Small is big for Murata: The Japanese electronics maker has developed the world's tiniest version of a component known as the capacitor. And that's potentially big business. Capacitors, which store electric energy, are used in the dozens, even in the hundreds, in just about every type of gadget — smartphones, laptops, parts for hybrid cars, medical equipment and digital cameras.
After spending a year gazing at Vesta, NASA's Dawn spacecraft was set to cruise toward the most massive space rock in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter — a voyage that will take nearly three years. Firing its ion propulsion thrusters, Dawn had been slowly spiraling away from Vesta for more than a month until it was to pop free from its gravitational grip.
Australian miner Lynas Corp. says it has secured the Malaysian government's approval to fire up a controversial rare earths plant. The operating license ends months of delays sparked by safety concerns surrounding the Australian company's plans to process rare earths crucial for manufacturing high-tech products.
Traditional analytics technologies have long been deployed by manufacturers to analyze the performance after the fact. Focus is shifting to predictive applications which can identify and correct issues before they become widespread. Manufacturers are increasingly leveraging technologies developed in web search, social media and related consumer-oriented areas to drive benefits in manufacturing areas like quality and supply chain.
GPS manufacturer Trimble Navigation Ltd. said Monday that it has agreed to buy TMW Systems Inc., a privately held provider of enterprise software to transportation and shipping companies, for $335 million in cash. TMW's software platform is used to manage the operations of transportation companies, store data and automate certain tasks. The company is based in Beachwood, Ohio, and has 500 employees.
ASML Holding NV says that Samsung Electronics Co. has agreed to buy a 3 percent stake in it for $625 million, following the lead of other key computer chip manufacturers Intel Corp. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. In July, Intel bought 15 percent of the Dutch company, and earlier this month, TSMC bought 5 percent. Like the others, Samsung will also help ASML invest in research and development.
Samsung Electronics co. will spend $4 billion renovating its plant in the U.S. to increase production of advanced chips used in smartphones and tablet computers. Samsung's Tuesday announcement is its latest push into the lucrative logic chip business.
It turns out your digital identity can be a rather fluid concept these days. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, given the increased prevalence of security incidents and high-profile hacks that take place today. But once in awhile the details of someone’s hacking story are cause for serious examination and concern. Technology blogger Mat Homan is the subject of one such story.
A federal jury had previously awarded Mformation $147.2 million for RIM infringing on a 1999 invention for remotely managing wireless devices.
The president may use his authority to issue orders for private industry to meet security standards to protect their computer networks from attacks by hackers.
The company will take a massive charge against its earnings for the latest quarter, leading to the largest quarterly loss in HP's 83-year history.
IDC says Samsung and other phone makers shipped nearly 105 million Android smartphones in the second quarter, and claim 68 percent of the worldwide market.
Since parking itself inside an ancient crater Sunday night, the Curiosity rover has delighted scientists with views of a 3-mile-high mountain.
Mines and smelters must meet minimum output levels to continue operating, which could shut down 20 percent of the country's production.
Viren Joshi has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of M/s Sigma Electric by unanimous voting by its Board of Directors.
The Chinese computer maker is trying to appeal to customers who like the convenience of tablets and smartphones.
HTC had previously grown rapidly on well-designed headsets based on Android, but the market has been increasingly dominated by Samsung and Apple.
Hewlett-Packard Co. said it won a "tremendous" victory in its court battle to force Oracle Corp. to continue making software for one of its server lines.
Proponents say the bill would have given the federal government and businesses the tools they need to deal with vulnerabilities in the nation's critical infrastructure systems.
The Japanese electronics company posted a $316 million loss, blaming a strong yen and the dwindling HDTV market.
The Osaka-based company lost $1.8 billion in its April-June quarter, leading to the elimination of 9 percent of its global work force.
In a recent article, it was stated that “Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made more than 1.3 million requests [to cellphone carriers] for consumers’ cellphone records in 2011,” which was a huge surge from previous years. The requests required “customers’ locations, text messages, and call details, frequently without warrants,” which forced carriers to create detailed guidelines of what information could be provided – and for what price.
In the battle over smartphone patents, a Samsung lawyer countered by saying, "Samsung is not some copyist, some Johnny-come-lately doing knockoffs."
The growing demand for smart phones, tablets and enhanced mobile connectivity is causing nearly every business to contemplate an app development program to extend its reach to current and potential customers. While executives eagerly shell out thousands of dollars for an app’s development and launch, too often they fail to forecast the long-term costs of a mobile application.
noax Technologies is now offering its customers the ability to use their industrial PCs in temperatures down to -30°C (-22°F).