• Combined Systems acquires Penn Arms

    As interest in less-lethal and tactical munitions grows, the acquisition of specialty arms manufacturer by a leading branded munitions maker would allow both to pursue new market opportunities more aggressively

  • German solar sector attracting investors

    More and more investors are moving into the German solar energy sector; sector employment should grow from 41,000 jobs last year to around 110,000 by 2020

  • New bird flu vaccine looks promising

    Baxter’s cell-based vaccine appears to work better than more traditional egg-based ones; tests show promise at low doses

  • Smiths Detection in $25 million TSA contract

    The Transportation Security Administration awards Smiths Detection a $25 million follow-on contract for the company’s Advanced Threat Identification X-Ray (aTiX) systems

  • WiMAX patent alliance formed to promote the standard

    WiMAX has so far failed to deliver on the promise inerent in it; six WiMAX big hitters create a patent alliance which will allow for quicker and smoother adoption of the technology

  • Investing in biodefense companies

    Billions of dollars are pouring into biodefense vaccines and treatments; do companies engaged in developing such vaccines and treatment offer attractive investment opportunities? The answer is a qualified “Yes” to this specific question — but a more resounding “Yes” when these companies’ other research and development endeavors are taken into consideration

  • Precise Biometrics in SEK 2.3 million Middle East deal

    Precise strengthens its already-strong position in Middle Eastern biometric markets by signing a contract to supply its200 MC combined fingerprint and smart card readers to an unnamed government

  • Verizon, AT&T win DHS contracts

    Verizon, AT&T win contracts worth nearly $1 billion to provide DHS with IP and security services as well as emergency communication services

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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