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Microsemi to Acquire Actel

October 4, 2010 6:22 am | Comments

Microsemi announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Actel for $20.88 per share through a cash tender offer.

Cable Technology Meets Requirements for High Data-Rate Applications

October 4, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

This technology consists of a new differential cable design with lower SCD21 (differential-to-common-mode conversion) and a very high level of signal fidelity.

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40-65 Watt External Power Supplies Are Medical-Certified

October 4, 2010 6:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

These supplies are EISA and CEC Efficiency Level IV compliant. The DTM65-C series operate with a universal AC input of 90 to 264 VAC (47-63 Hz).

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Eyak withdraws offer to buy GTSI

October 4, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alaska's Eyak Technology LLC said Monday it has withdrawn is offer to buy GTSI Corp., sending GTSI's shares skidding 41 percent on pre-market trading.Eyak said it is withdrawing its offer of $7.50 per share in cash, after the U.S. Small Business Administration suspended GTSI from receiving any...

Verizon Wireless plans $30M-$90M customer refunds

October 4, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Verizon Wireless could pay out up to $90 million in refunds to cell phone customers who were improperly charged for inadvertent Web access or data usage over the past several years....

Iran: Nuclear delay due to leak, not computer worm

October 4, 2010 5:05 am | by ALI AKBAR DAREINI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A months-long delay in starting up Iran's first nuclear power plant is the result of a small leak, not a computer worm that was found on the laptops of several plant employees, the country's nuclear chief said Monday.The leak occurred in a storage pool where the plant's fuel is being held...

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No laps for warm laptops; skin damage is possible

October 4, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Have you ever worked on your laptop computer with it sitting on your lap, heating up your legs? If so, you might want to rethink that habit....

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Toshiba unveils glasses-free 3-D TV

October 4, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Toshiba Corp. believes it has a solution for television viewers who like 3-D but hate the glasses....

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Nations wary of dependence on China's rare earths

October 4, 2010 12:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

China's recent halt of exotic metal shipments to Japan amid a diplomatic spat has reverberated throughout the world's high-tech manufacturing hubs - now on heightened alert to the risks of relying on one country for materials that do everything from helping hybrid engines run to creating...

Leti demonstrates the integration of CMOS-compatible plasmonic optical waveguides with silicon photonic devices

October 3, 2010 11:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Copper waveguides offer potential for developing smaller, more efficient, high-performance photonic components

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Tigo Energy® teams with SCHOTT Solar to bring electronic intelligence to photovoltaic projects

October 3, 2010 11:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Tigo Energy® and SCHOTT Solar today announced the companies are working together to bring electronic intelligence to the solar module and increase power output.

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Disney names leaders of Interactive Media Group

October 3, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Walt Disney Co. has named Playdom CEO John Pleasants and former Yahoo media executive James Pitaro to share leadership of its Interactive Media Group.Effective Oct. 18, Pleasants and Pitaro will succeed Steve Wadsworth, 48, who announced last month that he was resigning as group president to...

Target begins selling Apple's iPad in stores

October 3, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Target has begun selling Apple's popular iPad tablet computer, a move the retailer hopes will drive traffic to its stores this holiday season.The six models available include 16-, 32- and 64-gigabyte versions of both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G models. They are available in-store only and start at...

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NHL Experiments with the Rules of Hockey

October 3, 2010 10:20 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

The NHL’s ice-capades The players—who were, in an attention-getting wrinkle, mostly top junior stars eligible for the 2011 draft—road-tested everything from two-on-two overtime to shallower nets to having the second referee view the play from an elevated off-ice platform. On day...

Improved Labs Energize Biomass Research

October 2, 2010 6:21 am | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

Innovative research laboratories get a facelift and infusion of new equipment to help researchers make environment friendly, economic biofuels.

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