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Blue Earth and Hareon Solar Technology develop solar project in Hawaii

December 12, 2012 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Earth, Inc. (OTCQB: BBLU) a renewable energy and energy efficiency services company, announced today that it signed a joint development agreement with Hareon Solar Technology Co., Ltd ("Hareon Solar") to jointly fund and develop a 497 KW ground mounted solar PV system, the "Waianae Project," on the island of Oahu, with Hareon being the controlling member.

Mitsumi chooses MxL683 for Time-Shifting TVs

December 12, 2012 11:23 am | by MaxLinear | News | Comments

MaxLinear Inc., a leading provider of integrated radio frequency and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, announced today that Mitsumi Corp. has started mass production shipments of its latest generation of six-channel “time shift” TV network interface modules for use in Japanese televisions based on MaxLinear’s MxL683.

Panasonic to sell Sanyo's digital camera division

December 12, 2012 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. is in final talks to sell the digital camera division of its subsidiary Sanyo Electric Co. to Japanese investment fund Advantage Partners LLP, industry sources said Wednesday. The move comes as the division's earnings have deteriorated on the diffusion of smartphones...

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North Korea's rocket victory has deep consequences

December 12, 2012 10:54 am | by PETER ENAV, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea says it wanted a satellite to help track the weather and send back data. But the United States, South Korea and their allies see the Unha-3 rocket that launched it as a potential weapon, theoretically capable of delivering high-impact munitions as far as California...

NKoreans hail rocket launch; US, others condemn

December 12, 2012 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In Pyongyang, North Koreans clinked beer mugs and danced in the streets to celebrate the country's first satellite in space. In Washington, Seoul and Tokyo, leaders pushed for consequences for Wednesday's successful rocket launch, widely seen as a test that takes the country one step closer to being capable of lobbing nuclear bombs over the Pacific.

Huawei to open R&D center in Finland

December 11, 2012 11:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Huawei Monday announced a move to set up shop on Nokia's home turf. The Chinese company says it will invest $90 million over a five-year period to establish a research and development (R&D) center in Helsinki, Finland.

Merging nuclear business with Hitachi possible

December 11, 2012 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. showed a positive attitude Tuesday about integrating the company's nuclear power business with that of Hitachi Ltd., after the two firms last month announced a merger of their thermal power generation business.

Top 10 '2012 Global Competitiveness Brands' from China

December 10, 2012 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Award ceremony of the internationally renowned "2012 Global Competitiveness Brands -Top 10 from China" was held in the US on December 7, 2012. The judge panel agreed that in the global context of economic turbulence, the winners successfully carried out transformation by adapting to changes with the economy and the industrial environment...

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Renesas to receive up to 200 bil. yen bailout

December 10, 2012 10:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Struggling Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. said Monday it will receive up to 200 billion yen in aid from a government-backed fund and private-sector firms to turn its faltering business around.

Nintendo's new Wii U game console hits shelves in Japan

December 10, 2012 10:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nintendo Co. on Saturday launched its new Wii U game console in Japan, aiming to stage a comeback in a gaming market characterized by the rapid growth of mobile phone-based social games. With the launch of the successor to its video game console Wii launched in 2006, the Japanese game console and software maker seeks to turn its business around.

British astronomer Patrick Moore dies at 89

December 10, 2012 9:10 am | by GREGORY KATZ Associated Press | News | Comments

British astronomer and broadcaster Patrick Moore died Sunday, according to friends and colleagues. He was 89. He died at his home in the coastal town of Selsey in southern England, according to a statement released Sunday. No specific cause of death was given,

Eyelit’s Software Selected by TowerJazz for Wafer Fab in Japan

December 7, 2012 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for the aerospace & defense, discrete electronics, semiconductor, and photovoltaic industries, announced that TowerJazz, one of the world’s largest pure-play semiconductor foundries has selected the Eyelit Semiconductor Edition MES suite to be used in the fab of its subsidiary TowerJazz Japan, Ltd.

EU mulls more flexible online copyright law

December 6, 2012 1:46 pm | by Claire Davenport, Reuters | News | Comments

Internet users in Europe may be allowed to copy parts of some copyrighted files legally under reforms to outdated rules governing the murky world of online piracy, EU officials said on Wednesday. Entertainment and software companies, who say they are losing billions of dollars of revenues to pirates, have been lobbying the bloc....

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UK dials up "virtual doctors" in big telehealth push

December 6, 2012 1:39 pm | by Ben Hirschler, Reuters | News | Comments

Shirley Silvers thinks the "virtual doctor" who monitors her chronic lung condition via mobile phone is wonderful. "It is like having my doctor sitting on my sofa," said the 64-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent in central England, explaining how her temperature, oxygen levels and sputum color - a barometer for infection - are now checked daily from home.

CyberLink introduces advanced software for creative consumers

December 6, 2012 12:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), an innovative solutions provider for media creativity, today launched PowerProducer 6, a new standard for Blu-ray and DVD disc authoring. PowerProducer 6 provides home users with a comprehensive disc authoring solution with support for the latest and most popular media formats...

Major Renesas shareholders decide on restructuring

December 6, 2012 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Three major shareholders of Renesas Electronics Corp. have decided on specific measures to turn around the Japanese chipmaker, with Mitsubishi Electric Corp. accepting around 300 employees, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

Kansai Electric seeks to skip summer bonus payments

December 6, 2012 12:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kansai Electric Power Co. has proposed skipping next summer's bonus payments and conducting a 5 percent pay-scale cut to the labor union for its management rationalization plan as the utility seeks to raise electricity charges, company officials said Thursday.

Apple to move production to the U.S. from China

December 6, 2012 12:10 pm | by Bree Fowler and Peter Svensson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will produce one of its existing lines of Mac computers in the United States next year. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, he said that the company will spend $100 million in 2013 to move production of the line to the U.S. from China.

Consumers across Asia actively engage in social networking

December 6, 2012 11:51 am | by The GFK Group | News | Comments

New research from GfK shows that 23 percent of today’s most digitally savvy people live in the Asia Pacific region. These ‘Super Connected’ APAC consumers are distinguished by unusually high engagement with social media – global sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as regional networks. 

M'bishi, GS Yuasa to supply battery system for Chile power plant

December 5, 2012 11:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi Corp. and GS Yuasa International Ltd. said Wednesday they will jointly supply lithium-ion battery equipment with a maximum output of 20 megawatts for use at a new coal-fired power plant in northern Chile.

EPC publishes Chinese edition of GaN Transistor textbook

December 4, 2012 10:47 am | by EPC | News | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation announces the publication of a Simplified Chinese edition of its gallium nitride transistor textbook, “GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion”. This textbook provides power system design engineers basic technical and application-focused information on how to design more efficient...

STMicroelectronics announces winners of 2012 iNEMO Design Contest in China

December 4, 2012 10:03 am | by STMicroelectronics | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the world’s top manufacturer of MEMS announced Dragon Dance Team from Xidian University as the winner of the 2012 iNEMO Design Contest in China.

Descartes signs first service provider agreement for Japan Customs

December 4, 2012 9:55 am | by NACCS | News | Comments

Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced it is the first service provider to sign an agreement with Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System, Inc. (NACCS Center) to electronically file customs documents to Japan Customs...

Swiss spy agency warns U.S., Britain about huge data leak

December 4, 2012 9:19 am | by Mark Hosenball, Reuters | News | Comments

Secret information on counter-terrorism shared by foreign governments may have been compromised by a massive data theft by a senior IT technician for the NDB, Switzerland's intelligence service, European national security sources said.

China's dot-com darlings tap cheap global credit

December 3, 2012 4:02 pm | by Umesh Desai and Pete Sweeney, Reuters | News | Comments

Chinese search engine company Baidu Inc paid a lower interest rate than Google Inc when it sold $750 million in 10-year bonds last month. China's three dominant dot-com names - Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent Holdings Ltd - have successfully tapped global funding this year....

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