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March 18, 2008A U.S. district court judge has ordered Oracle’s lawsuit against SAP to be sent to court-supervised mediation. The two companies are due in court on April 3 for a case management...
March 17, 2008Invista says it has agreed to license its 1,4 butanediol (BDO) and polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) technology to Sichuan Tianhua Fubang Chemical (Luzhou City, China). Sichuan...
March 3, 2008Gaylord Chemical (Slidell, LA) says it has signed a long-term contract with Hunt Refining (Tuscaloosa, AL) under which Gaylord will provide its proprietary dimethyl sulfide (DMS)...
February 25, 2008Evonik Industries says that its Evonik Röhm subsidiary has licensed the company’s Andrussov hydrocyanic acid (HCN) production technology to Akzo Nobel for a unit planned at...
February 20, 2008The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Arlington, VA) says it is “disturbed at the irresponsible behavior” of an unidentified Internet-based company that...
January 28, 2008Kast: ‘Contradictory political decisions.’ BASF says its BASF Plant Science unit and the National Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS; Beijing) have entered a...
January 28, 2008LyondellBasell says it has agreed to license its Spherizone technology to PetroChina Daqing Refining & Chemical Co. for a 300,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plant to be built at...
October 12, 2007Oracle (Redwood Shores, CA) says it has made an offer to acquire business software developer BEA Systems (San Jose, CA) for $17/share, or about $6.7 billion, in cash. That is a 25%...
October 8, 2007SAP says it plans to acquire Business Objects (Paris), a business intelligence software firm, in a deal worth about €4.8 billion ($6.78 billion). The deal is pending regulatory...
September 11, 2007SAP and partner firm Technidata have developed a new software system for helping chemical and other firms comply with the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and...
September 11, 2007Companies are expected to continue to make substantial investments in security and information protection software as information technology (IT) systems remain vulnerable to cyber...
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