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Google to invest in offshore wind power project

October 12, 2010 5:05 am | by CHRIS KAHN - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A consortium of technology and investment companies including Google has devoted $1.8 billion to building a network of transmission lines to connect future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic from New Jersey to Virginia.Google Inc. has teamed up with investment firm Good Energies, Japanese...

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.

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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.

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HP's new CEO to start job in a courtroom

October 11, 2010 5:05 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s new CEO will start his job in a courtroom — and in the crosshairs of HP's new antagonist, Oracle Corp.Court documents show that Leo Apotheker is being called as a witness in Oracle's corporate espionage trial against rival SAP AG, Apotheker's employer of more than 20...

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.

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TDK-Lambda Signs UK Distribution Deal with Ideal Power

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | 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...

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Contour Energy Systems Signs Exclusive Technology Licensing Agreement with MIT

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | 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...

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Solarfun Announces Completion of Strategic Investment from Hanwha Chemical Corp.

October 11, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | 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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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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