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ASU joins STEM mentoring initiative


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


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

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


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

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

Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking.
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


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

Arizona SciTech Festival - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

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

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

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

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 →