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

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

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NEW YORK, December 2, 2013

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 1.4MW[DC] 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



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