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Wal-Mart Stores to start selling Apple's iPad

October 12, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will start selling Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet computer in some stores by Friday and in a majority of locations by the height of the holiday shopping season.Wal-Mart will sell the iPad at Apple's suggested retail price, which range from $499 to $829 depending on the...

Fujitsu develops Gallium-Nitride HEMT power amplifier featuring high uutput power for millimeter-wave W-band

October 12, 2010 5:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Fujitsu Ltd. and Fujitsu laboratories of Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan respectively, announced the development of a power amplifier using gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMT) that puts out 1.3W for wireless communications in the millimeter-wave W-band


Statistics: Unemployment rate falls to 8.5% in August

October 12, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | Comments

In August 2010, unemployment in the OECD area fell slightly to 8.5% (from 8.6% in July). The unemployment rate has returned to August 2009 levels and unemployment now appears stable across OECD countries.


National Semiconductor plans £20m Scottish investment

October 11, 2010 7:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

According to the Herrald Scotland National Semiconductor is planning to invest £20 million in its chip-making and design facility in Greenock and will increase the size of its permanent workforce over the next 12 months, The Herald has learned.


SRA to buy Platinum Solutions for $90 million

October 11, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Technology and consulting services company SRA International Inc. said Monday it has agreed to acquire systems integrator and software developer Platinum Solutions Inc. for about $90 million.Platinum Solutions, which is based in Reston, Va., specializes in developing customized software...

New iPhone app helps keep pets trim

October 11, 2010 12:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

CUPetHealth, developed by students, can help pet owners track how much they feed their cats or dogs as well as their pet's vaccinations and medications.


TDK-Lambda Signs UK Distribution Deal with Ideal Power

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

TDK-Lambda UK has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with Ideal Power, a power specialist in the industrial and medical sectors. Effective from 1st October 2010, Ideal Power will promote TDK-Lambda products within Great Britain...


Contour Energy Systems Signs Exclusive Technology Licensing Agreement with MIT

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Contour Energy Systems, Inc. announced the acquisition of what is described as a breakthrough carbon nanotube technology that can dramatically improve the power capability of lithium-ion batteries, through an exclusive technology licensing agreement with...


Solarfun Announces Completion of Strategic Investment from Hanwha Chemical Corp.

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., a vertically integrated manufacturer of silicon ingots, wafers and photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules in China, announced the closing of Hanwha Chemical Corporation’s strategic investment in Solarfun. According...


Gates Foundation seeks new college technology

October 11, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering up to $20 million in grants to attract new technology aimed at helping students get a college degree.Grants of $250,000 to $750,000 are available to organizations and entrepreneurs who come up with new ways to get kids ready for college and then...

ManTech acquires QinetiQ unit for $60 million

October 11, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Technology firm ManTech International Corp. said Monday it has acquired QinetiQ North America's Security and Intelligence Solutions business for $60 million in cash.S&IS is a provider of security services for the U.S. Department of Defense and various intelligence clients. The company recently...

Brocade providing network for Saudi pharmacy co.

October 11, 2010 8:07 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. said Monday that it has a deal to provide a centralized computer network for Al-Nahdi Medical Co., a Saudi pharmacy operator.Brocade did not reveal any financial terms of the agreement.The company said it will provide an Internet network for Al-Nahdi that...


AT & T's TV service coming to Xbox, Windows phones

October 11, 2010 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

AT&T Inc. said Monday it's taking its U-Verse TV service nationwide as an application for cell phones, selling access to TV shows for $9.99 per month even to people who aren't U-Verse subscribers at home.AT&T has been selling broadcast TV services from Qualcomm Inc.'s FLO TV subsidiary, but...


Saint-Gobain accelerates its growth in the photovoltaic (PV) solar sector and sets up, with Hyundai Heavy Industries, a joint-venture in Korea

October 11, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

After launching the construction of a second Avancis plant in Germany (last June), Saint-Gobain has announced, in association with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.(HHI), the building of a third high-efficiency PV panels facility in Korea


Suntech begins manufacturing in the United States

October 11, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Global Cleantech Leader brings manufacturing jobs to the U.S.



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