• Texas group sues to stop border fence

    Environmentalists and immigration rights advocates have been in the forefront of the fight against the U.S.-Mexico border fence project; now, a coalition of business owners and small towns along the border has joined the battle

  • Tyco sells M/A-COM for $425 million

    Tyco sells its radio frequency components and subsystem business to Cobham Defense Electronic Systems

  • Intercell to acquire Iomai

    Intercell will expand late stage product pipeline and strengthen position in vaccine market; immunostimulant vaccine patch enhances the immune response compared to injected pandemic influenza vaccines; if tests prove successful, it would have the effect of expanding limited vaccine supplies by allowing public health officials to use fewer or lower doses of the vaccine

  • Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    In the past decade, Intel has invested $1 billion worldwide to improve education; today, Intel invests more than $100 million annually to promote education and technological literacy around the world

  • U.S. wireless landascpe about to change

    Clearwire, Sprint Nextel to form $14.55 billion wireless company which will deploy WiMAX networks across the United States; WiMAX’s speed dwarfs current wireless technologies, holding the potential of rendering cable and phone line Internet obsolete

  • Partnership to produce sugarcane-based diesel

    High corn prices have driven California-based biofuel specialist Amyris to join with a Brazilian company to produce sugarcane-based diesel

  • Government scrapping virtual fence on Arizona-Mexico border

    Boeing’s Project 28 — showcasing advanced technologies to be used in making U.S. borders more secure — was hobbled from the start by technological glitches and delays; it delivered much less than what was promised, and DHS decides to scrap it

  • Business praises proposed foreign investment rules

    The U.S. Treausry Department has proposed new rules to govern foreign investment in U.S. critical infrastructure assets; business and industry groups welcom new rules

  • NTR invests in SES

    Irish renewable energy company buys controlling interest in SES; SES is developing two of the world’s largest solar generating projects in the Imperial Valley and Mojave Desert

  • Energía renovable en Aragón

    Renewable energy in Spain: Iberdola Renewables, one of Spain’s largest alternative energy companies, forms a joint venture with an Aragón bank to develop clean energy installations in the Aragon region of northeastern Spain

  • ADT acquires FirstService Security for $187 million

    ADT, a division of Tyco, is acquiring FirstService Security, a commercial security systems integrator providing a full range of integrated security systems services

  • Biometric empire building: L-1 Identity Solutions acquires Bioscrypt

    Robert LaPenta’s L-1 has been steadily, methodically pursuing an acquisition campaign which would make the company an identification authentication superpower; latest acquisitions: Bioscrypt and the ID systems business of Digimarc

  • IrisGuard awarded Jordanian bank contract

    Cairo Amman Bank, the fastest growing retail bank in Jordan, will deploy U.K. company’s iris recognition technology in its seventy branches in the Middle East

  • Cobham acquires MMI Research

    Large U.K. defense contractor acquires specialist in cellular telecommunications for the law enforcement and national security markets

  • The future of U.K. nuclear power

    In the last five years the U.K. government has been vigorously promoting the idea of a U.K. nuclear power revival; John Hutton, Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform explains the government’s policy