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Beyond silicon-based computing

August 30, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) Zhe-Yu "Jeff" Ou, Ph.D., of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is leading the establishment of a network of quantum information laboratories. Quantum information science, which uses photons -- units of light -- to carry and process...

HP authorizes $10B share buyback

August 30, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday its board has authorized the repurchase of $10 billion in shares.The announcement comes as the personal computer maker is involved in a bidding contest with rival Dell Inc. for the data storage company 3Par Inc.Shares of HP, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif.,...

Why Betting on 3D?

August 30, 2010 4:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The continuation of Moore?s Law appears less in doubt than ever. Companies such as Intel, ST, AMD (via GlobalFoundries) and IBM are testing FinFETS and ETSOI and work is being done on the back end to ensure that these new structures can be manufactured with sufficient yield, according to...


Bank of Japan holds emergency policy meeting

August 29, 2010 7:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Bank of Japan is holding an emergency meeting Monday as political pressure mounts for the central bank to ease monetary policy in the face of a surging yen.In a statement on its website, the bank said the meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Tokyo (0000 GMT; 8 p.m. EDT Sunday). The bank had...

Disney, Time Warner make progress on program fees

August 29, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Walt Disney Co. and Time Warner Cable Inc. said Sunday that they have made "significant progress" in resolving their issues over programming fees with less than a week left to renew a pact that feeds TV channels like ESPN into American households....

Sluggish Economy Leads Intel to Cut 3rd-Quarter Guidance

August 27, 2010 8:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The chip maker said it was seeing “weaker-than-expected demand for consumer PCs in mature markets” like the United States and Europe.

Microsoft takes i4i patent infringement case to U.S. Supreme Court

August 27, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Canadian technology company i4i says Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that found the technology giant infringed on an i4i patent.

Google travel deal faces Justice Dept scrutiny

August 27, 2010 4:06 pm | Comments

Federal regulators are taking a closer look at Google Inc.'s plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a $700 million all-cash deal announced last month.In a blog post on Friday, Google said the Justice Department has asked it for more information about the proposed...


IBM closes $1.4B acquisition of Sterling from AT & T

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

IBM Corp. said Friday it has closed its acquisition of AT&T Inc.'s Sterling Commerce unit, which makes software that helps businesses buy and sell to each other.IBM had agreed to pay $1.4 billion in cash for Dublin, Ohio-based Sterling in May.Sterling runs "collaboration networks," which lets...

A few questions and answers about 3Par's business

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

Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. are both trying to buy the data-storage provider 3Par Inc. Here are some details on 3Par:Q: What does 3Par do?A: 3Par makes and sells "storage utilities," or groups of specialized computers designed to store data that are frequently updated. The company has...

Paul Allen sues major tech co's, including Google

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

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen is suing nearly a dozen major technology companies, including Google Inc. and Apple Inc., alleging that they infringed on four Web technology patents held by his company Interval Licensing LLC.Interval said Friday it filed the suit in a U.S....

Americans Using Less Energy, More Renewables

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

Americans are using less energy overall and making more use of renewable energy resources. The United States used significantly less coal and petroleum in 2009 than in 2008, and significantly more wind power. There...


Saft Introduces Li-ion battery Technology for Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Systems

August 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Saft introduced its advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology which it says offers interesting new possibilities for the creation of highly efficient and cost-effective marine propulsion and auxiliary systems. Saft states that it has a...


Neo Solar Power Corp. Begins Building New Facility

August 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by | Comments

Neo Solar Power Corp., a solar cell manufacturer, announced the beginning of construction on a southern Taiwan operations hub that is expected to be capable of producing 3.4GW of solar cells a year after...


VeriFone says class-action lawsuit dismissed

August 27, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Electronic-payment provider VeriFone Systems Inc. said Friday that a federal judge in California dismissed a shareholder derivative lawsuit against some of the company's current and former directors and executives.The lawsuit was filed after the company restated quarterly financial results from...


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