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Increased trade, decreased price: Deal may expand tariff-free tech, including semiconductors

By April Gocha / November 12, 2014

Successful negotiations between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are setting the stage for the World Trade Organization to slash tariffs on an expanded selection of high-tech products, including semiconductors.

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Good news emerges on solar panel front, but not necessarily for US makers

By / September 10, 2012

US PV Installations by market segment and quarter, 2011-Q2 2012. Credit: GTM Research. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that despite the seeming predominance of negative business news about solar panel manufacturers, the number of United States solar installations continues to increase—and at a faster rate than ever before. According to the story, “The US is…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 16, 2012

Check ’em out: GE tests flight theory; ceramics are fragile, new to production and the future of an $18B unit (Wall Street Journal) Employees at the General Electric Co. plant here are working on a tricky problem: how to mass produce parts from materials so new to jet engines, and so fragile to work with,…

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Video of the week: Gates talks about the future of energy, miracles and the need for “200 crazy” people

By / March 27, 2012

Love him or hate him, Bill Gates does have influence. In this new Wall Street Journal video of an on-stage interview at WSJ’s recent “ECO:nomics” conference, Gates discusses several key points, including: • Energy is what enabled civilization to evolve dramatically over the most recent centuries. • People in “poor” nations pay more for energy…

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