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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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