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Micron, apparently playing legal defense, signs deal with ‘patent troll’ (access required)

In a move possibly aimed at heading off future legal tussles, Micron Technology has cut a deal with a top patent-accumulator that is getting active bringing infringement cases against tech companies. The agreement between Micron and Bellevue, Wash.-based Intellectual Ventures ...

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Former HP data center sold

The former Hewlett-Packard data center at 9700 W. Bethel Court, Boise, has a new owner. The Benaroya Co. and Real Property Investors, doing business as BCC RPI Boise LLC, bought the 60,252-square-foot building from Hewlett-Packard. Benaroya plans to lease the ...

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Boise company steers manufacturers toward buying local (access required)

A Boise-based company that is working around the United States and Asia has expanded its office space and hopes to increase its customer base around Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. Apex Manufacturing Solutions moved into new space on Parkcenter Boulevard ...

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New high-speed cell service coming to Boise area (access required)

Sprint beat them to the punch, but Verizon Wireless will soon be joining its competitor in offering 4G service to Treasure Valley customers. Verizon announced May 23 that it will make available 4G LTE (long-term evolution) coverage in Boise, Garden ...

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3M sees promise in Moscow nanotech start-up (access required)

A small Idaho firm is getting a boost from product-development giant 3M to advance a high-tech material aimed at cutting vehicle pollution. Moscow-based GoNano Technologies’ “Nanospring” caught 3M’s eye at a conference last year and the exposure led to the ...

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MREquine expands pioneering mobile MRI offering (access required)

MREquine Mobile Veterinary Imaging is expanding its routes to reach more veterinarians. MREquine has two units in service now. The first hit the road in March 2010 to cover a route in the southeastern U.S., and a new Northwest route ...

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New contract for Boise’s Smoke Guard (access required)

Each time he enters an unfamiliar hotel on his travels around the United States, Frank Hertzog checks out the smoke suppression system to see if it was made by his company, Smoke Guard Systems. Often, he finds that it was. ...

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Micron eyes selling its Japanese plant (access required)

Micron Technology is proposing to sell Israel-based TowerJazz a silicon wafer plant that it owns in Nishiwaki City, Japan. Selling the plant would allow Micron to divest future excess production capacity of 200mm wafers, Micron spokesman Dan Francisco said. The 300mm ...

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Micron pushes exemptions from disclosing business property (access required)

It was dubbed the “Micron secrecy” bill by one state lawmaker. Nonetheless, House Bill 239 – which would exempt all Idaho businesses from the requirements of a proposed agency rule for public disclosure of personal property for businesses – gained ...

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Micron earnings drop in second quarter (access required)

Micron Technology reported earnings of $72 million, or 7 cents per share, on net sales of $2.3 billion, for the fiscal quarter that ended March 3. Earnings in the previous quarter totaled $155 million on net sales of $2.3 billion. ...

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