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S & P makes changes to MidCap and SmallCap indices

September 28, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's announced several changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and SmallCap 600 Indices because of a spate of recent acquisitions.Rackspace Hosting Inc. will replace AmeriCredit Corp. on the MidCap 400 after the close of trading Thursday, with AmeriCredit being taken over by General Motors...

Verisk secondary offering of 19M shares priced

September 28, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Verisk Analytics Inc., an insurance data specialist, said Tuesday that a secondary public offering of about 19 million shares was priced at $27.25 per share.Selling stockholders' proceeds are approximately $26.36 per share, Verisk said. Verisk will not receive any proceeds from the sale.The...

Purchase program Melexis NV shares

September 28, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Intermediate declaration by the Board of Directors.

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FluimediX closes financing round

September 28, 2010 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Funding Supports Continued Development of the NanoCycler? Platform to Include a Warfarin? Diagnostic Test

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Power MOSFETs pack dual chips in small package

September 28, 2010 3:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corp. presents the RJK0222DNS and RJK0223DNS, two power semiconductor devices with ultra-compact packages for use in DC/DC converters that provide power to the CPU, memory, and other circuit blocks of products such as servers and notebook PCs.

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Ore Pharmaceutical drops SEC report filing

September 28, 2010 3:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

In an effort to cut costs, Ore Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. has filed to terminate its common stock registration and free the Cambridge pharmaceuticals asset management company from obligations to file reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Striding towards a new dawn for electronics

September 27, 2010 9:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(McGill University) Conductive polymers are plastic materials with high electrical conductivity that promise to revolutionize a wide range of products including TV displays, solar cells and biomedical sensors. A team of McGill University researchers have now reported how to visualize and...

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Oracle sues Micron alleging microchip price-fixing

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

Oracle Corp. is suing Micron Technology Inc. in federal court, saying the semiconductor maker and other companies artificially inflated prices for microchips.Oracle says Micron and other conspirators, including South Korea's Hynix and Samsung and Germany's Infineon, artificially inflated prices...

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RIM launches advertising service for BlackBerrys

September 27, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. on Monday launched an advertising service for makers of BlackBerry applications.Developers can include advertising in apps that are relevant to their users and tie into BlackBerry features. Through a single relationship with RIM, a developer will gain...

Semiconductor could turn heat into computing power

September 27, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ohio State University) Computers might one day recycle part of their own waste heat, using a material being studied by researchers at Ohio State University. The material is a semiconductor called gallium manganese arsenide. In the early online edition of Nature Materials, researchers...

BlackBerry maker offers tablet aimed at businesses

September 27, 2010 1:05 pm | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The company that gave us the BlackBerry — still the dominant phone in corporate circles — thinks its business customers will have room in their briefcases for at least one more device: the PlayBook.Research in Motion Ltd. showed off the tablet for the first time Monday and is set to launch it...

STMicro STarGRID Power-Line Communication Chip Used in Smart-Metering Project in Spain

September 27, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) announced that its new STarGRID™ ST7590 power-line communication (PLC) System-on-Chip (SoC) is being used in advanced Automatic Meter Management (AMM) equipment in the new ’STAR Project’ in Spain. Based on the PRIME (PoweRline...

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Dow Corning To Produce 100mm Silicon Carbide Epitaxy

September 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Dow Corning announced that it will begin production of 100mm silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxy, providing a single source for SiC substrates used in power electronics device manufacturing. The new product expands Dow Corning’s product...

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Echelon Moves to Standardize the Open Smart Grid Protocol Globally

September 27, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Echelon Corp. announced that it has partnered with the Energy Services Network Association (ESNA), a non-profit corporation composed of utilities, manufacturers, and integrators, to publish and standardize the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) as...

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Rain or shine, Sandia researchers find new ways to forecast large photovoltaic power plant output

September 27, 2010 11:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed a new system to monitor how clouds affect large-scale solar photovoltaic power plants. By observing cloud shape, size and movement, the system provides a way for utility companies to predict and...

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