Teaching High-Tech Gear New Green Tech Tricks

AQT Solar and Planar Energy are retrofitting old semiconductor fabrication equipment to turn out thin-film solar cells and solid-state batteries. If the cost and time-to-market advantages are close to what they claim, could such a practice become a trend?

AT&T’S Slow Road to Fast Broadband

AT&T wants to push its wireline networks to 80 Mbps downstream networks in a trial this summer and talked up its ability to extend fiber closer to the customer, but it isn’t sure its customers need or want the FCC-mandated 100 Mbps broadband by 2020.