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Micron's Elpida Purchase Is Positive for Industry

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Micron Technology's acquisition of Elpida Memory is good news for other suppliers of computer memory chips, as industry consolidation will likely ease an oversupply problem....
Micron's Elpida Purchase Is Positive for Industry
Startups: Money Orgies: Investors Who Love Them, and Entrepreneurs Who Don’t
Does the Chevy Volt's manufacturing break spell bad news for Obama's million EV promise?

Slower Apple Sales Crushed LG's Profits This Quarter

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SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Display Co Ltd reported its smallest profit since it returned to the black in the second quarter of last year, as demand for iPhone and iPad screens from Apple weakened amid concerns the U.S. company is losing its luster in the mobile device market. Apple Inc,...
Slower Apple Sales Crushed LG's Profits This Quarter

China's trade union reforms aim to control its militant workforce | Richard Seymour

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By formalising workers' resistance, the Chinese government hopes to maintain productivity threatened by strikesChina's growth was, until recently, considered unstoppable. The world's manufacturing hubs were increasingly clustered in southern China and the country's influence was building in Asia and Latin America. It was a matter of when, not if, the...
China's trade union reforms aim to control its militant workforce | Richard Seymour
Is the slumping solar market temporary or a long-term trend?

Intel Delaying Mass Availability of Ivy Bridge Processors Until 'After June'?

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Digitimes reports that Intel has apparently begun informing partners that mass availability of its forthcoming Ivy Bridge processors will be delayed until "after June". Intel is said to be sticking to its initial schedule calling for an April introduction of Ivy Bridge, but only very limited supplies of the chips...
Intel Delaying Mass Availability of Ivy Bridge Processors Until 'After June'?

Toshiba cuts NAND flash production by 30%

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Toshiba announced a reduction in its production of NAND flash memory, which go into smartphones, tablets and storage devices, by about 30% from Tuesday, to cope with oversupply conditions in the market....
Toshiba cuts NAND flash production by 30%

RT @danger_ranger: Pot oversupply in CA causes wholesale price drop: http://n.pr/aFVV2s Time for govt ag subsidy? via @mkapor

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RT @danger_ranger: Pot oversupply in CA causes wholesale price drop: http://n.pr/aFVV2s Time for govt ag subsidy? via @mkapor
There will be blood: Solar shakeout expected to slash solar makers by 70%
Touchscreen displays will become a $31.9B market by 2018
A Chinese solar giant goes bankrupt, and why that's a good thing

SK Hynix Swings to Loss

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SK Hynix said it swung to a first-quarter net loss as oversupply and weak demand for personal computers continued to put pressure on memory chip prices and squeezed the company's bottom line....
SK Hynix Swings to Loss
SolarCity's discount approach to going public pays off
How next-gen solar tech can break through in a tough market

Building integrated solar panels set to boom over the next 5 years

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Solar panels that can be integrated right into rooftops and the walls of buildings is a new market that is set to grow dramatically over the next five years, according to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant. The report says that the energy capacity of solar...
Building integrated solar panels set to boom over the next 5 years

Grid giant ABB throws down $1B for Power-One and its solar gear

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Even though solar panel makers are struggling mightily, the solar panel market is expected to grow steadily. That’s why Swiss grid giant ABB announced on Monday morning that it will spend around $1 billion to buy one of the leaders in the solar inverter industry, publicly-traded, Power-One. Solar inverters convert...
Grid giant ABB throws down $1B for Power-One and its solar gear
5 charts that show the massive growth of solar in 2012 [charts]
Gotta be a record: solar startup Twin Creeks holds firesale months after launch
In a brutal solar market, Sweden's Midsummer looks to optical discs for solar

This is about more than just advertorial -- it's about brands going direct

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We’ve been writing a fair bit lately about “native” advertising or sponsored content, including a recent post about BuzzFeed’s challenges in relying on that as a business model. But as former Forbes.com founder David Churbuck points out in a recent essay, this phenomenon is about a lot more than just...
This is about more than just advertorial -- it's about brands going direct

Weak PC Demand Hits Chip Makers' Earnings

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Asia’s major memory-chip makers continued to post weak results in the third quarter as personal-computer demand waned, with consumers switching to mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones. Makers of dynamic random access memory chips for PCs have been struggling in recent years with falling prices and slack demand...
Weak PC Demand Hits Chip Makers' Earnings

Samsung’s Galaxy S II leads it to record profit of $4.7B

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It’s good to be the Android king: Samsung today announced its record fourth quarter earnings, in which it saw operating profits of 5.3 trillion won (around $4.7 billion) on revenues of 47.3 trillion won (around $42 billion). That’s a decent jump over last year, when it reported earnings of 3...
Samsung’s Galaxy S II leads it to record profit of $4.7B

Solar startup Stion raises $25M, but cuts costs, workers

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Thin film solar startup Stion has both raised a new round of $25 million in funding, but also laid off some engineers and operations employees. According to a filing Stion has been looking to raise a $55 million round, and has closed on $25 million of that. Funding for solar...
Solar startup Stion raises $25M, but cuts costs, workers
A Chinese solar company's fall from grace
SunPower pulls back on cell and panel production

The Proof That Movies Won't Get Made Any More Is That... More Movies Are Being Made Today

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The Hollywood Reporter recently had an article which is pretty much all doom and gloom about the movie industry, based on a conference at USC about the "Entertainment Law and Business." Seeing as it's an LA event, it's not surprising that much of the story took the typical Hollywood line...
The Proof That Movies Won't Get Made Any More Is That... More Movies Are Being Made Today

Flash memory price drop forces Toshiba to cut production 30%

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Toshiba says there's an oversupply of NAND flash memory on the market. In response, it will slash output 30 percent. [Read more]...
Flash memory price drop forces Toshiba to cut production 30%

LG Display invests $655 million to expand OLED HDTV mass production next year

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Sure, LG's current 55-inch OLED HDTV is pretty pricey with a US MSRP of $12K, but that may start to change next year when panel supplier LG Display kicks its new 8G production line into full gear. LG Electronics holds a 38 percent stake in the company and although...
LG Display invests $655 million to expand OLED HDTV mass production next year

Asian Speculation see's Demand for the new iPad Decreasing in Q3

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Speculation from a Taipei based analyst this morning states that Apple is likely to cut its orders for their iPad in an attempt to avoid an oversupply of the tablet computer and adjust its panel supplier mix...
Asian Speculation see's Demand for the new iPad Decreasing in Q3
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