An Executive Order mandates that federal agencies implement green data center strategies, double-sided printing, and PC power management, as part of a broader sustainability push.
According to industry reports, federal agencies are to take the following next steps: within 90 days, federal agencies are required to set a target for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2020 and to recycle or otherwise divert 50% of their waste by 2015.
A recent blog entry by financial website Seeking alpha commented on Texas Instruments' announcement of the opening of its 300mm analog fab at Richardson, Texas: "We have been positive about several changes in the market that are driving demand for smart phones, net books and other mobile Internet devices.
"Since Texas Instruments' power management analog chips are largely used in these devices, the company is no doubt seeing significant opportunities. Another factor driving demand for its chips is the growing need for energy efficiency and protection."
Looks like TI, as well as its competitors, could also benefit from the latest Executive Order.