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Echelon has certainly suffered from tight credit markets, but the company has seen second-quarter revenue improve over the first quarter, with gross margins staying strong. The firm had its strongest quarter ever in commercial demand response revenue in North America; that division's products help limit electricity use in buildings. Better yet, the company sits on $82.5 million in cash, giving it time for the economy to work through the down cycle, while setting Echelon up to move on opportunities for future growth in international markets where it looks to build its presence.
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