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Curtiss-Wright: strike will hurt 2012 results

September 20, 2012 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aerospace and defense supplier Curtiss-Wright says an ongoing strike by union workers at a plant in Pennsylvania will likely significantly hurt its fiscal 2012 financial results. It did not provide any specific details about the potential financial impact. The company said Thursday that 300...

U.S. Demanding Harsh Penalties for Price Fixers

September 20, 2012 5:20 am | by Paul Elias - Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice is demanding that a "remorseless" Taiwanese company pay a $1 billion fine and two former top executives each serve 10 years in prison for their roles as central figures in what prosecutors called the most serious price-fixing cartel ever prosecuted by the U.S. The...

Tokyo Game Show Focuses on Social, Smartphones

September 20, 2012 3:56 am | by Yuri Kageyama - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

It's not quite game over at the annual Tokyo Game Show opening Thursday, but with smartphones, tablets and other computer-like devices luring people away from the once-dominant consoles devoted to video games, the rules of the game have changed. Adding to the uncertainty is the long wait for the...

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Peugeot in talks to sell bulk of logistics unit

September 20, 2012 3:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen says it's in exclusive talks to sell a controlling stake in its logistics business to Russia's national railway for €800 million ($1 billion). The carmaker says in a statement Thursday the talks with JSC Russian Railways could see the Russian firm take a 75...

UK regulator finds BSkyB 'fit and proper'

September 20, 2012 3:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain's communications regulator has found British Sky Broadcasting a "fit and proper" organization to hold a license despite criticism of the company's former chief executive and chairman, James Murdoch. The announcement on Thursday was a response to the phone hacking scandal at a newspaper...

Not game over, games go social at Tokyo exhibition

September 20, 2012 2:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Tokyo Game Show is highlighting both anticipation and worries in the industry. Smartphones and other computer-like devices are luring people away from consoles devoted to video games, such as Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360. Game fans are waiting for the arrival of...

Avnet Electronics and Triad Semiconductor Announce Distribution Agreement

September 19, 2012 4:36 pm | by Avnet | News | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has announced that it has inked a distribution agreement with Triad Semiconductor, the leader in the design and manufacture of configurable low-cost mixed signal ASICs based on via-configurable array (VCA).

LORD Corporation Completes Acquisition of MicroStrain

September 19, 2012 4:20 pm | by LORD Corporation | News | Comments

LORD Corporation has announced the closing of the acquisition of the assets of MicroStrain, Inc. for an undisclosed amount.  A privately-held company located in Williston, Vt., MicroStrain develops and supplies sensing solutions to the aerospace, defense, agriculture and construction, energy and consumer electronics markets.

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Gap to sell collection by top GQ designers

September 19, 2012 3:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gap said Wednesday that it plans to launch a limited-edition menswear collection by a group of guest designers as the retailer tries to regain its fashion edge. The collection will include items ranging from $20 boxer briefs to $348 leather bomber jackets. All the products are designed by GQ...

GM Offers Added Touch-Screen Help to Customers

September 19, 2012 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says it's trying hard to make sure its customers know how to use touch screens and audio systems by training them at the dealer and offering support after they buy a car. Company officials say the systems are the biggest source of quality complaints for GM and the whole U.S. auto...

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Judge Leaves U.S. Sales Ban on Samsung Tablet Intact

September 19, 2012 3:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has refused to rescind a court order banning Samsung Electronics from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 computer in the U.S. The denial issued this week in San Jose federal court is part of a bitter battle pitting Samsung Electronics against Apple Inc. in a dispute over the mobile...

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Curiosity Isn't the Only JPL Project

September 19, 2012 1:34 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

The car-sized Mars rover Curiosity, which landed on the Red Planet last month, is the biggest, most expensive and most ambitious planetary mission in many years. But it is just one of a sweeping portfolio of past and future missions of pioneering planetary exploration managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., as JPL director Charles Elachi described in a talk at MIT on Monday.

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Internet on Air: Watch This Space

September 19, 2012 1:28 pm | by European Commission’s DG CONNECT Unit E1 | News | Comments

As the internet goes increasingly mobile and wireless, the gaps between frequencies used for television, known as ‘white space’, can help all citizens gain access to broadband through the airwaves.

Recycling to Save Renewables

September 19, 2012 1:25 pm | by SINTEF | News | Comments

Norwegian scientists are extracting rare earth metals from scrap. Their aim is to prevent scarcity of materials from holding back energy-conservation efforts. Rare earth metals are essential materials for wind-turbines and environmentally friendly cars, but they are becoming scarcer by the day.

NRL Demonstrates High Durability of Nanotube Transistors

September 19, 2012 1:19 pm | by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory | News | Comments

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory electronics science and technology engineers demonstrate the ability of single walled carbon nanotube transistors (SWCNTs) to survive the harsh space environment, investigating the effects of ionizing radiation on the crystalline structures and further supporting the development of SWCNT-based nanoelectronics for use in harsh radiation environments.

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