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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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Hoku Corp.’s 3Q costs up; delays expected in production (access required)

While citing net losses of $3 million for its fiscal third quarter, Hoku Corporation said production at its Pocatello plant could be delayed by as much as six months. Scott Paul, president and CEO, said Feb. 10 from Honolulu, said ...

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M2M Communications purchased by EnerNOC (access required)

EnerNOC Inc. has acquired M2M Communications, Boise, in a $33.3 million cash and stock transaction announced Jan. 26. Both companies work in the utility sector. EnerNOC benefits by accessing M2M’s technology, while M2M now has access to Boston-based EnerNOC’s big ...

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Energy research money preserved as stimulus dries up (access required)

A lack of federal economic-stimulus dollars this year will not impact the Center for Advanced Energy Studies if lawmakers approve Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s proposed Idaho General Fund budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. CAES would get ...

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Boise startup gives workers time to play (access required)

What would the geeks at MetaGeek do if they had more time to do what they want? Ryan Woodings, “chief geek” and CEO of the Boise startup, has been trying to find out since late August. The company, which makes ...

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Idaho wind farms want to sell energy credits

A company representing eight wind farms in south-central Idaho wants to sell renewable energy credits to California utilities while retaining the energy produced by the wind farms. Idaho Winds LLC petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dec. 15 to approve ...

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