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Orofino company receives military contract

Nightforce Inc., Orofino, Idaho, was awarded a $25,767,124 firm-fixed-price contract May 10 for family of dayscopes, spares, repairs and upgrades, the U.S. Department of Defense reported on its Defense.gov Web site. Dayscopes will be used by special forces for the ...

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Micron completes Numonyx purchase

Boise-based Micron Technology Inc. on May 7 has completed acquisition of two-year-old Swiss company Numonyx B.V. in an all-stock transaction valued at about $1.2 billion (U.S.). Under the agreement, Micron issued approximately 138 million shares of Micron common stock to ...

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Company seeks geothermal leases in S. Idaho

A Nevada geothermal energy developer with projects around the globe is seeking a pair of leases on land near the Magic Reservoir in southern Idaho. Ormat Technologies Inc. has requested leases on public land managed by the Bureau of Land ...

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Balance needed in finding energy solutions (access required)

Demonizing energy sources such as nuclear energy and coal while romanticizing alternative forms such as solar and wind “leads to nothing but bad decisions,” the Idaho National Laboratory’s director told Bonneville County business and government leaders. Speaking at an April ...

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Hoku Materials completes test phases

Hoku Materials, a provider of raw materials for the solar energy market, has started pilot production of polysilicon at a plant in Pocatello. Construction of the plant had been held up by financing problems. “Commencement of this pilot production run ...

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Moscow manufacturer Biketronics has ‘Fab’ idea (access required)

The future of manufacturing in Idaho may depend on the kind of peculiar moves like the one Mike Meehan is contemplating this summer, opening up his company’s doors to anyone who wants to tinker on the firm’s CNC, CAD and ...

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Successful innovation starts in childhood (access required)

Growing up, Clay Young’s mother taught him to take risks. As an adult, Young followed her teachings. He left a job at Microsoft to start Inovus Solar, a company that designs and manufactures solar-powered streetlights. After millions of dollars of ...

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AgPower sues PUC over cost rate

Rates paid to small-power producers declined this year, and the Idaho Public Utilities Commission was taken to court over the issue recently. Boise attorney Peter Richardson represents AgPower Jerome LLC, which is developing an anaerobic digester at Double A Dairy ...

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