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News on Oregon tech companies from The Oregonian's Mike Rogoway

The company could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool nearly twice every day, using "ultra pure water" to clean the wafers it makes.

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Siltronic Corp. spent $2 million on water and $1.4 million on sewer services in the past fiscal year. Not coincidentally, the company has contributed $55,000 in campaign donations toward a ballot measure that would end the City Council's grasp over utility rates.

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The purchase follows Facebook's $19 billion deal to purchase messaging startup WhatsApp last month.

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Old Town Chinatown is known in Portland primarily as a home for social service providers, and perhaps for the nightclubs in its entertainment district.

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The company has, in just over a year, quietly doubled its Portland office space.

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Christopher Liles posted a scathing critique of the Dancing Deer Mountain wedding venue, and one of the owners went after him with a $7,500 defamation lawsuit.

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Michael Franz tells us how he came to be on the top of One World Trade Center last year with Time Magazine's senior photo editor, using Gigapan technology to capture a breathtaking image.

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What's the story behind the big, bright electronic speed-reduction warning signs on the ramps where U.S. 26 and Oregon 217 connect near Beaverton?

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The Magista is the latest Nike soccer product introduction in advance of this summer's World Cup; Adidas also introduces soccer shoes with threaded uppers

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High-paying jobs abound for people with computer programming skills. But Oregon schools and universities aren't getting many people ready to fill them, a new study says.

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Reflektion raise $8 million through Nike and Intel Capital, tech publications say; 'we're impressed by Reflektion's technology,' Nike executive Christiana Shi says

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A $310 million settlement with memory-chip makers could mean refunds for Oregon consumers who bought a wide range of tech gear between 1998 and 2002.

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Good morning, road warriors.

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What's the story behind the big, bright electronic speed-reduction warning signs on the ramps where U.S. 26 and Oregon 217 connect near Beaverton?

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House Bill 4005 adds five more "e-commerce zones" in Oregon. It now moves to Gov. John Kitzhaber's desk.

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At the same time, New York-based Airbnb is considering opening a major customer service outpost in Portland

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The new partnership is part of a breakthrough announced Sunday that requires Comcast's Internet service to create new avenues for Netflix's video to travel on its way to TVs and other devices.

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Supporters say "electronic commerce zone" tax breaks could help find a buyer for the former Hynix site in Eugene.

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Oregon legislators on Friday weighed a slate of changes to the state's business incentive portfolio, including one supporters say may help land a buyer for the former Hynix site.

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Comcast and Time Warner Cable are the two worst-ranked companies for customer satisfaction in the cable business.

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At No. 3 were Nike chairman Phil Knight and his wife, Penelope, who made a $500 million challenge grant to Oregon Health & Science University Foundation for cancer research.

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Intel said it is changing its pay structure following input from investors, seeking to align its compensation with the interests of shareholders.

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Treehouse rescinded the request and within hours sent an apology, and CEO Ryan Carson also took to Twitter to personally apologize to users who had complained.

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It's Super Bowl weekend. Pass the artichoke dip and shift into Beast Mode, boss. (Omaha! Hoboken! Tillamook!) Let's talk sports commuting.

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A power outage -- and the failure of backup generators to turn on in a timely matter -- not only knocked out TriMet's popular TransitTracker scheduling site for most of Tuesday but prevented riders from buying mobile tickets.

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Facebook Inc., which turns 10 years old next week, had 1.23 billion monthly users worldwide at the end of 2013.

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In Danaher Corp.'s test-and-measurement group, of which Tektronix is the largest part, sales increased 4 percent from the fourth quarter of 2012, to $898.3 million.

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The original Mac had 128 kilobytes of memory. The Pro starts at 12 gigabytes, or more than 90,000 times as much.

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Verizon's takeover could shake up pay TV, by bringing more competition to cable companies that dominate territories.

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In the hangover from the recession, the traditional heavyweights -- the financial, insurance, real estate and legal sectors -- are all giving up space, and the tech firms are helping make up ground.

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