Phoenix chipmaker changes name, focuses on sustainability

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ON Semiconductor, one of Arizona’s largest public companies, now goes by a new name. onsemi (Nasdaq: ON) is the refreshed name of the semiconductor brand, which hopes to evolve and establish itself as the leading provider of intelligent power and sensing technologies.  The company is also focused on contributing to a sustainable ecosystem through innovative … Read more

All public Arizona state universities part of $50 million NSF investment in new STEM alliances

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Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, the three public state universities, are each a part of the five new National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES Alliances. INCLUDES, or Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science, is the NSF’s initiative to “enhance preparation, increase participation … Read more

Tucson Electric Power, Hawaiian startup use machine learning to prioritize renewable energy

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Arizona utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and Honolulu-based Shifted Energy are collaborating to evaluate machine learning-based load control. Shifted Energy was selected as one of 20 startups for the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Incubatenergy Labs program. As a part of this program, Shifted Energy will conduct accelerated demonstrations of its technology with utilities and … Read more

Botco.ai and STChealth want to give you easy access to your immunization records

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You no longer need to call your doctor for a printed record of your immunization history. Finally. Arizona companies Botco.ai and STChealth’s partnership, which formed last year, continues with the rollout of MyIR Mobile in Arizona last month. MyIR Mobile is the new and improved version of the MyIR platform, which makes immunization records easily … Read more

KOAM opens facility in Phoenix, first on West Coast

KOAM

KOAM, a total logistics solution company for automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), opened its Phoenix facility this week, the company’s first on the West Coast. The company’s relationship with Lucid Motors and the expansion of other EV companies to the Phoenix area, like Nikola, ElectraMeccanica and Atlis, made Phoenix the ideal location for KOAM. “KOAM … Read more

Arizona Technology Council adds three new Board members, MarCom director

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The Arizona Technology Council elected three board members, added an executive committee member and announced its new director of marketing and communications at the Council’s quarterly board meeting on July 29. The Council is one of the largest tech trade associations in North America and the “board and staff are instrumental in executing strategies and … Read more

July roundup: Arizona tech stayed hot in the heat of the summer

July

July proved to be another big month for Arizona tech, with local companies raising millions, out-of-towners relocating to the Valley, and plenty of events and cohorts popping up to support startups. This month, we put a spotlight on diversity and talked to leaders from around Phoenix to give founders tips on how to diversify your … Read more

AZ Tech Council wins first in public policy advocacy at 2021 TECNA Innovation Awards

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The Arizona Technology Council was named the winner of the Public Policy Advocacy category and a finalist in the Creative Marketing and Communications category at the 2021 Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) Innovation Awards. TECNA represents about 60 technology associations across the U.S. and Canada. It hosts the awards each year to recognize and … Read more

Chandler company launches to defend critical industrial infrastructure systems

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SynSaber, a new startup setting its sights on asset and network monitoring solutions to defend critical infrastructure, officially launched last week after securing $2.5 million in seed funding.  The company is working to develop an effective, low-hardware and low-hassle technology-agnostic solution that provides continuous insight into the status, vulnerabilities and threats across every point in … Read more

Mesa blockchain startup raises $1.4 million, merges with other blockchain company

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IPAssets Technology, a Mesa-based blockchain integration specialist, announced a $1.4 million funding round that included a merger with Mango Farm Assets. The proceeds from this funding will be used to accelerate the company’s branded platforms, which include MangoFarmAssets.com, RavencoinIPFS.com and TheAssetMarketplace.com, and Ice Wallet, IPAssets’ flagship cold storage wallet that is coming later this year. … Read more