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Digi-Key Corporation and Exar Corporation Sign Global Distribution Agreement

October 21, 2010 8:21 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, and Fremont, California, USA – Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has entered into an...

Economy: UK’s Spending Review a necessary step toward fiscal stability

October 21, 2010 6:23 am | by OECD | Comments

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría welcomed the United Kingdom’s Spending Review released 20 October as a necessary step towards achieving long-term fiscal stability.


Nokia to cut 1,800 jobs as net profit euro529 million

October 21, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nokia Corp. is moving quickly to restructure its lagging smart phone business under new CEO Stephen Elop, announcing Thursday it will lay off 1,800 people even as third-quarter earnings bounced back from a year-ago loss....


AT & T adds record number of iPhones, posts tax gain

October 21, 2010 6:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

AT&T Inc. sold a record number of iPhones in the latest quarter, continuing to siphon subscribers from other wireless carriers in a tightening industry....

Agilent Technologies Awarded $35 Million Contract by U.S. Army for Microwave Signal Generators

October 21, 2010 6:17 am | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it has been awarded a $35 million contract by the U.S. Army. Under the terms of the contract, Agilent will deliver up to 1,600 MXG microwave analog signal generators over seven years, to the Army as part of its Test Equipment Modernization (TEMOD) program.


IBM acquires Toronto-based financial governance software company Clarity Systems

October 21, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM (NYSE:IBM) says it has acquired Toronto-based Clarity Systems, a privately-held company that provides financial governance software. Financial terms of the transaction weren't disclosed.

Apple Flips the Playbook, Putting Mobile Tech in PCs

October 21, 2010 5:26 am | by New York Times | Comments

Apple has taken technologies like the multitouch user interface from the iPhone and the iPad and put them in its new MacBook Air laptops and operating system.

Nokia to Cut Jobs as It Tries to Catch Up to Rivals

October 21, 2010 5:25 am | by New York Times | Comments

Even as profits improved, the world's largest cellphone maker said it plans to eliminate 1,800 jobs as it tries to speed up delivery of new software and better Web services for its smartphones.


244,000 Germans Opt Out of Google Mapping Service

October 21, 2010 5:25 am | by New York Times | Comments

Google said 244,000 people in Germany had asked the company to remove images of their homes from its StreetView maps, but that it still plans to activate the service this year.

Smaller Is Better in the Viscous Zone

October 21, 2010 5:22 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- Being the right size and existing in the limbo between a solid and a liquid state appear to be the secrets to improving the efficiency of chemical catalysts that can create better nanoparticles or more efficient energy sources.

Light on Silicon Better than Copper?

October 21, 2010 5:21 am | by Duke University | Comments

DURHAM, N.C. -- Step aside copper and make way for a better carrier of information -- light.


Curtiss-Wright Controls Awarded Contract from General Dynamics Land Systems

October 21, 2010 4:26 am | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) to provide rotary potentiometers for the U.S. Army’s STRYKER armored combat vehicle. The estimated value of the contract is up to $300 thousand per year for the lifetime of the STRYKER vehicles...


Xerox 3rd-quarter profit doubles

October 21, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Xerox said Thursday it doubled its profit in the third quarter, helped by surging demand for its copying equipment and double-digit growth in service contracts.The company also continued to benefit from its $6 billion acquisition of outsourcer Affiliated Computer Services, which was completed...


Asia, Europe face wait for Sony's Google TV

October 21, 2010 2:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sony plans to introduce its Web-surfing Google TV in nations other than the U.S. but they may have to wait more than a year, especially in China, a senior executive said Thursday....

InvenSense to expand international presence at Dubai Silicon Oasis

October 21, 2010 1:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the region's premier integrated innovations hub for high-technology industries, today announced InvenSense, Inc., the leading provider of MEMS-based motion processing solutions for consumer electronics, established its international sales headquarters within the...



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