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Certara cuts offer for Symyx to $5.75 per share

June 18, 2010 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Certara Corp. has lowered its buyout offer for lab research and technology company Symyx Technologies Inc. by $1 per share, days after discussions on a potential deal broke down.Certara cut its per-share offer, first announced late last month, to $5.75 from $6.75. Based on Symyx's 34.9 million...

Intevac expands board to 7 directors

June 18, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Intevac Inc., a maker of imaging products and equipment for the hard disk drive industry, said Friday that it has expanded its board of directors with the addition of John F. Schaefer.The addition brings the total board to seven directors.Schaefer also sits on the board of Websense Inc., an...

CGI extends $903M offer for Stanley

June 18, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Information technology company CGI Group Inc. said Friday it has extended its $903 million tender offer for Stanley Inc., a government contractor.The Canadian company announced in May that it had agreed to buy Stanley for $37.50 per share in cash. The boards of both companies approved the...

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Acer Predicts No. 1 Status

June 18, 2010 8:13 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Acer is confident it will unseat Hewlett-Packard as the world's largest PC maker this year.

Gauging safety in the electronic age

June 18, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Leicester) Engineers at the University of Leicester are taking the unusual step of learning from architecture in order to design safer electrical systems.

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CGI Group extends US$903 million cash offer to buy American IT firm Stanley

June 18, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) has extended its cash offer to buy American information technology firm Stanley Inc. (NYSE:SXE) for US$903 million.The Montreal-based company says the offer will now expire on July 9 at midnight, while the rest of the terms remain the same.CGI says the extension was...

BT Calls on Union to Resume Talks

June 18, 2010 5:29 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

BT extended an olive branch to its largest union by calling on the Communication Workers Union to resume talks after a union official said it may compromise on a pay deal.

U.S. International Transactions, First Quarter 2010

June 18, 2010 5:26 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

The U.S. current-account deficit - the combined balances on trade in goods and services, income, and net unilateral current transfers - increased to $109.0 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2010, from $100.9 billion (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase was the...

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CandM Appoints Bo Oliveira Western Regional Sales Manager

June 18, 2010 5:26 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

CandM Corporation, a vertically integrated manufacturer of bulk cable, coil cords, and cable assemblies, has announced the appointment of Bo Oliveira as the Western Regional Sales Manager.

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DisplaySearch Digital Signage Conference to Address Opportunities for Digital Signage Supply Chain

June 18, 2010 5:26 am | by General Electric | Comments

With the global digital signage market forecast to reach 7.4 million units by 2015 (from 400,000 units in 2005), it remains one of the fastest growing segments in the display business.

University of Minnesota researchers clear major hurdle in road to high-efficiency solar cells

June 18, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Minnesota) A team of University of Minnesota-led researchers has cleared a major hurdle in the drive to build solar cells with potential efficiencies up to twice as high as current levels

Georgia Institute of Technology, NUI Galway and the University of Limerick Launch Joint Translational Research Institute

June 18, 2010 5:24 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

The Georgia Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) and the University of Limerick today announced a unique partnership to develop a joint translational research institute.

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Reinhold Mann Named Brookhaven Lab's Associate Laboratory Director for Environment and Life Sciences

June 18, 2010 5:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Reinhold Mann has been named Associate Laboratory Director for Brookhaven Lab’s Environment and Life Sciences Directorate.

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Wriggling Neutrinos Caught in the Act

June 18, 2010 5:00 am | Comments

The OPERA Collaboration based at the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in Italy announced a rare breakthrough in particle physics: the first direct observation of a muon neutrino turning into a tau neutrino.

'Dark' Laser Creates Pulses of Nearly Nothing

June 18, 2010 4:39 am | Comments

In an advance that sounds almost Zen, researchers at the NIST and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado at Boulder, have demonstrated a new type of pulsed laser that excels at not producing light.

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