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Level 3 to buy back notes, affirms outlook

January 5, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Level 3 Communications Inc. said Tuesday it is looking to buy back about $550 million in debt and reaffirmed its adjusted profit forecast for 2009.The company, which provides Internet networking services, said it has launched a tender offer for $550 million in 12.25 percent notes due in 2013....

Opera Software CEO steps down

January 5, 2010 2:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Opera Software ASA announced Tuesday that co-founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner has stepped down following 15 years at the helm of the Norwegian software developer.The company has tapped Lars Boilesen, chief commercial officer, to lead the company known for the popular Opera internet browser.The...

Electronic Arts standing behind Tiger Woods

January 4, 2010 5:01 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic Arts Inc. said Monday it will stand behind Tiger Woods — at least for the release of a new online golf game featuring the embattled athlete.The relationship between EA and Woods stretches back more than a decade, and Tiger Woods-branded games have pulled in hundreds of millions of...

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Electronic Arts stands behind Tiger Woods

January 4, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronic Arts Inc. is standing behind Tiger Woods and plans to go ahead with the release this month of an online game featuring the embattled golf superstar.EA Sports President Peter Moore says Woods is "still one of the greatest athletes in history" despite his missteps off the golf course....

'Avatar' continues climb with $68.5M weekend

January 4, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The sci-fi saga "Avatar" maintained its blockbuster trek with a $68.5 million weekend domestically. The film shot past $1 billion worldwide, becoming only the fifth movie to hit that mark.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio...

Report: Apple tablet device coming in January

January 4, 2010 2:01 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Speculation intensified Monday that Apple Inc. will soon unveil a tablet-style gadget for consuming music, movies, books and other media.The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is planning to take the wraps off such a device this month and begin shipping it in March.That jibes with several...

SWUGN Year in Review - November 2009

January 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top Story46 SolidWorks User Groups take advantage of new SolidWorks forums "group" functionality by requesting their own social groups. The Southern Minnesota SolidWorks User Group REALLY takes advantage and signs up 29 members almost immediately. The group wins a contest and will have...

Study shows spoon-measuring medicine is inaccurate

January 4, 2010 12:05 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A Cornell study shows that when consumers use kitchen spoons to measure liquid medicine, the result is significant over- or underdosing.

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General Dynamics wins $198M contract for tanks

January 4, 2010 12:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Corp. said one of its business units has won a $198 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command to build 140 tanks for Iraq.The contract was awarded to General Dynamics Land Systems for M1A1 situational awareness tanks. Enhancements to the tank include a...

Atmel Collaborates with H & D Wireless to Deliver Embedded Wi-Fi Solution

January 4, 2010 9:19 am | News | Comments

Atmel Corporation is collaborating with H&D Wireless to deliver an IEEE802.11b+g Wi-Fi solution for Atmel's 32-bit AVR microcontrollers. In this collaboration, H&D Wireless will provide the SPB104 Wi-Fi extension board which is easily connected to the AVR32 UC3 evaluation kits through the SD card socket.

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Kathie Cahill Wins Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award

January 4, 2010 9:12 am | News | Comments

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced that Kathie Cahill, CPMR, president of Net Sales Company of Victor, N.Y., is the recipient of the 2009 Ray Hall Spirit of ERA Award.

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McGuireWoods Wins Key Patent Trial for Wireless Carriers

January 4, 2010 9:00 am | News | Comments

An eight-member Richmond federal court jury took less than two hours to rule in favor of McGuireWoods’ client Verizon Wireless, and several other wireless carriers including AllTel, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and device manufacturer Novatel Wireless, in a massive patent infringement case.

Processor Enables TEAC to Create New Product Category

January 4, 2010 8:57 am | News | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. announced today that TEAC Corporation, a premier designer and manufacturer of professional audio equipment, has selected ADI’s Blackfin processor as the processing platform for its new PT-7 Chromatic Tuner/Recorder designed by TASCAM, the company’s recording equipment brand.

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DAQs Support General Apps

January 4, 2010 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

DynamicSignals today announces its new family of General Purpose DAQ products—DS206/207. Both the DS206 and the DS207 are welcome additions to the existing DynamicSignals’ family of low-cost, easy-to-use, portable data acquisition analog to digital conversion (ADC) products.

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Network ICs Target In-vehicle Apps

January 4, 2010 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems, a global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs for communications, industrial, medical and automotive applications, today announced two new in-vehicle-network ICs, the AS8520 and AS8530.

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