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Ames Laboratory scientists win national technology transfer awards

April 29, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Ames Laboratory) Three US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory scientists have won national Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium. Iver Anderson, Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist, won for a lead-free solder alloy with wide industry...

Seven Faculty Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 29, 2010 2:20 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has honored seven Yale faculty with election as new members: Joseph G. Altonji, Peter Cresswell, Paul Harris Freedman, Alanna Schepartz, Günter P. Wagner, Elisabeth Jean Wood and Craig Milton Wright.


Open Text reports Q3 profit of US$13.1 million, revenue up from year ago

April 29, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC) earned US$13.1 million in its latest quarter, down from $22 million a year ago, as revenue crept higher.The software company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said Thursday the profit amounted to 23 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31 compared...


Non-GAAP Income From Operations of $2.8 Million, up 45%; Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.19, up 43%

April 29, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of postage online ( and shipping software ( solutions, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010.For the first quarter:-- Excluding...

No More Silos Allowed for Thermal and EMI Engineers as Frequencies Rise

April 29, 2010 12:58 pm | by Jeff McCutcheon, senior technical specialist,3M Electronics Markets Materials Division | Articles | Comments

Are you a “Themimech” engineer? If not now, you might be soon! As the rising frequencies of many applications are now forcing engineers to be aware of and plan for issues related to rising frequencies in electronic devices and systems, they are now required to participate...


Miss. judge rules for lawyers in $10M fee dispute

April 29, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Mississippi judge has upheld $10 million in fees paid to lawyers for handling a state lawsuit against computer software manufacturer Microsoft Corp.Hinds County Chancellor Denise Owens on Wednesday dismissed the challenge filed by State Auditor Stacy Pickering.Microsoft reached a $100 million...

New Faceplate Blends Technology & Style

April 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by Tyco Electronics | News | Comments

Introducing Tyco Electronics' newly enhanced AMP NETCONNECT faceplates. Our enhanced faceplate offering is about aesthetics and accessibility. Easier access to data labels makes for faster installations. And you get long-term reliability from a superior quality product. Smooth, sleek and...

Performing Accurate Nonlinear Device Measurements Using Active Tuners

April 29, 2010 12:04 pm | by Steve Reyes, Anritsu Company | Articles | Comments

With continued pressure for broader 3G coverage for smart phones, increased Internet connection for Wi-Fi and WiMAX, and the imminent introduction of 4G/LTE systems, design activity for digital communication RF components has never been greater.


Can hypervisors Stand the Test of Real Time?

April 29, 2010 11:45 am | by Yi Zheng, QNX Software Systems | Articles | Comments

Hardware virtualization, and the hypervisors that enable it, have become a hot topic in the embedded space. But while virtualization opens up new possibilities for system architects and designers, it also poses new challenges, especially when used with real-time applications.


Designing Custom, Low-Cost Instrumentation for Test and Measurement Using Off-the-Shelf FPGA Modules

April 29, 2010 11:36 am | by Jake Janovetz, Opal Kelly | Articles | Comments

Designing for industrial applications presents many challenges, but it also allows an engineer to be creative, spread her wings, and explore new technologies to solve the task at hand. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and, in particular, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) FPGA modules can be just the ticket to attack industrial applications that used to be a much more difficult challenge.


Smart, Intuitive User Interfaces Move to Industrial Control

April 29, 2010 11:26 am | Articles | Comments

Industrial applications, such as home and commercial building automation, data loggers, point-of-sale terminals and cash registers, in-house displays for energy metering, alarm systems and medical equipment are starting to join the “smart” revolution currently enjoyed by portable media player and smartphone markets.


Vibration Analysis Using ADCs Keeps Industrial Equipment Working

April 29, 2010 10:31 am | by Michael Clifford, Analog Devices, | Articles | Comments

Monitoring the condition of large industrial machinery provides long term benefits in terms of lower production cost, reduced equipment down time, improved reliability, and increased safety. Industrial manufacturers face a constant battle in keeping production equipment operational.


Convio jumps, Alpha and Omega lower in IPO debuts

April 29, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One up, one down: the divergent moves of two technology IPOs Thursday shows that investors remain wary about buying shares of companies new to market.Shares of chip maker Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd. dropped after pricing within its expected range, while software provider Convio Inc. rose...


Economy: innovation and pro-green policies offer new sources of growth

April 29, 2010 10:27 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Faced with unprecedented levels of unemployment, unsustainable fiscal deficits and public debt and low economic growth, governments need to focus on innovation and pro-green policies as potential new sources of growth, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría told a meeting of heads of...


Motorola Posts Profit on Strong Phone Sales

April 29, 2010 10:26 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

The company, which has been struggling, sold 2.3 million smartphones in the quarter, more than expected.


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