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Western Digital profit falls 32 pct, shares rise

October 19, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SCOTTS VALLEY, California (AP) — Western Digital Corp., which makes hard drives for PCs, said Tuesday that its net income dropped 32 percent as aggressive pricing rippled through the computer industry to help fight a slump in consumer spending.But revenue rose as Western Digital sold more hard...

Blackboard announces integration for college

October 19, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Educational software maker Blackboard Inc. said college students can use interactive e-textbooks and other digital content from bookstore Barnes & Noble's catalog with Blackboard LearnT.Students will be able to buy content from the catalog of more than 1 million titles, which include e-books,...

University of Houston professor taking next step with graphene research

October 19, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Houston) A University of Houston researcher is working on a way to mass produce graphene, a revolutionary material.


New sensor derived from frogs may help fight bacteria and save wildlife

October 19, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Princeton University, Engineering School) Princeton engineers have developed a sensor that may revolutionize how drugs and medical devices are tested for contamination, and in the process also help ensure the survival of two species of threatened animals.


Juniper Networks 3Q net income up 61 percent

October 19, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer networking gear maker Juniper Networks Inc. said Tuesday its third-quarter net income jumped 61 percent, but it reported revenue just shy of Wall Street's expectations and its shares fell in aftermarket trading.The company said its net income rose to $134.5 million, or 25 cents per...

Yahoo 3Q profit doubles, revenue still lackluster

October 19, 2010 1:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc. shuffled through another quarter of sluggish growth, a performance that may further test the patience of the Internet company's already restless shareholders.The third-quarter results announced Tuesday also seem likely to intensify the pressure on CEO Carol Bartz to end a four-year...

The hair brush that reads your mind

October 19, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Optical Society of America) One of the main techniques for measuring and monitoring mental activity, called functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), can often be impaired because a person's hair gets in the way. But now, thanks to a team of researchers at the University of Texas at...

Intel Announces Multi-Billion-Dollar Investment in Next-Generation Manufacturing in U.S.

October 19, 2010 12:23 pm | by Intel | Comments

NEWS HIGHLIGHTSIntel will spend $6-8 billion in manufacturing to support future technology advancements in Arizona and Oregon.The investment supports the creation of 6,000-8,000 construction jobs and 800-1,000 permanent high-tech jobs, and also allows Intel to maintain its current...


Fairchild Semiconductor's New Website Home Page, Streamlines Access, Improves Navigation

October 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor has launched a new website home page designed to improve navigation and streamline access, making it easier for visitors to gather information on Fairchild solutions that help solve their design challenges.

IR Expands Family of Robust, Reliable Automotive DirectFET2 Power MOSFETs with System Scalability

October 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by International Rectifier | Comments

International Rectifier today announced the expansion of its family of automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs that deliver exceptional power density, dual-sided cooling and minimal parasitic inductance and resistance for heavy load applications, including Electric Power Steering, power...

LTC3105: 400mA Synchronous Step-Up DC/DC Converter with Maximum Power Point Control & 250mV Start Up for Energy Harvesting Applications

October 19, 2010 12:22 pm | by Linear Technology | Comments

The LTC3105 is a high efficiency step-up DC/DC converter that can operate from input voltages as low as 200mV. A 250mV start-up capability and integrated maximum power point controller (MPPC) enable operation directly from low voltage, high impedance alternative power sources such as...

National Semiconductor Ships Industry's First High-Definition Ser/Des with Content Protection for Automotive Infotainment Systems

October 19, 2010 12:21 pm | by National Semiconductor | Comments

National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today introduced the industry's first Ser/Des chipset with high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) for automotive infotainment systems. The FPD-Link III chipset supports in-car distribution of protected video and audio content -- such as...

Emerge Alliance Advances DC Power Distribution Platform at Smart Grid Electronics Forum; to Focus on Energy Efficient Data Centers

October 19, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

The EMerge Alliance– an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (dc) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced during the Smart Grid Electronics Forum in San Jose, California,...


SoloPower Receives IEC Certification

October 19, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

SoloPower, Inc. announced that it has become the first solar company to obtain certification to both IEC (61646 and 61730) standards and UL 1703 standards for flexible, thin film CIGS modules. This pacesetting accomplishment...


SunHydro and Proton Energy Systems Open Solar-Powered Hydrogen Fueling Station in Connecticut

October 19, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Proton Energy Systems and SunHydro announced the opening of the first solar station at 10 Technology Drive in Wallingford, Connecticut., the companies’ headquarters. Proton Energy Systems and SunHydro are sister companies and the station...



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