Friday, January 15, 2010

Micron Goes Solar

Micron Technology took a big step toward entering the renewable engery industry on Jan. 14, with the announcement that it has entered into a joint venture with Australian firm Origin Energy Limited to develop solar photovoltaic technology.

Mark Durcan, president and COO of the Boise-based memory chip maker, stated: "As we have looked to leverage our core strengths in other markets, photovoltaic energy technology is a natural area of investigation.  Origin is a company with a significant interest and history in renewable energy technologies.  Combining our semiconductor manufacturing expertise with Origin's solar experience could result in a strong partnership."

Read the full article from the Idaho Business Review here.

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