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Microfluidics: A thousand captures at a time

October 28, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Patch clamping is a widely used laboratory technique to study ion channels in living cells. It is conventionally performed by pressing the open tip of a glass pipette against the membrane of a cell, applying gentle suction to establish a tight seal and then rupturing the cell membrane to...


Atrenta and CEA-Leti sign a multi-year collaboration agreement

October 28, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Focus will be advanced power reduction and 3D design.


Taiwan touch-screen maker raises $200M in IPO

October 28, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

TPK Holding Co., a supplier of touch screens for Apple's iPhone and iPad tablet computer, has raised $200 million from its initial public offering, the largest in Taiwan this year.The company's shares will start trading Friday on the Taiwan stock market.Proceeds of the IPO will be used to...


Nintendo sinks into the red for first half

October 28, 2010 1:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nintendo sank to a first-half loss, the first in seven years, as a rising yen and long-delayed release for its 3-D gaming machine set the scene for a weak full-year result....

Sharp rebounds to profit but cuts forecast

October 28, 2010 1:05 am | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

A strong yen forced Japan's Sharp Corp. to cut its earnings forecast even as first-half profit rebounded on improved sales of home appliances, Blu-ray disc players and flat-screen TVs.In another sign that the rising yen is hurting Japan's big exporters, the Osaka-based electronics company...

Aggie engineers among top entrepreneurs on 2010 Aggie 100 list

October 27, 2010 7:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Oct. 22 at the 6th Annual “Aggie 100” program, sponsored by the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University. The “Aggie 100” focuses on growth as...


Symantec 2Q earnings beat Street; shares rise

October 27, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Symantec Corp. said Wednesday its fiscal second-quarter net income dropped 12 percent partially because of the security software maker's recent purchase of VeriSign Inc.'s security business, but results topped Wall Street's estimates.Shares rose 85 cents, or 5.4 percent, to $16.65 in...

Yahoo hires former News Corp. exec to fill void

October 27, 2010 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc. is turning to a former Internet sharpshooter at News Corp.'s media empire to fill a big hole on its management team....


CACI International posts 20 percent jump in 1Q net

October 27, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CACI International Inc. said Wednesday that improving demand for its security technology drove earnings up 20 percent in the most recent quarter, a bigger jump than Wall Street expected.The company also offered an upbeat outlook, saying it signed a record $1.5 billion worth of bookings in the...

Akamai posts jump in 3Q net as revenue picks up

October 27, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Akamai Technologies Inc., a company that provides technology for managing Web traffic, posted a 21 percent increase in third-quarter earnings Wednesday, surpassing analysts' estimates.The company's release did not provide specific projections for the fourth quarter, but Akamai CEO Paul Sagan...

Winners announced in 2010 Collegiate Inventors Competition

October 27, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Inventors Hall of Fame) Recognizing the innovative ideas of today's college and university students, the Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of Invent Now, today announced that a way to implant human liver cells in mice to facilitate drug testing and a way to manufacture...


Digi-Key and Exar Sign Global Distribution Agreement

October 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Exar Corp. to distribute the company’s analog and mixed-signal ICs to Digi-Key customers around the globe. Exar delivers highly differentiated silicon,...


Micrel Reports Strong 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results

October 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by | Comments

Micrel, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Third quarter revenues of $80.6 million increased by $6.7 million, or 9.1%, up from $73.9 million in the second quarter of...


Italy latest country to probe Google's Street View

October 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Italian prosecutors said Wednesday they have opened an investigation into Google's Street View mapping feature for suspected violation of privacy....

US regulators scold Google for taking e-mails

October 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission is scolding Google, but not taking any further action against the company for collecting personal information transmitted over unsecured wireless networks....


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