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Tech and overall Idaho wages increased in 2010 (access required)

The average annual wage for Idaho workers increased by more than $800 in 2010 over the previous year to $34,904, according to numbers obtained from the Idaho Department of Labor. In tandem with the overall average wage increase for Idahoans, ...

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Hoku aims for Pocatello plant production this year (access required)

While reporting a fiscal 2011 loss of $11.8 million, Hoku Corporation CEO Scott Paul said in a call with investors June 9 that the company’s Pocatello plant should finally start shipping polysilicon this year. “Our Idaho team is now more ...

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BSU, UI score big time scientific gadgets (access required)

New high-tech gadgets acquired by state universities could boost Idaho’s fledgling nanotechnology industry by attracting big brains and someday spawning spin-off companies. Boise State University is starting to work with a $610,000 super-fast burst, high-intensity laser aimed at testing and ...

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Micron follows the growth, completes new China plant (access required)

With Asia now the nexus of Micron Technology’s revenue and growth, the company is continuing its expansion in China. A 400,000-square foot semiconductor testing and assembly plant in Xi’an, about 800 miles east of Shanghai, is the company’s latest development ...

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Eastern Idaho App-maker nabs top tech prize (access required)

A tech startup specializing in spicing up smart phones has scored a $10,000 award to further the enterprise. Rexburg-based Appible has made a splash since launching two years ago by creating “digital skins”, basically background wallpaper, for smart phones and ...

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Micron, apparently playing legal defense, signs deal with ‘patent troll’ (access required)

In a move possibly aimed at heading off future legal tussles, Micron Technology has cut a deal with a top patent-accumulator that is getting active bringing infringement cases against tech companies. The agreement between Micron and Bellevue, Wash.-based Intellectual Ventures ...

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Former HP data center sold

The former Hewlett-Packard data center at 9700 W. Bethel Court, Boise, has a new owner. The Benaroya Co. and Real Property Investors, doing business as BCC RPI Boise LLC, bought the 60,252-square-foot building from Hewlett-Packard. Benaroya plans to lease the ...

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Boise company steers manufacturers toward buying local (access required)

A Boise-based company that is working around the United States and Asia has expanded its office space and hopes to increase its customer base around Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. Apex Manufacturing Solutions moved into new space on Parkcenter Boulevard ...

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New high-speed cell service coming to Boise area (access required)

Sprint beat them to the punch, but Verizon Wireless will soon be joining its competitor in offering 4G service to Treasure Valley customers. Verizon announced May 23 that it will make available 4G LTE (long-term evolution) coverage in Boise, Garden ...

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3M sees promise in Moscow nanotech start-up (access required)

A small Idaho firm is getting a boost from product-development giant 3M to advance a high-tech material aimed at cutting vehicle pollution. Moscow-based GoNano Technologies’ “Nanospring” caught 3M’s eye at a conference last year and the exposure led to the ...

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