PHOTOVOLTAICS BLOGS

ElectroIQ’s bloggers provide an insider’s point-of-view for electronic manufacturing such as semiconductor wafer fab, solar photovoltaics, micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) manufacturing, and advanced packaging and test product announcements, industry tradeshows, process advances, and technologies.

SOLAR SPECS

Speculations and ruminations on the state of the solar energy industry by the editors of RenewableEnergyWorld.com

How Can the U.S. Solar Industry Meet Expectations? Part 4

Mike Hall, CEO - Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. We need to push for Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS or RES) at either the state or federal levels. These standards need to come with real teeth in the form of penalties for non-compliance. While sola... Read More >>

How Can the U.S. Solar Industry Meet Expectations? Part 3

RenewableEnergyWorld asked solar executives and our social media community to lend their voices and define what three strategies they think will lead to a thriving solar industry. See Part 1 and 2 in the blog archives.Jamie Hahn, Managing Director... Read More >>

How Can the U.S. Solar Industry Meet Expectations? Part II

RenewableEnergyWorld asked solar executives and our social media community to lend their voices and define what three strategies they think will lead to a thriving solar industry. Check out Part I in our last post.The U.S. is expected to be one of... Read More >>

ENERGY STORAGE TRENDS

Battery technology and other types of energy storage used for load leveling/stabilization and as back-up power for renewable energy.

 

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 >>

ELECTROIQ BLOG

Read opinions/analysis on the day's news, tradeshow updates, and more. We blog about solar, semiconductor, advanced packaging and nanotech manufacturing industries.

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 >>
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