Saturday, January 1, 2011

NTT DoCoMo to Sell LG Tablet Computer by March, Nikkei Reports

from Bloomberg:

>>NTT DoCoMo Inc. plans to sell a tablet computer being developed by South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc., the Nikkei newspaper reported, without saying where it got the information. The tablet, to be available by the end of March, will run a new version of Google Inc.’s Android operating system under development, Nikkei said.

China's 7th CK in Yantai, Shandong Province

from the IV MB, by yyy60:


** translated from Chinese **

Shandong's first chronic illness, cancer treatment, "CyberKnife" settled in 107 hospitals (People's Liberation Army 107 Hospital)


December 26, Yantai Dazhong News (news correspondent Yang Jianjun Hu Changhui) This morning, the first station of Shandong Province for precise treatment of cancer illnesses of the equipment "CyberKnife" settled in the PLA 107 Hospital. It is understood that this instrument will be able to kill the tumor more precisely, only 1-5 times to kill the tumor irradiation.

107 hospitals, according to Wang Yishan, director of cancer, the "CyberKnife" treatment with high accuracy, non-invasive, normal tissue damage, while treatment of multiple lesions, treatment, and less the number of unique advantages for central nervous system disease (benign intracranial , intracranial malignant tumors, vascular malformations, trigeminal neuralgia, bone marrow cancer), the extracranial head and neck tumors, breast tumors, abdominal tumors, bone tumors, urinary system cancer, surgery or cancer recurrence after radiotherapy, and surgery, radiotherapy advantages of combined treatment with chemotherapy and cancer.

According to statistics, at present, more than 200 medical institutions around the world to use new equipment for cancer, the cumulative patients treated over 90,000 cases last year, "CyberKnife" by "Forbes" published as a pioneer in high-tech medical products, World Economic Forum and was named "2008 Global Technology Pioneers" project.

It is understood that "CyberKnife" National Instruments is only 7 units, the introduction of the first in Shandong Province, the device provides accurate diagnosis, the clinical accuracy of treatment, the tumor will play an active clinical specialties to promote the construction of role, but will improve medical quality and medical safety improvement, the majority of cancer patients to bring good news to friends. Oncology Cancer Center aimed at "non-invasive, accurate," the direction of development of treatment to achieve the precise treatment of cancer, the patient's body perfectly preserved, through local, regional and whole body multi-joint optimization of treatment programs that reach cancer therapy and outside the military leader. CyberKnife opening, will promote the Yantai City, Shandong Province as well as the development of cancer treatment and make greater contributions to the cause.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Notice of Intention to Nominate Individuals for Election as Directors at the 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Immersion Corporation

The undersigned stockholder, Dialectic Capital Partners, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Dialectic Capital Partners” or the
“Nominating Stockholder”), a stockholder of record of 1,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Shares”) and with its
affiliates the beneficial owner of an additional 947,261 of the Shares of Immersion Corporation (the “Company”), hereby furnishes notice to
the Company of Dialectic Capital Partners’ intention to nominate the two persons named in Annex I hereto (the “Nominees”) for election as
directors at the Company’s 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (including any adjournments, postponements, reschedulings or continuations
thereof, the “Annual Meeting”), or any other meeting of stockholders held or any actions taken without a meeting in lieu thereof.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Immersion Corp Climbs 11.1% (IMMR)

from Benzinga:

>>Shares of Immersion Corporation are currently up 11.1% at $6.32 per share during Thursday afternoon trading.

Today's trading range for shares of Immersion Corporation has been between $5.50 and $6.29 per share.

The consensus price target of analysts covering the company's stock is $7.50 per share.

Volume of 1.3 million shares is far above the daily average volume of 152,000 shares.

Equinix Upgraded to Outperform

We recently upgraded our long-term rating on Equinix Inc. (EQIX), a leading provider of data center solutions, to Outperform from Neutral. The rating was upgrade on the back of third-quarter 2010 earnings results, which were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

The upgrade was driven by strong demand across international markets, especially in the global data center services segment, encouraging fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 guidance and continuous efforts to expand the current facilities.

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Pinnacle to debut bladeless “knife” to fight cancer

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>** Pinnacle's CK is Pennsylvania's 4th, not 3rd. PA's next CKs are Bucks County Specialty Hospital in Bensalem and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

CPBJ Daily
December 28, 2010
By Paula Holzman

Harrisburg-based PinnacleHealth System is slated to become only the third facility in the state to offer a new type of cancer treatment.

The device, known as the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, will debut when the PinnacleHealth-Fox Chase Cancer and Imaging Center opens, slated for early April.

Argentina's 1st Cyberknife

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>** translated from Spanish **

Noticias (Argentina magazine)
Society | Health & Technology
Dec 2010

In addition, the country became the first team of radiosurgery-ray that can treat tumors located anywhere in the body. Although the name would suggest that the surgery is not what CyberKnife (cyber knife in Castilian) ago. In reality, the system tumors bombarded by radiation and sub-millimeter accuracy. For that is equipped with a small particle accelerator and a robotic arm that manages power anywhere in the body and from any direction.


"Currently there are 200 CyberKnife installed worldwide, 110 in the United States and 41 in Japan, 2 in Venezuela, describes Vosen. The rest is in various countries and is expected to arrive soon to Argentina.

Entrants Flood Race to Rival iPad

from WSJ:

>A race to respond to Apple Inc.'s hit iPad gadget enters a new phase next week, as a host of companies use a Las Vegas trade show to talk up a broad array of tablet-style devices.

Companies expected to introduce touchscreen tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show include big names such as Motorola Inc., Dell Inc. and Acer Inc., as well as smaller manufacturers. Trying to stand apart, the devices will offer displays of various sizes and different operating systems. Some will have two built-in cameras; others none.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A FiberLight Q&A on Metro Ethernet


>>What products does FiberLight provide for the Metro Ethernet market?

FiberLight offers a full suite of Metro Ethernet services over our fiber optic network. FiberLight offers E-Line, a point to point offering leveraging our core fiber networks. FiberLight offers an E-LAN any to any or one to any Ethernet offering and FiberLight offers an E-Tree offering for its wholesale customers looking to extend their reach within our markets from a single or redundant POPs. FiberLight has also participated in several of the carrier Ethernet exchange services, extending our presence through Equinix and Telx today, and soon additional interconnection points will be added.

Samsung to Unveil Music Player in January to Take on Apple's iPod Touch


>>Samsung Electronics Co. said it will unveil a digital music player in January.

The “Galaxy Player” will use Google Inc.’s Android software, Samsung Electronics said in an e-mailed statement today. The device will go on sale in South Korea by the middle of next month, Nam Ki Yung, a spokesman for the Suwon, South Korea-based company, said in a separate phone interview.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Equinix Prepays $100M Mortgage on Beaumeade Business Park in Ashburn


>>Equinix has prepaid a mortgage of approximately $100 million secured by the 32-acre Beaumeade Business Park in Ashburn, VA.


The Mortgage was prepaid to the Lender and its assignees for an amount equal to 105% of the then outstanding principal balance of the Loan, plus interest and other charges, totaling approximately $93,813,270.


from the analyst day:

Ashburn mortgage repayment (LTV 12% and inflexible debt structure)

Accuray Inc. CEO Euan Thomson: uncertainty in the medical device space will likely remain a constant in 2011.


>>Euan Thomson is CEO of Accuray Inc., maker of the CyberKnife radiosurgery system. The device, which uses a highly focused beam of X-ray energy to blast tumors in hard-to-reach places, recently won 510(k) clearance from the Food & Drug Administration for its Lung Optimized Treatment. We asked Thomson to characterize 2010 in terms of the economic climate for medical capital equipment and what developing technologies get the juices flowing at Accuray.

I would say that the word “uncertainty” would characterize 2010. For those of us selling medical capital equipment, it was a year when the environment was fast-changing, with many overlapping variables. The entire year was dominated by uncertainty over whether we were exiting the recession and if so, how fast? Assuming the impact of the recession was diminishing, there was further uncertainty over how soon that would impact access to capital and the capital spending plans of hospitals and other customers.

Samsung confirms Galaxy Player, will showcase at CES 2011


>>Samsung has announced a new Android-based Galaxy Player that will be showcased next week at the CES 2011. Samsung says the new music player takes inspiration from its successful Galaxy S phone and is spec’d similarly sans the cellular connectivity.