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Price declines, oversupply to hit solar in third quarter

Solar industry in for a dire quarter as falling government subsidies and low volumes further drive down equipment prices just as oversupply has already led sector players to lower their full-year profit outlook.

By October 24, 2011


Green news harvest: Carbon footprint mashup, silicon oversupply

White House's new stance on climate change; green-car battery race; T. Boone Pickens on wind to displace oil; and a reality check on "clean coal."

By May 30, 2008


Flash memory price drop forces Toshiba to cut production 30%

Toshiba says there's an oversupply of NAND flash memory on the market. In response, it will slash output 30 percent.

By July 23, 2012


Analyst: iPad 2 could lead to glut of rival tablets

Investors report from J.P. Morgan says that demand for Apple's iPad 2 could create an oversupply bubble for competing tablets, leaving rival companies with inventory they can't ship.

By March 10, 2011


Sony's battery business under DOJ investigation

The company has revealed that the federal government started an antitrust probe into the competitive practices of the rechargeable-battery industry in May. Sony says it is cooperating with the Justice Department.

By June 29, 2011


Sony to cut TV costs by ending LCD venture with Samsung

Sony wants to pull out of its joint venture of producing LCD for TVs with Samsung, aiming to cut its losses and focus on phones.

By October 30, 2011


First Solar ousts CEO, shares dive 24 percent

Board of directors ousts the solar company's chief executive, Rob Gillette, replacing him on an interim basis with Chairman Mike Ahearn while it searches for a permanent replacement. And then shares tumble.

By October 25, 2011


Group-buying sites' valuations take a dive, says researcher

The valuations of group-buying sites like Groupon have dropped precipitously owing to oversupply and lack of differentiation, says a report from CB Insights.

By September 19, 2011


Solyndra to file for bankruptcy; suspends operations

Solar company--the latest this month to file for bankruptcy protection--cites "global economic and solar industry market conditions" as the reason.

By August 31, 2011


Solyndra's demise--setting the record straight

commentary Lux Research analyst Matt Feinstein cuts through the noise on bankrupt solar company, and says Solyndra's inability to compete should not diminish the prospects of other U.S. solar players.

By September 26, 2011