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Post-It maker 3M to pay $810M for Arizant, provider of heating blankets for hospital patients

September 9, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. has agreed to pay US$810 million for Arizant Inc., a company that makes heating devices for surgical patients.The deal announced Thursday is one of a string of recent acquisitions for 3M as it stretches beyond its traditional business of making Post-It Notes...

Most influential tweeters of all

September 9, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Northwestern University) Tweet this, Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. Just because you have a ton of followers on Twitter doesn't necessarily mean you're among the most influential people in the Twitterverse, according to researchers from Northwestern University.

BU partners in 5-year, $7.5M grant to study animal flight

September 9, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) The Office of Naval Research has awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to a team of researchers from Boston University, the University of Washington, the University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The grant will fund...


Apple publishes guidelines for app approval

September 9, 2010 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. gave software developers on Thursday the guidelines it uses to determine which programs can be sold in its App Store, yet it reserved for itself broad leeway in deciding what makes the cut....


High-Sensitivity Digital Camera Based on CMOS Image Sensor

September 9, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Designed for low-light imaging at high frame rates, this new camera combines high resolution, high sensitivity, high speed, and low noise, at an excellent price/performance level.


Micro Connectors Are Rugged and Compact

September 9, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Omnetics Connector Corp., a leading manufacturer of micro and nano miniature and high reliability connectors, has expanded its product line with the addition of the standard Micro-D connector.


ESD Solutions Offered for Single and Multiple USB Port Protection

September 9, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Stackpole Electronics Inc's discrete (ESD Series) and array (ESA Series) suppression devices are ideal for ESD protection of high speed communications ports, such as USB 2.0.


Magnetic Reed Switches Offer Sensitivities From 3 to 100 AT

September 9, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Standex Electronics provides magnetic reed switches from 3.7 to 50 mm in both standard designs with exposed leads, and molded, surface mount designs.


Cyber Task Force passes mission to Cyber Command

September 9, 2010 7:07 am | Comments

After spending the better part of the past decade defending the Defense Department's computer networks, the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations command cased its colors. The task force was deactivated in a ceremony Sept. 7 here at the Defense Information Systems Agency.


Apple to publish guidelines for app approval

September 9, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple says it will publish the guidelines its uses to determine which programs can be sold in its App Store.Thursday's announcement follows two years of complaints from software developers about Apple Inc. using secret and seemingly capricious rules to block some applications.The store has more...

Economy : Recovery slowing amid increased uncertainty, says Interim Economic Outlook

September 9, 2010 2:21 am | by OECD | Comments

The world economic recovery may be slowing faster than previously anticipated, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment. Growth in the Group of Seven countries is expected to be around 1½ per cent on an annualized basis in the second half of 2010 compared with the...


SoloPower is first ever to receive UL certification for a flexible CIGS module

September 9, 2010 12:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Important Advancement for Solar Industry


Quick Hit football video game gets NFL makeover

September 8, 2010 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Thursday marks the kickoff of the 2010 NFL season, and along with it, a renewed interest in fantasy leagues and video games that let Monday-morning quarterbacks feel as if they're part of the action....


Questions on SMD and NSMD

September 8, 2010 4:20 pm | Comments

My prior post discussed SMD (solder mask defined) vs NSMD (non solder mask defined) pads for BGAs. I received a comment on the post asking for a bit of clarification: "My understanding was that SMD pads were preferred from a...

Scientific Games prices $250 million debt offering

September 8, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Scientific Games Corp. said Wednesday that it has priced a debt offering that will enable the lottery games supplier to repay more than $200 million in other loans.The refinancing calls for Scientific Games to sell $250 million of senior subordinated notes due in 2018 with an 8.125 percent...


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