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Tamarack Aerospace creates 3D-printed masks for hospital (access required)

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SANDPOINT — Another Idaho manufacturing company is leveraging its resources to create products to help fight the COVID-19 coronavirus. Tamarack Aerospace is using materials that normally become airplane parts to develop masks for health care workers, using 3D printers. “When we ...

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Twin Falls to get next generation 5G wireless cell service (access required)

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TWIN FALLS – T-Mobile will start providing the next generation of wireless telephone technology here. “The Twin Falls announcement shows that we’re continuing to build 5G and add markets across the U.S., and we’re excited to bring 5G, and all of its near- and long-term benefits, ...

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Treasure Valley to get gigabit fiber optic internet service (access required)

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A telecommunications company that is expanding fiber optic networking in North Idaho is bringing the same functionality to the Treasure Valley, including sections of west Boise, Meridian and Garden City. TDS Metrocom, a business unit of TDS Telecommunications LLC, unveiled ...

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Xerox throws in the towel on planned HP acquisition

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Xerox has given up on its quixotic attempt to acquire HP, which had been going on since November, blaming the decision on COVID-19 coronavirus and the associated economic downturn. Most recently, the Norwalk, Connecticut, company had offered up a competing ...

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Boise ‘center of excellence’ for smart device microprocessor (access required)

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A San Jose, California, startup — with a major Boise office — is launching a chip intended to enable sensor devices such as smart cameras to analyze what they see right on-site rather than having to ship the data elsewhere for analysis. ...

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Seattle firm offers free software for newly remote companies (access required)

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A Seattle-based company with ties to Idaho is offering 90 days of free use of its virtual private network product to companies that suddenly have employees working from home. Tempered makes VPN hardware and software that provides a more secure way ...

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Micron announces results, $35 million COVID-19 donation (access required)

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Boise-based chipmaker Micron Technology, which has been near the forefront of Idaho companies in terms of COVID-19 coronavirus prevention, announced earnings that the company said were on the higher end of the range despite the pandemic. “While the current quarter ...

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Virus spurs unexpected test for US schools: Online learning

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NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus shutdowns have launched an unplanned, unprecedented experiment with online education at schools across the U.S., and the nation’s largest school system plunged in Monday as New York City asked over 1.1 million students to ...

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Nampa 3D printing firm opens door to COVID-19 prevention (access required)

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Worldwide, people are using ingenuity — and 3D printers — to deal with COVID-19 issues such as developing replacements for outdated parts or substitutes for high-quality masks. Idaho-based 3D printing companies are no exception. “We have dedicated nearly 100 3D printers to ...

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