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Random Via-in-Pad Myth #3

September 30, 2010 12:21 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Myth #3: It’s okay to put vias in BGA pads because the extra solder (the solder ball) on a BGA will prevent any problems Here's an example of a via in pad situation we don't like; A large number of...

Dozens charged in NY in global computer virus scam

September 30, 2010 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hackers in eastern Europe who used computer viruses to steal usernames and passwords teamed up with foreign students who opened bank accounts in the U.S. to snatch at least $3 million from American bank accounts, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges against more than 80 people....

Turning waste heat into power

September 30, 2010 11:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Arizona) Physicists at the University of Arizona have discovered a new way of harvesting waste heat and turning it into electrical power. Taking advantage of quantum effects, the technology holds great promise for making cars, power plants, factories and solar panels more efficient.

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Panasonic, Whirlpool subsidiary to plead guilty

September 30, 2010 11:05 am | by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp. and a subsidiary of Michigan-based appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. have agreed to plead guilty and pay more than $140 million in criminal fines for their roles in an international price-fixing scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.The...

Software maker Deltek to acquire Input for $60M

September 30, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker Deltek Inc. said Thursday that it will acquire database and market information company Input Inc. for $60 million in an all-cash transaction.The deal is expected to close Friday.Input, based in Reston, Va., has nearly 200 employees and had revenue of $26.2 million for...

Generex bumps out Gluskin; Fletcher, Barratt fill CEO, chairman roles

September 30, 2010 9:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Worcester drug discovery firm Generex Biotechnology Corp. has named Mark Fletcher as CEO and interim president, replacing Generex co-founder, CEO, president and chairman Anna Gluskin.

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Counterfeit Power Supply Warning

September 30, 2010 9:09 am | Comments

Aimtec warns that counterfeit versions of its line of AC/DC converters are being manufactured and sold by unauthorized distributors to unsuspecting customers in various regions around the world.

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Gross Domestic Product, 2nd quarter 2010 (third estimate); Corporate Profits, 2nd quarter 2010 (revised estimate)

September 30, 2010 7:23 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 1.7 percent in the second quarter of 2010, (that is, from the first quarter to the second quarter), according to the "third"...

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Life Safety Services Sends Technician Through Fire Door Assembly Inspection Program

September 30, 2010 7:23 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Passive Fire Protection Inspection Technician Passes DHI's Fire Door Assembly Program Exam.

iPad Leads the Tablet PC Charge as Mini-Note Shipments Plummet

September 30, 2010 7:22 am | by General Electric | Comments

In the second quarter of 2010, shipments of mini-note/tablet PCs were down 4% Q/Q, but up 29% Y/Y. [...]

OU team receives $580K DOE EPSCoR grant

September 30, 2010 7:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Oklahoma) A University of Oklahoma research team has been awarded a $580,000 grant from the Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research for the development of new interband cascade photovoltaic cells with important applications for more...

Multi-Component Nano-Structures with Tunable Optical Properties

September 30, 2010 7:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

First successful assembly of 3-D multi-component nanoscale structures with tunable optical properties brings researchers one step closer to applications in solar energy, sensors, and tiny circuits

Tax : Global Forum delivers global report card

September 30, 2010 6:22 am | by OECD | Comments

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes today issued phase one peer reviews covering the legal and regulatory frameworks for transparency and exchange of tax information in Bermuda, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, India, Monaco, Panama and Qatar....

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French music industry reaches deal with YouTube

September 30, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Songwriters and composers will get paid when their videos are seen on YouTube in France, under a deal announced Thursday by the online video sharing site and France's leading music industry group.The industry group SACEM called the deal difficult to reach but innovative, and a victory in its...

Hypercom rejects hostile bid from VeriFone

September 30, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hypercom rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from rival electronic-payment provider VeriFone, saying Thursday that the bid was much too low.VeriFone is offering $5.25 per share in cash. Based on the number of outstanding shares in Hypercom's most recent quarterly report, a deal would be worth...

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