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Next Generation Power Packages for Implantables

November 10, 2010 1:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

When it comes to implantable medical devices, space savings is one of the most critical design concerns. This article reviews packaging concepts available to reduce the space required by electronic power components so that the overall implant can shrink and/or more features can be...

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Cisco 1Q earnings up 8 pct; outlook sinks stock

November 10, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that its earnings for the latest quarter climbed from last year. But the company's outlook for the current quarter cast some doubt on the pace of recovery in corporate technology spending and sent Cisco's shares down more than 10 percent in extended trading....

Digital River signs e-commerce deal with Nikon

November 10, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

E-commerce services provider Digital River Inc. said Wednesday that it signed a three-year agreement with Nikon Inc. to design the Japanese camera maker's U.S. online store and manage its e-commerce operations.Digital River said it will handle end-to-end e-commerce, including order and payment...

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Akamai sues startup Cotendo for infringing patents

November 10, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Akamai Technologies Inc., whose services make websites load faster, Wednesday sued competitor Cotendo Inc., accusing it of patent infringement.Calling startup Cotendo a "relative late-comer" to the market, Akamai said in its lawsuit that the company had infringed on three of its content...

University of Minnesota leads team in discovery of novel type of magnetic wave

November 10, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Minnesota) A team of international researchers led by physicists in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering have made a significant breakthrough in an effort to understand the phenomenon of high-temperature superconductivity in complex copper-oxides.

Cisco earnings up 8 percent in 1Q

November 10, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday that its earnings for the latest quarter climbed 8 percent from last year, providing fresh evidence that business spending on technology continues to recover from the recession.But new downbeat comments from the company's CEO on the pace of its customers'...

FirstEnergy and Ballard Begin Demonstration of 1MW Mobile Fuel Cell System

November 10, 2010 11:23 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

FirstEnergy Corp. and Ballard Power Systems are testing what they describe as an innovative utility-scale fuel cell system designed to produce one megawatt of electricity – enough to power more than 600 homes. The...

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Watteco Develops Ultra-Low-Power IP Smart Grid Communications Solutions Using TI Microcontroller

November 10, 2010 11:23 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Watteco, a French System-on-Chip (SoC) manufacturer of "no new wire" Power Line Communication (PLC) modems for energy efficiency and intelligent home control applications, today announced it is collaborating with Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) on...

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Several Major Product Launches Highlight Tuesday at Electronica

November 10, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The Electronica 2010 global electronics fair in Munich served as the international stage for new product launches from ON Semiconductor, Power Integrations, AVX Corp., Emerson Network Power, and VPT Inc. on Tuesday. ON Semiconductor announced...

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Hospitals try high-tech to better inform patients

November 10, 2010 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Learning he had prostate cancer floored John Noble. Then came the prospect of surgery and his overpowering fear of being "put under" with anesthesia....

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Amazon sells book offering advice to pedophiles

November 10, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon.com Inc. is selling a self-published guide that offers advice to pedophiles, and that has generated outrage on the Internet and threats to boycott the retailer....

Cuba denounces 'virtual' Castro plot in new game

November 10, 2010 10:05 am | by PAUL HAVEN - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Cuba harshly criticized a new video game in which U.S. special operations soldiers try to kill a young Fidel Castro, saying Wednesday that the violent role-playing glorifies assassination and will turn American children into sociopaths.The island's state-run media also took a dig at the CIA's...

EMC buys Bus-Tech for undisclosed terms

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

Data storage company EMC Corp. said Wednesday that it has acquired a company whose technology helps fetch information from mainframe computers.The price of EMC's purchase of privately held Bus-Tech Inc. wasn't disclosed. EMC said the acquisition won't materially affect earnings this year.EMC,...

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Google to give 10 pct raises to entire work force

November 10, 2010 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is reminding its 23,300 employees how much they are appreciated by giving them all 10 percent raises next year....

Sonic Solutions widens loss in fiscal 2Q

November 10, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Sonic Solutions Inc., which makes DVD-burning software under the Roxio brand, plunged Wednesday, a day after the company said it widened its net loss in the fiscal second quarter on higher expenses.For July through September, Sonic Solutions' net loss was $2.6 million, or 8 cents per...

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