September 19, 2011

San Jose, Calif.-based Orchard Supply Hardware chain opened a 60,000-sq.-ft. store in a former Mervyns location, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal. 

The official opening was Saturday. The store is a relocation of a previous store located in nearby San Jose. It will feature a new format unveiled two years ago in Santa Rosa, Calif.

September 8, 2011

A Fremont, Calif.-based solar energy solutions provider that was once hailed as an example of the new green economy has closed and filed for bankruptcy protection, according to an article in the Silicon Valley Mercury News.

June 21, 2011

3M's Cubitron II abrasives technology platform has won the TechAmerica Foundation's American Technology Award in the manufacturing category at the Foundation's annual awards dinner held in Washington, D.C.

The Foundation's awards -- also known as "Termans" in honor of Frederick Terman, the late Stanford University engineering professor who is widely regarded as the father of Silicon Valley -- are presented annually to signify American industry's best technological achievements in various categories.