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Large Via In Pad

June 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I haven't written about via in pad in a while, but the issue hasn't quite gone away yet. This particular QFN, to the left, has the vias tented, which is good. However, it could be better. If you look close,...

Softheon in partnership with Falconstor

June 10, 2010 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Healthcare software maker Softheon Inc. said Thursday that it has formed a strategic partnership with Falconstor Software, a company that provides data storage and protection products.Softheon, a privately held company, said the deal will allow it to offer Falconstor data protection and...

New system developed for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

June 10, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Granada) This new system has enhanced successful early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease up to 90 percent through computer images, which is an important progress. The results obtained from this study have been published in the journals Information Sciences, Neuroscience...

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U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, April 2010 and Annual Revision

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total April exports of $148.8 billion and imports of $189.1 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.3 billion, up from $40.0 billion in March, revised....

Phonak Communication Device Beats Noise In Asia

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

From Phonak Communications, the world's leader in wireless earpieces and intelligent hearing protection is Primero DPC. Primero DPC is a new in-ear radio headset with built-in intelligent hearing protection that allows professional teams to communicate in louder noise.

Slim LED-Backlit Notebooks Rapidly Gain Market Share

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

The market for slimmer notebook PCs with LED backlights (including 9.1” and larger mini-note PCs) is forecast to double its share, from 16% in Q1’10 to 31% in Q4’10. [...]

Storm elves and sprites recorded on video

June 10, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A team of Spanish researchers has made a high-speed recording of elves and sprites in storms, fleeting and luminous electric phenomena produced in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Their analysis of these observations has been...

Google spruces up home page with background images

June 10, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

If Google's famously sparse home page is too plain for you, the company is giving you some more options.A bold color photo of sand dunes replaced the white background to Google's search box Thursday. You can replace the desert scene with an image of your own or others available from Google. Or...

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Brookhaven Lab Celebrates the Fourth Anniversary of the Open Space Stewardship Program

June 10, 2010 5:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

About 300 participants in the Open Space Stewardship Program celebrated its fourth anniversary on June 3 at Brookhaven Lab.

Synopsys to buy Virage Logic for $315 million

June 10, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Synopsys said Thursday it plans to buy Virage Logic Corp., a rival chip design software provider, for about $315 million in cash.Synopsys said the deal will give it a more comprehensive set of software tools to offer customers.The company will offer Virage stockholders $12 per share, a 28...

EU warns against proprietary software

June 10, 2010 3:06 am | by AOIFE WHITE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The European Union's top Internet official took aim at Microsoft Corp. on Thursday, warning that governments can accidentally lock themselves into one company's software for decades by setting it as a standard for their technology systems.EU Internet Commissioner Neelie Kroes, in her previous...

GSI extends deal to handle RadioShack's e-commerce

June 10, 2010 3:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Retail website operator GSI Commerce Inc. said Wednesday it extended its e-commerce agreement with RadioShack Corp. for several years.GSI has handled the electronics retailer's online ordering, customer care and interactive marketing since 2005.GSI shares closed at $28.73 on Wednesday....

HP taking Halo video-conferencing to desktops

June 10, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to deploy new technologies that will make its Halo video-conferencing service work over desktop computers and standard Internet connections inside corporations.Halo customers have previously had to buy life-sized monitors, which start at $125,000 for a two-seat studio,...

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Boosting competitiveness and innovation, € 324 million for space and security research

June 10, 2010 2:23 am | by European Commission | Comments

The European Commission has initiated negotiations to sign research contracts worth EUR 324 million with 108 successful space and security research consortia. They represent strategic domains for the EU’s competitiveness and contribute to the implementation of a range of policy...

Development: Belgium improves the quality and volume of its aid

June 10, 2010 12:26 am | by OECD | Comments

The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) commends Belgium’s commitment to improve the quality and volume of its aid, particularly at a time of global economic crisis. Belgium spent USD 2.6 billion on official development assistance (ODA) in 2009, which amounted to 0.55% of its...

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