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Avnet Tech Games Winners Announced

Arizona State University student team members Haylee Hilgers, right, and Jason Hyacinthe won the EMC Green Data Center Challenge at the Avnet Tech Games.

Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced the 2014 winners of the Avnet Tech Games. Close to 200 students from Arizona community colleges and universities competed head-to-head for top honors in the Avnet Tech Games Arizona onsite competition on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at The University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. In addition, college… Read More →

Brewer OKs tax cut law for manufacturers

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates sales taxes on electricity and natural gas purchased by manufacturers and mining smelters, a move she said was needed to make the state more attractive to large businesses. Brewer signed Senate Bill 1413 at a Capitol ceremony attended by a couple of… Read More →

Davis-Monthan packs economic impact of $973 million

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson reports that its operations had an estimated total economic impact of $973 million in the 2013 fiscal year. That’s down from about $1.14 billion in the 2012 fiscal year. Including the effect of local military retirees, Davis-Monthan officials say the base pumped $1.47 billion into the Tucson-area economy in… Read More →

W. P. Carey Honors Executive of the Year

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Jim Davidson has played a key role in some of the biggest deals in the technology industry, including investments in Dell, Skype, Go Daddy, Alibaba, Avago, Seagate and Sabre Holdings, which operates Travelocity. For his impressive work in the investment arena, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will honor Davidson… Read More →

Industry leaders view aerospace prospects

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Through a joint effort led by Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, Able Aerospace Services and SRP, industry leaders at next week’s MRO Americas convention in Phoenix will gain a birds-eye view of expansion and relocation opportunities in the Valley. The opportunity comes courtesy of a VIP aerial helicopter tour, as well as a reception and tour… Read More →

Aerospace forum coming to Greenberg Traurig

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Members of Arizona’s business community are invited to the April meeting of the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum for an in-depth review of the benefits, risks, and challenges involving negotiating and performing an international agreements including compliance with myriad governmental laws and regulations throughout the world. Greenberg Traurig, along with law firm Snell & Wilmer,… Read More →

Google Glass Revolutionizes Practice of Law

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, is changing the way lawyers interact with clients by lending them Google Glass. With the use of Google Glass, firsthand, live-action experiences are shared in real time between clients and Fennemore Craig attorneys, creating new mechanisms to convey evidence to juries, judges and mediators. The pilot… Read More →

LMT Engineering joins forces with Speedie & Associates

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Speedie & Associates, Inc. is joining forces in Tucson with LMT Engineering. LMT is a firm that has specialized in geotechnical engineering, primarily in the Southern Arizona Market, for many years. LMT was headed by Lyle Tweet PE. who now joins Speedie as Regional Geotechnical Manager. Prior to forming LMT approximately 10 years ago, Lyle… Read More →

ON Semiconductor Acquires Truesense Imaging

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ON Semiconductor signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truesense Imaging, Inc., a provider of high-performance image sensor devices addressing a wide range of industrial end-markets including machine vision, surveillance, traffic monitoring, medical and scientific imaging, and photography. The acquisition of Truesense Imaging strongly complements ON Semiconductor’s image-sensor business by vastly expanding its technology portfolio and… Read More →

Microchip Completes Acquisition of Supertex

Steve Sanghi, president and CEO of Microchip.

Microchip Technology Incorporated and Supertex, Inc. announced that Microchip has completed its previously announced acquisition of Supertex following approval of the transaction by Supertex shareholders at Supertex’s special meeting of shareholders held today. Approximately 98.4% of the Supertex shares that voted were voted in favor of the merger in which Supertex shareholders will receive $33.00… Read More →

ON Semiconductor Earns DoD Accreditation

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ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, has been granted “Trusted Design” status for its Pocatello, Idaho, facility through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense MicroElectronics Activity (DMEA) accreditation program. The design accreditation adds to the company’s “Trusted Foundry” and “Trusted Broker” accreditations, making ON Semiconductor one of only a select few Trusted Foundry providers… Read More →

GlobalMed Joins Alliance for Connected Care

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Representatives of member companies unanimously approved GlobalMed® for membership in the Alliance for Connected Care, a 501(c)(6) organization, on March 20th. Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott and former senior Senator John Breaux officially launched the Alliance in February. Members are leading health care and technology companies from across the healthcare… Read More →

U. of Phoenix offers Cybersecurity Scholarships

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University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc., and the (ISC)2® Foundation, today announced they are offering nine full-tuition scholarships. (ISC)2 Foundation is the non-profit charitable trust for (ISC)² that aims to empower students, teachers and the general public to secure their online lives with community cyber security education and awareness. The scholarships… Read More →

Orbital Begins Building 81 Satellites in Gilbert

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Orbital Sciences Corporation, one of the world’s leading space technology companies, announced that it has started production of 81 satellites for the Iridium NEXT program as part of a contract between Orbital and Iridium’s prime contractor, French-Italian aerospace company Thales Alenia Space. Orbital will complete the assembly, integration, test and launch support phases for this… Read More →

Microchip Introduces Low-Power Controllers

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Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced a new family of projected-capacitive touch controllers—the MTCH6102 with industry-leading low-power performance. These turnkey projected-capacitive controllers make it easy for designers to add contemporary touch and gesture interface designs to cost-sensitive applications. This MTCH6102 facilitates design integration of… Read More →

JDA Executives Recognized ‘Pros to Know’ for 2014

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JDA® Software Group, Inc., today announced that three JDA executives were recognized as Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2014 “Pros to Know.” In its 14th year, the “Pros to Know” award recognizes supply chain leaders who have made a significant impact on the industry and helped prepare businesses for the supply chain opportunities and challenges… Read More →

Avnet Named World’s Most Ethical Company

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Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company®. This is Avnet’s first year being honored with this award, which recognizes organizations that continue to raise… Read More →

Quik Tek Assembly Expands into Tucson

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Quik Tek Assembly, a minority-owned provider of contract manufacturing services, announced that it has expanded operations to the Tucson region. Quik Assembly Solutions, a division of Quik Tek Assembly, has leased an 8,000 square-foot building at 3450 S. Broadmont, Suite 120, and plans a $700,000 capital investment. The new facility will be open by April… Read More →

Inilex Names Brad Walls Vice President

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Inilex, a leading provider of intelligent telemetry solutions for vehicles, is continuing to expand its executive team with the addition of Brad Walls as the company’s vice president of corporate and business development. Walls brings a demonstrated track record in new business innovation, service, product management and long-term strategic planning to Inilex. In his new… Read More →

AZIMA’s TIM Awards set for March 20

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The Arizona Interactive Marketing Association (AZIMA) will host its 2nd Annual TIM Awards from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thurs., March 20 at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Ave., in Phoenix. Named after Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, acknowledged father of the World Wide Web, the TIM Awards showcase Arizona talent and work in… Read More →

Schuknecht Appointed to Aerospace Commission

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, announced Seth Schuknecht, an attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the Aerospace and Defense Commission by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Schuknecht is one of 9 Commission members from the private sector appointed to the commission. The Aerospace and Defense Commission is the state’s… Read More →

Cox Business Launches New Suite of Cloud Services

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Cox Business announced the national availability of Essential Cloud™, a suite of cloud-based business applications that provides small businesses with the solutions they need to increase operational efficiency and improve customer relationships. A Cox Business solution, Essential Cloud is designed to meet the needs of businesses in specific industry verticals. “Businesses are continuing to embrace… Read More →

T-Mobile Tries to Help BlackBerry

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T-Mobile has found itself in the news quite a bit lately. Over the past several quarters, the mobile service provider has ramped up efforts to encourage customers bound to contracts with competitors (AT&T, Sprint and Verizon) to switch over to T-Mobile by promoting a no-contracts business plan — something that is assuredly shaking up the… Read More →

ASU’s engineering schools merge

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Arizona State University is merging its two successful engineering schools. The move will enhance and expand engineering education opportunities, lead to growth in the number of engineering and technology graduates, strengthen and increase the impact of research and simplify engagement for industry. This is a natural next step for ASU’s successful College of Technology and… Read More →