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Analyst: Akamai 2Q results to beat expectations

July 6, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Web traffic management company Akamai Technologies Inc. will likely report second-quarter results above Wall Street's expectations, helped in part by an increase in Internet traffic from the World Cup, an analyst said Tuesday.THE OPINION: Pacific Crest analyst Chad Bartley estimates that...

New TGen technology reduces storage needs and costs for genomic data

July 6, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) A new computer data compression technique called Genomic SQueeZ, developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, will allow genetic researchers and others to store, analyze and share massive volumes of data in less space and at lower cost.


Netflix adds to online movies with Relativity deal

July 6, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Netflix Inc. is adding to the group of movies that its subscribers can watch online or over Internet-connected devices at the same time as they would have appeared on premium pay TV channels such as HBO or Showtime.The deal announced Tuesday with film financier Relativity Media LLC adds to a...


Nokia in $200 million modem deal with Renesas

July 6, 2010 9:29 am | Comments

Nokia Corp. says it will sell its wireless modem business to Renesas Electronics Corp. for $200 million and will transfer 1,100 workers to the Japanese company.

Transformation optics make a U-turn for the better

July 6, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley researchers have combined the scientific fields of transformation optics and plasmonics to demonstrate that with only moderate modifications of the dielectric component of a metamaterial, the physical space through which light travels...

Laser pioneer Federico Capasso awarded Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis

July 6, 2010 8:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard University) Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been awarded the 2010 Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis, an international...


Gross Domestic Product for the U.S. Virgin Islands

July 6, 2010 7:23 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (July 6, 2010) - Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is releasing its first set of estimates of the major components of gross domestic product (GDP) for the U.S. Virgin Islands. The estimates for the U.S. Virgin Islands showed that from 2002...

American Microsemi Signs Global Distribution Agreement With Solid State Inc

July 6, 2010 7:23 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

American Microsemiconductor has signed a global distribution agreement with Solid State Inc, Bloomingdale, New Jersey. The electronics distributor currently has over 1 million semiconductors in stock, available for sale and ready to ship.


China FPD TV Market on Track to Surpass 50M by 2012

July 6, 2010 7:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

Driven by rapid urbanization, GDP growth rates are rising by 10%. In connection, an expected wave of investments in LCD panel manufacturing, the market for flat panel TVs (including LCD and plasma), in China is also expected to enjoy strong growth.

Infrared camera provides a better view

July 6, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Infrared cameras see more than the naked eye and can make road traffic safer. Cameras for the long-wave infrared range, however, have the disadvantage that the sensor requires constant cooling, which adds to the cost and complexity of the device. Now a new type...

CSC inks $580 million contract with UBS

July 6, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Information technology provider Computer Sciences Corp. said Tuesday it signed a contract worth up to $580 million over five years with Swiss bank UBS AG to provide voice and data network, security and telecommunication services.The contract is subject to regulatory and other approvals.Shares...

Fidelity National to sell debt, buy back shares

July 6, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. said Tuesday it will sell $1.2 billion in new debt as part of a plan to buy back up to $2.5 billion worth of its common stock.The company, which provides banking and payment technology to financial institutions and government agencies, also reaffirmed...

Lenovo says Apple losing out in China: report

July 6, 2010 6:57 am | Comments

Apple is missing out on an opportunity to further expand in China


Fujitsu to let developers test software for free

July 6, 2010 6:52 am | Comments

Fujitsu Ltd, Japan's biggest IT services firm, said on Tuesday that it would allow software developers to run their programs on its hardware free of charge so that they can examine performance.

Global chip sales up 4.5 percent in May versus April: SIA

July 6, 2010 6:47 am | Comments

SIA expects unit sales of personal computers to grow by 20 percent and sales of cell phones to grow by 10 percent to 12 percent this year.


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