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Enghouse Renews Normal Course Issuer Bid

April 9, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX: ESL) today announced its intention to renew its normal course issuer bid for its Common Shares in accordance with the requirements of the Toronto Stock Exchange.Enghouse continues to have significant cash reserves and positive cash flow. The Company believes its share...

Initial public offerings priced this week

April 9, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The following is a list of initial public offerings that priced or were postponed during the week of Apr. 5-9.Metals USA Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MUSA), a leading provider of value-added processed metals and manufactured components, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., priced 11.4 million shares at $21...

Autodesk reaches settlement in trademark dispute

April 9, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Autodesk Inc. has settled a 3-year-old trademark dispute over its DWG, or drawing, file format with the Open Design Alliance, a consortium of software developers and users that promotes open and standard formats for computer-aided design data.Under the terms of the agreement, the Open Design...

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Tyler Technologies signs $780,000 contract

April 9, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyler Technologies Inc. said it has signed a $780,000 contract to provide public safety software to Midwest City, Okla.Tyler's software will allow Midwest City to track public safety information from 911 calls to police and fire department responses to municipal court proceedings.Shares of...

Dirty waters

April 9, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(US Department of Homeland Security - Science and Technology) Clean water is often the common denominator in the aftermath of any widespread disaster -- manmade or natural.

Castellated / Half-Vias

April 9, 2010 11:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | News | Comments

Modules with castellated mounting holes are showing up more and more these days. I've also heard it called a "half-via" setup. Both seem to fit. The copper mounting pads on the bottom of the module's little PCB wrap up the...

Motion Sensors Perform in Wind Turbines

April 9, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

FRABA’s OPTIPACT motion sensors measure velocity by calculating the rate at which an image of a moving surface travels across an optical sensor. With no contact between the sensor and the moving object, dust or surface contaminates won’t cause problems. These sensors provide

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One-U Rackmount Appliance Touts New Generation Atom Processor

April 9, 2010 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

WIN Enterprises introduced the PL-80120 a 1U rack-mounted hardware platform designed for network service applications. Built with Intel Embedded IA components with long term availability, the appliance supports the Intel Atom N450, D510, and D410 low-voltage processors with CPU-integrated Northbridge chipset. The device features

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Metals USA shares drop in IPO debut

April 9, 2010 10:30 am | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

This week's IPO crop was a flashback to the turbulent market of this winter.One initial public offering priced below expectations, a private equity-backed IPO sank in its debut and two companies postponed coming to market.While metal processor Metals USA Holdings Corp. bulked up its initial...

RMS Power Detectors Support Test Equipment and Military Applications

April 9, 2010 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has launched two new low cost, highly flexible RMS Power Detectors for RF power measurement/control in Cellular/3G, LTE/WiMAX/4G, broadband, test equipment and military applications between DC and 5.8 GHz.

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TeleCommunication gets $7.1 million for system

April 9, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. said Friday it received $7.1 million in additional funding from the U.S. Army for maintenance of communications equipment.The company said it would work on secured and unsecured satellite communications systems outside the United States. The award is part of an...

HP Makes Progress on Revolutionary Memristors

April 9, 2010 9:23 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

H.P. Sees a Revolution in Memory Chip Memristor-based systems also hold out the prospect of fashioning analog computing systems that function more like biological brains, Dr. Chua said. “Our brains are made of memristors,” he said, referring to the function of biological synapses. “We...

Facebook joins drive to get UK voters to polls

April 9, 2010 9:19 am | News | Comments

British election officials will for the first time use Facebook to encourage more people to register to vote on May 6 after turnout fell to historic lows in the last two ballots, a watchdog said on Friday. The Electoral Commission said every visitor to the social networking site on Saturday will be asked if they have already signed up to vote.

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Inkjet-like device ''prints'' cells right over burns

April 9, 2010 9:17 am | News | Comments

Inspired by a standard office inkjet printer, U.S. researchers have rigged up a device that can spray skin cells directly onto burn victims, quickly protecting and healing their wounds as an alternative to skin grafts. They have mounted the device, which has so far only been tested on mice, in a frame that can be wheeled over a patient in a hospital bed, they reported Wednesday.

KOHLER’S first 30-year touchless commercial faucet powered by Tadiran

April 9, 2010 9:03 am | News | Comments

KOHLER Co., 2008 and 2009 WaterSense Partner of the Year, recently announced the introduction of the KOHLER Hybrid energy system, the world’s first no-maintenance, water-saving solution that has been tested to last a minimum of 30 years.

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