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U.S. Consumer Prices Flat In April

May 15, 2012 10:32 am | News | Comments

The seasonally adjusted consumer price index was unchanged in April, after a 0.3 percent gain in March . . .

Canadian Solar To Make Panels In Japan

May 15, 2012 10:25 am | News | Comments

The Ontario-based firm is among domestic and overseas companies vying to strengthen their position in the Japanese market . . .

Canon Eyes Robot-Only Camera Production

May 15, 2012 10:21 am | News | Comments

The move toward machine-only production will likely be completed in the next few years, perhaps as soon as 2015 . . .

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Yamaha Motor Co. To Build New Factory In India

May 14, 2012 10:28 am | News | Comments

The company aims to export products from the new factory in the future to other emerging markets . . .

Cable Operators To Pay A Price for Tablet Addiction

May 14, 2012 10:16 am | by Heavy Reading | News | Comments

Although the need for more robust management platforms is becoming more evident, cable operators have been far from aggressive . . .

Quantum To Showcase Plug-In Hybrid Electric F-150 At 2012 Expo

May 14, 2012 10:12 am | by Quantum | News | Comments

As part of the ACT Expo event, Quantum will present its technologies to several dozen leading fleet operators in a special pre-conference session . . .

China's Huawei Hopes To Make A Name For Itself

May 14, 2012 10:09 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Huawei, one of the world's biggest phone makers, is planning a big push into U.S. cellphone stores . . .

Nissan Profit Soars Amid Disaster

May 14, 2012 10:07 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Nissan annual global sales reached a record 4.85 million vehicles, showing a remarkably quick recovery from the March 2011 earthquake . . .

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Fujitsu To Offer Dog Health Management Service

May 14, 2012 10:06 am | News | Comments

The device will record the number of steps taken, body temperature changes and other health data . . .

Expansion Planned At S. Indiana Parts Factory

May 14, 2012 10:04 am | News | Comments

Whitesell Group announced its plans for its Jeffersonville factory during an event Friday attended by Gov. Mitch Daniels . . .

Is It 'SaaS' Or 'Cloud?' Is That Even The Right Question?

May 11, 2012 1:00 pm | by Cindy Jutras, Founder, Mint Jutras | Blogs | Comments

Many use the terms “cloud” and “SaaS” interchangeably, but there are some important differences. So let’s distinguish between the two.

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Design For Serviceability

May 11, 2012 12:47 pm | by Patrick Esposito, Marketing Manager, MISUMI USA | Articles | Comments

One approach many automation industry leaders have adopted to facilitate aftermarket maintenance and repairs is a holistic design strategy that standardizes on configurable components, whenever possible.

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New Robotics Website

May 11, 2012 11:42 am | by Mitsubishi Electric Automation Manufacturing Business Technology Product Releases | Comments

Mitsubishi Electric Automation has created a new website for its full line of robots and their applications.

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Transform The Way You Build Control Panels

May 11, 2012 11:30 am | by Eaton Corporation Manufacturing Business Technology Product Releases | Comments

Replacing numerous wires used to connect motor control components with a single cable, the SmartWire-DT system is now available to North American customers with Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP, in addition to PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen.

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Engineers Working On Biodegradable Robot

May 11, 2012 11:02 am | by Mashable | Videos | Comments

Engineers at the University of Bristol have received a $200,000 grant to make what could be the world's first biodegradable robots.

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CSIA Optimistic About Future Business Growth

May 11, 2012 10:14 am | News | Comments

The Control System Integrators Association main confident strong economic conditions will continue in the U.S. and most areas around the world.

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EMC Buys Flash Memory Company

May 11, 2012 9:50 am | News | Comments

One of the world's largest makers of data-storage computers will add to its flash storage product lineup with the purchase of an Israeli company.

Yahoo CEO Says He Didn't Mislead Company About Past

May 11, 2012 9:46 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson says he never provided Yahoo with a resume or incorrect information about his academic credentials.

Obama Dings Romney's Claim Of Credit For Autos

May 11, 2012 9:43 am | News | Comments

President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney is having an "Etch A Sketch moment" when he claims credit for the U.S. auto industry's revival.

Bing To Duel Google With Facebook-Friendly Format

May 11, 2012 9:41 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's Bing will drill deeper into Facebook's social network and Twitter's messaging service to showcase information unlikely to be found on Google.

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