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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


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


3DTV sales rise, but do owners care about the third dimension?

According to a new study, 3D LCD TV shipments are up and continuing to rise. But buying 3DTVs and playing 3D content are two very different things.

By November 22, 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'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


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


Solar shakeout will bring more failures, few deals

A brutal 2011 has left the solar industry on the cusp of a major shakeout that will lead to many companies' demise; those that survive, however, will benefit later as demand for their services increases.

By August 25, 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