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Micron CEO Steve Appleton dies in plane crash

Appleton, a Micron Technology veteran of three decades and its chief executive officer since 1994, died today in a plane crash in Boise, Idaho.

By February 3, 2012


What should Road Trip 2009 do in Boise?

With an expected meeting seemingly falling through, CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman is looking for help figuring out what to do in the Idaho capital.

By July 7, 2009


Protecting America's birds of prey

At the World Center for Birds of Prey, in Boise, Idaho, a dedicated staff is working to help get California condors and aplomado falcons off the endangered species list. Which bird is next?

By July 28, 2009


ProClarity gets $7.75 million

ProClarity announced Monday that it closed a $7.75 million funding round. Summit Partners led the round and received a seat on the Boise, Idaho-based company's board of directors. The company raised its $2 million first round in March 2000 when it was named Knosys. ProClarity makes analytics software, which analyzes business data, and will use the financing to continue its growth and global expansion strategies. The company's customers include AT&T, Allstate, CompUSA, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Nordstrom, Pennzoil QuakerState and the Veterans Health Administration.

July 2, 2002


Extended Systems to buy mobile-data vendor

Extended Systems, which helps companies enable workers to access corporate data on wireless devices, said Tuesday that it plans to acquire fellow mobile-data vendor ViaFone in a stock deal valued at $11.4 million. Boise-based Extended Systems said it will keep ViaFone's Brisbane, Calif., office to increase its Silicon Valley presence and said that ViaFone CEO Russ McMeekin is expected to join Extended Systems' board of directors once the deal is completed. "We believe the combination of technologies, as well as the addition of ViaFone's alliance relationships and corporate accounts, will put Extended Systems in a very strong competitive position in the enterprise market," Extended Systems CEO Steve Simpson said in a statement.

May 28, 2002


HP workers in Idaho oppose merger

A survey commissioned by David Woodley Packard, an opponent of the mega-merger with Compaq Computer, says 63 percent of HP employees in Boise are opposed to the plan.

By February 25, 2002


Marketplace pencils in supply deals

MarketMile has reached an agreement with three new companies to provide office supplies to its e-marketplace, the company said Thursday. MarketMile was founded by American Express and marketplace service provider Ventro in August. Joining MarketMile's marketplace are Boise Cascade Office Products, Office Depot, and CDW Computer Centers (CDW). Set to go live in March, the MarketMile site plans to offer goods in four areas: office supplies, technology, office equipment as well as management, repair and operations (MRO) industrial products.

February 8, 2001


Micron cuts reach business PCs

The discounts are the Boise manufacturer's second price move this week.

February 5, 1998


Short: Micron income down 93 percent

Boise, Idaho-based memory chip maker Micron Technology said plunging prices for their products caused by unfair foreign competition has contributed to a net income decline of 93 percent in its fiscal forth quarter. The company, which has asked the U.S. Commerce Department to expand its investigation of alleged dumping by Korean semiconductor makers Hyundai Electronics Industries and LG Semicon of Korea, said its net income was $18.6 million for the quarter ended August 29, compared with $281.1 million for the same period last year.

September 20, 1996