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New microfluidic device helps identify and capture breast cancer cells

September 30, 2010 10:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Researchers have developed a new disposable device that could help identify patients with advanced breast cancer awaiting drug therapy with trastuzumab, and capture cancer cells that have an abnormal amount of the protein HER2 (typically found in aggressive breast cancers).


HP board's selection of new CEO raises new doubts

September 30, 2010 10:05 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board upset many investors when it forced out Mark Hurd as CEO nearly two months ago. Now, those directors appear to have baffled Wall Street with its selection of HP's new leader — Leo Apotheker, who lost his job running German business software maker SAP earlier this...

SPAWAR looks to smart system technology & commercialization center for MEMS sensor technology

September 30, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Military sensors specialists at the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego are looking to microelectronics experts at the Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center in Canandaigua, N.Y., to fabricate micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for military...


SiTime introduces interactive, online design support tools

September 30, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New tools accelerate deployment of MEMS-based silicon timing solutions


Analog Devices? MEMS digital gyroscope offers higher rate sensing accuracy where extreme shock and vibration are present

September 30, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

ADI?s ADXRS453 digital iMEMS® gyroscope achieves 0.01°/sec/g sensitivity during linear acceleration,16°/hr null offset stability, and is the industry?s most stable, vibration-immune MEMS gyro.


Quantum signals converted to Telecom wavelengths

September 30, 2010 8:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Using optically dense, ultracold clouds of rubidium atoms, three key elements needed for quantum information systems have been advanced ? including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.


New IBM offerings aim to make buildings greener

September 30, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM Corp. is rolling out new software and services that can help companies make their buildings more energy efficient.IBM said Thursday that with its sustainability management system, building-management systems from companies like Schneider Electric and Honeywell/Tridium can gather real-time...

Microsoft CEO's compensation up 6 percent in 2010

September 30, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A regulatory filing shows Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer's compensation package was worth 6 percent more in fiscal 2010 than the year before.Ballmer was granted a pay package valued at $1.3 million for the year that ended in June, according to an Associated Press calculation of figures...


Accenture profit rises; lifts dividend, outlook

September 30, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Management consulting firm Accenture PLC on Thursday reported a 75 percent jump in quarterly earnings, raised its outlook for the coming year and boosted its dividend by 20 percent, sending shares higher in aftermarket trading.The firm said customers are boosting demand for its consulting and...

HP picks ex-software exec Leo Apotheker as new CEO

September 30, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. has hired recently discarded software executive Leo Apotheker to steer the world's largest technology company as it tries to prove it can thrive without its previous leader, Mark Hurd....

DemandTec fiscal 2Q loss narrows

September 30, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

DemandTec Inc., a provider of software services for retailers and consumer products companies, said Thursday that its fiscal second-quarter loss narrowed slightly as operating expenses shrank.For the quarter that ended Aug. 31, DemandTec reported a loss of $2.9 million, or 9 cents per share,...

Planning the world's largest water tunnel research facility

September 30, 2010 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Miami) The University of Miami College of Engineering has received funding from the Corporación Andina de Fomento to undertake a feasibility study for a new experimental facility located in Panama. The proposed Water Tunnel of the Americas at the Panama Canal (WTAPC) would...

Siliken Renewable Energy Announces Expansion

September 30, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

Siliken Renewable Energy, a company specializing in engineering, procurement, construction of turnkey solutions and development of commercial and utility scale photovoltaic (PV) systems, announced that its manufacturing facility in Otay Mesa, California has more...


DC Building Power Asia 2010 Call for Papers Issued

September 30, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

An Announcement and Call for Papers has been issued for the Second-Annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’10) to be held December 13 & 14 in Tokyo, Japan. Building on the success of...


Trakm8 Acquires Vincotech Telematics Products

September 30, 2010 1:20 pm | by | Comments

Trakm8 announce that it has acquired the telematics hardware assets of Vincotech. This brings into the product family of Trakm8 further hardware platforms including the recently launched A1091 Telematics module. Trakm8 intends to continue...



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