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MCU Family Operates in Extreme Environments

March 3, 2010 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) introduced a complete and scalable high-temperature 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family capable of operating at up to 150 °C ambient temperature, meeting the most rigorous industry standard for use in automotive and industrial electronics application environments.

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Concentric Twinaxial Connectors Featured on Cat5e A-B Switch

March 3, 2010 4:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electro Standards Laboratories (ESL), Cranston, RI, has just announced the unique Model 8447 6-Channel A/B Switch which has 2 channels with RJ45 Cat5e Connectors and 4 Channels with MIL-STD-1553B Concentric Twinaxial Connectors. This robust data switch allows the user to share one device among 2 others for each of its 6 channels

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HP dedicating $28M Conway, Ark., service center

March 3, 2010 4:30 am | by CHUCK BARTELS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett Packard Co. hopes to be able to add jobs to its new $28 million facility in Conway as the technology company grows, CEO Mark Hurd said as HP prepared to dedicate the facility.The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company announced last year it would locate a customer and technical service center...

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Costco 2Q profit rises; international sales strong

March 3, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Strong overseas sales growth and increased gasoline prices boosted Costco Wholesale Corp.'s revenue in the second quarter, and the warehouse club operator's profit climbed 25 percent.Costco said Wednesday that its quarterly revenue rose 11 percent to $18.74 billion from $16.84 billion on...

Panasonic chief says TV business to turn profit

March 2, 2010 11:30 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic's chief is optimistic about profit opportunities from taking over Japanese rival Sanyo, especially in solar panels, and vowed to return the company's money-losing TV business to the black by March 2011.Panasonic Corp. President Fumio Ohtsubo was upbeat about taking advantage of what...

TiVo hopes for a lift from DVR blending 'Net, TV

March 2, 2010 5:30 pm | by DEBORAH YAO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TiVo Inc., the pioneer of the digital video recorder, hopes its new DVRs coming out this spring will keep the company relevant in an age when broadcast and broadband will be combined in TVs.The new TiVo Premiere boasts a thinner, sleeker look with a revamped menu and features that will more closely...

New Video: The Oscars Are Lame

March 2, 2010 3:22 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

The Oscars are this weekend...and who cares? These things are worse than the "Marketing Excellence Awards" they have here for all the losers upstairs. Don't forget, the new feed for AnEngineeringMind.com is:http://feeds.feedburner.com/anengineeringmind/zAiQ

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URS Corp 4th-qtr profit falls 25 percent

March 2, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

URS Corp., an engineering and construction services company, said Tuesday that its profit fell 25 percent in the fourth quarter as revenue fell by the double-digits.The company earned $33.8 million, or 41 cents per share, in the three months that ended Jan. 1. That is down from the $45.2...

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Yahoo CEO indicates turnaround could take years

March 2, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz says she hopes investors growing impatient for her to turn around the slumping Internet company remember how long it took for Steve Jobs to revive Apple.In a Tuesday meeting to celebrate Yahoo's 15th anniversary, Bartz reminded reporters that Apple struggled for the first...

Prostate cancer surgeons 'feel' with their eyes

March 2, 2010 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new Cornell study published in a medical journal reports that the outcomes using minimally invasive robotic technology compare favorably with traditional invasive surgery for prostate cancer.

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Lockheed seeks to predict cybersecurity threats

March 2, 2010 11:11 am | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin Corp, the No. 1 information technology provider to the U.S. government, is working hard to better predict and protect against increasingly sophisticated and stealthy cyber attacks. Lockheed, also the Pentagon's biggest contractor, is opening a second internal security intelligence center in Denver this week to complement the one it opened in May 2008 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, north of Washington.

AA Battery Holders Include Retainer Strap

March 2, 2010 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices introduced part number BK-6100-PC4 for holding two AA batteries. Four large stainless steel contacts firmly apply pressure to the AA batteries to assure a long lasting trouble free connection. Four printed circuit contacts allow

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Bill would have tech companies guard human rights

March 2, 2010 11:00 am | News | Comments

At a hearing on Tuesday, Dick Durbin, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on human rights and the law, said there are questions over whether filtering software made by U.S. companies has been used to censor the Internet in several countries with repressive governments.

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France's Competitive Clusters Succeed with Projects

March 2, 2010 10:44 am | by Rayna Lewis, Assistant Web Editor, Advantage Business Media | Blogs | Comments

Changes in France’s economic climate prompted the country to recreate its industrial policy based in the development of competitive clusters. These clusters, founded in December of 2002, were created through an active partnership between manufacturers, research centers and training bodies, which together tackle innovative projects while increasing the economy’s growth potential.

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Carmike Cinemas shares jump after 4Q profit

March 2, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of theater operator Carmike Cinemas Inc. surged Tuesday after the company's fourth-quarter profit beat expectations.The stock jumped 90 cents, or 9.5 percent, to $10.40 in afternoon trading. Shares have traded between $1 and $11.54 over the past year.Late Monday, Carmike said it reversed...

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