Solar Projects, Product Developments, and Stock Price Movements, - Research Report on SolarCity, First Solar, Himax Technologies, Altera, and Avago Technologies

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Solar Projects, Product Developments, and Stock Price Movements, - Research Report on SolarCity, First Solar, Himax Technologies, Altera, and Avago Technologies

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NEW YORK, December 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY), First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: HIMX), Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR), and Avago Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

SolarCity Corp Research Report

On November 26, 2013, SolarCity Corp (SolarCity) reported that it is providing solar electricity on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with three Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) projects that may significantly lower energy costs for taxpayers. The Company informed that the stated projects with Queen Anne's County and the Town of Centerville include more than 14,000 solar panels and over 3.37 megawatts of generation capacity, and are expected to generate as much as $5.5 million in energy costs savings over 20 years. The Company stated that with this agreement, the projects are owned, operated and maintained by SolarCity. Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said, "Together, with companies like SolarCity, we're building a stronger, more innovative new energy economy in Maryland. With the addition of three more megawatts of solar energy from the Eastern Shore, we're closer to a more resilient grid and even closer to reaching our goal of achieving 20 percent of in-state renewable generation by 2022." The Full Research Report on SolarCity Corp - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


First Solar, Inc. Research Report

On November 25, 2013, First Solar, Inc. (First Solar) announced that it has initiated construction of a 1.4MWDC solar project in Kitakyushu-shi, Japan. According to First Solar, the plant will commence operations in Q1 2014 and will utilize the Company's advanced technology CdTe thin-film PV modules to provide clean and safe solar power to Japan, mitigating idle nuclear and providing energy security. First Solar informed that it holds 100% equity in the project. The Company stated that Obayashi Corporation and Yaskawa Electric Corporation, both major global construction contractors, will construct the project. Joseph Kishkill, First Solar's Chief Commercial Officer said, "This project illustrates First Solar's capability to develop and build solar power plants in Japan. We are honored to begin our long-term strategic investment in Japan with the Kitakyushu-shi project." The Full Research Report on First Solar, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Himax Technologies, Inc. Research Report

On November 27, 2013, Himax Technologies, Inc.'s (Himax) stock rose 10.07% to $10.38 at the end of trading. Over the previous three trading sessions, stocks of Himax also gained 10.07% while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.33% during the same period. The Full Research Report on Himax Technologies, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Altera Corporation Research Report

On November 25, 2013, Altera Corporation (Altera) announced a key development in automation system design i.e. implementation of a programmable logic controller (PLC) and human machine interface (HMI) system on a single chip, during the SPS IPC Drives 2013 conference, in Nuremberg, Germany. Altera stated that the integrated PLC/HMI system is implemented on a single 28 nm Altera Cyclone® V SoC, and will be offered as a reference design by Altera in 2014. The Company informed that is teaming up with 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH and EXOR International SpA, to create the integrated solution combining embedded software, graphics libraries, powerful application-class processors and programmable silicon to accommodate all the custom backplane and peripheral requirements for automation systems. David Moore, Product Line Director for Altera's Industrial Business Unit commented, "An integrated PLC/HMI system on a single programmable platform provides clear cost, power and time-to market benefits for today's factory automation system vendors. By combining the performance and unique integration capability of Altera's ARM-based SoC FPGA devices with the best-in-class solution expertise of our partners, 3S-Smart Software Solutions and EXOR International, we can provide single-chip PLC implementations with HMI-capable 2.5D graphics for our customers." The Full Research Report on Altera Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Avago Technologies Ltd Research Report

On November 20, 2013, Avago Technologies Ltd (Avago Technologies) announced a unique, cost-effective polymer optical fiber (POF) based strain sensor solution for industrial applications. According to the Company, the sensor solution, which is based on a patented optical phase interrogation (OPI) technique developed by Avago Technologies, enables the readily available POF to be used as a high-precision strain sensor on par with current fiber Bragg grating (FBG) based strain sensors for a broad range of applications including wind-blade load management in wind turbines and structural health monitoring for a variety of other structures. According to the Company, highlights of Avago OPI Sensor include: Use of cost-efficient, mass producible polymer optical fiber as the sensor element; High elastic strain range (>5%); Easy handling and installation; High sensitivity and accuracy; EMI/EMC immunity; and Rugged sensor electronics for sensing gauge implementations. The Full Research Report on Avago Technologies Ltd - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:



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