Posts tagged “Cleantech”
Obama backs cable box choice; techies vs. feds again; wind power sets record; police target 'inciting' websites
In today's Bulldog roundup of technology news: President Obama throws his weight behind more choices for cable boxes; Microsoft's suit is latest from tech industry against government about privacy; wind power sets a record; and police are monitoring hundreds of websites in Europe after terror attacks.
Semprius, a developer of solar technology, has gone back to investors to raise another round of debt financing. The latest raise is the seventh the Durham-based firm has made over the past 14 months.
Reacting to complaints about the brightness, harshness and appearance of its LED streetlights, Durham-based Cree is rolling out new devices that it says will provide a "warm color." They can even be dimmed.
A new suite of smart building services from Cisco includes SmartCast, a system designed to deliver LED lighting in more cost-effective ways and in multiple shades, from Cree. Cree says SmartCast brings the Internet of Things to building lighting systems with "Power over Ethernet."
On Wednesday, Cree disclosed it is a partner with Cisco's new "Digital Ceiling" suite of smart building applications. Cisco says it's taking the Internet of Things to the management of "indoor spaces." Here's insight from Cisco about what the Digital Ceiling is.
Iron Yard courses in Raleigh; US Navy's Great Green Fleet; Merck hepatitis drug OK'd; self-driving car debate; EU vs. Google on taxes
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The Iron yard is registering students for coding courses in Raleigh; the U.S. Navy's biofueled task force belies biofuel problems, says MIT; Merck wins approval for hepatitis drug; California regulators debate auto-control cars; and the EU make probe Google tax deal.
Critics of solar are trying to rein in the industry by rewriting state laws, and the head of the state Department of Environmental Quality is leading the charge, pushing the state Energy Policy Council to recommend some major changes.
Despite the expiration of North Carolina's renewable energy tax credit last year, the clean energy industry in the state experienced tremendous growth, with double-digit gains over 2014 in both jobs and revenue.
Unlike many shares, stock in Cree has shown an improvement so far in 2016. Cree shares are up nearly 4 percent, a better-than-expected earnings report earlier this week contributing to the surge. In talking about the earnings and Cree's commitment to new lighting technology, Cree Chair and CEO Chuck Swoboda gave what has proved to be a successful pep talk to investors.
Shares in Durham-based Cree jumped more than 5 percent in after-hours trading Tuesday after the semiconductor and lighting technology firm reported earnings that beat Street expectations. However, Cree is delaying the spin-off of its Wolfspeed group.
The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, which sold its RTP property to Alexandria Real Estate Equities for $20 million, has shut down. A Durham firm has purchased some of its assets and hired personnel that were part of the Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences.
Two former U.S. Marines and Iraqi war veterans have unraveled the Gordian knot for venture capital fund raising in North Carolina. A task that many firms find impossible or exceedingly difficult has proved to be wonderfully successful since launching in 2013. It's just raised a seventh fund.
BioMason, an award-winning startup for its sustainable building materials technology, is now reaping investors and venture capital along with cash awards. The RTP-based firm is raising a $3 million round, and so far three investors have agreed to terms.
Padmasree Warrior, the former chief technology leader at Cisco who lost out to Chuck Robbins in the battle to replace John Chambers as CEO, is now taking on Tesla. Warrior is taking over as the CEO of U.S. operations for Chinese electric vehicle startup NextEV.
On Tuesday, economic development group NC IDEA picked six recipients to share among $300,000 in its latest round of non-dilutive grants for startups. Here's a profile of SeaChange as reported by ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
Analysis: Peder Holk Nielsen, chief executive officer of Novozymes, which maintains a huge operation in Franklinton, N.C. and produces enzymes used in the creation of biofuels, says the international climate change deal struck in Paris "sends a very strong signal" that low-carbon technologies will advance. He sees a "low-carbon future."
GSK's $440M antibody deal; INC shareholders sell; Bioventus, PowerSecure make buys; Dara BioSciences merger advances
In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: GSK strikes investment deal for antibodies; INC's big shareholders sell; Bioventus and PowerSecure make acquisitions; and Dara Biosciences moves ahead with merger.