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BM (NYSE: IBM) announced first-quarter 2010 diluted earnings of $1.97 per share compa-
red with diluted earnings of $1.70 per share in the first quarter of 2009, an increase of 16%. First-quar- ter net income was $2.6 billion compared with $2.3 billion in the first quarter of 2009, an increase of 13%. Total revenues for the first quarter of 2010 of $22.9 billion increased 5% (flat, adjusting for curren- cy) from the first quarter of 2009. From a geographic perspective, the Americas’ first-quarter revenues were $9.5 billion, an increase of 2% (flat, adjusting for currency) from the 2009 period. Revenues from Europe/Middle East/Africa were $7.6 billion, up 5% (down 2%, adjusting for currency). Asia-Pacific revenues increased 10% (1%, adjusting for currency) to $5.3 billion. IBM ended the first-quarter 2010 with $14.0 billion of cash on hand and generated free cash flow of $1.4 billion, up approximately $400 million year over year.
Furthermore IBM scientists have created a 3D map of the earth so small that 1,000 of them could fit on one grain of salt. The scientists accomplished this through a new, breakthrough technique that uses a
tiny, silicon tip with a sharp apex – 100,000 times
smaller than a sharpened pencil – to create patterns and structures as small as 15nm at greatly reduced cost and complexity.
3D rendered image showing a heated nanoscale sili- con tip, borrowed from atomic force microscopy that is chiselling away material from a substrate to create a nanoscale 3D map of the world. As reported in the sci- entific journal Advanced Materials, IBM Researchers used this new nanopatterning technique to create the smallest map of the world in 3D, measuring only 22 by 11 micro- meters was “written” – on a polymer – at this size 1000 world maps could fit on a grain of salt. In the relief, one thousand meters of altitude correspond to roughly eight nanometers (nm). It is composed of 500,000 pixels, each measuring 20 nm2
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and was created in only 2 minutes and