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Next Gen Smart Phones Driving Demand for Larger, Higher-Resolution Displays

November 3, 2010 7:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

Despite the high saturation and worldwide penetration of mobile phones, manufacturers are initializing the next growth cycle in order to increase ASPs and maintain revenues.

Water, blood, wind, movies, robots and coffee rings

November 3, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Institute of Physics) Many of nature's most fascinating phenomena involve various forms of fluid flow, and scientists who study fluid dynamics investigate everything from the way that dogs shake off water to the formation of proto-planets and coffee rings, the mathematics of...


PCB Planarity, Not Polarity

November 3, 2010 6:21 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Via-in-pad can ruin a manufacturer's whole day. Or, if properly done, can go completely unnoticed. There are a number of ways to properly put a via in a pad but the best is to have it filled and plated o...


Garmin 3Q profit up, revenue off, exits phone biz

November 3, 2010 6:05 am | by DANA WOLLMAN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Garmin Ltd., maker of GPS devices, reported higher earnings but lower revenue Wednesday for the third quarter, and said it would abandon its efforts to break into the smartphone market and instead focus on selling GPS hardware to plane and boat makers.Its shares tumbled $1.82, or 5.5 percent,...

IMAPS-UK - 'Making MEMS Work ? BIG Ideas For Small Devices' Technical Seminar

November 3, 2010 5:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

UK Microelectronics Packaging Society (IMAPS-UK) has released details of its forthcoming ?Making MEMS Work ? BIG Ideas For Small Devices? Technical Seminar & Industry Networking Event being held at The Institute of System Level Integration (iSLI) in Edinburgh on 02 December 2010.


AOL posts higher 3Q net income on gains, cost cuts

November 3, 2010 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

AOL Inc.'s profit grew in the third quarter thanks to gains on investments it sold during the quarter, but revenue declined sharply as online ad sales fell and its and its dial-up Internet access business continued to falter....

Statistics : Annual inflation rate edges up to 1.7% in September 2010

November 3, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.7% in the year to September 2010, up from 1.6% in August. This small pick-up in inflation mainly reflects higher food and energy prices, which increased by 2.3% and 5.2% respectively in September, compared with 1.4% and 4.8% in August.


Economy : Governments must balance recovery with fiscal consolidation

November 3, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | Comments

The pace of the global economy recovery has slowed since earlier this year while public debt in most OECD countries is set to reach all-time highs, according to an OECD economic assessment presented ahead of the G20 Summit in Seoul. Watch the webcast of the press conference.


UK: Google was in 'significant breach' of data law

November 3, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google violated Britain's data protection laws when its Street View mapping service recorded data from private wireless networks, the country's information commissioner said Wednesday....

MEMSCAP: 8% net profit for the third quarter 2010

November 3, 2010 1:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

45% revenue growth for the first 9 months of the year and continuing operations profitable over the same period.


IHS to buy iSuppli

November 2, 2010 6:05 pm | Comments

Consulting company IHS Inc. said Tuesday that it is buying privately held electronics technology research group iSuppli Corp. in a move meant to improve its ability to offer information in the electronics, manufacturing and supply chain markets.Financial terms of the deal, which IHS expects to...

Sapphire Market 2010, Q4 Update - A report from Yole Développement

November 2, 2010 3:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Acute material shortage sent 2? wafer prices in the low $30?s. Shortage to be resolved by mid 2011


Power GaN: Market & Technology Analysis - Report from Yole Développement

November 2, 2010 3:24 pm | Comments

GaN Technologies for Power Electronics Applications: Industry and Market Status & Forecasts


Unique duality: Princeton-led team discovers 'exotic' superconductor with metallic surface

November 2, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Princeton University) A new material with a split personality -- part superconductor, part metal -- has been observed by a Princeton University-led research team. The discovery may have implications for the development of next-generation electronics that could transform the way...

EA posts 2Q loss but results surpass expectations

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

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Tuesday its fiscal second-quarter net loss narrowed, and its adjusted results handily surpassed expectations due to strong sales of the latest "FIFA" and "Madden" games.But the company's shares declined in aftermarket trading when its guidance for...


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