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Bentek – Advanced Power is Here to Stay

May 16, 2017 by Tina Kapoor | Blog

Solar energy has always been a “hot” discussion topic. Recent estimates by the U.S. Energy Information Administration show that utility-scale solar generation capacity will grow at a faster pace any other form of energy source. Fortunately, in Silicon Valley, many …

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Manufacturing Series: Here’s what’s driving Velodyne LiDAR’s big San Jose plans

April 27, 2017 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

You might not know the name Velodyne LiDar Inc., but there’s a good chance the technology the company pioneered will radically change the way you get around in the not-too-distant future. And a new factory it’s establishing in south San Jose will help accelerate tha…

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TECH LEGEND BELIEVES SILICON VALLEY IS “SACRED SPACE”

April 17, 2017 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

When Ray Zinn set off to start his own semiconductor company in 1978, he did the obvious thing: Met with VCs on Sand Hill Road. It wasn’t a fit. “It was clear that VCs had a different view of how to run a company,” Zinn recalled recently. “I want…

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Manufacturing Series: SurfaceInk, the brains behind the gadget

March 16, 2017 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

Perched in a display case inside the downtown San José office of SurfaceInk is a hit parade of consumer electronics: Palm devices, Apple iPhones, Amazon Kindles, and  enough routers, printers – even a few toys – to stock a Fry’s megastore. They’ve all been she…

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