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Report: Google test cars steer without drivers

October 10, 2010 10:05 am | by DANIEL WAGNER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. is road-testing cars that steer, stop and start without a human driver, according to a published report.The technology giant has sent seven test cars a total of 1,000 miles without a human touching the controls, the report said. It said the cars have traveled 140,000 miles with only...

Jordan's king: Conflict preventing tech boom

October 10, 2010 7:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Jordan's monarch says his country is making gains in the technology sector but that the Mideast conflict is preventing the region from seeing more progress.King Abdullah II says Jordan's high tech information and communication field saw investments of $2.2 billion in recent years with expanding...

Schwarzenegger heads to Russia with tech leaders

October 9, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

With California's long overdue budget finally signed, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was departing Saturday on a trade mission to Russia with a delegation of Silicon Valley business leaders and venture capitalists in tow.Schwarzenegger's office said the five-day trip is meant to connect Silicon...

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NoblePeak Vision assets to be liquidated

October 9, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

NoblePeak Vision, a once-promising developer of camera cores that integrate germanium photodetectors with silicon circuits, will see its assets liquidated on Nov. 5 to pay off creditors, the company's certified public accountant announced this week.

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Epson Toyocom to invest 10 billion yen in fiscal 2010 for capacity ramp

October 9, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

According to Digitimes press release, Epson Toyocom, the leader in crystal devices, has been benefiting from increasing demand from its clients since the second half of 2009, and demand from China and other emerging markets, in particular, has been serving as an impetus to the growth...

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ISSYS announces manufacturing expansion

October 9, 2010 8:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) announced that it has completed its 2010 manufacturing expansion project, adding 5,400 square feet to its existing facility.

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Sunpower forms PVdock special interest group with power conversion manufacturers

October 9, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

New SIG to Standardize Specifications for Lowering Total System Costs

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TOKO demonstrates wireless power supply

October 9, 2010 7:21 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

TOKO, Inc., a developer/manufacturer of electronic components focused on coil-based products, is demonstrating a self-developed wireless power supply system.

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Iran acknowledges espionage at nuclear facilities

October 9, 2010 4:05 am | by ALI AKBAR DAREINI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Iran revealed for the first time Saturday that some personnel at the country's nuclear facilities were lured by promises of money to pass secrets to the West, but that increased security and worker privileges have put a stop to the spying.The stunning acknowledgment by Vice President Ali Akbar...

LG Chem Provide Batteries to Renault SA

October 8, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

LG Chem Ltd. announced that it has signed a formal deal to supply lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles made by Renault SA beginning in 2011. The deal with Renault SA increases the number of...

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FSP Technology Reports Record Sales in Third Quarter 2010

October 8, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

FSP Technology, a Taiwanese power supply manufacturer, has reported record revenues of NT$1.553 billion (US$50.525 million) for September 2010, pushing its third-quarter revenues to NT$4.482 billion to set a new quarterly record. The company...

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Distributed-Power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) Defines Digital POL MICRO Standard

October 8, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) recently approved specification standards for the "Third Generation, High Density, Non-Isolated MICRO converter" for the MICRO (11.4 x 20.3mm) format. The third generation standard is based on the addition...

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Adobe has enough shares for Day Software takeover

October 8, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Adobe Systems Inc. said Friday that it has accumulated more than 94 percent of the outstanding shares of Dan Software Holding, enough to close its acquisition of the Swiss software maker.It is giving shareholders who haven't tendered their shares another 10 trading days. The company is offering...

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Yale Evolutionary Biologist Nancy Moran Wins Coveted Japanese Science Prize

October 8, 2010 12:21 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Yale University's Nancy Moran, the Regents Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been awarded the International Prize for Biology by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science for her work on symbiotic relationships between insects and bacteria that live within them.

Navy Awards IDEAL with Five-Year Contract for LanTEK II Network Cable Certifier

October 8, 2010 11:16 am | Comments

The United States Navy has awarded a 5-year contract to IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. that will provide the Navy and other U.S. federal government agencies with contract pricing on the IDEAL LanTEK II network cable certifier.

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