Their Take: Pioneering Tomorrow’s Vehicle Today – The Software-Defined Vehicle Is Here

Intel Automotive is committed to an open architecture approach that offers flexibility and choice

Rick McCartney

I grew up in a car family. And when I say car family, I mean a CAR family. The running joke was that we had to have more individual cars than years my parents were married. And they’ve kept that streak alive for nearly 50 years. We’ve had Alfas (lots of Alfas), Corvettes, Chryslers, Fiats, a Renault (Le Car!), BMWs, MGs and MBGs, Cadillacs, Chevys, Maseratis, Ferraris, Jeeps, a … [More]

Utah-Based Justice Tech Co. Launches Arizona Operations

Rasa Legal, a Utah-based justice tech innovator that provides affordable legal assistance for record clearances, expungements and rights restoration, launched operations in Arizona, potentially serving more than 2 million people in the state who have a conviction or arrest history. The startup gives justice-impacted people legal assistance in minutes through the Rasa Legal … [More]

Semiconductor Equipment Co. Announces $300 Million Expansion of U.S. Operations in Scottsdale

ASM International N.V., one of the fastest growing semiconductor equipment companies and global market leader in Atomic Layer Deposition, today announced plans for a new North American expansion to accommodate growing demand for research and development in the semiconductor industry. ASM is investing more than $300 million over a period of up to five years to design and … [More]

Phoenix Partners with Venture Café Phoenix to Host Second Hackathon Event

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The City of Phoenix's Office of Innovation is teaming up with Venture Café Phoenix to host its second hackathon event, partnering with the innovation community to develop solutions to city challenges. This time the theme is “Our Future's So Bright We've Got to Build Shade". Mayor Kate Gallego is … [More]

ACA Announces Awardees for the 2023 Arizona Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced 10 companies have been selected as awardees for the 2023 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The AIC, a program launched by the ACA in 2011, aims to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale. The 10 companies will be added to the Arizona Innovation Challenge … [More]

Intel Hits Semiconductor Milestone

And the ripple effect continues to spread

by Stephanie Quinn

Intel, a cornerstone of the U.S. semiconductor industry, recently achieved a significant milestone in its expansion project at the Ocotillo campus in Chandler, Arizona. This progress marks a vital step in reinforcing the United States’ leading position in the global semiconductor market. Intel’s Chandler site has been instrumental for Arizona’s technological growth for more … [More]

Arizona’s Semiconductor Growth Fuels Broader Tech and Healthcare Innovation

by Stephanie Quinn

Semiconductors are the backbone of modern technology, playing a crucial role in everything from smartphones to advanced medical devices and even smart home appliances. Arizona’s semiconductor industry is driving advancements in more than just manufacturing technology, creating fertile ground for other technology-driven sectors and broader implications.  Due to the proximity … [More]

Ultra Clean Technology Grand Opening in Chandler

by Stephanie Quinn

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Hayward, California, and is a renowned developer and supplier of critical subsystems, components and parts. Recently, its Products Division celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, consolidating six legacy buildings into a sprawling 142,000-square-foot space in Chandler, Arizona. UCT’s CEO … [More]

Improve E-Commerce as Customer Commerce

by Mikel Lindsaar

In the past few years, we’ve been talking to customers about the issue of time. We’ve become acutely aware of the time that is being wasted on traditional e-commerce solutions. SMBs are wasting enormous amounts of their team’s time, using a multitude of systems to cobble together an overall system to run their e-commerce business effectively. This time is being wasted making … [More]

CarePods Use Technology to Scale Healthcare

by Mike Hunter

Forward was created to solve the existential problems in healthcare by using technology to scale care to the people of the world. Forward uses proprietary AI to turn clinical expertise and the latest medical research into Health Apps — diagnostic tools and robust care plans. Since 2016, Forward has built a vertically integrated, direct-to-consumer healthcare system with 19 … [More]

State and Major Employers Meet for Clean Energy Discussion at Honeywell Facility in Phoenix

State officials and major employers in Arizona met today at Honeywell’s Advanced Air Mobility Lab in Phoenix, for a private roundtable discussion about maximizing clean energy investment in the state. The roundtable event — Powering Arizona: Maximizing Historic Federal Investment for a Clean Economy — connected officials from the Governor’s Office of Resiliency with … [More]

Arizona City Chosen as First U.S. Site to Tackle Plastic Waste

QBE North America announced that the city of Surprise, Arizona, has been selected as the pilot site for an initiative aimed at helping cities and other sites reduce plastic waste. The initiative, developed by UK-based company Automedi, was the winner of the 2022 QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge, hosted by Leading Cities in partnership with QBE North America. Automedi won … [More]

CybeReady Unveils Five Key Actions to Combat Black Friday Cyber Threats

CybeReady, a global leader in security awareness training, today highlighted businesses and consumers gearing up for one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year, and the cyber threats that rise in this timeframe. This period is widely recognized to mark an increased risk of cyber threats that puts organizations as well as their employees and customers at risk. In response, … [More]

New Study on Driverless Cars Explores the Future of Insuring Autonomous Vehicles

A new article published by MarketWatch Guides explores the future of insuring autonomous vehicles (AVs). This is the third piece in their "Future of Car Insurance" series. The article, titled “How Will Self-Driving Cars Be Insured in the Future?” overviews the challenges auto insurers may face as autonomous driving is further adopted. Innovation in AV technology currently … [More]

ACA Announces Finalists for the 2023 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Rick McCartney

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced 15 finalists have been selected for the 2023 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The finalists will advance to the final round of the competition, after which judges will select up to 10 companies as AIC awardees for 2023. The AIC is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by … [More]

Arizona’s Largest Resort Names Tech Platform to Manage Its Operations

VAI Resort, the upcoming largest hotel and entertainment destination in Arizona, is gearing up to open its doors in 2024 with the support of Oracle Cloud. With Oracle’s OPERA Cloud hospitality management platform combined with Oracle NetSuite, VAI will be able to unify its core data and operations on a single, secure infrastructure. This will empower VAI with the tools and … [More]

Survey Shows Engineers Have Reached a Turning Point, Many Are Now Looking at What Comes Next

Engineers are at a turning point when it comes to navigating the design and supply chain disruptions of the last several years, according to findings from Avnet. The leading technology distributor released its third annual Avnet Insights survey, which has been keeping a pulse on engineers’ sentiments and strategies around existing industry and market conditions. The 2023 survey … [More]

Tech App Launches, Revolutionizes EV Charging in Arizona

Buzze, the groundbreaking electric vehicle (EV) charging tech mobile app, is pleased to announce its official launch today. Buzze is building a peer-to-peer shared network of home electric charging stations. Buzze’s approach is simple: to have EV owners who already have level 2 chargers installed in their homes serve as “hosts” for their neighbors who have an EV but no place to … [More]

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