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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Saturday, March 30th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that it has won a patent infringement suit against Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, relating to Ethicon's Harmonic® line of ultrasonic surgical products.

The federal court awarded Covidien a $176.5 million verdict upon ruling that several claims of Covidien’s patents were valid, enforceable, and infringed by Ethicon. The amount of the verdict, which could be appealed, was based on an 8 percent royalty rate on infringing sales through March 2012, plus prejudgment interest.

"As a global healthcare market leader, Covidien invests significant resources into creating and developing medical innovations. We are pleased that the federal court recognized our innovation in ultrasonic surgical devices, finding our patents both valid and infringed by Ethicon Endo-Surgery. We will con ... Read more »
Views: 302 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 04.01.2013

TO-3P(N)/50A product added to the 6th-generation hard-switching series

TOKYO - Saturday, March 30th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) has expanded its line-up of 6th-generation hard-switching discrete IGBT series for general and industrial purposes with the addition of "GT50J342", a TO-3P(N) package product with ratings of IC = 55A and VCES = 600V. The new series guarantees VCE(sat) = 1.5V (typ.) under the conditions of IC = 50A and tsc = 5μs (Tj ≤ 150°C) and is suited for use in general-purpose inverters and motor drives.

Applications

General-purpose inverters, motor drives

Main Specifications

1. Low saturation voltage: VCE(sat) = 1.5V (typ.) @ IC = 50A

2. High junction temperature: Tj = 175°C

3. Allowable short-circuit time: tsc = 5μs (Tj ≤ 150°C)

4. Incorporates FRD (fast-recovery diodes)
 

Line-up 6th-generation hard-switching discrete IGBT series

IC
 &n ... Read more »
Views: 300 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 03.30.2013

TOKYO - Thursday, March 28th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On March 21, Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who serves as the Chairman of the Seventh International MANGA Award Executive Committee, announced the Award's entry acceptance schedule. The Guidelines for the entry and the entry form are posted at the website of International MANGA Award as follows. http://www.manga-award.jp/en/award_7th.html

The application period starts Monday, April 15, and ends on Friday, May 31. Applications should be sent to each of Japan's diplomatic missions abroad (excluding permanent missions) or the post office box of the Seventh International MANGA Award directly.

About The International MANGA Award The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 upon the initiative of then-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Taro Aso with the aim of awarding MANGA creators who contribute to the spread of MANGA culture overseas. It has been held every year since its e ... Read more »
Views: 330 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.30.2013

TOKYO - Thursday, March 28th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Achieves wide bandwidth of 11.5GHz at -3dB

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has launched new single-lane SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) bus switch ICs that support PCI Express Gen3 (8Gbps) and achieve wide bandwidth characteristics of 11.5GHz at -3dB. The new products, TC7PCI3212MT and TC7PCI3215MT, are suited for applications involving the switching of PCI Express (single lane), USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 signals. Mass production will start from the end of March.

The new products reduce switch terminal capacitance to achieve wide bandwidth characteristics of 11.5GHz at -3dB, making high-speed transmission with lower signal degradation capable. The new SPDT switches have optimal configurations for all arrangements of PCI Express slots, connectors, and switches on the motherboards of desktop PCs and notebook PCs.

Applications

Motherboards (desktop PCs), notebook PCs, servers and PC periphera ... Read more »
Views: 305 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.30.2013

Supports both sink and source logic input to achieve reduction of bridge circuits

TOKYO - Friday, March 29th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of high-speed photocouplers for programmable logic controllers (PLCs) which work with both plus and minus LED currents.

PLCs accept either sink logic input, used mainly in Japan, or source logic input, used mainly outside Japan. With globalization, bridge circuits are increasingly employed upstream from photocouplers used as PLC input interfaces, in order to provide support for both sink and source logic. The new photocouplers, the buffer logic type "TLP2395" and the inverter logic type "TLP2398", support both sink and source logic by combining two LEDs in inverse parallel, thereby allowing omission of the bridge circuits. Since there are cases where a single board will contain multiple bridge circuits, employing the new photocouplers can support reductions in c ... Read more »
Views: 275 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.30.2013

Huawei ordered to pay EUR 100,000 in damages to ZTE; Huawei claim dismissed on grounds of lack of novelty

SHENZHEN, China - Friday, March 29th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE Corporation welcomes the ruling by the Paris District Court requiring Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to pay damages to the company, and dismissing Huawei’s infringement claim against the company over a data card patent.

The decision by the Paris District Court on 28 March to reject all of Huawei’s claims over the EP724 data card patent followed similar rulings in China and Germany. The Paris court dismissed Huawei’s claim over the "rotator head” data card patent on grounds of lack of novelty, and ordered Huawei to pay EUR 100,000 in damages to ZTE and ZTE’s subsidiary in France.

ZTE has won numerous patent rulings against Huawei in different jurisdictions in the past two years, as the company resolutely defends more than 10 patent infringement claims initiated by Huawei in court ... Read more »
Views: 314 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.30.2013

TOKYO & ESPOO, Finland & PARIS - Thursday, March 28th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- G-cluster Global is glad to announce the launch of Konami’s famous soccer title Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 on the Orange cloud gaming service. This is the result of a great collaboration between G-cluster Global and Konami studios.

G-cluster offers operators the most deployed cloud gaming platform that allows users to play across the TV. G-cluster instantly turns the TV into the equivalent of a game console without the need to buy costly equipment.

"With Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 on our platform, fans will be able to play without having to buy any expensive console. No installation is required, the game starts immediately. This opens new boundaries to sport games on the market and the ability for people to play together in a very large scale” said Sevan Kessissian, Senior Vice President of content and strategy at G-cluster.

G-cluster will continue working closel ... Read more »
Views: 315 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.28.2013

$1.8 billion revenue; $348 million profits

LOMÉ, Togo - Thursday, March 28th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ecobank, the leading pan-African banking group, today announced its results for the year ended December 31, 2012. They represent Ecobank’s strongest financial performance in its 25 years of operation.

Financial Highlights:

• Revenues grew by 46 % to $1.8 billion (2011: $1.2 billion)

• Pre-tax profits rose by 25% to $348 million (2011: $277.4 million)

• Net income advanced by 39% to $286.7 million (2011: $206.8 million)

Thierry Tanoh, Ecobank’s Group CEO, commented:

"These very pleasing results reflect the successful integration of our two major acquisitions in Ghana and Nigeria, strong demand for retail banking services across our 33 country platform, increasing trade and commercial flows between Middle Africa and the rest of the world, together with the strong performance of our dedicated staff.”

"We ar ... Read more »
Views: 325 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 03.28.2013

ME Newswire / Business Wire

OSAKA, Japan - Thursday, March 28th 2013

Milano Salone 2013

Milano Salone - held every April in Milan, Italy - is one of the world's largest design exhibitions. This year will mark the sixth consecutive year of Panasonic's participation in the event, which attracts next-generation creators and pundits from around the globe. As a corporation firmly at the forefront of developing energy solutions for the future, Panasonic (NYSE:PC)(TOKYO:6752) is continually evaluating its presence on the world stage.

For the second straight year, architect Akihisa Hirata was chosen to design Panasonic's installation, which will be a massive 30-meter energy landscape that leads into a hallway of a building at the prestigious University of Milan.

[VIDEO] Architect, Akihisa Hirata explains the concept, "Energetic Energies"

[FEATURE STORY] Solar Panels Shaping the Look of Cities and Energy Resources in the Future

[PRESS KIT] Milano ... Read more »
Views: 311 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.28.2013

WESTON, Mass. - Thursday, March 28th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

- Offers a Broad Spectrum of Patients with Relapsing Forms of MS an Effective and Convenient Treatment Option -

- Reduces Relapses and Disability Progression -

- Strengthens Biogen Idec’s Portfolio of Innovative Treatments for People Living with MS -

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TECFIDERA™ (dimethyl fumarate), a new first-line oral treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Biogen Idec will make this oral capsule available to people living with MS in the United States in the coming days.

TECFIDERA has been clinically proven to significantly reduce important measures of disease activity, including relapses and development of brain lesions, as well as to slow disability progression over time, while demonstrating a favorable safety and tolerability profile.

"With the FDA ap ... Read more »
Views: 316 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.28.2013

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