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LCD TV Panel Makers Target 40% LED Penetration by Q4’10

September 1, 2010 6:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

The continuing transition to LED backlights is motivating LCD TV panel manufacturers to develop their supply chains in order to reduce the cost of LED-backlit panels.

Mimicking fish and tailoring radar to warn of bridge peril

September 1, 2010 6:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Case Western Reserve University) Civil Engineering Professor Bill Yu has built a pair of sensors to provide real-time risk assessments of bridges during flooding -- the largest cause by far of bridge failure.

VeriFone boosts mobile presence with Way Systems

September 1, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

VeriFone Systems Inc. said Wednesday it has acquired Way Systems Inc., expanding the company's presence on cell phones and other mobile gadgets.VeriFone, which provides technology for making electronic payments, said it is paying $6 million for the privately held company, plus another $3...


Ahead of the Bell: Apple's fall product launch

September 1, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple Inc. is hosting a music-themed event Wednesday that is likely to yield updated iPods, though the company will not confirm any details....

Upcoming : OECD to release Education at a Glance 2010 on Tuesday 7 September

September 1, 2010 4:22 am | by OECD | Comments

The economic and social benefits of investing in education are among the issues analysed in the 2010 edition of the OECD’s Education at a Glance, to be published on Tuesday 7 September. Four media presentations of this year’s edition are planned : in London, Paris, Berlin and Brussels.


China requires ID to buy mobile phone numbers

September 1, 2010 3:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

China began requiring identification on Wednesday from anyone purchasing a new mobile phone number in what it says is a bid to stamp out rampant junk messages but that some say gives the government a new tool for monitoring its citizens....

New device packs power to analyze genes, proteins at patients? bedside

September 1, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

University of Florida researchers have helped to develop a device that quickly identifies genes and proteins in body fluids ? a technique that could make a vital difference to the trauma patients doctors treat.


SCHOTT Solar and Solland Solar sign partnership agreement

September 1, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

SCHOTT Solar and Solland Solar signed a partnership agreement that comprises technology license agreements, joint R&D efforts and joint production for back-contacted solar modules.


JDSU expands into solar and gaming markets

September 1, 2010 12:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The diversified optical technologies company is expanding production of components used in new "gesture recognition" games consoles.


Purchase program for Melexis NV shares

August 31, 2010 9:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The board of directors of Melexis Tessenderlo NV has decided on August 20, 2010 to start with the purchase of shares Melexis NV on Euronext Brussels (press release August 24, 2010).


Over EUR 300 million of relevant EU funding for semi / PV group members

August 31, 2010 4:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The European Commission NMP work programme 2011 has a budget of EUR 300 million (up from 98 million in 2010) in addition to EUR 130 million for PPPs (Public Private Partnerships).


Masdar PV provides modules for BIPV (Building-integrated photovoltaics) façade

August 31, 2010 4:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Gehrlicher and Masdar PV have launched a pilot project for a PV façade installation Masdar PV, a manufacturer of extra-large thin-film PV modules, has now supplied PV modules for installation on a building façade for the first time.


Gartner cuts 2nd-half PC shipment growth outlook

August 31, 2010 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Research firm Gartner Inc. on Tuesday lowered its forecast for global shipments of personal computers in the second half of the year, saying the change stems from economic uncertainty in the U.S. and Western Europe.Gartner now expects worldwide PC shipments to rise 15.3 percent in the last six...


Blue Coat Systems taps Michael Borman as CEO

August 31, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Security hardware and software maker Blue Coat Systems Inc. on Tuesday named Michael J. Borman its new president and CEO.Borman, 55, will take the helm of the company Wednesday, replacing Brian NeSmith.NeSmith, 48, who held the titles since 1999, was named chief product officer. The company...

NSF supports safer Internet project

August 31, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell computer scientists are sharing in a $7.5 million National Science Foundation grant under the agency's Future Internet Architectures program.



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