Sunshine Lacking in US Solar Stocks

Solar companies, which have struggled all year, have had a rough round of trading. What has become clear is that, whether you love them or hate them, the solar industry has many challenges ahead. The most pain came on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, when closely followed solar analyst Satya Kumar from {complink 6436|Credit…

Can Abu Dhabi Become a High-Tech Oasis?

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is known for its oil riches (some say it’s the richest city in the world) and its glitz (where else might you find the Ferrari World theme park, set to open this fall?). But semiconductors? Advanced Technology Investment Co. (ATIC), which now owns two-thirds of…

Intel Announces $77M in New Investments

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Intel Capital, Intel Corporation’s global investment organization, reaffirmed its dedication to foster worldwide innovation with the announcement of 18 new investments. The new deals total approximately $77 million and were announced today at the 11th annual Intel Capital CEO Summit, Intel Capital’s gathering of portfolio company CEOs, corporate technology decision makers…

Intel Hikes Dividend 15%

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved a 15 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to 18 cents per share (72 cents per share on an annual basis), beginning with the dividend that will be declared in the first quarter of 2011. “Intel remains on track…

Kemet Rejoins NYSE

GREENVILLE, S.C. — KEMET Corporation (NYSE Amex: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, multilayer ceramic, solid aluminum, film, paper and aluminum electrolytic capacitors, announced today that its common stock has been approved for listing on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). Trading is expected to commence on the NYSE on Monday, November 15, 2010. KEMET…

TSMC to Expand Fab, R&D

HSINCHU, Taiwan — TSMC (NYSE: TSM) today held a meeting of the Board of Directors, which passed the following resolutions: 1. Approved capital appropriations of US$1,880.9 million to set up mini-lines for the wafer fab in Taichung, and to expand advanced technology capacity, twelve-inch capacity for wafer-level chip-scale packaging, and specialty technology capacity. 2. Approved…