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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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Hoku 3Q loss widens; financing delay may jeopardize supply contract (access required)

Hawaii-based solar materials maker Hoku Scientific on Jan. 27 released its third quarter 2010 financials, reporting deeper losses, financing delays and the possibility that a key customer may terminate its supply agreement and seek a refund of its prepayments. Hoku, ...

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Elmore County P&Z to consider comp plan amendment, may open way for nuclear plant (access required)

A small Eagle-based energy developer is heralding a decision by the Elmore County Planning and Zoning Commission to pursue changes to the county’s comprehensive plan that could ease restrictions on industrial zoning. The decision was prompted by a proposal from ...

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Engineering day looks to ignite future engineers

Kids in preschool through high school will have the chance to participate in the world of engineering this weekend. Discover Engineering Day is coming to Boise State University Saturday, Jan. 30. Activities include a presentation by astronaut Barbara Morgan, an ...

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