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RF Micro Devices Awarded $1.5 Million Navy Contract

October 27, 2010 5:00 am | Comments

RF Micro Devices announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5 million R&D contract by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) related to gallium nitride (GaN) microelectronics, including the development of materials, device fabrication and high power circuits.

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Smartphone App Tracks Trick-or-Treaters

October 27, 2010 4:32 am | Comments

A new Smartphone app enables responsible parents to know the exact whereabouts of their trick-or-treating kids without requiring them to follow alongside in the family car.

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Statistics : Trade deficit increases in second quarter of 2010

October 27, 2010 4:24 am | by OECD | Comments

The OECD trade deficit in goods and services with the rest of the world continued deteriorating during the second quarter of 2010, according to new balance of payments data.

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Cool 3D Building Projection

October 27, 2010 4:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Fun video from Russia showing some great 3D projections. Related: Volkswagen Fun Theory: Piano Staircase – Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard Using Wii Remote – Very Cool Wearable Computing Gadget from MIT – Cat Fun: Rocky the Standing Cat

Whirlpool 3Q earnings fall, lifts 2010 guidance

October 27, 2010 3:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Whirlpool Corp.'s third-quarter net income dropped 9 percent, stung by a subsidiary's antitrust plea agreements.Whirlpool, which makes its namesake brand along with Maytag, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air products, also said Wednesday that it was raising its full-year adjusted earnings outlook.Earnings...

3D TSV interconnects enter commercialization phase in digital world with Xilinx

October 27, 2010 2:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Based on an innovative 3D silicon interposer design, Xilinx Stacked Silicon Interconnect Extends FPGA Technology to Deliver ?More than Moore? Density, Bandwidth and Power Efficiency. This new design breakthrough in semiconductor packaging enables 100x Improvement in Die-to-Die Bandwidth...

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Software maker SAP sees profit rise 12 pct in Q3

October 27, 2010 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

German business software maker SAP AG said Wednesday its third-quarter net profit rose 12 percent, driven by growth in the U.S. and emerging markets.SAP earned euro501 million ($697 million) in the August-September period, compared with euro447 million in the same period of the previous...

Fujitsu reports lower second quarter profit

October 27, 2010 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Japanese technology company Fujitsu Ltd. reported a sharp drop in its latest quarterly profit Wednesday, battered by a rising yen and the aftermath of less investment in its U.S. and European businesses during the financial crisis.Fujitsu's July-September profit totaled 17.4 billion yen ($213...

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SolFocus and Vision Electro Mechanical Company to build the largest solar power plant of its kind in Saudi Arabia

October 26, 2010 11:24 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Project is milestone for the commercialization of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology in the Middle East.

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'New MySpace' narrows focus to entertainment

October 26, 2010 11:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

MySpace, the online social hub that's been fighting to stay relevant in the age of Facebook and Twitter, is overhauling its image and its website into an entertainment destination for its mostly younger audience....

Portable breast scanner allows cancer detection in the blink of an eye

October 26, 2010 10:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Manchester) Women could have a fast test for breast cancer and instantly identify the presence of a tumor in the comfort of their own home thanks to groundbreaking new research from the University of Manchester.

Varioptic hires new CEO

October 26, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Liquid lens provider Varioptic announced the appointment of Hamid Farzaneh as its chief executive officer in its plans to commercialize its liquid lens technology.

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Nanoplas extends line of dry processing systems with tool for 200mm MEMS and 3D TSV packaging

October 26, 2010 9:21 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

DSB 9000A offers component manufacturers high throughput, lower cost of ownership and flexibility of process choice.

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IC maker Power Integrations invests $30m in SiC device firm SemiSouth

October 26, 2010 8:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Power Integrations Inc of San Jose, CA, USA, which supplies high-voltage integrated circuits for compact, energy-efficient AC-DC and DC-DC power conversion in electronic products, has made a strategic investment in SemiSouth Laboratories Inc of Starkville, MS, USA.

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Oxford Instruments-TDI acquires IP rights from Fox Grp

October 26, 2010 8:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Oxford Instruments-TDI, a world leader in the development of Hydride Vapour Phase Epitaxy (HVPE) processes and techniques for the production of novel compound semiconductors such as GaN, AlN, AlGaN, InN, InGaN, has just entered into a licensing agreement with The Fox Group.

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