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Symantec closes purchase of VeriSign unit

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

Computer security company Symantec Corp. has closed its $1.28 billion acquisition of a unit of VeriSign Inc. that sells security technology to websites, the companies said on Monday.The deal was first announced on May 19.The unit division Symantec is buying sells "certificates" to websites that...

STMicroelectronics reports 2010 second quarter and first half financial results

August 9, 2010 12:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) reported financial results for the second quarter and first half ended June 26, 2010.

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MEMSIC announces second-quarter 2010 results

August 9, 2010 12:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

- Begins Production Shipping of Electronic Compass to Major Cell Phone Manufacturer - Begins Shipping of Ultra-Low-Cost Accelerometer Product

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Scientists Show There’s Nothing Boring About Watching Paint Dry

August 9, 2010 11:23 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

It turns out that watching paint dry might not be as boring as the old adage claims. A team led by Yale University researchers has come up with a new technique to study the mechanics of coatings as they dry and peel, and has discovered that the process is far from mundane.

Combat Application Tourniquets (C-A-T): Suspected Counterfeit Product

August 9, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Suspected counterfeit product is weaker, and breaks or bends before necessary force can be applied to stop blood flow. Excessive blood loss can endanger the victim’s life and ultimately lead to death.

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Facebook takes different Ore. approach than Google

August 9, 2010 11:05 am | by THEODORIC MEYERAssociated Press | Comments

High on a plateau above this struggling city's downtown, Facebook is busy building its first data center. And as workers pour concrete and install the banks of shiny white fans that will cool the building's servers, the social networking company is trying to avoid repeating some of Google's...

RealPage plans to raise $232.9M in IPO

August 9, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

RealPage Inc., a maker of real estate software, hopes to raise about $232.9 million in an initial public offering of its shares this week.The Carrollton, Texas, company plans to offer more than 6 million shares for $13 to $15 apiece, while shareholders will sell 7.5 million shares for the same...

Global Shifting

August 9, 2010 9:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Friday morning, I walked my way to the office in a slight drizzle. It was overcast and cool in the morning, eventually warming to near August temperatures later in the day. We had a long, mild winter, a long, cool...

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EU Project Cuts Power Consumption of Telecoms Networks

August 9, 2010 9:06 am | Comments

A Europe-wide consortium has taken up the challenge of making a significant impact on the power consumption of telecommunications and data networks, which are estimated to consume as much as 3% of European electricity.

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Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters: Initial Communication: Risk of Adverse Events with Long Term Use

August 9, 2010 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Known long term risks associated with IVC filters include lower limb deep vein thrombosis, filter fracture, filter migration, filter embolization and IVC perforation.

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Popping Cells Surprise Living Circuits Creators

August 9, 2010 7:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. – Under the microscope, the bacteria start dividing normally, two cells become four and then eight and so on. But then individual cells begin “popping,” like circus balloons being struck by darts. Watch.

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Adhesive Eases Fitting of Thermal Interface Pads

August 9, 2010 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

MH&W International now provides U 90 silicone-free thermal interface materials (TIMs) with a new light tack adhesive to provide high thermal conductivity where contamination threats prevent the use of silicone-based thermal pads...

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High Frequency Compact VCXO Reduces Phase Jitter

August 9, 2010 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

NDK offers the NV7050SA High Frequency series, an SMD VCXO, which through proprietary high frequency fundamental mode crystals is able to obtain frequencies upwards of 700 MHz...

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Adapter Enables Easy Encoder Verification

August 9, 2010 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

US Digital has released its latest encoder interface device, the QSB (Quadrature to USB) adapter. Encoder verification is made easy with the QSB, which allows easy interface of standard quadrature encoder signals into a PC USB port.

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Solo Slim, Solo Slim Extra Strength: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

August 9, 2010 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Product contains undeclared didesmethyl sibutramine, which may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.

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