News tagged with microsystems

Power from motion and vibrations

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, which traverses hundreds of miles of some of the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, must be monitored almost constantly for potential problems like corrosion or cracking. Humans do some ...

dateFeb 16, 2010 in Engineering
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Self-powered sensors

It can be inconvenient to replace batteries in devices that need to work over long periods of time. Doctors might have to get beneath a patient’s skin to replace batteries for implanted biomedical monitoring or treatment ...

dateFeb 11, 2010 in Engineering
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Oracle CEO: about 1,000 layoffs planned for Sun

(AP) -- Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison cheered the closing of his company's $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems on Wednesday, vowing that Sun will immediately add to Oracle's profits. He said layoffs won't be as ...

dateJan 28, 2010 in Business
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EU clears Oracle takeover of Sun

(AP) -- The European Union on Thursday cleared Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems Inc., saying it would not significantly affect competition in the EU.

dateJan 21, 2010 in Business
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Oracle expects EU to approve Sun deal next month

(AP) -- Oracle Corp. said Thursday that its profit jumped 12.5 percent in the latest quarter and that it expects the European Union will finally approve its $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems Inc. next month.

dateDec 17, 2009 in Business
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