HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a continuing battle over engine part designs, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney on Monday sued Rolls Royce, accusing the British company of misleading the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to obtain a patent. Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Oracle Corp. is suing Micron Technology Inc. in federal court, saying the semiconductor maker and other companies artificially inflated prices for microchips. Oracle says Micron and other conspirators, including South Korea's Hynix and Samsung and Germany's Infineon, artificially inflated prices above what Oracle's Sun Microsystems business should have paid for them.
NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. says it has no way of providing government officials with the text of encrypted corporate e-mails its devices serve up. But if the companies that employ BlackBerry phones want to hand over the encryption keys to their e-mail, it won't object.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. completed its acquisition of data-storage maker 3Par for $2.35 billion, the company said Monday. The tender offer, for $33 per share, expired Friday. Hewlett-Packard recently beat out Dell Inc. in a bid for 3Par, of Fremont, Calif. HP is counting on 3Par Inc.
The Stuxnet malware has received quite a bit of publicity in the past few days after it came to light that the powerful computer code was capable of attacking industrial facilities around the globe. In this video, malware researcher Roel Schowenberg explains why the Stuxnet worm is such a dangerous computer code and why it can affect systems that are previously thought to be protected.
This newly-created option of RFID in the cloud has made it easier for companies to enter a RFID market that lowers risks, reduces costs, and decreases the risk of failed implementation. In today’s cross-channel retail market, companies are looking for ways to cut costs.
There are plenty of reasons to invest in a technological solution that provides an extra level of safety for your manufacturing process. Although wild pecans were well-known among the colonial Americans as a delicacy, the commercial growing of pecans in the United States did not begin until the 1880s.
Is your manufacturing sustainability strategy based on continuous improvement? Manufacturers that isolate environmental compliance initiatives may be missing a larger opportunity to yield significant operational savings. This paper discusses the advantage of a planned approach that balances environmental and operational metrics, which can uncover the underlying forces of energy and resource consumption to help minimize waste and related costs—proving that “Green is Green.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Broad new regulations being drafted by the Obama administration would make it easier for law enforcement and national security officials to eavesdrop on Internet and e-mail communications like social networking Web sites and BlackBerries, The New York Times reported Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has reached an agreement with six major Silicon Valley companies to settle allegations that they colluded to stifle competition for employees by restricting the way they could poach workers from each other. The settlement, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia late Friday, names Google Inc.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful computer code attacking industrial facilities around the world, but mainly in Iran, probably was created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group, according to an analysis by a leading computer security company. The malicious code, called Stuxnet, was designed to go after several "high-value targets," said Liam O Murchu, manager of security response operations at Symantec Corp.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Another milestone has been reached in building a $750 million Boeing Co. aircraft assembly plant on the South Carolina coast. Gov. Mark Sanford and about 800 construction workers were among those who turned out at the North Charleston plant Friday for a topping off ceremony.
NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. may unveil details of a new tablet computer aimed at competing with Apple Inc.'s iPad as early as today. The company, which is based in Canada, is playing host to a conference of BlackBerry software developers in San Francisco from Monday through Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has opened an investigation into the subcompact Honda Fit after receiving complaints that the vehicle's low-beam headlights stopped working. The preliminary investigation involves 133,000 Honda Fit vehicles from the 2007-2008 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received eight reports of low-beam headlights not working.
To allow profit to take precedent over people is a dangerous prospect, no matter the size or type of company. If you’re fooled into thinking safety is other people’s problems only, then shame on you. Prioritizing profit over people: The implications of this seemingly popular trend are not limited to the processing market, but the severity of the implications are amplified here.