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National Grid Provides Grant to NY-BEST For Energy Storage Impact Study

National Grid presented a $98,000 economic development grant to the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) at the consortium's second annual "Capture the Energy Conference" to support an advanced energy storage technology initiative that will identify emerging markets... Read More >>

Energy Storage Tax Credit Legislation Proposed

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) on behalf of its Energy Storage Council applauded Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) for introducing legislation to promote adoption of state-of-the-art energy storage technologies.The Storage Technology for Renewable an... Read More >>

DoE to Launch Energy Innovation Hub

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced plans to launch a new Energy Innovation Hub for advanced research on batteries and energy storage with an investment of up to $120 million over five years. The hub, which will be funded at up to $20 million in fiscal year 2012, will focus on accelerat... Read More >>

Micro-hybrids a $6.9 Billion Market for Energy Storage

Micro-hybrids will grow nearly eight-fold to 39 million vehicles in 2017 and create a $6.9 billion market for energy storage devices as the fuel-saving alternative technology finds ready adoption, driven by stricter emission standards, according to a Lux Research report titled, "Every Last Drop: ... Read More >>

New Report on Electrodes for Lithium Ion Batteries

In a newly released report, “New Electrode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries -2012”, industry analyst firm NanoMarkets projects that the need for higher performance batteries for consumer electronics, hybrid/electric vehicles and other applications will quickly create a large market f... Read More >>

CODA Energy Launches Energy Storage Solutions

CODA Holdings, a developer of advanced battery systems and all-electric vehicles, announced the debut of CODA Energy. The new business arm provides scalable, flexible and reliable battery storage systems to support a more sustainable electrical grid. Worldwide installations of energy storage capa... Read More >>


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Texas Instruments (TI, TXN): Trouble with wireless, analog is stable

March 9, 2012 -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI, NASDAQ:TXN) narrowed and lowered its expected ranges for revenue and earnings per share (EPS) in Q1 2012. The reductions are due to lower demand for wireless products, TI said in its report (PRNewswire).Revenue: $2.99-3.11 billionEPS: $0.15-0.1... Read More >>

Is semiconductor capex spending beating expectations? AMAT's Q1 results, Q2 guidance

February 20, 2012 -- Applied Materials Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is one of the largest and broadest makers of semiconductor manufacturing and packaging equipment, as well as tools for display and solar photovoltaics fab. The company's strong Q1 results, and positive guidance for Q2, have many analysts q... Read More >>

Intel's (INTC) 2011 earnings, Q1 outlook, and executive reshuffle

January 22, 2012 - BUSINESS WIRE -- Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) reported full-year revenue of $54 billion, operating income of $17.5 billion, net income of $12.9 billion and EPS of $2.39 -- all records for the semiconductor company. The company generated approximately $21 billion in cash from... Read More >>

Samsung plans record investments in 2012

January 17, 2012 -- Samsung Group, which includes Samsung Electronics Co, is raising its 2012 investment to a record $41.4 billion (47.8 trillion won), the company said in a statement (in Korean). Miyoung Kim, Reuters, says that this record amount underscores "the widening gulf between the domina... Read More >>

Cleaner lines in the new

Hello again readers! I recently told you about some new functionalities on the website, but that's only part of our redesign work. Looks are important too, and organization even more so. Very soon, you'll see a lighter color scheme on We've pared down the blue and red... Read More >>

Reading into INTC's 4Q downdate: HDDs, PCs, and SSDs

The impact of the Thailand flooding has, as expected, spread throughout the tech supply chain, and now appears to be affecting even chip giant Intel. The company now says its 4Q11 sales will be about -7% below estimates ($13.4B-$14B, vs. $14.2-$15.2B) due to ramifications from the disaster. Gross... Read More >>


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