Monthly Archives: April 2010

First Solar to acquire NextLight for $245M

Solar-panel manufacturer First Solar announced Wednesday it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase solar-project developer NextLight Renewable Power for approximately $285 million. Subject to acquisition closing adjustments, the deal is ... Read More

FDA approves vaccine to fight prostate cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first treatment that uses a so-called cancer vaccine, a drug that trains the body’s own immune system to fight the disease. The ... Read More

Electric car pioneer Tesla aims for broader market

For well-heeled early adopters of electric-car technology, Tesla has been the car of choice. The 2,373-pound, two-seat Roadster accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, can reach a top ... Read More

Eaton, Takaoka Electric Manufacturing collaborate on electric vehicle charging

Eaton Corp. announced on April 29 that it will collaborate with Takaoka Electric Manufacturing Company, Ltd. to develop and launch DC Quick Chargers, a key component in the charging of electric ... Read More

DuPont’s quarterly profit more than doubles

Chemical maker DuPont Co. continued its turnaround with a strong first quarter performance as business improved across all operating units and market regions. The company also increased its full-year earnings guidance ... Read More

Direct-drive turbines to propel offshore wind

With projected growth in offshore wind farms, turbine makers are adopting direct-drive generators, a technology which could help address concerns over cost and reliability of offshore wind. Siemens Energy last week ... Read More

DED designates Kearney location as certified site

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that a Kearney location has been designated as the state’s third Certified Site. Chosen by DED’s Certified Site team, the site will ... Read More

Charles River buys Chinese drug research firm

Charles River Laboratories said Monday that it had agreed to acquire WuXi Pharma Tech, a Chinese pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider, in a cash and stock deal worth $1.6 billion, David Barboza ... Read More

CG Automation acquires Second Wind SCADA technology

CG Automation, a wholly owned subsidiary of MSE Power Systems Inc., announced the acquisition of ADMS Wind SCADA and wind turbine monitoring systems technology from Second Wind Systems Inc. The company ... Read More

Caterpillar sees surge in orders overseas

Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest maker of construction and mining equipment, said Monday that it was ramping up production as the global economic recovery spurred demand for its heavy equipment, especially ... Read More