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March 29, 2013

No joke: A123 Systems now B456 Systems

In a move that could win an award for least-creative company name of the decade, A123 Systems Inc. has changed its name to B456 Systems Inc.

The move was made official in a filing last week with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. The Waltham, Mass.-based advanced battery maker said the name change was required in its deal to sell to Wanxiang America Corp., the Chicago-based subsidiary of Chinaâ;€™s largest auto parts maker, Wanxiang Group Corp.

B456 declared bankruptcy last year and wasâ;€¦;

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