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Micron’s record year gives execs a boost (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. achieved record highs in revenue, income and cash flows in 2010, and the company’s top executives were rewarded for it. Company leaders received bonuses to make up for pay cuts in late 2008 and early 2009, and ...

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CradlePoint poised for growth with new round of venture capital (access required)

CradlePoint Technology‘s CEO anticipates another year of torrid growth with a new infusion of $7.5 million in venture capital. The Boise-based firm announced its fourth round of venture financing Dec. 14, led by Kirkland, Wash.-based OVP Venture Partners, with backing ...

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@foster208’s concession tweet ranked one of the top 10 of the year (access required)

It was bittersweet recognition for John Foster, Rep. Walt Minnick’s communications director. His tweet conceding the Nov. 2 election to opponent Raul Labrador was selected by Twitter on Dec. 14 as one of the “10 Most Powerful Tweets of 2010” ...

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Rockland wind project first to negotiate rate (access required)

The Rockland Wind Project planned near American Falls is Idaho’s first federally preferred project to negotiate the rate it receives from Idaho Power. All of Idaho’s earlier wind projects that met federal qualifications were smaller so they could receive the ...

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Micron to expand production at Virginia facility

Micron Technology Inc. is expanding memory chip production at its facility in northern Virginia. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Nov. 23 that the $56 million expansion will create 123 jobs at Micron’s facility in Manassas. Micron CEO and Chairman Steve Appleton ...

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Wind farm gets thumbs down in SE Idaho

A proposed wind farm in southeastern Idaho suffered a setback this week when officials turned down its special use permit application. The Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission said Blue Ribbon Energy’s plan to install 27 wind turbines near the ...

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Tracking specialist Recon setting up in Boise area (access required)

Kirkland, Wash.-based Recon Dynamics is building a southwest Idaho technical network for its radio-tracking technology. Much of the installation work on receiver towers in the Boise area should be completed and in full use by first quarter of 2011,  General ...

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Idaho innovators honored; first Hall of Fame inductees named

Idaho’s innovators and technologists celebrated a huge gathering to honor the top innovations of the year and to name inaugural inductees. This is the fifth year the Idaho Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives, Kickstand and Idaho Technology Council and ...

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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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