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Sonic Solutions to acquire DivX for cash and stock

June 2, 2010 6:32 am | News | Comments

Sonic Solutions, which makes digital media software, said Wednesday it agreed to acquire DivX Inc., a digital media company, for about $323 million and provided preliminary fourth-quarter results.Under terms of the deal, Sonic will acquire all outstanding shares of DivX for $3.75 in cash and...

Foxconn, maker of iPad, raises pay 30 per cent after suicides at China plants

June 2, 2010 6:30 am | News | Comments

The Taiwan company that makes iPads and other gadgets is raising the pay of its workers in China after a spate of suicides.Foxconn Technology Group, shaken by the suicides at its China plants, says today it is raising the pay of workers by 30 per cent, a greater increase than first planned.The...

Personal Income and Outlays, April 2010

June 2, 2010 6:24 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

Personal income increased $54.4 billion, or 0.4 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $57.6 billion, or 0.5 percent, in April, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $4.0 billion, or less than 0.1 percent. In...


MeVEA Delivered A Hightech Straddle Carrier Simulator For Public Use

June 2, 2010 6:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

Finnish MeVEA Ltd. has provided a unique opportunity for the public to try the work of a straddle carrier operator! A hightech professional straddel carrier simulator was delivered to a Maritime Center in Finland where it will be part of an exhibition for 18months.

Q1’10 Shipments Show Global TV Market Continues to Recover

June 2, 2010 6:24 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

TV shipments continued to show a strong rebound in growth rates from the very weak levels of early 2009 as improving global economic conditions led to greater demand for TVs. [...]

IEEE touts NJIT professor for expertise in underwater acoustic communication

June 2, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) If you want to know more about underwater acoustic communication, ask NJIT Associate Professor Ali Abdi, Ph.D. A senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Abdi received, on May 10, 2010, the IEEE Region 1 Award for...

AT & T caps phone data usage with new wireless plans

June 2, 2010 5:47 am | News | Comments

In time for the widely expected launch of a new iPhone model, carrier AT&T Inc. is pulling in the reins on data usage by its customers with smart phones and iPads. The sole U.S. carrier of the iPhone is introducing two new data plans, starting June 7, with limits on data consumption.

ECN Interview with MicroChip at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference

June 2, 2010 5:36 am | Videos | Comments

At the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference, Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre interviews Fanie Duvenhage with Microchip Technology.


smartSignaling Tech Allows 3G femtocell to Support up to 400 Devices

June 2, 2010 5:08 am | News | Comments

New smartSignaling features within picoChip’s PC3x3 devices now enable up to 400 ‘always on’ users on a femtocell with additional benefits such as longer handset battery life.


Linear and LDO regulators and Switch Mode Power Supply Tutorial

June 2, 2010 4:49 am | Videos | Comments

Just how different are linear, LDO and switching buck voltage regulators? I'm glad you asked!


Skins Give DMMs a Personal Look

June 2, 2010 4:16 am | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced new thematic skins for U1240 and U1250 Series handheld digital multimeters (DMMs).


Fossil-fuel use and feeding world cause greatest environmental impacts: UNEP panel

June 2, 2010 3:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(UNEP Division of Technology Industry and Economics) A panel of 27 of the world's foremost experts assembled by UNEP has synthesized a comprehensive library of the most authoritative global studies to diagnose which of the planet's many ailments cause the greatest harm, and should...

Foxconn raises worker pay by 30 pct after suicides(2)

June 2, 2010 1:31 am | by ANNIE HUANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, shaken by a spate of suicides at its China plants, said Wednesday it is raising the pay of workers by 30 percent, a greater increase than first planned.The company, which makes iPhones, iPads and other electronic gadgets, said the pay increase will take effect...


Software trade group spent $130,000 to lobby in 1Q

June 1, 2010 3:30 pm | News | Comments

The Software & Information Industry Association spent $130,000 in the first quarter to lobby the federal government on patent-law reform, copyright protections and other intellectual property matters, among other issues, according to a quarterly disclosure report.That's up from $110,000 in the...

Microbe power as a green means to hydrogen production

June 1, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Arizona State University) Scientists have been hard at work harnessing the power of microbes as an attractive source of clean energy. Now, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University researcher Dr. Prathap Parameswaran and his colleagues have investigated a means for enhancing the...


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