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Monday, October 3, 2011

  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    It was 25 years ago that Sophie Vandebroek arrived in the United States with a graduate fellowship; $500 and a clear-minded focus on earning a doctorate in engineering. Today, Vandebroek is the chief technology officer of Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX), and the next inductee into the ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    MALVERN, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/11 -- To assist customers in selecting the best Vishay Dale LCD products for their applications, Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has added a new streaming video to its website (http://www.vishay.com) providing an overview of the complete portfolio using a series of demonstration cases that contain the company's latest LCD products. Vishay provides a complete line of standard character and graphic LCD modules with integrated electronics and a wide variety ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/11 -- JavaOne 2011 -- CloudBees, Inc., the Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader for Java, today announced another first: full support for developing and deploying applications using the Java EE 6 Web Profile. CloudBees is the only company to offer a cloud-based, production-ready PaaS that offers full support for the Java EE 6 Web Profile (EE6 WP) specification. With the CloudBees platform, developers can simplify how Java applications are built ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/11 -- ORACLE OPENWORLD -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) News Facts Oracle welcomed more than 45,000 registrants to Oracle OpenWorld 2011 San Francisco. The industry's largest event for Oracle developers, customers and partners features five days of education and insight into Oracle's strategy and roadmap on the software, hardware and engineered systems built to optimize business from end-to-end. In addition, the JavaOne 2011 conference, running concurrently in "The Zone" -- the area including San Francisco's ... read more
  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/11 -- The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) announced today launch of a new twelve hour formulation for Cleviprex® (clevidipine) Injectable Emulsion, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2011. Cleviprex is an intravenous dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker indicated for the reduction of blood pressure when oral therapy is not feasible or not desirable. The new formulation triples the maximum allowable infusion time per vial, commonly referred to ... read more
  • Leviton Acquires Obvius Energy Information Solutions --- MELVILLE, New York, Oct. 3, 2011
    Posted at 6:58 AM
    Leviton Manufacturing Company, the leader in electrical wiring devices, lighting energy management systems and commercial data networking solutions, today announces the acquisition of Obvius, a recognized leader of cost-effective hardware solutions to collect energy information. Obvius products offer data acquisition, wireless communications, energy dashboard software and plug-and-play hardware solutions. The Obvius acquisition will enable Leviton to offer its customers the most complete line of lighting and energy management solutions. A complementary strategic addition to Leviton's current line, Leviton now offers solutions ... read more
  • Posted at 6:55 AM
    The world economy may be teetering on the brink of a double-dip recession, but business is booming for wireless infrastructure vendors. According to Jake Saunders, vice president of forecasting, “Base station installations in 2011 will total at least 10% more than anyone expected just one year ... read more
  • Posted at 6:52 AM
    Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today unveiled at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 version three of its Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle (AFPO), which offers clients a variety of new features, including the capability to access Oracle Applications on mobile devices. Accessing enterprise ... read more
  • Posted at 6:51 AM
    CARDIFF, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/11 -- NI Research has released the October issue of NeuroPerspective, which features a comprehensive review of Alzheimer's therapeutics, and a critical assessment of the pharma industry's ill-considered allocation of R&D resources to date. While there has been some acknowledgment in the field that the amyloid is, at the very least, an incomplete mechanistic framework, and that tau may constitute a critical downstream component of the neurotoxic process, the flagship pivotal testing programs ... read more
  • Posted at 6:50 AM
    Verizon employees will gather in the parking lot of the company's campus at 600 Hidden Ridge in Irving on Oct. 20 to collect unwanted electronics and other material for recycling. This Recycling Rally -- which is free and open to the public -- is part of Verizon's commitment to protect and preserve the environment by enabling the public to be green at work and at home. The discarded items will be disposed of in line with Verizon's zero-landfill ... read more
  • Posted at 6:50 AM
    Ubisense (AIM:UBI) today introduced Transit Yard Manager for Rails, a real-time location system (RTLS) that automates yard operations and improves efficiencies and productivity. By precisely locating rolling-stock in both indoor and outdoor areas, operators gain an unprecedented level of visibility ... read more
  • Posted at 6:50 AM
    WIRED, with partner Gizmodo, tested and rated more than 400 apps for the first-ever WIRED App Guide. The special issue, on newsstands October 4, rates apps on the 10-point WIRED performance scale, noting ‘WIRED’ and ‘TIRED’ features, price and on which platforms each app is available. ... read more
  • Posted at 6:48 AM
    Dr. Bruce A. Beutler, the new director of the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense at UT Southwestern Medical Center, today shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with two other scientists for their discoveries in how the immune system works. Dr. Beutler and Dr. Jules A. Hoffmann of Strasbourg University's Institut de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire in France shared half the prize for their discovery of receptor proteins that recognize disease-causing agents and activate innate immunity, the ... read more
  • Posted at 6:46 AM
    NORTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/11 -- CPS Technologies Corporation (OTCBB: CPSH), the world-leader in metal-matrix composites, today announced that it has appointed Ralph Norwood as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Norwood brings more than 25 years of financial management experience in high-technology public companies. Previously he served as the VP/Treasurer and VP/Controller for Polaroid Corp. and the Vice-President and CFO for SatCon Technology. Most recently he served as the President of Navigator Capital Advisors, LLC, a boutique financial ... read more
  • Posted at 6:45 AM
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/11 -- ORACLE OPENWORLD -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) News Facts On Thursday, October 6, 2011, during Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle senior executives will outline Oracle's comprehensive cloud strategy and roadmap. The Oracle Powers the Cloud event includes more than 25 cloud sessions, 15 cloud demos and an Executive keynote address. Executives will discuss how Oracle offers the broadest, most complete integrated offerings for enterprise cloud computing. Oracle provides a comprehensive strategy that includes both private ... read more
  • Posted at 6:45 AM
    Symmetricom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, today announced that its best-in-class IEEE 1588 solutions have now been deployed in over 100 networks globally. This milestone signifies strong momentum for PTP among operators and equipment vendors for frequency and phase (timing) synchronization. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111003/SF79145) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110829/AQ59077LOGO) "This is an important milestone for the mobile backhaul market as it accelerates the transition from TDM to packet networks," said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing ... read more
  • Posted at 6:39 AM
    The majority of architects and interior designers, 87% and 86% respectively, acknowledge that they are concerned with how products are manufactured with regard to sustainability, according to new research released today by IMRE. The research showed that the number of sustainable projects performed by architects and interior designers is projected to rise in the next year, and that sustainable products are often associated with higher cost. These are some of the results released from the survey in which 812 architects and ... read more
  • Posted at 6:38 AM
    ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ: MANT) will issue its third quarter fiscal year 2011 earnings press release after close of market Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Management will discuss financial results in a conference call beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern. Analysts ... read more
  • Posted at 6:34 AM
    D&B (NYSE: DNB), the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, announced that D&B360 is now available for Oracle CRM On Demand and Oracle’s Siebel CRM. Now, Oracle customers can benefit from D&B’s data on more than 200 million global businesses and 53 ... read more
  • Posted at 6:32 AM
    A new book on automotive tribological composites, focusing on friction material development, is now available from SAE International. Author Roy Cox provides readers with a thorough presentation of the topic, beginning with the earliest work on brakes by Frood in the early 1900s and friction studies by daVinci in the 1400s. From there, details about the processes of wear and the components of tribological systems are presented. Methods of manufacturing friction materials are described, and the elements of friction material are ... read more