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DUBLIN - Saturday, January 26th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

    Net sales up 5%; Medical Devices sales up 8%
    First-quarter diluted GAAP earnings per share were $1.03; excluding specified items, adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.10
    Increasing fiscal 2013 net sales guidance in all segments

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Covidienplc (NYSE: COV) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 (October - December 2012). First-quarter net sales of $3.06 billion were 5% above the $2.90 billion reported in the comparable period a year ago. Foreign exchange rate movement lowered the quarterly sales growth rate by one percentage point.

First-quarter 2013 gross margin of 57.5% declined 1.2 percentage points from the 58.7% of the prior-year period. On an adjusted basis, excluding the specified items shown on the attached quarterly Non-GAAP reconciliations table, first-quarter 2013 gross margin of 57.5% was 1.3 percenta ... Read more »
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TOKYO - Friday, January 25th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

nano tech 2013

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation(TOKYO:6502) today announced the line-up of innovative technologies that it will bring to "nano tech 2013 – The 12th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference", the world's biggest exhibition of nanotechnology, that will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight from January 30 to February 1.

Toshiba has worldwide operations in the smart community business segment that is considered as a future growth area. In the coming exhibition, Toshiba will exhibit its next-generation nanotechnology that will help drive "Total storage innovation" and "Total energy innovation". These innovations will serve as catalysts for realizing a smart community concept proposed by Toshiba Group.

Toshiba Group will demonstrate its wide-ranging nanotechnologies in 14 technology fields in three exhibition areas, each of which will focus on "T ... Read more »
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Acquisition to Bolster Belkin’s Position in the Home Networking Market, Building on the Strong Linksys Brand and Innovative Suite of Product and Software Solutions

ME Newswire / Business Wire

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. - Friday, January 25th 2013

Belkin, a private company based in Playa Vista, Calif., with operations and sales in more than 100 countries, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit, including its proven products, technology, well-known Linksys brand and talented employees. With global operations, Linksys’ main office is located in Irvine, Calif.

"We’re very excited about this announcement,” said Chet Pipkin, CEO of Belkin. "Our two organizations share many core beliefs – we have similar beginnings and share a passion for meeting the real needs of our customers through the strengths of an entrepreneurial culture. Belkin’s ultimate goal is to be the global leader in the connected home and wir ... Read more »
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SAN FRANCISCO - Dimanche 27 Janvier 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Les résultats d’une étude clinique multicentrique de grande envergure réaffirment la sécurité et l’efficacité de la radiothérapie interne sélective (SIRT), utilisant les microsphères SIR-Spheres® chez les patients atteints d’un cancer colorectal avec métastases, ont été présentés aujourd’hui au Symposium 2013 sur les cancers gastro-intestinaux de la Société américaine de cancérologie clinique.1,2 Les données ont été présentées par le principal chercheur de l’étude, le Dr Andrew S. Kennedy, F.A.C.R.O., directeur de la recherche en radio-oncologie à l’institut pour la recherche Sarah Cannon de Nashville (Tennessee).

Les microsphères SIR-Spheres, qui sont fabriquées par Sirtex, sont la seule radiothérapie par microsphères à avoi ... Read more »
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DAVOS, Suisse - Dimanche 27 Janvier 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bank of America a annoncé aujourd'hui la formation du Conseil consultatif mondial de Bank of America, composé de 13 personnalités d'envergure mondiale du secteur privé, public et de l'éducation supérieure. Les membres de ce Conseil consultatif mondial partageront leur expertise et leur vision de l'investissement de la banque à l'échelle mondiale et lui permettront de consolider ses relations à international.

Présidé par le Président-directeur général Brian Moynihan, le Conseil consultatif mondial de Bank of America prodiguera également des conseils aux cadres dirigeants de la banque sur les tendances et opportunités émergentes des marchés locaux.

« Bank of America est en relation avec des clients qui sont en concurrence dans le monde entier », a déclaré M. Moynihan. « No ... Read more »
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SAN FRANCISCO - Friday, January 25th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The results of a large multi-center clinical study re-affirming the safety and efficacy of Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) with SIR-Spheres® microspheres in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer were presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium.1,2 The data were presented by lead investigator Andrew S. Kennedy, M.D., F.A.C.R.O., Director, Radiation Oncology Research Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville, TN.

SIR-Spheres microspheres are manufactured by Sirtexand are the only fully FDA PMA approved microsphere radiation therapy for the treatment of colorectal liver metastases. The microspheres are administered via the hepatic artery, either alone, or in conjunction with systemic chemotherapy.

"Our goal with these studies was to evaluate the overall survival, tumor response and safety of using microsphere therap ... Read more »
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UAE Ministry of Health to voice-enable EMR system; advances state-of-the-art medical reporting and world-class patient service across the country

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Friday, January 25th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nuance Communications, Inc.and Emerging Technologies announced today that the Ministry of Health in the United Arab Emirates will voice-enable the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems of hospitals and clinics over the next twelve months. In the first phase, 1,000 physicians and nurses will be equipped with Nuance’s Dragon Medical, one of the leading speech recognition solutions for healthcare. Nuance’s regional distribution partner Emerging Technologies, based in Abu Dhabi, will lead the project, manage the implementation and train users.

The quality of healthcare services is an indicator of the progress and development of a country. The decision of the Ministry of Health puts the United Arab Emirates on a par with other highly ... Read more »
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TOKYO - Thursday, January 24th 2013 [BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire]

The 12th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference

January 30 to February 1 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

nano tech 2013

The nano tech Executive Committee is pleased to present nano tech 2013, the 12th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference, from January 30 to February 1 at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center), East Exhibition Halls 4, 5, and 6 and Conference Tower.

Being held for the 12th time, the event will feature 802 booths in total by 571 companies and organizations. Of these, 235 booths will have exhibits by 221 companies and organizations from 22 countries and regions outside Japan.

Practical applications of nanotechnology are advancing, backed by the governments of individual countries. China, South Korea, Taiwan, and other Asian countries and regions have made nanotechnology into a national priority, actively supporting R&a ... Read more »
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Latest lineup adds "DPAK+" package product suited for high-speed switching

TOKYO - Friday, January 25th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Toshiba Launches Low ON-Resistance Power MOSFET for Automotive Applications

Latest lineup adds "DPAK+" package product suited for high-speed switching

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) has launched a low-ON-resistance, low-leakage power MOSFET using the latest trench MOS process as an addition to the MOSFET lineup for automotive applications. The new product, "TK100S04N1L", achieves low ON-resistance with a combination of the latest 8th generation trench MOS process "U-MOS VIII-H series" chip and the "DPAK+" package that utilizes Cu (copper) connectors. The product is primarily suited for automotive applications, especially for those demanding high-speed switching, such as motor drives and switching regulators. Samples are available now with mass production scheduled to start in March 2013.

Polari ... Read more »
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DENVER - Friday, January 25th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- World one-stop patent licensing leader MPEG LA discussed its "many-to-many” licensing model, at a conference on Food Security last week, as providing for open licensing access to intellectual property owned by many parties on terms that make the benefits of innovation available to everyone. The #AccessIP conference, held in Geneva, Switzerland, was sponsored by Syngenta Corporation to explore the power of open intellectual property systems and collaborative innovation models to expand, and facilitate wide access to, new technologies for feeding the world’s population with sufficient, safe and nutritious food.

"Helping tackle critical challenges to advance the world’s most important goals is not beyond the reach of this licensing model,” said MPEG LA President and CEO Larry Horn. "We created a new pro-competitive form of access to intellectual property rights that balances social benefit with incentives for ... Read more »
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