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New HP CEO gets $8.6M to show up, $1.2M salary

October 1, 2010 11:05 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's new CEO, Leo Apotheker, is getting $8.6 million to sign on and move to the U.S. to lead the world's largest technology company.That's addition to an annual salary of $1.2 million and performance-based bonuses, restricted shares and stock awards worth millions as the vest over...

Look College to host Discover Engineering Oct. 23

October 1, 2010 10:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The Dwight Look College of Engineering will be holding Discover Engineering, a free event that features hands-on activities and demonstrations, as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival on Oct. 23. The event, which is one of hundreds of satellite events being hosted across the...

To Lead or not to Lead. That is the question

October 1, 2010 10:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Back at the Embedded Systems Conference in September, I had a number of folks ask me about mixing leaded and lead-free components on a PCB. It's a difficult situation for some people - especially when using old and very new...

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Microsoft taps tech leader to head Office division

October 1, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft has picked an insider with engineering expertise to head up its Office division. Kurt DelBene fills a spot left vacant when the most recent president left to become Nokia's CEO.DelBene is an 18-year Microsoft veteran. He led engineering and development for Microsoft's business...

Texas A & M, UT to host electric vehicle workshop

October 1, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The electrical and computer engineering departments of at Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin will host a workshop on battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The workshop, Interfacing Electricity And Transportation...

MedQuist gets financing and will pay dividend

October 1, 2010 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

MedQuist Inc. said Friday it secured $310 million in financing, and will pay a special dividend of $4.70 in October.Shares of the medical transcription software and services company jumped to their highest price in almost three years during morning trading.MedQuist said it entered into an...

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JDA Software says court signs Dillard's judgment

October 1, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

JDA Software Group Inc. said Friday that a Texas court entered a $237.8 million judgment against its i2 Technologies business and in favor of department store chain Dillard's Inc.The Scottsdale, Ariz., company said a District Court of the State of Texas signed a final judgment awarding the...

Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Mann joins NSBRI’s Board of Directors

October 1, 2010 7:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Dr. Reinhold C. Mann has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). He is the associate laboratory director for environmental and life sciences at Brookhaven.

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Yale Receives Mellon Challenge Grant for New Conservation Center on West Campus

October 1, 2010 6:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Yale's comprehensive Conservation Center has been awarded an endowment challenge grant of $1.5 million from...

New HP CEO to get $1.2M base salary, signing bonus

October 1, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's new CEO, Leo Apotheker, will get an annual salary of $1.2 million, a $4 million signing bonus and restricted shares in the technology company.Hewlett-Packard Co. said Friday that the 57-year-old Apotheker will also be eligible to receive cash incentives if the company meets...

Holiday hiring picture gets a bit merrier

October 1, 2010 2:06 am | by CHRISTOPHER LEONARD - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | Comments

The holiday hiring picture looks a bit merrier this year.Macy's, Toys R Us, Pier 1, American Eagle Outfitters and Borders all plan to hire more temporary holiday workers this year than last, emboldened by several months of sales gains and a slowly improving economy.The jobs probably won't be...

Satcon expands partnership with GCL Solar to include strategic manufacturing agreement

September 30, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Additional 500 megawatts in expected annual production capacity beginning in March 2011 increases worldwide manufacturing capacity to over 2 gigawatts

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New microfluidic device helps identify and capture breast cancer cells

September 30, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Researchers have developed a new disposable device that could help identify patients with advanced breast cancer awaiting drug therapy with trastuzumab, and capture cancer cells that have an abnormal amount of the protein HER2 (typically found in aggressive breast cancers).

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HP board's selection of new CEO raises new doubts

September 30, 2010 10:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board upset many investors when it forced out Mark Hurd as CEO nearly two months ago. Now, those directors appear to have baffled Wall Street with its selection of HP's new leader — Leo Apotheker, who lost his job running German business software maker SAP earlier this...

SPAWAR looks to smart system technology & commercialization center for MEMS sensor technology

September 30, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Military sensors specialists at the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego are looking to microelectronics experts at the Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center in Canandaigua, N.Y., to fabricate micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for military...

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