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Harman reverses 1st-qtr loss with expansion

November 2, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

High-end speaker and headphone maker Harman International Industries Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter revenue rose and it reversed a year-ago loss, prompting its shares to soar.The company, based in Stamford, Conn., reported net income of $27 million, or 39 cents per share. That's...

Study Reveals Factors that Affected H1N1 Flu Vaccine Coverage

November 2, 2010 11:22 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Results of a study conducted by researchers at Georgia Tech and the CDC suggest that strengthening routine influenza vaccination and health programs may help states improve their vaccination coverage against future pandemics or other health emergencies.

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Stacking Connector Enables Efficient Use of PCB Space & Delivers +15 Gbps High-Speed Performance

November 2, 2010 11:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

As spatial requirements become more critical in, but not limited to, telecommunications, computer, military and rail systems, Tyco Electronics (TE) developed the STRADA Mesa mezzanine connector to offer a stacking, board-to-board connection solution for efficient PCB space utilization.

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Court hears arguments on violent video games

November 2, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying ultra-violent video games in which players maim, kill or sexually assault images of people....

Dell agrees to buy cloud computing company Boomi

November 2, 2010 10:05 am | by DANA WOLLMAN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Dell Inc. said Tuesday it has agreed to buy Boomi, whose software makes it easy for businesses to send data back and forth between Web-based applications and computer programs that run on PCs.Terms of the deal were not disclosed, nor did the company say when it expects to close the deal.Boomi's...

Kinect aims to please, but price could be a hurdle

November 2, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. begins selling the long-awaited Kinect game-control system on Thursday ahead of the lucrative holiday season. To succeed, Kinect will need to exude the kind of iPad-like magic that defies frugality and gets people spending to experience something new, even as they cut back...

Algae for biofuels: Moving from promise to reality, but how fast?

November 2, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A new report from the Energy Biosciences Institute in Berkeley projects that development of cost-competitive algae biofuel production will require much more long-term research, development and demonstration. In the meantime, several non-fuel...

Astronauts cast early ballots from space station

November 2, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Red states. Blue states. And now voting from a weightless state....

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CommVault's 2Q revenue, net income rise

November 2, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CommVault Systems Inc., which sells data management software to large businesses, said its income rose in its fiscal 2011 second quarter on growth in both its software and services divisions.The company, based in Oceanport, N.J., said its net income rose to $5.4 million, or 12 cents per share,...

TE Power Connector Videos Now Available on YouTube.com

November 2, 2010 8:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

The power products team has created and posted four different videos on YouTube.com. The videos are one to two minutes in length and feature the following products: 1) CROWN CLIP Junior connector: Space-efficient bus bar connector in solder or screw-mount configurations. This product is...

More Than 100,000 Pay for British News Site

November 2, 2010 7:24 am | by New York Times | Comments

The Times of London is among the first prominent general interest newspapers to build a “pay wall” for its content.

RF Micro Devices to Showcase High Performance RF Components at electronica 2010

November 2, 2010 5:24 am | Comments

RF Micro Devices today announced it will showcase the Company's industry-leading high-performance RF components at electronica 2010, in Munich from November 9 to November 12, 2010. RFMD continues to expand its portfolio of products and technologies for the wireless and wired broadband markets in support of broad end-market growth.

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Oracle to acquire e-commerce software maker ATG

November 2, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker Oracle said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire e-commerce software maker Art Technology Group Inc. for $1 billion in cash.ATG, which is based in Cambridge, Mass., works with customers like Best Buy and CVS to improve their websites and streamline online purchasing.The...

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Scoopage

November 2, 2010 4:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I wrote recently about segmenting your solder paste stencils for the big open areas on your QFNs. The idea is that if the entire area is left open, it may end up with too much solder in the heat slug...

Opening arguments to start in Oracle-SAP trial

November 2, 2010 4:05 am | by Tzk-jcrAssociated Press | Comments

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday in a corporate espionage trial involving two of the world's biggest business software makers.Oracle Corp. and archrival SAP AG will argue in an Oakland court over how much SAP should pay for a subsidiary that stole Oracle customer-support...

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