Business News Archive - March 02, 2010

NUREMBERG, Germany, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- At Embedded World 2010 today, Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) and Inova Semiconductors introduced an Automotive Pixel Link (APIX®) IP solution for the Xilinx® Automotive (XA) family of low-cost Spartan®-6 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- eMeter today announced its groundbreaking meter data management (MDM) system, EnergyIP(TM), is integrated with the SAP® AMI Integration for Utilities software, providing electric, gas, and water utilities the visibility and process automation necessary to drive operational efficiency and improve customer service. eMeter successfully tested EnergyIP's meter data unification and synchronization (MDUS) interfaces for data management, exchange and process integration with SAP AMI Integration for Utilities, demonstrating functionality based on integration between multiple meter data collection systems and downstream solutions such as the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio. eMeter successfully tested the following six scenarios: Initial advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) meter deploymentMove-out and move-in at premise with billing for move-out customerMeter change with rate changeBatch meter reading with billing (i.e., periodic billing)Time

ATLANTA, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning, at a press conference at the Geneva Auto Show, Porsche revealed three new advanced hybrid vehicles that include a high-performance super sports car concept, a revolutionary new race car and Porsche's first production hybrid, the new Cayenne S Hybrid.

BERWICK, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ending the longest run of simultaneous operation of both units at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in northeastern Pennsylvania, operators safely shut down the Unit 1 reactor on Tuesday (3/2) to begin a planned refueling and maintenance outage.

ATLANTA, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched a sale for travel from Atlanta to all of the airline's destinations with fares starting as low as $49*.

NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring in the air. The birth of a new season. A chance to take in a deep breath of clean, fresh, fragrant air. Well, maybe. Sure, spring brings the fragrance of new flowers, the freshness of the morning dew, the aroma of newly cut grass.

MILWAUKEE, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners who need more knowledge and experience to shape up their yards can hone their skills while doing something good at Briggs & Stratton Corporation's first-ever Yard Smarts Boot Camp.

LONDON, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan estimates that approximately 980 carsharing programs exist globally. By 2016, Europe and North America combined should account for over 9 million members sharing 150,000 vehicles through more than 450 programs.

MONTCLAIR, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Civilian, military and law enforcement professionals who travel with multiple rifles and handguns can now ditch their large and clumsy 'case' collections.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.