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US ITC Hands Seagate Patent Win

March 8, 2010 4:36 am | by Charles Schill, Steptoe & Johnson | Comments

The US ITC handed Seagate a big win by issuing its final determination on a major patent case, finding no violation of Section 337 by Seagate’s computer hard drives or the integrated circuits used in its products supplied by LSI.

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Energy 101 - The Basics

March 8, 2010 4:23 am | Comments

Since there is a great worldwide debate going on about “energy”, some of the debate participants need to refresh their memories, or in some cases, learn something about the basic ‘Energy Laws’ (EL), associated with it’s utilization and conversion from one form to another.

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Industry Orgs Fight Back against Counterfeits

March 8, 2010 3:19 am | by Barry LaFontaine, Quality Manager, Fusion Trade | Comments

With the increase in counterfeit activity has come an emergence of quality-focused organizations dedicated to supporting collaborative attempts to keep counterfeiters at bay.

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US Must Do More to Prevent Loss of Clean Energy Manufacturing Jobs

March 5, 2010 4:16 am | by Sam Haswell, Apollo News Service | Comments

The United States must commit to developing a domestic manufacturing sector capable of meeting heightened demand for the parts, systems and components of the growing clean energy economy...

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How Do You Track and Budget for Energy Costs?

March 4, 2010 3:24 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Amy discussed how she keeps track of her energy costs and uses past bills to plan her budget for the coming months. Her utility has a useful tool that helps with her planning. If your utility doesn't offer a similar service, you might try using ENERGY STAR's Home Energy Yardstick.

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A New Way of Doing Business with China

March 3, 2010 10:20 am | by Joseph Wong, VP, Made-in-China.com | Comments

It wasn’t long ago that sourcing products overseas meant logging endless hours of plane travel, working with numerous in-country middlemen, and hoping with a dose of optimism that the products were of the best quality.

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The High Speed Data Race

March 3, 2010 8:42 am | by James O. “Jim” Farmer, Enablence Systems, www.enablence.com | Comments

This article is about speed, the speed of data communications for the home and small-and-medium-business markets.

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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 | 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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Brrrrr. It's Cold In There!

March 2, 2010 9:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

This winter has seemed like an especially long one to me. I'm ready to wear shorts and enjoy nice, long summer days. Alas, the reality is that it will probably be cold for at least another month here in Washington, D.C. All that cold air robs not only our jacketed bodies of warmth, but it...

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GaN vs. Silicon in Power Management

March 2, 2010 8:03 am | by Alex Lidow, CEO, Efficient Power Conversion Corporation | Comments

In June 2009 Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduced the first enhancement-mode GaN on silicon power transistors designed specifically as power MOSFET replacements. These products were designed to be produced in high-volume at low cost using standard silicon manufacturing technology and facilities.

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When Utility Bills Attack!

March 1, 2010 9:25 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

It may come as a shock to my college math professor, but where my family's finances are concerned, I'm a budgeter. Just before a new month begins, I take some time to plan for the month's regular bills as well as any special events or holidays that might require setting some extra money...

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Managing Global Trade Compliance

February 26, 2010 4:28 am | by Don Woods, Director of Customs Brokerage Compliance for UPS Supply Chain Solutions Brokerage Division | Comments

Global trade can be a daunting task, especially keeping up with countless, complex, and continuously changing security and trade regulations, agreements, and programs.

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Which Energy Empowers Story Has Inspired You?

February 25, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Monday, Amy pointed you to the great stories on the Energy Empowers Web site. Whether you're looking for stories from individuals, communities, or industry, something on the site is sure to strike a chord. So take a look at the site and tell us:

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EU weighs Google rivals' complaints

February 24, 2010 5:08 am | Comments

The European Commission said Wednesday it has asked Google to comment on allegations by rivals it demotes their sites in its search rankings. EU spokeswoman Amelia Torres said the EU antitrust office has received complaints from three Google rivals, but had not "opened a formal investigation, for the time being."

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Free Web and Content

February 24, 2010 4:53 am | by Wolf Homma | Comments

Theft is theft, and the fact that theft is easy in the digital age does not change this. Quality must be paid for, and that applies to entertainment and news alike. Will web-based news outfits be able to pay for a network of qualified correspondents in all countries of the world, for in-depth reports and thorough research?

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