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US widens probe of HP bribery allegations

September 10, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. investigators are widening their probe of alleged kickbacks paid to Russian authorities by employees of a Hewlett-Packard Co. subsidiary in Germany.Authorities in Russia, Germany and the U.S. have been looking into alleged bribes totaling $11 million. The bribes were allegedly paid to...

Why the secrecy surrounding TSI development?

September 10, 2010 3:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Yole analyst Jean-Marc Yannou describes what?s really going on behind the scenes with through-silicon interposer (TSI) development.

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Facebook inches past Google for Web users' minutes

September 9, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

U.S. Web surfers are spending more time socializing on Facebook than searching with Google, according to new data from researchers at comScore Inc.In August, people spent a total of 41.1 million minutes on Facebook, comScore said, about 9.9 percent of their Web-surfing minutes for the month....

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Findings by Texas A & M Chemical Engineer Could Lead to Improved DNA Analysis

September 9, 2010 2:21 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

DNA analysis is poised to experience a significant advancement thanks to the work of a Texas A&M University chemical engineer, who has discovered a way to achieve more effective separation of DNA fragments. Working with a widely used gelatin substance known as a hydrogel, Victor M....

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Netflix available via Panasonic TVs, disc players

September 9, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said that streaming video from Netflix Inc. is now available through its Blu-ray disc players and high-definition television sets that contain the company's Viera Cast multimedia streaming technology.Panasonic's Viera Cast technology can stream multimedia content from the...

Scientists observe single ions moving through tiny carbon-nanotube channel

September 9, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) For the first time, a team of MIT chemical engineers has observed single ions marching through a tiny carbon-nanotube channel. Such channels could be used as extremely sensitive detectors or as part of a new water-desalination system. They could...

Marvell Launches Smart-Electronics Initiative

September 9, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Marvell announced the launch of the "Smart-Electronics Initiative," a cross-industry collaborative campaign aimed at increasing awareness for the growing amount of energy consumed by everyday consumer electronics. The effort will also promote wider adoption...

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UL Acquires TerraChoice in Green Standard Consolidation

September 9, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

ULC Standards, a unit of Underwriters Laboratories has acquired TerraChoice, a green marketing consultancy and the managers of Canada’s EcoLogo program. While the acquisition was conducted by ULC Standards, the move serves to bring...

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ENER1 Announces $65 Million Capital Raise

September 9, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

ENER1, Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell $55 million of senior unsecured notes, together with shares of common stock and warrants, to certain investment funds, led by funds managed by Goldman Sachs...

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STATS ChipPAC achieves major milestone of over 35 million eWLB units shipped

September 9, 2010 11:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (SGX-ST: STATSChP), a leading semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, today announced it has achieved a major industry milestone in the volume ramp of embedded Wafer-Level Ball Grid Array (eWLB) technology with more...

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ASE gears up for 2.5D, 3D IC commercialization

September 9, 2010 11:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

3D IC Technology holds great promise for manufacturing at 20nm and beyond, bridging the gap between SoC and future system requirements.

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DOD, industry fund $5.6M SMU-led research for realistic robotic arms that move, 'feel'

September 9, 2010 11:20 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Southern Methodist University) Lightning-fast connections between robotic limbs and the human brain may be within reach for injured soldiers and other amputees at a new research center led by engineers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Funded with $5.6M from the Department of...

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Post-It maker 3M to pay $810M for Arizant, provider of heating blankets for hospital patients

September 9, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Manufacturing conglomerate 3M Co. has agreed to pay US$810 million for Arizant Inc., a company that makes heating devices for surgical patients.The deal announced Thursday is one of a string of recent acquisitions for 3M as it stretches beyond its traditional business of making Post-It Notes...

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Most influential tweeters of all

September 9, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Northwestern University) Tweet this, Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. Just because you have a ton of followers on Twitter doesn't necessarily mean you're among the most influential people in the Twitterverse, according to researchers from Northwestern University.

BU partners in 5-year, $7.5M grant to study animal flight

September 9, 2010 8:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) The Office of Naval Research has awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to a team of researchers from Boston University, the University of Washington, the University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The grant will fund...

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