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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 →

Arizona Jobs at Risk in Latest Defense Budget

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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 →