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AMD narrows loss, but spinoff weighs on chip maker

October 14, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. narrowed its third-quarter loss as the chip maker's remaining stake in factories it spun off last year dragged down the results....

Google 3Q earns up 32 pct as online ads strong

October 14, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc.'s third-quarter earnings climbed 32 percent to beat Wall Street's expectations as companies spent more to advertise to Web surfers....

Seagate in talks with party about going private

October 14, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Disk drive and storage maker Seagate Technology PLC says it is in discussions with an unnamed party that is interested in taking the company private.Seagate said Thursday its board is evaluating the "indication of interest regarding a going-private transaction" and other strategic alternatives....

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Linc Energy Limited Acquires 10 Percent Of AFC Energy

October 14, 2010 1:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Linc Energy Ltd. announced that it has exercised its option to acquire 10% of AFC Energy, a UK-based hydrogen fuel cell company focused on the development and construction of low cost hydrogen fuel cells...

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Carmelo Papa Appointed as New Chairman of EPoSS, European Technology Platform for Smart Systems Integration

October 14, 2010 1:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced that Carmelo Papa, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Industrial and Multisegment Sector, has been appointed Chairman of EPoSS (European Platform on Smart Systems. Papa will continue in his role...

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Epson Toyocom branches out into motion sensor market with highly accurate devices

October 14, 2010 1:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

In 2010, Epson Toyocom has introduced the AH-6100LR, which is a 6-axis motion sensor, ushering in a new era of portable consumer electronics.

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Seiko Epson announces integrated platform with multiple sensors and ACCP components

October 14, 2010 1:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Seiko Epson announces the launch of ACCP (Activity Capture & Computing Platform), the ACCP, that integrate various interfaces to enable connectivity with sensors such as inertia sensors, optical sensors and pressure sensors.

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Triple-mode graphene-based transistors show potential

October 14, 2010 1:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Rice researchers introduce graphene-based amplifiers

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Google 3Q net income jumps 32 percent

October 14, 2010 1:06 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc.'s third-quarter earnings climbed 32 percent to beat Wall Street's expectations as companies spent more to advertise to Web surfers.The Web search leader clocked an impressive performance despite adding 1,500 workers in the quarter, for a total of 3,500 new employees so far this...

NSF grant to study national energy policy and technology impacts

October 14, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ohio Supercomputer Center) The Ohio State University and the Ohio Supercomputer Center have received a four-year, $1.675 million federal grant to develop a computer tool called the Integrated Computational System for Energy Pricing and Policy, which models the national power grid. The...

Georgia Tech Researchers Highlight Implications of Nanotechnology in New Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society

October 14, 2010 12:24 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers are prominently represented in the newly released Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society, published by SAGE Publications, Inc. The Encyclopedia is a landmark international collaboration which reviews and reflects upon a wide range of topics related to the...

Mismasked PCB

October 14, 2010 12:23 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Personally, I think this PCB and stencil is prettier with the green showing through. It breaks up all of the boring silver color. It adds some life in. ...unless you are a chip wanting to be soldered down. If that's...

Obesity threatens national security, hampers recruiting

October 14, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

At a time when American military forces are stretched thin overseas, a growing number of potential recruits are too fat to enlist, according to an analysis by Cornell economists.

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'Incoherent excitations' govern key phase of superconductor behavior: UBC research

October 14, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of British Columbia) New research by University of British Columbia physicists indicates that high-temperature superconductivity in copper oxides is linked to what they term "incoherent excitations" -- a discovery that sheds light on the electronic response of these materials...

Tyndall nano-material reduces energy consumption in semiconductor chips

October 14, 2010 10:29 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Tyndall National Institute, UCC announced at the 2010 International Power Supply on Chip Workshop in Cork, the development of a new nano-material that will dramatically reduce the operating temperature of silicon chip components and circuits, thereby enhancing the reliability and lifetime...

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