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Siemens and National Semiconductor Align to Advance Ultrasound Technology

September 13, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. and National Semiconductor Corporation announce a wide-ranging strategic alliance to advance ultrasound technology, creating ultrasound imaging systems...

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microETXexpress Starterkit for Wind River VxWorks 6.8

September 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Following the successful release and market adoption of the Kontron nanoETXexpress starter kits earlier this year, Kontron is introducing a second tool to help jump start design—the Kontron microETXexpress Starter kit VxWorks validated by Wind River.

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AS-Interface IO Modules Include Advanced Diagnostic Features

September 13, 2010 7:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs popular KE-style enclosure-mount AS-Interface I/O modules are now available with advanced diagnostic features to help minimize troubleshooting and maximize run-time.

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SPADnet, a new concept for biomedical imaging, gets funded

September 13, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) SPADnet aims to develop a new generation of smart, CMOS-based image sensors for biomedical applications. It recently got funded by the European Union.

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Review: 'Halo: Reach' more fun with more than 1

September 13, 2010 7:06 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

When "Halo 3: ODST" was released last year, the once vibrant Halo universe felt exhausted, as though even its creators at Microsoft Corp.'s Bungie Studios were bored with it.Thankfully, they had one more story in their arsenal. Bungie may be moving on to new worlds, but "Halo: Reach" (Microsoft,...

Calif. expo advocates would use old Navy air base

September 13, 2010 7:06 am | by TREVOR HUNNICUTT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Advocates for a bid to host California's first World Expo since 1940 see its potential placement at a former military air base in the Silicon Valley as a masterstroke with the possibility to create research facilities and showcase the state's high-technology region.At the Shanghai Expo,...

ARINC 600 Next Generation Receptacle Connector

September 13, 2010 4:20 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

Today's avionics manufacturers face a challenging economic environment and an ever-increasing demand for weight reduction. In response to those market demands, Tyco Electronics has developed a revolutionary Next Generation ARINC 600 receptacle connector that offers the perfect solution...

Hewlett-Packard buying ArcSight for $1.5 billion

September 13, 2010 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard says it has agreed to buy the security software provider ArcSight for about $1.5 billion.It's one of a string of recent deals that has taken Hewlett-Packard Co. beyond the personal computer market as HP looks to diversify its business and increase revenue.ArcSight Inc., based in...

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Canada : Structural reforms key to boosting long-term growth

September 13, 2010 1:21 am | by OECD | Comments

Canada’s economic recovery is set to slow over the short term. Boosting jobs and competition and containing healthcare costs would help strengthen future growth, according to the OECD Economic Survey of Canada.

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Pushing ions through carbon nanotubes

September 13, 2010 12:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The tiny, multitalented carbon tubes can carry single molecules, one at a time.

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Long expected, YouTube wades into live streaming

September 13, 2010 12:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

YouTube is making its long expected foray into live streaming by launching an experimental trial with four new media partners....

FCC to open up vacant TV airwaves for broadband

September 12, 2010 10:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new flavor of Wi-Fi, with longer range and wall-piercing power, could show up in wireless gadgets a year from now if the Federal Communications Commission works out the last details of new spectrum rules that have been long in the making....

Report: HP close to buying ArcSight for $1.5B

September 12, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. may be close to another major acquisition.The company is nearing a deal to buy security software provider ArcSight for about $1.5 billion, The Wall Street Journal said on its website Sunday. Based on ArcSight's 34.6 million shares outstanding at Sept. 1, that...

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Engineers make artificial skin out of nanowires

September 12, 2010 12:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California - Berkeley) UC Berkeley engineers have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires that could one day be used as an artificial skin for robots and prosthetic limbs.

3M begins tender offer for Cogent shares

September 10, 2010 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

3M Co., which makes Post-Its and various other products, said Friday it has begun a tender offer for all outstanding shares of security device developer Cogent Inc. at $10.50 a share.3M agreed to buy Cogent last month for about $943 million in a bid to expand into the security market.The board...

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