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Avnet Offers Insights on 2014 Global Supply Chain Trends

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January 9, 2014 by in Featured | Tech

As the calendar turns from business management planning to implementation and execution for 2014, global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. offers insights into trends that will influence the global supply chain in the new year and beyond. With a supply chain ecosystem spanning more than 300 franchised suppliers and 80 countries, Avnet helps its global customers… Read More →

appsFreedom CEO Named 'Best of 2013'

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January 8, 2014 by in Business News | Mobile | Tech

Chandler-based appsFreedom™, a leading provider of enterprise mobility, was named one of the best mobile products of the year in the 2013 Mobile Star Awards™ program hosted annually by the mobile technology news and directory site MobileVillage.com. In addition, Vaidy Iyer, appsFreedom’s founder and CEO, was identified in the 2013 Mobile Star Awards™ as a… Read More →

ASU joins STEM mentoring initiative

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Today, the College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) at Arizona State University announced its partnership with the “Million Women Mentors” (MWM) initiative. MWM will launch Jan. 8, 2014 during National Mentoring Month, in Washington, D.C at the National Press Club. The initiative will support the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)… Read More →

Valley Start-Up Delivers Line of Mobile Device Accessories

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THEO, a designer and manufacturer of mobile device accessories, today announced its official launch at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. The Tempe-based start-up founded by several mobile device industry executives will unveil a series of products, including app-assisted patented Light Guide Technology, customizable design, and Qi compatible wireless charging… Read More →

Avnet Acquires Remaining Interest in MSC Investoren GmbH

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January 2, 2014 by in Business News | Tech

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced that it has acquired the remaining interest in MSC Investoren GmbH (“MSC Group”). This completes a two part transaction in which the majority interest was acquired on October 1, 2013. MSC is a recognized value-add distributor focused on electronic component distribution, embedded computing technology, and display solutions as well as… Read More →

Those Who Don’t Know You Are More Likely to Retweet

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Big news can spread like wildfire via Twitter, but did you ever think about why certain people choose to retweet? A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows — if someone doesn’t know you well, then he or she is actually more likely to retweet something significant… Read More →

Getting an angel to open the checkbook

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December 9, 2013 by in Featured | Tech

Governor Jan Brewer touts her policies and business regulatory climate as the reason Arizona is growing new businesses. That may be a factor, but it’s not the major reason Arizona topped the Kaufman Foundation Index of Entrepreneurial Activity in 2012. If it were the case, Arizona would have been on top again in 2013—instead of… Read More →

Marcus Networking Opens Tucson Office

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December 5, 2013 by in Business News | Tech

Marcus Networking has opened a Tucson office to better service Southern Arizona clients.  They team is headed by Noel Verdugo, who brings over 14 years of experience in technology operations to the team.  He resides in Tucson and is extremely knowledgeable in healthcare technology including health data security – HIPAA, regulatory compliance, EMR implementation and… Read More →

Avnet’s Purcell Recognized for IT Leadership

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Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Ger Purcell, senior vice president of IT for Avnet, Inc., was selected by IDG’s Computerworld as a 2014 Premier 100 IT Leader honoree. The Premier 100 spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches… Read More →

Critical trends shape the technology landscape in Arizona

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Unless partisan politics in Washington drives the economy back into a recession, there are critical trends in the technology industry that are pointing to continued slow but steady growth for Arizona. Most recently, the Semiconductor Industry Associated reported that U.S. semiconductor sales in August increased by 23.3 percent compared with August 2012, and global August… Read More →

WGM Associates acquires Nimbus

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November 22, 2013 by in Business News | Tech

WGM Associates, a Scottsdale-based information technology consulting and application development firm, has acquired Phoenix-based Nimbus Optimized Computing. Terms of the deal between the two privately-held firms were not disclosed. Nimbus plans, designs and delivers cloud computing solutions to help small and medium-sized businesses consolidate and standardize their information technology systems while reducing costs and improving… Read More →

Microchip Technology Acquires EqcoLogic

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November 22, 2013 by in Business News | Tech

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the acquisition of EqcoLogic, an innovator in equalizer and coaxial transceiver products and technologies. EqcoLogic is a privately held, fabless semiconductor company based in Brussels, Belgium and a spin out of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The terms of the acquisition are… Read More →

8 ASU grads lead companies on Fast 500 list

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November 19, 2013 by in Education | Featured | Tech

Eight Arizona State University alumni are CEOs of companies named to Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™ list, according to information released by Deloitte on Nov. 12. The ASU alumni whose companies made the list include: Sean Barry ’93 B.S., of Bridgevine, Inc. Thomas  R. Evans ’76 B.S., of Bankrate, Inc. Diana P. Friedman ’84 M.A.,… Read More →

Tibshraeny Named Municipal Leader of the Year

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November 17, 2013 by in Featured | Politics | Tech

American City & County magazine has selected Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny as its Municipal Leader of the Year. Mayor Tibshraeny will be featured in the November edition of American City & County, which has been the voice of state and local government since 1909. The magazine serves city, county and state officials who are charged… Read More →

Inilex Ranks on Deloitte Technology Fast 500

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November 14, 2013 by in Business News | Tech

Inilex, a leading provider of aftermarket telemetry solutions for vehicles, today was named to the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Inilex’s placed No. 441 on the list. This honor marks yet another major recognition for the… Read More →

Honeywell helps build Navy's most advanced warship

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November 7, 2013 by in Business News | Tech

The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), will be christened on Saturday, November 9, and Honeywell is celebrating the company’s contribution to the ship’s construction. With a workforce of approximately 132,000, Honeywell supplied a variety of systems and solutions including electromechanical valve actuators, inertial measurement units and personal protective equipment.  Honeywell’s… Read More →

Honeywell helps build Navy’s most advanced warship

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November 7, 2013 by in Business News | Tech

The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), will be christened on Saturday, November 9, and Honeywell is celebrating the company’s contribution to the ship’s construction. With a workforce of approximately 132,000, Honeywell supplied a variety of systems and solutions including electromechanical valve actuators, inertial measurement units and personal protective equipment.  Honeywell’s… Read More →

Gigya brings 200 jobs with Arizona expansion

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A California firm that helps companies connect with customers through social media says it has opened a Phoenix office and plans to hire more than 200 employees within three years. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer touted Tuesday’s announcement by Mountain View, Calif.-based Gigya as the latest sign that her efforts to cut business tax rates and… Read More →

Fisher & Phillips Wins Award for Innovative App

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Fisher & Phillips LLP has won first place in the social/interactive media category of the Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter “Your Honor Awards” for its FMLA Leave Calculator App. One of the nation’s leading labor and employment firms representing employers, Fisher & Phillips created the app which allows employers to calculate basic leave requests and… Read More →

Fisher & Phillips Wins Award for Innovative App

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Fisher & Phillips LLP has won first place in the social/interactive media category of the Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter “Your Honor Awards” for its FMLA Leave Calculator App. One of the nation’s leading labor and employment firms representing employers, Fisher & Phillips created the app which allows employers to calculate basic leave requests and… Read More →

Apple brings 700 jobs to Valley manufacturing plant

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November 4, 2013 by in Business News | Tech

Apple Inc. says it will open a manufacturing plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa that will eventually employ 700 workers. “Apple’s presence in the region will be a game-changer for the Greater Phoenix area, its innovation landscape and future ability to attract other high-tech companies,” said GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome. “Between their… Read More →

Science Center CEO will lead international organization

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Arizona Science Center president and CEO Chevy Humphrey has been elected board chair of the executive committee for the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). ASTC is an international organization that represents science centers and museums in 45 different countries. The 600-member organization serves to advance public understanding of and engagement with science among diverse audiences.… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Craig R. Barrett

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October 31, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders | Tech

Craig R. Barrett Retired CEO and chairman, Intel Corporation; chairman, Arizona Ready Education Council Intel Corporation intel.com The retired Intel CEO successfully led the corporation through some of its worst times, including the burst of the dot-com bubble and a severe recession. He is now leading the Arizona Ready Education Council, which will develop and… Read More →

AZ Science Center welcomes new EVP

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October 24, 2013 by in Business News | Tech

Arizona Science Center announced the expansion of its team to include Dean Briere, executive vice president, programs and operations. In his new role, Briere oversees all programs and operations at Arizona Science Center, in addition to leading special projects. Briere will oversee the guest experience team, Irene P. Flinn IMAX theater, school and family programming,… Read More →