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CGI Group extends US$903 million cash offer to buy American IT firm Stanley

June 18, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) has extended its cash offer to buy American information technology firm Stanley Inc. (NYSE:SXE) for US$903 million.The Montreal-based company says the offer will now expire on July 9 at midnight, while the rest of the terms remain the same.CGI says the extension was...

Three-Phase Brushless DC Motor Pre-Driver IC Targets Office Automation

June 18, 2010 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has introduced a three-phase brushless DC motor pre-driver with outputs for direct high current gate drive of an all N-channel power MOSFET three phase bridge with a maximum supply voltage of 38 V. Allegro’s A4936 device has


PC-104 A-D and D-A Modules Eliminate Need for Recalibration

June 18, 2010 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems’ PCM-MIO-G-AD-1 is a 16-channel, 16-bit analog input card and the PCM-MIO-G-DA-1 is an eight-channel, 12-bit analog output card. Both cards also support 48-lines of digital I/O. These small, 90 mm x 96 mm expansion boards are designed to


BT Calls on Union to Resume Talks

June 18, 2010 5:29 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

BT extended an olive branch to its largest union by calling on the Communication Workers Union to resume talks after a union official said it may compromise on a pay deal.

M8 Connectors Feature Insulation-displacement Technology for Field Installation

June 18, 2010 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s line of sensor/actuator connectors now includes QUICKON M8 connectors. The QUICKON system uses insulation-displacement technology to reduce installation times by up to


U.S. International Transactions, First Quarter 2010

June 18, 2010 5:26 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | News | Comments

The U.S. current-account deficit - the combined balances on trade in goods and services, income, and net unilateral current transfers - increased to $109.0 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2010, from $100.9 billion (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase was the...

CandM Appoints Bo Oliveira Western Regional Sales Manager

June 18, 2010 5:26 am | by 1888 Press Release | News | Comments

CandM Corporation, a vertically integrated manufacturer of bulk cable, coil cords, and cable assemblies, has announced the appointment of Bo Oliveira as the Western Regional Sales Manager.


DisplaySearch Digital Signage Conference to Address Opportunities for Digital Signage Supply Chain

June 18, 2010 5:26 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

With the global digital signage market forecast to reach 7.4 million units by 2015 (from 400,000 units in 2005), it remains one of the fastest growing segments in the display business.


University of Minnesota researchers clear major hurdle in road to high-efficiency solar cells

June 18, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Minnesota) A team of University of Minnesota-led researchers has cleared a major hurdle in the drive to build solar cells with potential efficiencies up to twice as high as current levels

Georgia Institute of Technology, NUI Galway and the University of Limerick Launch Joint Translational Research Institute

June 18, 2010 5:24 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The Georgia Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) and the University of Limerick today announced a unique partnership to develop a joint translational research institute.


Reinhold Mann Named Brookhaven Lab's Associate Laboratory Director for Environment and Life Sciences

June 18, 2010 5:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Reinhold Mann has been named Associate Laboratory Director for Brookhaven Lab’s Environment and Life Sciences Directorate.


Wriggling Neutrinos Caught in the Act

June 18, 2010 5:00 am | News | Comments

The OPERA Collaboration based at the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in Italy announced a rare breakthrough in particle physics: the first direct observation of a muon neutrino turning into a tau neutrino.

'Dark' Laser Creates Pulses of Nearly Nothing

June 18, 2010 4:39 am | News | Comments

In an advance that sounds almost Zen, researchers at the NIST and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado at Boulder, have demonstrated a new type of pulsed laser that excels at not producing light.


Nanotechnology Fabrication Moves Closer to Mass Production

June 18, 2010 4:32 am | by Michael Berger, | News | Comments

Researchers have successfully demonstrated a lithography-free, direct-write technique for fabricating discrete field-effect transistors and digital logic gates on a single nanowire.

US Lacks Ability to Protect Networks

June 18, 2010 4:10 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal agency in charge of securing the government's computer systems is unable to monitor the networks or analyze threats in real time, and it lacks the authority and staff it needs to do its job, according to an internal report.


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