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Cell communication, the EU way

January 6, 2011 11:23 pm | by European Commission | Comments

European researchers are working hard at developing new approaches to cell communication systems that generate building blocks for biological computation devices. Biological computing addresses shortcomings that impact our lives including helping researchers devise more innovative methods...


Samsung sees record 2010 sales, operating profit

January 6, 2011 6:05 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Samsung Electronics forecast Friday that both sales and operating profit rose to record highs in 2010 despite sluggishness at the end of the year amid lower prices for televisions and semiconductors.The manufacturer of the 7000 Series 3D flat panel TV estimated that consolidated revenue during...

Microsoft's answer to the iPad is still in pieces

January 6, 2011 2:21 pm | Comments

Instead of unveiling an elegant response to the iPad, Microsoft came to the tech industry's premier gadget show with a collection of exposed computer guts, news about microchips and a shallow preview of yet another Windows....


Report: Facebook will disclose financials in '12

January 6, 2011 2:06 pm | Comments

Facebook will be forced by law to start coughing up details of its financial performance or go public by April 2012, according to a published report.The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that privately held Facebook Inc. plans to cross the 500-shareholder threshold this year, citing a memo...

Lawson Software reports fourfold net income leap

January 6, 2011 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lawson Software Inc., whose software is used by "mid-sized" organizations for financial and other types of planning, said Thursday that its net income increased fourfold over last year as lower taxes and the absence of heavy restructuring charges helped lift results.Lawson's net income...

Xyratex posts weaker earnings than expected

January 6, 2011 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Xyratex Ltd. did not grow as quickly as Wall Street was expecting during the data storage provider's fiscal fourth quarter. Its latest earnings report sent the company's shares down in extended trading.Xyratex, which is based in the U.K., said Thursday that net income grew sharply in the three...

Saba Software's 2Q earnings fall short

January 6, 2011 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Saba Software Inc. posted disappointing fiscal second-quarter results Thursday, sinking the company's stock in extended trading.The software maker said it fell to a loss of $1.1 million, or 4 cents per share, in the quarter ended Nov.30, compared with a profit of $666,000, or 2 cents per share,...

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory January 2011

January 6, 2011 12:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) This release contains story ideas from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory on topics such as forensics, electricity, batteries and more.


What about the LGA?

January 6, 2011 12:24 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I've written a bit about soldermask defined (SMD) vs. non soldermask defined (NSMD) pads for BGAs. Quick summary: 0.5mm pitch or wider spacing, go with NSMD pads. 0.4mm pitch seem to need SMD pads to prevent bridging (unless the pads...

Silent Power Raises $2 Million in Strategic Financing

January 6, 2011 11:21 am | by | Comments

Silent Power, Inc. announced the sale of approximately $2 million of the company’s Series A preferred stock. This round of financing will support the commercial deployment of Silent Power’s OnDemand energy storage systems and...


Ultra Electronics Agrees to Acquire Adaptive Materials for $23 Million

January 6, 2011 11:21 am | by | Comments

Ultra Electronics Holdings announced that it has acquired Adaptive Materials Inc. from its founders, Dr Aaron and Michelle Crumm for an initial cash consideration of $23.0 million. A further sum of up to $5.0...


50 Most Read Power Electronics Stories of 2010: 30 to 21

January 6, 2011 11:20 am | by | Comments

This is the third part of a listing (with links for the full story) of the most read stories on PowerPulse.Net for 2010, thus providing a window into the "pulse" of the trends and...


GE acquires Argonne-UChicago start-up SmartSignal

January 6, 2011 10:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) GE Intelligent Platforms has purchased SmartSignal, a company started by the University of Chicago based on technology developed at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.


When It’s Cool, Female Butterflies Chase Males in Sex Role Reversal

January 6, 2011 9:23 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

If you want to be surrounded by females on the prowl, it pays to be cool, at least if you are a male butterfly.

Embedded Platforms Based on 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors

January 6, 2011 8:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Advantech, an embedded platform and integration services provider, announces a new series of embedded boards based on the new 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor...



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