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Liberty Media gives up stake in Diller's IAC

December 2, 2010 12:06 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Barry Diller and John Malone, two media moguls whose partnerships over the past 17 years have been rocky at times, are cutting more of their business ties as Malone's Liberty Media sheds its voting stake in Diller's IAC/InteractiveCorp.Diller, 68, is also stepping down as CEO of...

Magma's fiscal 2Q results eclipse analyst views

December 2, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Magma Design Automation Inc., a software maker for computer chip manufacturers, slipped past analyst expectations for its fiscal second quarter despite suffering a loss for the period.The San Jose, Calif.-based company said Thursday that it lost $2.7 million, or 4 cents per share, for the three...

UCLA receives $8.4 million to lead research on ultra-low-power, non-volatile logic technologies

December 2, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded an $8.4 million grant to the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science for research in non-volatile logic -- a technology that enables computers and electronic devices to...

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Leviton Acquires Integrated Metering Systems

December 2, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Leviton Manufacturing Company announced the acquisition of Integrated Metering Systems (IMS), a manufacturer of revenue-grade sub-metering solutions. Combined with Leviton’s worldwide distribution and sales channels, the acquisition will enable Leviton to offer its customers...

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Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Acquires Agape Package Manufacturing

December 2, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced that it has entered into definitive share purchase agreements for the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Agape Package Manufacturing Ltd. (APM) that are not...

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Saft Continues Expansion into Developing Markets with New Subsidiary in Brazil

December 2, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Saft has officially opened its new subsidiary in Brazil. Based in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, Saft’s new company will provide sales and technical support for customers in the rail, telecom networks, utilities, renewable...

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Google vows quicker, tougher copyright enforcement

December 2, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is promising to do a better job of weeding out copyright violations on the Internet.As part of a crackdown announced Thursday, the Internet search leader said it will respond to complaints about pirated material posted on its YouTube video site and other services within 24 hours....

Gift Guide: Tablet and e-reader buying advice

December 2, 2010 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

This holiday season, it will be hard to enter a store without setting eyes on a tablet computer or an e-reader. In both categories, big-name manufacturers - along with some you might not have heard of - are jumping on the bandwagon, trying hard to undercut each other with lower-priced gadgets....

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Breakthrough Chip Technology Lights the Path to Exascale Computing

December 2, 2010 9:06 am | Comments

IBM scientists unveiled a new chip technology that integrates electrical and optical devices on the same piece of silicon, enabling computer chips to communicate using pulses of light.

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Holiday shopping notebook: Traditional gifts

December 2, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A sweater may not be as sexy a gift as an iPad, but fuzzy garments are now in high demand. Jewelry and scarves are flying off shelves, too, as shoppers embrace what BMO Capital Markets analyst John Morris calls "traditional gifting."Looking to score deals on cardigans and cold-weather...

Surface-Mount Inductors Have Small Footprint

December 2, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The 2200RM series of bobbin wound inductors from Murata Power Solutions provides a surface mount alternative to the company’s well established through-hole 2200R series.

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Coded Switch Designed for Rugged Applications

December 2, 2010 6:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Elma Electronic, a leading designer and manufacturer of rotary switches and components, offers a rugged version of its Type 07 line of coded switches. The M07A is designed for use in portable medical applications.

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Embedded Mini-ITX Motherboard Offers High Graphic Performance

December 2, 2010 6:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Kontron announced the BGA version of its embedded Mini-ITX motherboard KT690/mITX (BGA) with an increased level of robustness and improved cost-performance ratio.

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Variable Diameter Cable Ferrite Mitigates RFI and EMI

December 2, 2010 6:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

One of the easiest ways to mitigate unwanted RFI/EMI is to install a cable mounted ferrite on both power and data transmission cables.

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Gen 8 Now the Most Important Fab for LCD TV Panel Production

December 2, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

As panel makers expand, they are increasingly utilizing Gen 8 fabs for LCD TV panel production. According to the latest Quarterly Large-Area Production Strategy Report, 41% of LCD TV panels were production on Gen 8 lines in Q3’10, a leap from 35% in Q2’10 [...]

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