AMAT’s $4.9B Acquisition of Varian For Ion Implant Tech

AMAT’s $4.9B Acquisition of Varian For Ion Implant Tech
The semiconductor equipment giant makes a big move with some impact in the solar manufacturing world.

The Networked Grid: Making the Most of AMI
California’s big utilities are mandated to look at a 10-year road map. Here’s some of what they see going forward.

Guest Post: A Perspective on Clean Tech’s Failure to Communicate
Consumers want clean energy—as long as they don’t have to pay for it. Will better dialog help?

The Networked Grid: Can Solid-State Transformers Shape the Future of the Grid?
Advances in higher-voltage power electronics could usher in a new distribution grid architecture, underpinning the future smart grid.

Can the Natural Gas Industry and Environmentalists Play Together?
If it’s a bridge, it’s a bridge they’re fighting over.

The Networked Grid: Top Five Smart Grid Trends
Smart Grid 2.0 is about distribution automation. What is distribution automation anyway?

Why Aren’t VCs Investing in the Smart Grid?
So far in 2011, only two percent of greentech VC dollars have gone to smart grid companies.