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Parametric 2Q income up, but guidance disappoints

April 27, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Parametric Technology Corp., a maker of computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering software, said Tuesday that its fiscal second-quarter net income rose 26 percent, helped by sales of software licenses.However, the company's guidance for the current quarter was lower than Wall Street...

Facebook's expansion triggers political backlash

April 27, 2010 2:30 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook's plan to spread its online social network to other websites could be detoured by regulators looking into privacy concerns that have raised the ire of federal lawmakers.Four senators said Tuesday that Facebook needs to make it easier for its 400 million users to protect their privacy...

Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers preparing for Blue Waters supercomputer

April 27, 2010 2:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Iowa State University) Three Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers are preparing their computational chemistry tools for the Blue Waters supercomputer and its quadrillion calculations per second. Blue Waters is expected to be the most powerful supercomputer in the world...

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Ruslan Medzhitov Elected to National Academy of Sciences for Work on Innate Immunity

April 27, 2010 1:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

In recognition of his prolific contributions to the field of immunological research, Yale professor Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, the elite corps of researchers from the nation's top scientific institutions.

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Socket Mobile Reports First Quarter 2010 Results

April 27, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.socketmobile.com () —Socket Mobile, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.Revenue for the first quarter of 2010 was $3.8 million, compared to revenue of $4.8 million for...

Alpha and Omega plans to raise about $91.5M in IPO

April 27, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd., which develops power chips for laptop computers, flat panel displays, portable media players and other devices, plans to raise about $91.5 million in an initial public offering this week.The company, which expects the IPO to price between $17 and $19 per...

Employment up for US electrical engineers and computer professionals

April 27, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(IEEE-USA) In what could be a positive sign of recovery for the US economy, employment in three high-tech job categories -- electrical and electronics engineers; software engineers; and computer scientists and systems analysts -- returned to levels last seen in 2008, according to data...

Moody's upgrades credit outlook for Lexmark

April 27, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Moody's Investors Service upgraded its credit outlook for Lexmark International, saying the company has improved the quality of its printers.Moody's affirmed Lexmark's investment-grade, "Baa3" rating and said its outlook is now "Stable" instead of "Negative." That means the agency is less...

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Oil level controls for Parallel Compressor Systems

April 27, 2010 11:21 am | by Think Engineering | News | Comments

In the whole of the refrigeration system, a parallel compressor system is the most complex and important electromechanical device

Automatic Data posts flat 3Q profit

April 27, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automatic Data Processing Inc., the world's biggest payroll processor, reported flat earnings for its fiscal third quarter on Tuesday, as sales inched higher along with expenses.But there were signs the employment picture is improving as the economy starts to recover."We are beginning to see...

SolarWinds sinks as 1Q license revenue disappoints

April 27, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of business software maker SolarWinds Inc. fell Tuesday after the company's first-quarter licensing revenue missed expectations.The stock slid $3.33, or 13.9 percent, to $20.60 in afternoon trading. Shares have traded between $12.70 and $24.95 over the past year.In a note to investors...

72 new members chosen by Academy

April 27, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Academy of Sciences) The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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Plurality Ltd. Opens US Subsidiary in Silicon Valley

April 27, 2010 9:18 am | News | Comments

Plurality Ltd. announced the opening of Plurality USA. Plurality's US subsidiary will be headed by Jeffrey Miller, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, and Jack Koplik, Vice President of Sales. Mr. Miller came from MIPS Technologies prior to Joining Plurality USA, where he was director of sales for MIPS' RISC processor intellectual property products.

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Eurotech Demos Latest Microsoft Windows Embedded Technology at ESC Silicon Valley

April 27, 2010 9:13 am | News | Comments

Eurotech will demonstrate the Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system on the Catalyst FX development system at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA.

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Kontron to showcase embedded computing platforms at ESC

April 27, 2010 9:06 am | News | Comments

Kontron will exhibit its latest products including its new Intel Core i7 processor-based platforms including AdvancedMC, CompactPCI, COM Express and VPX at the upcoming Embedded Systems Conference in Silicon Valley.

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