Friday, March 25, 2011

Austin CyberKnife


>The Seton Family of Hospitals opened Austin CyberKnife on March 7 at the UMC Brackenridge campus, 1400 N. I-35. CyberKnife is used primarily to treat brain tumors and reach tumors in other parts of the body, including the lungs, pancreas and spine.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Galaxy Tab may help Samsung lead non-iPad segment


Samsung Electronics, on March 23, announced two new sizes for its Galaxy Tab tablet PCs – an 8.9-inch model and a 10.1-inch model – and since Samsung has strong advantages in both global PC and telecom channels, market watchers believe the two new models should help Samsung achieve the lead in the non-iPad tablet PC market.


In comment, Digitimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin pointed out that the expanding iPad market share does not necessary mean non-iPad tablet PCs will fail.

Lin used the example of the smartphone market and pointed out that iPhone also had strong sales performance in the past, but iPhone's success did not create a significant impact toward Android-based smartphones since these devices also saw strong sales growth.

SIX Telekurs opens two computer centers at Equinix Inc. in Singapore

Press Release

Zurich, Switzerland - 24 March 2011

The global data centre service provider Equinix Inc. will now host SIX Telekurs Singapore’s IT infrastructure, replacing SIX Telekurs` existing Singapore-based computer resources. This will substantially enhance SIX Telekurs` IT resources in Singapore. The infrastructure is hosted at two separate locations, thereby offering the benefits of redundancy and the very latest security standards.

As an IT infrastructure host, Equinix offers ultra-modern facilities and compliance with all relevant standards. Hosting the service across two separate locations, with redundant connections, will minimize the risk of failures and greatly strengthen the future stability of SIX Telekurs` operations in Singapore.

“Outsourcing our data centre to a globally recognized operator like Equinix means that customers will enjoy a more rapid connection to our system and receive a greatly enhanced service,” says Paul Bollhalder, Managing Director - Asia Pacific ex Japan of SIX Telekurs. “We’re delighted by the successful changeover and the substantial added value this will generate for our customers,” added Bollhalder.

"We are honored to host SIX Telekurs at both our data centres in Singapore, providing a resilient and robust platform to enable their integration and distribution of regional information to multiple financial institutions in Asia-Pacific and throughout the world," comments David Wilkinson, Senior Director, Business Development of Equinix Asia Pacific. "Our provision of a highly available infrastructure and access to our established financial community further offers SIX Telekurs the benefit of an extended choice of connectivity and a partnership within a network-dense environment," added Wilkinson.

This investment in new IT infrastructure in Singapore demonstrates SIX Telekurs` confidence in the growth of this important financial centre. In Equinix, SIX Telekurs has found a partner to match its own exacting IT standards.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Quick Look at Interxion's Q4 Results

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha:

>>InterXion (INXN), a a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today reported Q4 and full year 2010 results.

Toshiba Launches a New Tablet: Expect Immersion Tech to Be Inside

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha:

>>Whenever a new Apple (AAPL) product is launched, people like iSuppli start looking for the components inside the device, and it's not unusual to see some key suppliers getting a positive or negative impact on their stock price due to the sales expectations generated by this leading customer alone.

Following Immersion Corporation (IMMR) requires a similar approach: the company's success depends on the implementation of its haptic technology into more and more products, and is directly linked to their sales to consumers, as Immersion mostly collects a royalty per unit sold, like in the mobility segment.

Toshiba 10.1-inch Android Tablet

Teaser on Amazon:

Product Features and Technical Details

Product Features

  • 10.1-inch multi-touch widescreen display with Adaptive Display Technology, supporting 720p
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core mobile processor; Android operating system
  • 5.0 MP rear camera with autofocus and 2.0MP front-facing webcam; stereo speakers with Toshiba sound enhancements
  • USB, mini-USB, and HDMI ports and full-sized SD card reader; Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity supporting Adobe Flash
  • Easy Grip non-slip interchangeable rubber backplate, available in a variety of colors; user-replaceable prismatic lithium battery
  • # Easy Grip non-slip interchangeable rubber backplate, available in a variety of colors; user-replaceable prismatic lithium battery reports more details, however, it is the only source speaking af Haptics:

Toshiba’s Adaptive Display technology ensures that you get the best visual experience, automatically adjusting the display’s brightness and color to the lighting environment–making it readable even on the sunniest parts of the patio. The tablet also features a built-in motion sensor that enables full screen rotation and includes a rotation-lock switch to set the display in position when the user chooses. In addition, the tablet includes an on-screen keyboard with Haptic feedback for more accurate typing.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Hands-On at CTIA 2011


>>The Galaxy Tab 8.9 was the worst-kept secret of CTIA 2011. Then again, it’s not like Samsung really tried that hard to keep it one; the teaser site made it clear enough that another Tab was in the plans for the US, one that was in between the 7-inch and 10.1-inch versions. Samsung is trying hard to offer as many options as possible, and has done the best at giving a diverse lineup of tablets.

the world's thinnest tablet device

from Reuters:

>>Samsung, which has sold more than 3 million units of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab since its launch late last year, unveiled on Wednesday 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs, which it calls the world's thinnest tablet devices.

Monday, March 21, 2011

All Eyes on Interxion Q4 Earnings This Week

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha:

>>Interxion (INXN) will report Q4 2010 results Wednesday, March 23. The company will host a conference call on the same day at 8.30 a.m. ET.

Analysts have just started covering the company, which recently priced its IPO at $13.00 per share, and started trading on the NASDAQ market on January 28.

Immersion Corporation Revenues Get Boost From Its Mobile Phone Technology

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>>Immersion Corporation's (IMMR) recently released 10K gives some interesting insight into the company's turnaround in 2010 and sheds some light into the drivers that should sustain growth in 2011.

Charter Makes Ethernet Interconnection


>>Charter Communications, Inc. today announced that Charter Business has launched new carrier interconnect capabilities in five strategic locations throughout the U.S to provide highly efficient wholesale access to its extensive fiber network.

Charter will offer Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) certified carrier Ethernet services from its new locations ranging from 10 megabits per second (Mbps) to 10 gigabits per second (Gbps). The service is designed to meet carrier performance, monitoring and service level agreement requirements.


The first two agreemens are CENX, operator of the world's first and most connected Carrier Ethernet Exchange, and Equinix, a global provider of interconnection, including their Equinix Carrier Ethernet Exchange.