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State’s research future relies on best minds, equipment (access required)

When Harold Blackman, director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, thinks about the future direction of research, he thinks of a nighttime satellite photograph of earth. The deep blue of the planet is shot through with tiny pinpoints of ...

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Hoku Scientific chief steps down

Dustin Shindo, co-founder and CEO of Hoku Scientific, will step down from the company he’s helmed since 2001, even as it continues to struggle with financing for a planned $390 million polysilicon production facility in Pocatello. Effective April 1, Hoku ...

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Analysts give thumbs-up to Micron acquisition (access required)

Analysts cheered but investors demurred following Micron Technology‘s announcement on Feb. 9 that it would acquire Swiss memory chip maker Numonyx Holdings BV. News of the deal, an all-stock transaction valued at about $1.27 billion, sent Micron share values down ...

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Micron signals $1.27B purchase of Swiss chip firm Numonyx

Micron Technology is making a move to acquire Swiss chip competitor Numonyx Holdings B.V. in an all-stock transaction valued at about $1.27 billion, the Boise-based firm announced on Feb. 9. Under terms of the deal, which is expected to close ...

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