News from regional technology firms:

Cree targets halogen bulbs

DURHAM, N.C. – Cree is taking aim at 35-50 watt halogen bulbs with new LED lighting for accent, track, display and down lighting. Says Cree of its MT-G LEDS: They “are the first commercial LEDs to deliver sufficient light output for these applications.”

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Roche links to Fort Bragg labs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Life science firm Roche has won approval from the Pentagon to remotely link, service and support its lab analyzers at Forty Bragg’s Womack Army Medical Center. Roche will utilize the Defense Departments” own B2B gateway.

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Quintiles lab receives accreditation

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Quintiles’ lab in Marietta, Ga. Has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists for lab quality and competence.

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PokerTek, Carnival cruise again for $50,000 top prize

MATTHEWS, N.C. – PokerTek is teaming up again with Carnival for a series of “PokerPro Challenge” events and a final showdown in December aboard Carnival’s newest ship, the Carnival Dream, in December. First prize is $50,000.

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Nursing facility bets on solar energy

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – SolTherm of Asheville is providing a solar energy system to Silver Bluff Village in Canton that is saving the skilled nursing facility 10 percent in hot water costs.

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