FedEx Unveils Green Data Center

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today celebrated the grand opening of its first environmentally sustainable (“green”) data center, located adjacent to the FedEx Rocky Mountain Tech Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Based on the application of a number of green design standards, the Enterprise Data Center–West (EDC-W) can be counted among the most…

US Company Working to Expand REE Sources

A company based in San Jose is working to develop new sources of rare earth elements (REEs) outside of China. Earlier this week, Green Technology Solutions Inc. (GTSO), which acquires, develops, and implements clean mining technology, announced a joint venture agreement with Rare Earth Exporters of Mongolia to pursue mining claims and operations inside China’s…

Kyocera Expands in Czech, China

KYOTO, Japan — Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today announced that it is increasing its solar module production capacity with the start of construction of its second plant in Kadan, Czech Republic, and the completion of an expanded assembly plant in Tianjin, China. Following the rapid growth of the solar market in recent years, Kyocera has been…

GE Announces China Deals

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), the world’s premier technology and infrastructure company, plans to sign five agreements with Chinese partners this week, totaling more than $2 billion in revenue for GE, the nation’s second-largest manufacturing exporter. The five joint ventures, partnerships and orders in strategic sectors such as clean energy, aviation and…

Tyco Releases Corporate Responsibility Report

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) announced today the launch of the Tyco Electronics Responsibility Advantage (TERA) program and the release of its first corporate responsibility report. The TERA program brings together the existing environmental, supply chain, workplace, governance, community and other related programs within TE. “Launching the Tyco Electronics Responsibility Advantage (TERA)…

WiFi Safety Issue Sparks Controversy

Is WiFi technology potentially harmful to your health and the environment? It's a question as old as the technology itself but one nobody seems to be able to answer definitively. On each side of the aisle, though, there's enough evidence to support a “yes” or “no” answer. It's time the industry demystify this issue. Although…

IEEE Launches Smart Grid Newsletter

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced the launch of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter. A monthly online publication, the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on Smart Grid developments and deployments around the world. Designed to foster greater understanding…

TSMC, Centrosolar Sign Euro Deal

MUNICH, Germany, and HSINCHU, Taiwan — TSMC (TWSE:2330, NYSE:TSM) and CENTROSOLAR Group AG today announced that the two companies have signed an agreement which makes CENTROSOLAR the exclusive European manufacturer of crystalline solar modules for TSMC. Under the agreement, CENTROSOLAR will supply TSMC with an initial module capacity of 100 MWp per year using solar…