Posts tagged “Cleantech”
Cree expects to spend the next six months after the sale of its Wolfspeed division to Infineon Technologies closes working through the transition. But by 2017 it will to be on the way to a Cree 3.0 focusing on its LED lighting business, and looking for M&A opportunities, Cree chair and CEO Chuck Swoboda says.
Cree is selling a building at the end of its Silicon Drive campus in Durham as part of its $850 million cash sale of its Wolfspeed Power and RF division to Infineon Technologies, the company disclosed at a press conference Thursday morning.
Cree is selling its power and radio frequency division to Infineon Technologies for $850 million in cash. Cree had intended to spin off the group known as Wolfspeed as a separate company. Most of Wolfspeed's 600 workers are expected to keep their jobs.
For solar energy to become a real power player in the energy game, solar cells need to be both inexpensive to manufacture and efficient in terms of energy they collect. That's why researchers are focusing their efforts on organic solar cells, which use non-fullerene polymers.
Browse free or die library project; Tesla-SolarCity hurdles; drones to rescue; China paid search demand
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Libraries fight for Internet freedom (see video); conflicts hinder Tesla-SolarCity deal; drones tested for rescue missions; China demands paid search information after man's death.
An India-based company's decision to build a solar panel manufacturing facility in Halifax is good news for North Carolina's clean industry sector, says the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.
Triangle leaders are talking up the region's cleantech, Internet of Things and more at the Smart Cities Innovation Summit. Jenn Bosser, executive director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, talks about why the Triangle is participating and how the cleantech cluster initiative can benefit the region.
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.