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Microsoft, Amazon cross-license patent portfolios

February 22, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it has made a patent cross-licensing deal with Web retailer Inc.The agreement gives Microsoft and Amazon access to each other's patent portfolio and includes a broad range of products and technology, including Amazon's Kindle electronic book...

DriveCam Inc. Leverages Texas Instruments Signal Processing Technologies Within Automotive Driver Risk Management Solution

February 22, 2010 5:20 pm | by Texas Instruments | News | Comments

DriveCam Inc. Leverages Texas Instruments Signal Processing Technologies Within Automotive Driver Risk Management Solution

Wal-Mart to buy digital movie provider Vudu

February 22, 2010 4:30 pm | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday it will buy broadband entertainment provider Vudu, a deal that gives the world's biggest retailer the ability to sell movies directly through TVs and Blu-ray players over the Internet.The deal could give Wal-Mart a way to compete with electronics rival Best Buy...


Ciber posts lower 4Q profit, sales

February 22, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Technology consulting company Ciber Inc. said Monday its fourth-quarter profit declined amid the difficult economy and because of a higher income tax rate than a year earlier.The company earned $2.5 million, or 4 cents per share, down from a profit of $5.5 million,...

S & P to add Helmerich & Payne to S & P 500 Index

February 22, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's said Monday that Helmerich & Payne Inc. will replace IMS Health Inc. in the S&P 500 Index on Friday as IMS is bought in a deal expected to close on or near the end of the week.Affiliates of TPG Capital LP and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board plan to acquire IMS.Oil and...

Jacobs School Leadership Affirms Principles of Community

February 22, 2010 2:21 pm | by Jacobs School Mechanical Aerospace Engineering | News | Comments

 Jacobs School Leadership Affirms Principles of Community

Sound maps reveal whales and noise pollution

February 22, 2010 2:20 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Chris Clark discussed his state-of-the-art acoustic animations and the difficulties facing whales Feb. 21 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in San Diego.

Avandia (rosiglitazone): Ongoing Review of Cardiovascular Safety

February 22, 2010 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

FDA is reviewing data from a large, long-term clinical study on possible risks for cardiovascular outcomes associated with use of rosiglitazone.


AdaCore Releases GNAT Pro 6.3

February 22, 2010 11:38 am | News | Comments

AdaCore, a leading supplier of Ada development tools and support services, today announced the latest major release of its GNAT Pro Ada development environment. GNAT Pro 6.3 is now available on several new platforms including 64-bit Windows, Windows 7, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, VxWorks MILS, and PikeOS (ARINC 653). The product incorporates performance improvements and a variety of enhancements, many based on customer feedback, and it offers the first implementation of new Ada 2012 features. GNAT Pro 6.3 works with a number of complementary tools, sold separately, including the CodePeer automated code review and validation tool.


SanDisk ships 64 GB memory card for high-def video

February 22, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Flash memory card maker SanDisk Corp. said Monday it has started shipping its highest-capacity card to date, which can hold 64 gigabytes worth of video, photos and other data.SanDisk's flash memory cards are used in mobile phones, digital still cameras and digital video cameras.The company said...

Imec and Holst Centre achieve breakthrough in battery-less radios

February 22, 2010 11:24 am | News | Comments

At the International Solid State Circuit Conference, imec and Holst Centre reported a 2.4GHz/915MHz wake-up receiver which consumes only 51µW power.


Bluetooth low energy module employs Nordic µBlue chip

February 22, 2010 11:10 am | News | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announced that further to the Bluetooth SIG's official adoption of Bluetooth® low energy (as part of the latest Bluetooth Version 4.0 Core Specification), French multi-die system-in-package (SiP) design specialists, Insight SiP, has released the world's first drop-in single mode Bluetooth low energy SiP module.


RI emissary has high hopes for America's Cup

February 22, 2010 10:30 am | by ERIC TUCKER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The president of the America's Cup Hall of Fame said Monday he remains "guardedly optimistic" about Newport's chances to host the next America's Cup sailing competition following a meeting with the billionaire software mogul who captured the trophy and gets to select the venue.Halsey Herreshoff...


Verizon FiOS customers to get online access to HBO

February 22, 2010 9:55 am | News | Comments

Premium cable TV channel HBO is offering online viewing of its movies and TV shows to its subscribers through a new Web site. The cable network said Wednesday that it has partnered with Verizon to offer its FiOS video and Internet customers access to the site, starting Thursday. The service will be expanded to include other subscription TV operators.


LED Backlight Costs Falling Faster than Conventional LCD Backlights

February 22, 2010 9:35 am | News | Comments

Most LCD panel and set makers are focusing on development of LED (light emitting diode) backlight units for improved visual performance, thinner form factor, and lower power consumption. The key issue has been reducing cost, in absolute terms and relative to the conventional CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent) backlights. The newly-released DisplaySearch Quarterly LED & CCFL Backlight Cost Report, which is the only report to analyze and forecast the cost structure of CCFL and LED backlight costs, disclosed that the average cost of 40” edge LED backlight unit in Q1’10 is $118, and will fall to $100 by Q4’10 (see Figure 1). Cost reduction is driven by increasing production volumes, which affects LED and material costs, and by improvement in LED luminous intensity, which enables the use of fewer LED chips.



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