Monthly Archives: March 2010

Light-emitting diode shortage likely this year

According to electronic market research firm iSuppli, LEDs are facing a global supply shortage in 2010, and the year may end with a sharp under-supply of the in-demand devices unless production ... Read More

Kansas City Power & Light, St. Joseph power plant will turn methane into energy

Kansas City Power & Light is teaming up with the city of St. Joseph to create a power plant that converts methane leaking from the city’s landfill into energy. The utility ... Read More

Intersil to buy Techwell for $418 million

Intersil Corp. agreed to acquire Techwell Inc. for about $418 million, as the semiconductor company looks to boost its industrial business, which will become its largest market. The company will pay ... Read More

IBM, Stanford develop new plastic recycling method

Because of limitations in recycling technology, a common type of plastic used in water bottles and food containers weakens so much when it’s recycled that it can’t be used again for ... Read More

Germany’s Merck buying Millipore for $7.2 B

German pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA will buy U.S. biotech equipment maker Millipore Corp. in a deal valued at $7.2 billion including debt, according to media reports Sunday. Speculation about an acquisition ... Read More

FPL experiments with solar thermal at gas-fired power plant

In former swamplands teeming with otters and wild hogs, one of the nation’s biggest utilities is running an experiment in the future of renewable power. Harvesting the SunAcross 500 acres north ... Read More

Fortune names SLU among best schools for entrepreneurs

Fortune magazine has name Saint Louis University one of its “5 schools for entrepreneurs.” SLU was one of five schools the magazine chose that stand out among the 2,264 schools in ... Read More

Ford invests $155 million in fuel-efficient engines

Ford Motor Co. announced on Feb. 26 that it is investing $155 million and adding 60 jobs at its Cleveland operations to build a new fuel-efficient V-6 engine for the 2011 ... Read More

Five Missouri hospitals in top 100

Five Missouri facilities are among Thompson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, based on a national benchmarks study for 2009: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Boone Hospital Center ... Read More

FCC chair ups the bar for broadband

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Tuesday said the federal government wants most U.S. households to by 2020 have access to Internet service that is 10 times faster than what ... Read More