EV Fleet Partner Expands Management Systems in Arizona for Car Rentals and Uber Drivers


Bluedot is continuing to support the electrification of business fleets for a greener world with EV Access, an electric car rental service aimed at visitors and Uber drivers in Phoenix, Arizona, to power its fleet. EV Access incorporates Bluedot's latest iteration of its advanced fleet management program as part of its ongoing partnership to streamline … [More]

Partnership Brings New Battery Storage System to Help Meet Growing Energy Demand


Salt River Project and Aypa Power have entered into an agreement to provide 250 megawatts (MW) / 1,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of new energy storage to the Arizona grid. The Signal Butte energy storage project will be a 250 MW, four-hour battery energy storage system located in the Elliot Road Technology Corridor in Mesa, AZ. The project will utilize lithium-ion technology and … [More]

Avnet Launches New Brand to Consolidate Embedded Compute Options


Avnet announces the launch of a new product brand Tria™ and corresponding business called Tria Technologies to consolidate its compute design and manufacturing. The Tria brand will be the new name for embedded compute boards, systems and associated design and manufacturing services at Avnet. “The new brand embodies Avnet’s unique ability to deliver standalone modular … [More]

Cybersecurity Blind Spot: The Rising Threat of Digital Supply Chain Attacks


The recent exploit of the widely-used Polyfill[.]io JavaScript library sent shockwaves across more than 110,000 online destinations, impacting major media, government, and education platforms. This event, reminiscent of the SolarWinds attack on the software supply chain, underscores a growing vulnerability in our digital supply chain—a vulnerability that existing cybersecurity … [More]

Carvana Launches New Checkout Experience for Used EV Buyers


Carvana, the Tempe-based company for buying and selling used cars online, announced the launch of new features that make shopping for and buying a used electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) easier and more accessible for its customers. The streamlined process highlights vehicles that qualify for the Clean Vehicle Tax Credit in the search experience and allows eligible … [More]

Axus Technology Expands

by Stephanie Quinn

Axus Technology is a global original equipment manufacturer located in Chandler, Arizona, with next-generation chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) processing and cleaning tools. It plans to expand now that it has secured $12.5 million in funding from IntrinSiC Investment LLC. With solutions that range from entry-level tools to high-volume manufacturing systems, the new … [More]

How Leaders Can Alleviate Employees’ Stress over AI in the Workplace

by Christina Gialleli

AI is becoming increasingly woven into the fabric of the modern workplace, but it brings a mix of anticipation and anxiety. A recent Gallup poll shows that 22% of U.S. employees fear losing their jobs to generative AI — an increase of 7% since 2021. As these stats highlight, the need for leaders and managers to step up and guide their teams through such changes is urgent. … [More]

E-Commerce Model Empowers SMBs

by Mike Hunter

RedCloud Technology recently launched Open Commerce to enable brands, distributors and local merchants to break free from third-party constraints, shifting power from e-commerce giants to smaller, more agile retailers. “The first generation of e-commerce has failed small businesses, especially those that rely on quality inventory to serve their local and global communities,” … [More]

Avnet Names New President of Electronics Components Distributor, Farnell


Avnet has announced Rebeca Obregon as the new president of Farnell, an Avnet company, effective July 1, 2024. Farnell is a high-service electronics components distributor with a comprehensive portfolio of products and supported by an international supply chain. “Since joining Avnet’s leadership team last year, Rebeca has shown her deep commitment to delivering results for … [More]

Arizona Cybersecurity Company Awarded for its Innovative Technology

Lumifi recognized as the most innovative company globally in managed detection and response


Lumifi Cyber, Inc., a next-generation leader in the cybersecurity space, was named a winner of the Global InfoSec Awards 2024 as the Most Innovative Company in Managed Detection and Response (MDR). Organized by Cyber Defense Magazine, this awards program recognizes cybersecurity companies that manage, create, and provide the most respected information security products and … [More]

Software Development Co. Restructures with New Executives and Enhanced Services


With a strategic shift to become an innovation app builder and AI studio, Founders Workshop has announced a significant restructuring, appointing Wayne Neale as Chief Product Officer (CPO), Ana Tomboulian as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Michael Vanderslice as Chief Operations Officer, and other key personnel to enhance its service offerings. Founders Workshop now offers … [More]

Phoenix-Based Tech Co. Launches New AI Marketing Solution for Small to Midsize Companies


Brainiest announced the launch of its new AI marketing solution. Balancing the power of generative AI and human input, it brings transformative innovation to business owners, marketers and technologists. The platform accelerates marketing content generation by blending marketing principles with AI technology, giving users a controlled approach to AI that delivers valuable … [More]

Arizona Bioscience Leaders to Join WearTech Center Advisory Board


The Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI), a passionate collective of business and community leaders dedicated to accelerating Arizona’s economic opportunities, announced the addition of three bioscience and workforce development industry leaders to its WearTech Center advisory board. Mary O’Reilly, Vice President of Bioscience Research Programs at the Flinn Foundation, … [More]

Data Management Co. Appoints New Chief Executive Officer


Semarchy, a master data management (MDM) and data integration leader, announced the appointment of Ben Werth as Chief Executive Officer. Werth brings over a decade of software industry and private equity leadership experience to Semarchy. "I'm honored and excited to join Semarchy at this pivotal time," said Ben Werth, CEO of Semarchy. "With an industry-leading platform, a … [More]

World’s First Direct Air Capture Manufacturing Facility Coming to Mesa, Will Support Up to 400 New Jobs by 2029


CarbonCapture Inc. a leading U.S. direct air capture (DAC) system company that builds modular systems that can be mass produced, signed a lease for an 83,000-square-foot high-volume manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona, for its first manufacturing plant. At full capacity, the facility is projected to manufacture 4,000 modules per year-equal to 2 megatons of removal … [More]

Trinity Capital Exits Its Equity Position in Core Scientific


Trinity Capital Inc., a leading provider of diversified financial solutions to growth-stage companies, announced that as of June 4, 2024, it has completed the liquidation of the shares of common stock of Core Scientific that it received in satisfaction of its claim in Core's Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Trinity provided $30 million in equipment financing to Core in 2021. Core … [More]

Arizona Lithium Officially Opens World-Class Lithium Research Center in Tempe


Arizona Lithium Limited, a company focused on the sustainable development of two large lithium development projects in North America, the Big Sandy Lithium Project (“Big Sandy”) and the Prairie Lithium Project (“Prairie”), held an official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony of the Lithium Research Center in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona Lithium was joined at the ribbon … [More]

AI Gains and Gaps in the Workplace

Study finds AI saves workers an average of six hours per week

by Lynn Cadet

Since the advent of ChatGPT, millions of Americans have experimented with, used, and implemented generative artificial intelligence (AI) into their workstreams. Generative and large-language model (LLM) AI is revolutionizing many work sectors, but how do workers feel about it? Workers are embracing AI in record numbers: Ninety-two percent of survey respondents say they trust … [More]

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