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INRS professor Federico Rosei receives a 2010 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

November 11, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(INRS) Professor Federico Rosei of the INRS Energy Materials Telecommunications Center has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2010 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The foundation grants 25 of these awards annually to...

electronica 2010 controlling cars on the data highway

November 11, 2010 7:23 am | Comments

A navigation system with Google Earth – this is made possible not only by the new Audi A8 in which the technology is being used for the first time: state-of-the-art microcontrollers in cars now permit highly complex data processing and, thus, high-end applications...

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electronica 2010 CEO Round Table: Semiconductor industry emerges from the crisis in better shape

November 11, 2010 7:20 am | Comments

The “CEO Round Table” was held today, the first day of electronica 2010, as part of the electronica Forum and attracted an audience of more than 350 visitors, exhibitors and media representatives. The CEOs from four leading semiconductor manufacturers...

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New 'Call of Duty' breaks sales record

November 11, 2010 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Activision says the latest "Call of Duty" video game pulled in $360 million in its first 24 hours on sale in a record showing for the entertainment industry....

Smart Spending: When to grab best holiday deals

November 11, 2010 7:05 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Before you head into the final stretch before the holiday rush, when stores lose all subtlety in the ways they push gift-buying, you may wonder whether to pass up November bargains in the hope that some prices will keep falling.Last year, most customers who waited until the final days before...

TO-8 VCO Are Hermetically Sealed

November 11, 2010 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Crystek Corp. has introduced a new series of TO-8 VCOs (Voltage Controlled Oscillators) to provide high-performance frequency control in harsh, demanding environments.

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Sugar and slice make graphene real nice

November 11, 2010 6:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Rice researchers have learned to make pristine sheets of graphene, the one-atom-thick form of carbon, from plain table sugar and other carbon-based substances. They do so in a one-step process at temperatures low enough to make graphene easy to manufacture.

High School students turn cafeteria food scraps into gasoline using Holtzapple’s MixAlco process

November 11, 2010 6:23 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The search for alternative fuels is an ongoing quest, and a group of Houston high school students has taken the first steps toward turning cafeteria food scraps into gasoline using the MixAlco process developed by Texas A&M chemical engineering professor Mark Holtzapple. The students,...

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Bellevue College gets jobs grant to help veterans

November 11, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Bellevue College is one of six organizations nationally to receive grants from Microsoft Corp. to help pay for a program that helps veterans get jobs.The college announced the $200,000 two-year grant on Wednesday. The company is also providing software and training materials for a special...

Best Buy cutting prices to draw holiday shoppers

November 11, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Best Buy Co. is discounting a number of its electronics items this Friday and Saturday, hoping to snag holiday shoppers early as the competition heats up among retailers.The chain said Thursday that it will cut prices both in-store and online for brands including BlackBerry, HP, Verizon,...

DeVry picks new director, raises dividend

November 11, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

For-profit education company DeVry Inc. said Thursday it elected Gary Butler, the president and CEO of Automatic Data Processing Inc., to DeVry's board of directors.DeVry said Butler, 64, becomes the twelfth member of the company's board. He will serve a term ending in 2011. Automatic Data...

Google errs _ twice _ over status of disputed isle

November 11, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. says its mapping service erred by attributing a disputed islet off North Africa first to Morocco, then Spain, when it currently belongs to neither.The countries inched toward military confrontation in 2002 after the outcropping inhabited by goats was occupied by Moroccan troops....

G20 : OECD’s Gurría at Seoul Summit 11-12 November

November 11, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will take part in the talks at the G20 Summit in Seoul later this week, paving the way for future sustainable and balanced growth.

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JDSU upbeat on comms and laser development

November 10, 2010 10:25 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Strong demand for optical components used in communications and new games consoles pushes quarterly revenue up to $411.3 million.

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Motorola fires back at Microsoft with patent suit

November 10, 2010 9:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Motorola is returning fire in a legal battle with Microsoft, suing the software maker for infringing on 16 of its patents.Motorola said Wednesday that Microsoft's PC and server software, Windows mobile software and Xbox products infringe on its patents. The complaints were filed by its Motorola...

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