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Dell 3Q net income more than doubles

November 18, 2010 12:05 pm | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Personal computer maker Dell Inc. said Thursday that its net income for the latest quarter more than doubled as companies spent more to replace aging technology.Dell's earnings topped Wall Street's expectations, and investors sent shares up nearly 6 percent after the results were...

Need a Reference for the Reference

November 18, 2010 11:22 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Not long ago, I wrote a short post about non-standard use of reference designators. After doing that, I've been looking at some of my own microcontroller and motor driver boards with an eye for how close to standards I am....

Altergy Increases Production Capacity

November 18, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

Altergy Systems announced that it has expanded the capacity of its automated fuel-cell assembly line – which the company says is the first and only one in the world – to support its...


Energy Industry Coalition (EPCE) Announces First of Three Online Courses for Smart Grid & Renewable Energy

November 18, 2010 11:21 am | by | Comments

The Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) has launched a new online course designed to provide important training for electric power industry workers in the areas of clean energy solutions and smart grid deployment Renewable...


Plessey Semi Announces Collaboration with University of Sussex on Electric Potential Sensor Technology

November 18, 2010 11:20 am | by | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors and the University of Sussex announced a new, innovative and disruptive technology called the Electric Potential Sensor (EPS). This is a completely new area of sensor technology that measures changes in an...


Once-mighty MySpace deepens Facebook integration

November 18, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a sign of the companies' divergent fortunes, MySpace says it will let its users log in to their Facebook accounts through their MySpace page....

Activision: 'Black Ops' grossed $650M in 5 days

November 18, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Activision Blizzard Inc. said Thursday its blockbuster shooter "Call of Duty: Black Ops" made $650 million in revenue in its first five days on sale, breaking the $550 million record set by its predecessor this time last year.The video game publisher also said, citing figures from Microsoft...

GameStop posts higher 3Q earnings, revenue

November 18, 2010 10:05 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

GameStop Corp., the world's largest video game retailer, said Thursday its fiscal third-quarter net income climbed as sales of popular new titles such as "Halo: Reach" and "Fallout: New Vegas" boosted revenue.Nonetheless, GameStop's shares retreated as the company's revenue was slightly below...


Latest American Chemical Society podcast: New water filter kills disease-causing bacteria

November 18, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's award-winning podcast series, "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions," focuses on development and successful initial tests of an inexpensive new filtering technology that kills up to 98 percent of...

PerkinElmer launches new LED fiber optic illuminator module for endoscopy, surgical microscopy and headlamp applications

November 18, 2010 8:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New environmentally-friendly LED Module provides bright, uniform light for the surgical suite.


Wiley-VCH launches new journal Advanced Energy Materials

November 18, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Wiley-VCH today announced the launch of the journal Advanced Energy Materials, a new international scientific journal dedicated to publishing high impact research in energy-related materials."Our mission is to support the global quest for energy solutions with this...

DC-DC Converter Features Highest Efficiency

November 18, 2010 7:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

austriamicrosystems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has introduced the AS1310, an ultra low quiescent current hysteretic step-up DC-DC converter...


Touch Panel PC for Medical Equipment OEMs

November 18, 2010 7:26 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

At the Medica 2010 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany, Kontron introduced the fanless Kontron Medi Client IIA, an extremely compact and long-term available Medical Panel PC with 10.4 inch or 15 inch touch screen.


Piezo Motor Linear Stage With Closed-Loop Controller and Driver

November 18, 2010 7:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that make, manage and measure light, introduces the newest member of the CONEX integrated stage and controller product series.


Antimatter Atoms Successfully Stored for the First Time

November 18, 2010 7:23 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Brookhaven’s Superconducting Magnet Division built the main component of the ALPHA collaboration’s magnetic field trap, which is the first to store antimatter atoms.


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