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Pocatello’s On Semiconductor to expand (access required)

POCATELLO – ON Semiconductor Corp., which makes chips used in cars and cell phones, plans to install another $15.7 million worth of production equipment in its eight-inch Pocatello wafer manufacturing facility during the next six months. This investment is in ...

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Micron tests LED lighting at local Albertsons (access required)

An Albertsons grocery store in Boise is giving a trial run to Micron Technology Inc.‘s new high-efficiency lighting. Micron will test its new light-emitting diode, or LED, technology in freezer displays at the Albertsons at Ustick and Five Mile. Company ...

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E. Idaho company announces plans to hire workers

BLACKFOOT – Officials with Blackfoot-based Premier Technology in eastern Idaho say the company will add more than 70 new positions to meet increasing demand for construction, engineering and manufacturing management services. Premier Technology is a construction management company with clients ...

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Highway 12 backs Denver online market research startup (access required)

GutCheck aims to give companies immediate reaction to products. Boise-based Highway 12 Ventures is investing in the Denver startup, which connects companies with people who have signed up to give instant feedback. The conversations can serve as mini focus groups, ...

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Promising biodiesel pilot project sputters (access required)

CORRECTION: An Oct. 21 article titled “Promising biodiesel pilot project sputters” may have left the impression that BioFuelBox, a San Jose, Calif. startup, was a spinoff from the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls. In fact, the company only licensed ...

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Boise startup makes mark with finance, health care apps (access required)

Apps to pay bills, track household spending and tally budgets have flooded the smart phone market, but one Boise startup is the first to put those tasks into a single icon. The company, TouMetis, recently partnered with Yodlee, a Redwood City, ...

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Former Albertsons exec tries to transform product recall system (access required)

Roger Hancock received an angry senior vice president’s call several years ago when a Chicago grocery store failed to pull a recalled product from the shelves and customers complained. “Her question to me was, ‘Why haven’t we done anything about ...

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Micron ends year with another profitable quarter (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. marked another profitable quarter Oct. 7, concluding its most profitable year ever as a company. The Boise-based chip-maker ended its fiscal year with $1.9 billion in profit, compared to $1.9 billion in losses last year. It was ...

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New energy efficiency research center moves ahead (access required)

Idaho leaders have talked urgently about boosting energy efficiency in a state that has limited resources to produce its own power, but now they’re finally doing something about it. Plans for a new Center for Energy Efficiency Research, which could ...

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Oracle sues Micron alleging microchip price-fixing

Oracle Corp. is suing Micron Technology Inc. in federal court, saying the semiconductor maker and other companies artificially inflated prices for microchips. Oracle says Micron and other conspirators, including South Korea’s Hynix and Samsung and Germany’s Infineon, artificially inflated prices ...

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