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Statistics : Annual inflation rate edges up to 1.7% in September 2010

November 3, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.7% in the year to September 2010, up from 1.6% in August. This small pick-up in inflation mainly reflects higher food and energy prices, which increased by 2.3% and 5.2% respectively in September, compared with 1.4% and 4.8% in August.

Economy : Governments must balance recovery with fiscal consolidation

November 3, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | Comments

The pace of the global economy recovery has slowed since earlier this year while public debt in most OECD countries is set to reach all-time highs, according to an OECD economic assessment presented ahead of the G20 Summit in Seoul. Watch the webcast of the press conference.

UK: Google was in 'significant breach' of data law

November 3, 2010 4:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google violated Britain's data protection laws when its Street View mapping service recorded data from private wireless networks, the country's information commissioner said Wednesday....


MEMSCAP: 8% net profit for the third quarter 2010

November 3, 2010 1:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

45% revenue growth for the first 9 months of the year and continuing operations profitable over the same period.


IHS to buy iSuppli

November 2, 2010 6:05 pm | Comments

Consulting company IHS Inc. said Tuesday that it is buying privately held electronics technology research group iSuppli Corp. in a move meant to improve its ability to offer information in the electronics, manufacturing and supply chain markets.Financial terms of the deal, which IHS expects to...

Sapphire Market 2010, Q4 Update - A report from Yole Développement

November 2, 2010 3:26 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Acute material shortage sent 2? wafer prices in the low $30?s. Shortage to be resolved by mid 2011


Power GaN: Market & Technology Analysis - Report from Yole Développement

November 2, 2010 3:24 pm | Comments

GaN Technologies for Power Electronics Applications: Industry and Market Status & Forecasts

Unique duality: Princeton-led team discovers 'exotic' superconductor with metallic surface

November 2, 2010 2:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Princeton University) A new material with a split personality -- part superconductor, part metal -- has been observed by a Princeton University-led research team. The discovery may have implications for the development of next-generation electronics that could transform the way...


STEC 3Q net income sinks but beats Wall St. view

November 2, 2010 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Data storage device maker STEC Inc. said Tuesday its third-quarter net income sank 44 percent but its results and outlook for the current fourth quarter topped Wall Street's expectations, sending shares up in extended trading after the report.For July through September, STEC's net income fell...

Sonus 3Q loss widens as revenue falls

November 2, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Internet network hardware and software maker Sonus Networks Inc. said Tuesday that its third-quarter loss widened as revenue dropped, an issue the company attributed to the timing of a number of large orders.Shares of Sonus, which also predicted that full-year revenue would fall below analyst...

Protein aggregates could be key Parkinson's clue

November 2, 2010 1:24 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Collaborative research by scientists at Cornell in Ithaca and at Weill Cornell Medical College has yielded new clues into what happens when a Parkinson's disease-associated protein behaves badly.


IEEE 1901TM Broadband Power Line Standard for 500 Mbps Communications Approved

November 2, 2010 1:21 pm | by | Comments

The IEEE announced the ratification of the IEEE 1901TM Broadband over Power Line (BPL) standard. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, this globally recognized BPL standard will be a key enabling technology for a...


Maxwell Technologies Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

November 2, 2010 1:21 pm | by | Comments

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. reported revenue of $31.5 million for its third quarter ended September 30, 2010, up 21% over the $26.1 million recorded in the same period in 2009. BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor revenue increased by...


Epyon Announces Partnership with Lite-On Technology to Scale up EV Fast-Charger Business

November 2, 2010 1:21 pm | by | Comments

Epyon BV, described as the leading European supplier of intelligent charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs), received €7 million in new equity funding from five investors, providing what the company says is a solid...


Battle begins in business-software square-off

November 2, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A battle between two of the world's biggest makers of business software hinges on the value of a trove of millions of stolen customer-support documents....


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