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IC maker Power Integrations invests $30m in SiC device firm SemiSouth

October 26, 2010 8:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Power Integrations Inc of San Jose, CA, USA, which supplies high-voltage integrated circuits for compact, energy-efficient AC-DC and DC-DC power conversion in electronic products, has made a strategic investment in SemiSouth Laboratories Inc of Starkville, MS, USA.


Oxford Instruments-TDI acquires IP rights from Fox Grp

October 26, 2010 8:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Oxford Instruments-TDI, a world leader in the development of Hydride Vapour Phase Epitaxy (HVPE) processes and techniques for the production of novel compound semiconductors such as GaN, AlN, AlGaN, InN, InGaN, has just entered into a licensing agreement with The Fox Group.


Illumina posts higher 3Q profit

October 26, 2010 7:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Genetic analysis instrument maker Illumina Inc. on Tuesday posted higher profit for the third quarter compared to last year as revenue jumped 50 percent.Results beat Wall Street forecasts, sending the company's shares higher in after-hours trading.The company reported net income of $35.4...


F5 Networks profit rises, co gives upbeat forecast

October 26, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

F5 Networks Inc. on Tuesday reported a strong fourth-quarter on improved industry trends, prompting the network equipment maker to issue first-quarter guidance above expectations.The company said it earned $48.2 million, or 59 cents per share, for the quarter. That's up from $28.4 million, or...

Yahoo tries to entice users with e-mail facelift

October 26, 2010 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo is sprucing up its free e-mail service in the latest attempt to persuade people to spend more time on its website....

Theme project unites psychologists, economists

October 26, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Institute for the Social Sciences theme project scholars are collaborating on judgment, decision making and social behavior.

JDA Software reports 3Q net income, helped by i2

October 26, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

JDA Software Group Inc., which makes programs to help retailers manage inventory, said Tuesday it made a profit in the third quarter, as an acquisition helped it come back from a year-ago loss.Results beat Wall Street views, sending the company's shares higher in the after-hours session.For the...

Barnes & Noble introduces color Nook

October 26, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Barnes & Noble is introducing a new Nook e-reader with a color touch screen for $249 as competition among e-reader makers heats up ahead of the holidays.The Nookcolor can be used for reading digital books, magazines, newspapers and children's books. It runs on Google Inc.'s Android operating...


Plug Power Licenses Stationary Power Technology to IdaTech

October 26, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Plug Power Inc. announced that it has licensed the intellectual property (IP) relating to its stationary power products, GenCore® and GenSys®, to IdaTech plc on a non-exclusive basis. As part of the transaction, Plug...


Vicor Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter

October 26, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Vicor Corp. reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010. Revenues for the third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2010, increased to $68,672,000, compared to $47,746,000 for...


Underwriters Lab Named Accredited Third-Party Certification Body for ENERGY STAR

October 26, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. announced that the organization has earned approval as a third-party certification body for the federal ENERGY STAR® energy efficiency program. Effective January 1, 2011, ENERGY STAR will require that any product...


CACI to buy small technical intelligence firm

October 26, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Government information technology contractor CACI International Inc. on Tuesday said that it had agreed to buy Applied Systems Research Inc., which provides the military with analysis services for satellite imagery and other data.Arlington-based CACI expects the deal to close Nov. 1. The terms...

Online travel coalition fights Google's ITA deal

October 26, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Several leading Internet travel agencies and search engines are urging U.S. government regulators to block Google from buying a technology supplier that plays an instrumental role in finding the best airline fares....


Google Inc. awards grant to Knight Foundation

October 26, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is awarding $2 million to the Knight Foundation to support its media innovation projects.The grant will be used on projects including the Knight News Challenge, a media innovation contest; and on ways of informing people through such tools as online news sites and mobile technology. It...

2009 global research outlays down, but not China

October 26, 2010 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The economic crisis cut corporate research and development spending 1.9 percent worldwide in 2009 but China defied the trend, increasing its research investments by a whopping 40 percent....


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