Tessera's Calico plant is expected to cost more than $2 billion and to power 200,000 to 500,000 homes, perhaps by late 2011.
Stirling Energy Systems and Tessera Solar open a factory to build large reflective dishes that use the sun's heat to make electricity with little water.
Electronics miniaturization firm will pay up to $39 million to broaden its sales options with software to automate camera tasks.
David Nagel, former president and CEO of PalmSource, has joined the board of materials technology firm Tessera Technologies.
Tessera Technologies files patent infringement suit against Infineon Technologies and Micron Technologies.
The company, which designs packages for semiconductors, sees its shares climb 38 percent on its first day of trading.
As cell phones and other devices get smaller but more powerful, chip packaging is taking on increased importance. And Tessera Technologies holds some important patents.