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GTAT’s fate hangs in the balance

October 16, 2014 |

The drama continues between GT Advanced Technologies and Apple as we’re all reminded that secrets really aren’t that fun. As we probe into GTAT’s court case, attempting to unveil the secrets within, reports reveal that Apple will slap you with a … Read More

Apple’s sapphire supplier GTAT wants to cut ties

October 10, 2014 |

New information has emerged surrounding GT Advanced Technologies recent chapter 11 filing. GTAT is seeking approval from a judge to wind down its production of sapphire glass, which could result in a loss of hundreds of Arizona jobs.

The bankruptcy filing … Read More

Apple’s sapphire star GTAT files for bankruptcy

October 6, 2014 |

GT Advanced Technologies Inc., announced today that it had commenced voluntary cases under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire. GT expects the court will authorize the company to … Read More

Tech that can make you itch

July 15, 2014 |

While most associate a nickel allergy with earrings, piercings or zippers, more tech companies are coming under attack for their use of particular metals that interact with our skin.

According to the Associated Press one of the most popular tablets on … Read More

Apple’s WWDC shows off Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

June 2, 2014 |

Well, Apple did it again. Known around the world for its decades of innovation, Apple Inc. held their annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) today and announced several new advancements across the board. Mac OS X Yosemite, Apple’s newly updated operating … Read More

Governor Brewer signs bills that bolsters Arizona economic growth

April 16, 2014 |

Jan Brewer’s 2nd term as Arizona’s governor comes to a close later in 2014, but she isn’t quite finished just yet. On February 26, 2014 Brewer vetoed a controversial bill that many critics deemed had “an anti-gay” agenda. Not only … Read More

Fast job growth forecasted for Arizona and western states

March 3, 2014 |

Arizona is forecasted to have one of the fast job growths in the United States, according to an USA Today article quoting an IHS Global Insight report.

The article credits Arizona’s growing technology sector for the growth, as well as … Read More

Mesa’s new Apple facility receives Economic Gold Award

February 26, 2014 | 1

Business Facilities, a national bi-monthly magazine, announced today their winners of the Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards for 2013. The awards go to the companies that showcased the best deal that impacts the local and state economy in … Read More

Will 100M Sapphire-crystal Apple screens be manufactured in Arizona?

February 17, 2014 |

If the rumors are true, GT Advanced Technologies, based in Mesa, Arizona, acquired enough sapphire crystal furnaces to produce over 100 million iPhone screens in a single year.

Apple and GT Advanced Technologies partnered last year with many speculating that … Read More

The 30 year timeline of Apple Macintosh

January 27, 2014 |

The Macintosh computer turns 30 today and what an incredible ride it has been.

Apple created the Macintosh computer in 1984 with the intention of putting the creative power of technology into everyone’s hands. The original Macintosh was a fresh … Read More