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Software AG's Q4 net profit up 37 pct

February 4, 2010 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's Software AG said Thursday that its net income rose 37 percent in the fourth quarter on improving sales and contributions from recently acquired software maker IDS Scheer AG.Software AG, based in Darmstadt, said net profit for the October-December period rose to euro48.1 million ($67.3...

Hitachi returns to profit, replacing CEO

February 4, 2010 12:01 am | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese electronics conglomerate Hitachi Ltd. said Thursday it made a small profit last quarter after a massive loss a year earlier, thanks to cost cutting measures and lower restructuring charges.Hitachi, which is still forecasting annual losses of over $2 billion, also announced a leadership...


GE Healthcare Expands Portfolio of ecomagination Products

February 3, 2010 11:52 pm | by General Electric | News | Comments

Newly approved ecomagination products help hospitals reduce costs and waste, delivering positive benefits to the environment


GE Healthcare showcases innovations and healthymagination at the SMFM 30th Annual Meeting

February 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by General Electric | News | Comments

Voluson E8, Voluson i and ViewPoint highlight company focus on women’s healthcare


Federal Register: Strengthening the Center for Devices and Radiological Health's 510(k) Review Process; Public Meeting; Request for Comments

February 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

The purpose of the public meeting is to identify actions that CDRH can consider taking to strengthen the premarket notification process for review of medical devices, also known as the 510(k) process. FDA is seeking input on a number of identified...


Federal Register: The Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

February 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

On March 12, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for the Deep Brain Stimulation System for Epilepsy sponsored by Medtronic, Inc.


Federal Register: Workshop on Pediatric Neurological and Neurocognitive Assessments for Cardiovascular Devices; Public Workshop

February 3, 2010 11:51 pm | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments

The purpose of the public workshop is to solicit information from clinicians, academia, professional societies, other government agencies, and industry on various neurological and neurocognitive assessments for pediatric patients implanted with...


Sony's quarterly profit surges to $871 million

February 3, 2010 9:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp. says net profit for the October-December quarter surged more than sevenfold, thanks to cost cuts and an improved performance in its mainstay consumer electronics division.The Japanese electronics and entertainment company booked a net profit of 79.2 billion yen ($871 million) in the...

SKorean, US firms embroiled in chip espionage case

February 3, 2010 8:01 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's top producers of computer memory chips are embroiled in an apparent case of industrial espionage after South Korean prosecutors indicted 18 people over alleged technology theft.Prosecutors said Thursday those involved — including employees of U.S. company Allied Materials and its...

External Storage Devices will be among Leading Peripherals for SuperSpeed USB Adoption

February 3, 2010 6:55 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

“SuperSpeed” USB technology, also known as USB 3.0, will see broad adoption across a range of PC and PC peripherals over the next several years.

Time Warner posts 4Q profit despite ad drop

February 3, 2010 6:01 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Time Warner Inc. made a profit in the fourth quarter despite a decline in advertising revenue as the media company saw revenue gains in its cable channels such as HBO and its Warner Bros. movie studio, the one behind the "Harry Potter" franchise.CEO Jeff Bewkes also played down the possibility...

Symbian phone software now available for free

February 3, 2010 5:01 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Symbian Foundation says the software that powers the most smart phones in the world is being made largely available for free for anyone to use.The foundation was set up in 2008 after Nokia Corp., the biggest maker of Symbian phones, bought out the consortium that made the software. Nokia...


EU and India launch biotechnology and health NPP

February 3, 2010 4:55 pm | by European Commission | News | Comments

India and EU Member States have launched NEW INDIGO, a Networking Pilot Programme (NPP) on biotechnology and health. Their objective is to establish a joint infrastructure for advanced research in this growing and significant field. NEW INDIGO ('Initiative for the development and...

Disputed Joojoo tablet to ship at end of February

February 3, 2010 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Joojoo Web-browsing tablet appears on track to reach early buyers at the end of February.The $499 touch-screen computer is at the center of a Silicon Valley legal dispute. Both a Singapore startup called Fusion Garage and Michael Arrington, a well-known technology blogger, claim ownership...


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