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Broadridge 3Q net earnings down 39 percent

May 10, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology outsourcing company Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. said Monday fiscal third-quarter net income fell 39 percent as expenses and a loss from discontinued operations outweighed higher revenue.The Lake Success, N.Y., company reported net income of $24.9 million, or 18 cents per...

Research Shows Chemicals from Seaweed Can Kill Coral on Contact

May 10, 2010 1:23 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Field studies have shown for the first time that several common species of seaweeds in both the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans can kill corals upon contact using chemical means.

S & P upgrades Broadridge ratings

May 10, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said Monday it raised its ratings on Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc., concluding that the company's financial performance improved and management reduced financial risks.The Lake Success, N.Y.-based technology outsourcing company now carries an S&P...

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Untangling the quantum entanglement behind photosynthesis

May 10, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley reserchers have carried out the first study in which the quantum phenomenon known as "entanglement" has been observed and characterized in a real biological system. Quantum entanglement is thought to be a critical factor behind the...

Team of K-State Researchers Image Ester Modification of Microscopic Single Starch Granules, A Scientific First

May 10, 2010 12:22 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Kansas State University researchers and collaborators applied microscopic chemical imaging to single modified starch granules at Brookhaven Lab's NSLS.

Utah gear maker acquired, to buy another company

May 10, 2010 11:30 am | by PAUL FOY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Outdoor gear maker Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. — which helped create an industry in Utah — will join a publicly traded company and buy Sacramento, Calif.-based Gregory Mountain Products Inc., a manufacturer of specialized backpacks.Black Diamond chief Peter Metcalf said the combination will...

Earnings Preview: Cisco expects continued recovery

May 10, 2010 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems Inc., the world's largest maker of computer networking equipment, reports its fiscal third-quarter results after the stock market closes Wednesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Last quarter, Cisco posted its first year-over-year sales increase since January 2009, as the improving economy...

Merge Healthcare names Jeff Surges to board

May 10, 2010 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical software maker Merge Healthcare Inc. said Monday it appointed Jeff Surges to its board of directors.Surges is the president of U.S. sales for Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc., a company that compiles and maintains electronic health records. He is a former president and CEO of...

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Yahoo's 1Q lobbying expenses rise 15 pct to $530K

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

Yahoo Inc. ramped up its lobbying efforts to start the year as the Internet company discussed its new partnership with Microsoft Corp. and a wide range of other issues with federal lawmakers and regulars.The $530,000 that Yahoo spent on lobbying during the first quarter represented a 15 percent...

PMC-Sierra buys Adaptec unit for about $34 million

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

Communications and storage chip maker PMC-Sierra Inc. said Monday that it purchased Adaptec Inc.'s channel storage division for about $34 million in cash.PMC-Sierra said the deal will strengthen its existing enterprise storage business by allowing faster access to channel customers.PMC-Sierra...

Hot new material can keep electronics cool

May 10, 2010 10:26 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Riverside) Professor Alexander Balandin and a team of UC Riverside researchers, including Chun Ning Lau, an associate professor of physics, have taken another step toward new technology that could keep laptops and other electronic devices from overheating.

Analog Devices Introduces Low-Power Radio Frequency Prescalers

May 10, 2010 10:11 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. announced today the availability of new RF prescaler circuits for a variety of applications, including point-to-point radios, VSATs (very small aperture terminals) and microwave communication systems. A prescaler is a circuit that generates an output signal related to an input signal by a fractional scale factor.

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Transmitter Turns Accelerometers into 24-7 Vibration Monitoring Sensors

May 10, 2010 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

IMI Sensors – a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc., announces the release of their model 682A09 ICP In-Line 4-20 mA Vibration Transmitter. Another IMI Sensors industry-first, the model 682A09 installs in line with any industrial accelerometer and converts the vibration signal to a 4-20 mA velocity output...

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Multiplexer Integrates Redrive Circuitry to Maintain Signal Integrity

May 10, 2010 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX4986, a 2:1/1:2 active multiplexer designed to switch and redrive SAS/SATA signals from one source to one of two destinations. This device integrates four programmable signal-amplitude buffers to protect against unwanted noise at the output.

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Utah gear maker to go public, buy another company

May 10, 2010 9:30 am | by PAUL FOY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Outdoor gear maker Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. — which helped create an industry in Utah — will become a publicly traded company and buy a manufacturer of specialized backpacks.Black Diamond chief Peter Metcalf says the combination with Sacramento, Calif.-based Gregory Mountain Products Inc....

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