Intel Closes Fiscal Year

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corporation today reported full-year revenue of $43.6 billion, operating income of $15.9 billion, net income of $11.7 billion, and EPS of $2.05 – all records. The company generated approximately $16.7 billion in cash from operations, paid cash dividends of $3.5 billion, and used $1.5 billion to repurchase 70 million shares…

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Spare Me the 3D

Will I pay more to watch a movie in 3D, rent a 3D DVD, or buy a 3DTV? No way, no how. 3D is one of those “technology for technology's sake” gimmicks that marketing gurus want to convince you that you need. Forget the glasses or the fact that watching a 3D movie makes me…

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Is IPv6 Key to Seamless Communication?

IPv4, the most widely deployed Internet layer protocol, is running out of space. This is not an opinion, but a fact. Several forecasts see 2011 as the year during which IPv4 space address will be depleted. Although the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), responsible for the global coordination of IP addressing (and much more), is…

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Trust but Verify

I talked to a woman on a plane a few weeks ago; not unusual. She talked about how ineffective many of the HR training programs are in improving performance; again nothing unusual. Her post-doctorate work in this area revealed that people operate with self-imposed constraints limiting their performance and potential; very unusual. These constraints can…

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E2open Names Marketing SVP

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — E2open, the leading provider of cloud-based supply chain management solutions, today announced that Michael Schmitt has been appointed Senior Vice President of Marketing. The addition of Schmitt, a seasoned software executive with a successful track record around strategic positioning and accelerated sales growth, further augments the company’s executive bench strength. Schmitt…

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IBM, Samsung Join on Chip Research

ALBANY, N.Y., and SEOUL, South Korea — IBM and Samsung today announced they will collaborate on basic research into new semiconductor materials, manufacturing processes and other technologies. The agreement calls for the two companies to jointly develop new semiconductor process technology that can be used in a broad range of applications — from smart phone…

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Bourns Announces Potentiometer Kits

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced three new potentiometer design kits to facilitate the development of new and upgraded professional guitar amplifiers. Based on Bourns® Models 96, 53 and PDA241, the kits provide a variety of resistance values and tapers and can also be used as…

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The Cloud as an Alternative to EDI

The industry standard for purchasing transactions — electronic data interchange (EDI) — can be time consuming, costly, and labor-intensive for many companies in the supply chain. EDI links are most often custom connections among suppliers, distributors, and customers so that each company's system can read and process the data from other companies' systems. The problem…

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