and distribution for end users around the globe.” Because of its proprietary chemistry, the Durathon battery has the ability to last up to two decades while providing optimal charge and discharge times. Durathon batteries are well suited for applications in extreme temperature environments because the need for an expensive controlled environment is not required to deliver peak performance. This mini- mizes installation costs along with the batteries high energy density. The Durathon battery technology has been developed to support a broad range of utility- oriented applications, such as: transmission and distribution upgrade deferral, time shifting, conge- stion relief, peak shaving, load following, and reser- ve capacity. Additionally, it will support end-user applications such as time of use (TOU) management, demand charge reduction, and power quality impro- vement.
GE is making a $150 million investment to build upon the Durathon battery technology through the development of new materials, new manufacturing technologies and intelligent controls. http://www.geenergystorage.com
BM (NYSE: IBM) will manufacture Infineon- designed highly-secure integrated circuits (ICs)
used for secure identification applications, including electronic passports compliant with international travel regulations and the U.S. Personal Identity Veri- fication (PIV) cards. The planned production at IBM‘s chip fabrication plant in Burlington, Vermont, provi- des U.S. manufactured components for suppliers to U.S. government electronic identification programs.
Infineon Technologies, Germany, (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and IBM began a collaboration in 2007 that
included licensing of the 130nm embedded Flash technology used to produce advanced security ICs. This established technology base will be used to manufacture security microcontrollers based on the Infineon SLE 78 architecture, which features ’Integri- ty Guard’ hardware security technology. http://www.infineon.com http://www.ibm.com
he NanoKTN announced the AIM IPO of one of its members, Ilika plc (AIM: IKA), an advanced
cleantech materials discovery company. It accelerates the discovery of new and patentable materials using a unique high throughput technologies (HTT) process for identified end uses in the energy, electronics and biomedical sectors. This process enables hundreds of scalable materials to be made in a single, automated operation and subsequently tested for key properties. Ilika raised £5.2 million ($7.6m) before expenses through the issue of 10,147,059 Placing Shares at 51 pence per share (0.747 $Cents). On Admission, the Company had 36,569,359 Ordinary Shares in issue and a market capitalisation of approximately £18.7 million ($27.39m). http://www.ilika.com/
llumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) has begun shipping its new HumanOmni2.5-Quad DNA
Analysis BeadChip (Omni2.5). This microarray contains millions of newly discovered genome-wide common and rare variants from the 1,000 Genomes Project (1kGP), selected to maximize its ability to detect new associations. Omni2.5 represents a significant milestone in Illumina‘s 2010 genome-wide association studies (GWAS) roadmap, announced in
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