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Alpha and Omega prices IPO within range

April 29, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chip maker Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd. said late Wednesday it priced its initial public offering within expectations, raising $91.5 million.The Sunnyvale, Calif., company sold 3.4 million shares and its shareholders sold 1.7 million to initial investors for $18 apiece.Shares had been...

Taiwan computer maker Acer posts profit in Q1

April 29, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Acer Inc., the world's second largest computer vendor, said Thursday its quarterly profit surged 62 percent to 3.3 billion New Taiwan dollars ($105 million) on a rebound of global computer demand.Total revenue for the January-March quarter grew 36 percent to NT$162 billion ($5 billion) from a...

Kaiser new VP of Wis.-based Journal Communications

April 29, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editor Marty Kaiser has been named a vice president of Journal Communications Inc., the newspaper's parent company.Kaiser has been editor and senior vice president of the Journal Sentinel since 1997. He previously served as the managing editor of the Journal Sentinel...


Chartwell Pulls Off "The Italian Job(TM)"

April 28, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments () —Chartwell Technology Inc. ("Chartwell" or the "Corporation") (TSX: CWH), a leading provider of games, gaming systems and platform for the regulated online casino gaming industry announces the launch of the new "The Italian Job" slot at bwin, the world's...

Industry Veteran Frank Brienzi Joins Oracle's Financial Services Global Business Unit

April 28, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced it has expanded the leadership team of its Financial Services Global Business Unit (FSGBU) with the addition of Frank Brienzi, who will serve as general manager of the FSGBU. Mr. Brienzi has also joined the board of directors of Oracle Financial Services...

Search engine Baidu's Q1 profit jumps 165 percent

April 28, 2010 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Thursday its first-quarter profit jumped 165 percent on a rise in revenue and numbers of advertising customers.Net income in the three months to March 31 rose to $70.4 million, or $2.02 a share, the Beijing-based...

ESC, Day 2

April 28, 2010 5:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

It's day two here at the ESC show. Yesterday was so busy, I didn't have time to write, walk around or do much more than talk and breathe. Today has been pretty busy too, but I did get around a...

Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates Threaten the Heart

April 28, 2010 5:20 pm | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart Eat less saturated fat: that has been the take-home message from the U.S. government for the past 30 years. But while Americans have dutifully reduced the percentage of daily calories from saturated fat since 1970, the...


Route1 says application for remote device has been allowed by U.S. patent office

April 28, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Route1 Inc. (TSXV:ROI) says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has allowed a new patent application filed by the company late last year.The Toronto-based security technology specialist announced Wednesday that the application, which allows a portable device to have remote access to a host...

Higher orders boost Caci International's 3Q profit

April 28, 2010 3:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CACI International Inc., which provides information technology and other services to the government, said Wednesday its fiscal third-quarter profit rose 22 percent, helped by demand from the defense and intelligence agencies.Profit climbed to $26.7 million, or 87 cents per share, from $22...

USDA funds work in childhood obesity prevention

April 28, 2010 3:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded nutritionist Christina Stark almost $500,000 to train extension/community teams on collaborative, ecological approaches for childhood obesity prevention.

HP to be Palm's Silicon Valley savior in $1B deal

April 28, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Palm Inc. a pioneer in the smart phone business that couldn't quite make the comeback it needed, has agreed to be bought out by Hewlett-Packard Co. for about $1 billion in cash.The companies announced Wednesday that the deal will see HP pay $5.70 for every Palm common share. Palm had closed...

Fitch upgrades Seagate ratings after solid 3Q

April 28, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fitch Ratings on Wednesday upgraded the issuer default rating on Seagate Technology to just below investment grade, after the hard disk drive maker posted solid third-quarter results.Fitch upgraded its issuer default rating to BB+ from BB and kept the secured first lien credit facility at an...


HP to acquire Palm for nearly $1 bln in cash

April 28, 2010 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to acquire struggling smart phone maker Palm Inc. for nearly $1 billion in cash.The companies announced Wednesday they had agreed to the deal, which will see HP pay $5.70 for every Palm common share. Palm had closed trading Wednesday at $4.63 but...

Company Achieves Quarterly Revenues of $67 Million and First Quarter Annual Contract Value Including Advent OnDemand(SM) of $7.3 Million

April 28, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services to the global investment management industry, announced today its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010."I'm extremely proud of Advent's first quarter financial performance. We achieved very...


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