Infineon cuts costs as revenue falls
Semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies AG says it will cut back on investment plans and introduce short-time working as global economic uncertainty weighs on demand and revenue.
Astronomer point the way for exoplanet search
(Phys.org)—Though the search for planets around other stars, or exoplanets, is showing researchers that planets are abundant in our galaxy, it helps a great deal to have directions when searching for as-of-yet ...
Discovery of a giant gap in the disk of a sun-like star may indicate multiple planets
A large international team of astronomers led by Jun Hashimoto (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) and Ruobing Dong (Princeton University) has used the High Contrast Instrument for the Subaru Next ...
Apple paid only 2 pct tax on earnings outside US (Update)
Apple Inc. paid an income tax rate of only 1.9 percent on its earnings outside the U.S. in its latest fiscal year, a regulatory filing by the company shows.
Wipro hives off non-IT businesses, stock gains
(AP)—India's Wipro will separate its core information technology business from its consumer care and lighting, infrastructure engineering and medical diagnostics businesses, the company said Thursday.
Sony reduces loss on sales recovery, restructuring (Update)
(AP)—Sony Corp. reported Thursday a smaller flow of red ink for the fiscal second quarter on a sales recovery and restructuring efforts and stuck to its full year forecast for a return to profit from its ...
Panasonic's red ink grows, forecasts loss for year
(AP)—Panasonic Corp.'s losses ballooned to 698 billion yen ($8.7 billion) for the fiscal second quarter as sales plunged in flat-panel TVs, laptops and other gadgets, and restructuring costs to turn itself around were proving ...
National Geographic to auction famous photos, art
National Geographic Society has chronicled scientific expeditions, wildlife and world cultures for more than 100 years, amassing 11.5 million photographs and original illustrations.
Half of all wetlands destroyed since 1900, report says
An alarming 50 percent of the world's wetlands have been destroyed in the last 100 years, threatening human welfare at a time of increasing water scarcity, a new report said.
IBM's 3Q earnings flat, revenue slides 5 percent (Update)
IBM's revenue slipped below Wall Street's expectations in the third quarter as the technology company dealt with jittery customers and a weakening euro that undercut its results. Despite the problems posed by the wobbly economy, ...
BREAK project creates free assistive devices for people living with disabilities
Ordinarily, it takes years before the work of scientists and engineers make an impact on the lives of everyday people in their community. But for some students of engineering at the University of Kansas, the satisfaction ...
Researchers work across fields to uncover information about hadrosaur teeth
(Phys.org)—An unusual collaboration between researchers in two disparate fields resulted in a new discovery about the teeth of 65-million-year-old dinosaurs.
Investors get 1st look at big FedEx cost cut plan
(AP)—Investors are driving up shares of FedEx Corp. after the world's second-largest package delivery company promised to boost profits by shedding jobs, aircraft and underused assets.
Microsoft CEO Ballmer pay slips 4 pct to $1.3M
(AP)—Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer's pay package fell 4 percent after his bonus was trimmed, partly due to slower-than-planned progress in the software company's online business and a drop in revenue at its Windows ...