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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 →

Arizona Jobs at Risk in Latest Defense Budget

Aerospace and defense industry - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

The world is a dangerous place, which is why we should proceed with extreme caution when we consider big cuts to the Defense Department’s budget. What’s happening in Ukraine right now is a reminder that there are existential threats to freedom and stability around the globe. In a time of escalating tensions worldwide, we don’t… Read More →

Tempe firm helps bring dead stars back to life

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Stepping into the expansive 33,000-square-foot warehouse of AV Concepts’ corporate office in Tempe, which houses floor-to-ceiling storage of projectors, screens and the bleeding edge systems in holographic illusions and audio/visual kits, is less intimidating than expected from a company that has found a way to resurrect the likeness of deceased celebrities and revolutionize the executive… Read More →

Survey: Businesses Not Utilizing Tax Technologies

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced findings from a survey of 600 small business owners. The survey explored how small businesses manage their finances throughout the year and the impact that has during tax season. The survey reveals that more than half of small businesses surveyed still use manual processes… Read More →

First Solar Sets World Record for CdTe Solar Cell Efficiency

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Tempe-based First Solar, Inc. announced it has set a world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar cell conversion efficiency, achieving 20.4 percent conversion efficiency certified at the Newport Corporation’s Technology and Applications Center (TAC) PV Lab and confirmed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The record-setting cell was constructed… Read More →

Online Degree Courses Lose Momentum

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February 26, 2014 by in Education | Featured | Tech

As technology evolves, colleges and universities have found the need to adapt to an ever-changing environment over the past decade. Some changes have been more gradual, such as the incorporation (and removal) of degree programs in order to accommodate an increasingly skill-focused job market. Other changes were rapid, such as online courses and online degrees,… Read More →

Google Fiber could be coming to Valley

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The cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe joined Google Wednesday in announcing the first potential expansion of Google Fiber to the Valley. Google Fiber is an Internet and TV service that provides Internet connectivity that is up to 100 times faster than the basic broadband, along with hundreds of high-definition TV channels. “Scottsdale and Google… Read More →

IBM Partners With Tempe-Based University

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Bryan University has teamed with IBM to create a unique simulation laboratory for healthcare informatics students to gain critical, near real-world experience in the field. Students enrolled in Bryan University’s Master of Science in Applied Health Informatics programs are trained to use information technology to analyze processes and outcomes in healthcare to improve patient care,… Read More →

14 New Domain Extensions Available at GoDaddy

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February 13, 2014 by in Business News | Small Biz | Tech

GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar, launched seven new domain name extensions today, giving people more choices when it comes to finding the right online name. Today’s launch, featuring popular names like .GURU and .PHOTOGRAPHY, brings the total of new generic top-level domain name extensions, or gTLDs, available at GoDaddy.com to 14. The new… Read More →

Microchip Announces Acquisition of Supertex

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February 10, 2014 by in Business News | Tech

Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Supertex Incorporated (NASDAQ: SUPX) today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Supertex for $33 per share in cash, which represents a total equity value of about $394 million, and a total enterprise value of about $246… Read More →

Panel will discuss Cybersecurity at GPEC

February 5, 2014 by in Business News | Events | Legal | Tech

Members of Arizona’s business community are invited to the February meeting of the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum for a discussion centered on cyber-security including risks, trends and what businesses need to keep their businesses safe and secure online. This event will be hosted at the offices of Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) located at… Read More →

Telemedicine App Helps Prevent Unnecessary Scans

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Research has shown that a single computed tomography (CT) scan, although necessary in many cases, exposes a patient to a higher risk of developing cancer over his or her lifetime. A second CT scan doubles that risk. Often in trauma cases at small hospitals, a patient receives one CT scan, then is transferred to a… Read More →

Microchip Introduces New Power Monitoring IC

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January 29, 2014 by in Business News | Tech

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced a new power monitoring IC, the MCP39F501. This device is a highly integrated, single-phase power-monitoring IC designed for real-time measurement of AC power. It includes two 24-bit delta-sigma ADCs, a 16-bit calculation engine, EEPROM and a flexible two-wire… Read More →

Avnet Technology Solutions earns honor

January 29, 2014 by in Business News | Tech

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it is a recipient of the Riverbed Technology Distribution Partner of the Year 2013 Award for the U.S. and Canada. The Riverbed Partner Awards recognize companies for excellence in delivering on customer needs and driving business… Read More →

GoDaddy Helps Small Businesses Get Found Online

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GoDaddy, the world’s top platform for small businesses, today expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of Get Found, which helps small businesses attract new customers on popular destinations, including Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Yelp. How many times have you tried to contact or visit a local business only to find out their phone number… Read More →

Limelight Helps LiveExercise Reach Global Audience

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January 24, 2014 by in Business News | Sports | Tech

Limelight Networks (Nasdaq:LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced that LiveExercise, the leading provider of online video at home workouts, has selected Limelight OrchestrateTM (“Orchestrate”) Video to power their online video content. LiveExercise is an online health and fitness destination dedicated to making healthy living affordable and accessible for all body types,… Read More →

Inilex Named to Forbes Most Promising List

January 24, 2014 by in Business News | Tech

Inilex, a leading provider of telemetry solutions for vehicles, has been named to a list of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes magazine. This marks the second time that Inilex has ranked on this prestigious list, which recognizes the fast-growing, private U.S. businesses with brilliant prospects. Inilex manufactures and sells SkyLINK – an intelligent vehicle… Read More →

WebPT Launches Therapy-Centric ICD-10 Website

January 22, 2014 by in Featured | Healthcare | Tech

WebPT, a web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehab therapists, today unveiled ICD10forPT.com — an educational website geared specifically toward helping physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs) and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) prepare for the nationwide transition to the tenth revision to the International Classification of Diseases, or ICD-10. Beginning Oct. 1, 2014, virtually all… Read More →

Hacking & ID Theft: Are You Next?

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January 21, 2014 by in Featured | Tech

At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hack involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Whether or not millions more will have their identities manipulated and finances ruined within the coming months due to more breaches of security at other stores is anyone’s guess, says identity theft recovery expert Scott A. Merritt. “By necessity,… Read More →

GoDaddy Expands WordPress Offerings

There's more to building an Internet presence than just posting a Web site, 2008
January 20, 2014 by in Business News | Tech

GoDaddy, the world’s largest Web hosting provider, is launching a new Web hosting platform dedicated to optimizing WordPress, the most popular content-management system. Live tomorrow, the new WordPress experience enables customers to focus on content creation, while GoDaddy handles the technical details of managing a Web hosting account including server set up, security, daily backups… Read More →

TechShop Celebrates Opening of ASU Chandler Innovation Center

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TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio with locations nationwide, will celebrate the official grand opening of its Chandler location in Arizona State University’s Chandler Innovation Center on Friday, January 17. Kicking off the celebration in true maker style, Jim Newton, TechShop Founder, Dr. Michael M. Crow, ASU President, and Jay Tibshraeny, City of… Read More →

GoDaddy Announces New CIO

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January 16, 2014 by in Business News | Tech

GoDaddy, the Web’s largest platform for small businesses, has hired technology industry veteran Arne Josefsberg as its new Executive Vice President, Chief Infrastructure Officer and Chief Information Officer. Josefsberg brings extensive expertise in building scalable cloud computing environments, data centers, large scale operations and information technology systems, and will oversee GoDaddy’s global cloud infrastructure and… Read More →

How should teachers, students, social media mix?

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A new national survey from University of Phoenix College of Education suggests K-12 teachers remain unclear and untrained about how to integrate social media into the classroom and whether to use it to engage with students and parents. In fact, a large majority (80 percent) of teachers worry about conflicts that can occur from using… Read More →

Momentum Continues For SkySong as 2014 Begins

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SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center is off to a strong start in 2014, with a new addition and significant construction progress on its third office building. LearnVest has become the latest addition to SkySong. The company, which provides personalized online financial planning services, has leased a 5,160 RSF space on the third floor of… Read More →