewardesses performing a choreographed routine aboard a Cebu Pacific flight last week to demonstrate...

Encoders Allow Flexibility in Speed and Position Monitoring

October 5, 2010 6:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

To help minimize encoder inventories and their associated costs, Baumer has introduced four new families of programmable incremental encoders that can be quickly and easily programmed using either user-friendly PC software or mechanical DIP switches.

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Camera Offers Simultaneous Dual Wavelength Imaging

October 5, 2010 6:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics introduces the ORCA-D2, a high-sensitivity camera for simultaneous dual wavelength imaging that features two CCD devices and interchangeable optical blocks.

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Mini-Slide Has Integrated Electrical Drive

October 5, 2010 6:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The ready-to-install MSC-EL mini-slide with integrated electrical drive from Rexroth dramatically reduces the time required to plan, install, and start up customized handling systems.

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Metal Pushbutton Switch Adds Color Housing Option

October 5, 2010 6:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Schurter announces the addition of a color anodized aluminium housing to the popular line of metal pushbutton switches. The red and green housings can be used to distinguish the start/stop switching functions.

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Breakthrough e-display means electronics with high speed, high readability and low power usage

October 5, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Cincinnati) Until today, electronic devices could never have it all: high readability in bright sunlight and the ability to display high-speed content -- then hold that image indefinitely with absolutely zero electrical power usage. A new e-Display design from the...

CUI Inc's 3D Catalog Now Available through Digikey.com

October 5, 2010 6:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

CUI Inc, and its distributor Digi-Key Corporation, announced that CUI's 3D catalog is now available on Digi-Key's website for the majority of their 1000+ stocked line items.

Jury orders Apple to pay $625.5M in patent suit

October 5, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $625.5 million for violating patents owned by a firm founded by a computer science professor.Apple Inc. is challenging Friday's verdict from the federal court in Tyler, Texas, saying the court has not yet looked at some of its counterclaims.If upheld,...

Statistics : OECD annual inflation rate steady at 1.6% in August 2010

October 5, 2010 5:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.6% in the year to August 2010, the same inflation rate as in July. Growth in energy prices slowed down to 4.8% in August compared with 6.2% in July, while consumer prices for food rose by 1.4% compared with 1.1% in July.

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Personal Income and Outlays, August 2010

October 5, 2010 5:21 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Personal income increased $59.3 billion, or 0.5 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $52.0 billion, or 0.5 percent, in August, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $41.3 billion, or 0.4 percent. In July,...

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Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC Receives Furnace Order from IBM

October 5, 2010 5:21 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC today announced that the company has received a purchase order for its HSH Infrared Fast Fire Furnace from IBM Corporation, the largest information technology company in the world.

Touch Screens for Mini-Note/Slate PCs Forecast to Reach 122M by 2016

October 5, 2010 5:21 am | by General Electric | Comments

In the first quarterly update to its Touch Panel Market Analysis-, DisplaySearch has increased the forecast of projected capacitive touch screens for mini-note and slate PCs.

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