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China wage hikes boost costs but might help sales

June 8, 2010 4:05 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The cost of hiring Chinese workers who supply the world with inexpensive furniture and toys is climbing. But workers with more money to spend is good news for foreign companies that see them as customers, not just factory labor.Areas throughout China have raised local minimum wages and some...

ABB group offers $1.25 bln for Britain's Chloride

June 8, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB Ltd. said Tuesday it has made an offer to buy British power supply maker Chloride Group PLC for approximately 860 million pounds ($1.25 billion).The price is equivalent to the 325 pence per share that both companies agreed on, ABB said in a statement....

China says will keep blocking online content

June 7, 2010 9:05 pm | by SCOTT McDONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

China vowed Tuesday to keep a tight grip on the Internet, saying in a white paper it would continue to block anything considered subversive or threatening to "national unity."The policy statement was released three months after a public dispute over censorship prompted Google Inc. to shut its...

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Murata Introduces World's First Ultra-Thin Waterproof Piezoelectric Speaker

June 7, 2010 7:22 pm | by Murata Manufacturing | News | Comments

Featuring a thickness of only 0.9mm, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has succeeded in launching the world’s first ultra-thin waterproof piezoelectric speaker.

Powercast to Demonstrate RF-Powered, Battery-Free Wireless Sensor Module at Sensors Expo 2010

June 7, 2010 1:30 pm | News | Comments

Wireless Sensor Module, jointly developed by Powercast and Microchip Technology, showcases RF energy harvesting and low power processing and communications.

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Wireless sensor startup wins UC San Diego $80K Entrepreneur Challenge

June 7, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - San Diego) Wireless sensors that monitor your heart even though they do not actually touch your skin are at the center of UC San Diego electrical engineering PhD student Yu Mike Chi's dissertation. This technology -- and the plan for commercializing it --...

Single-package Six-axis Sensor Presented as World’s Smallest

June 7, 2010 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Epson Toyocom announced the development of the AH-6100LR, asserted to be the world's smallest six-axis sensor. This low-noise, low-power product comprises a three-axis QMEMS quartz gyro-sensor and an extremely

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Lexmark closes acquisition of Perceptive Software

June 7, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Printer and copier maker Lexmark International Inc. said Monday it has closed its $280 million cash acquisition of business software company Perceptive Software.Perceptive's content management software is used in higher education, health care and by government agencies. Lexmark said earlier the...

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E-T-A Introduces PR60 and PR 80 Power Relays

June 7, 2010 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-T-A Circuit Breakers announced the PR60 and PR80 Power Relays as the latest addition to its products specifically designed for the commercial vehicle market. The PR60 is a monostable relay containing one coil and one resting position.

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Immersion says it licensed patents to Simbionix

June 7, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Immersion Corp., which develops touch-screen technology, said Monday it agreed to license some of its patents to Simbionix USA Corp.The new license agreement resolve litigation between the two companies. Terms of the agreement between Immersion and Simbionix, which makes simulation and training...

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Jobs touts improvements in next version of iPhone

June 7, 2010 10:30 am | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple CEO Steve Jobs says the next iPhone will have a clearer screen and will be noticeably thinner than previous versions of the device.Jobs kicked off Apple's annual conference for software developers Monday by discussing improvements in the influential touch-screen device, but he didn't...

Navy’s F-35C makes inaugural flight

June 7, 2010 10:27 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program achieved an important milestone yesterday, with the inaugural flight of the Navy’s carrier-based variant. The F-35C Lightning II is due to replace the Navy and Marine Corps’ F/A-18 Hornet. According to Lockheed Martin, the first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant took off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base at 11:46 a.m. and logged a 57 min flight.

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Gross Domestic Product for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

June 7, 2010 10:24 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

CAPITAL HILL, SAIPAN (June 7, 2010) – Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is releasing its first set of estimates of the major components of gross domestic product (GDP) for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The estimates for the CNMI showed that from 2002...

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GMP Friction Products Nears AS9100C Compliance For Aerospace Industry Certification

June 7, 2010 10:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Compliance Plus Enterprise Directing the Certification Process Efforts.

PC and Peripheral Companies Remain Bullish on Desktop Monitors

June 7, 2010 10:24 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

Worldwide LCD monitor production in May neared all time monthly highs with the top 12 brands producing 12.7M monitors in the period.

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