Rivian and Lucid aren’t household names. But, somehow, these two electric startups are each worth more than Ford. Both companies are flush with cash, and they’ve reached a major milestone: They are actually producing and delivering vehicles to customers
More American women are participating in the workforce than ever before but working from home in the pandemic might have stalled that progress. The Arizona Tech Council is one of the largest technology-driven trade associations in the United States. It represents a large range of technology companies, many of which are trying to hire more women.
Nano Materials International Corp. develops and commercializes products based on nano-materials and nano-processes. Its aluminum diamond metal matrix composites provide thermal management for the electronics industry.
The innovation awards and recognition for Arizona-based medical device company SaiOx, Inc. (pronounced SIGH-ox) have been coming fast and furious this fall 2021. The company was selected as 2021 Venture Madness Winner in the medical category by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Venture Madness is Arizona’s longest-running venture capital conference event.
Semiconductors are the nation’s fifth-largest export, accounting for $49 billion in 2020. As the U.S. looks to increase chip production and fulfill its semiconductor needs on its own, Arizona is quickly emerging as a base for the industry’s growth and success. In fact, Arizona has skyrocketed to No. 3 in the nation with 107 semiconductor establishments operating here including Intel, TSMC, Microchip, onsemi, NXP and many others.
The Arizona Board of Regents, the body that oversees the state’s three public universities, approved on Thursday new technology-focused funding plans for Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona. The new funding will last for three years and under the approved proposals UA and ASU will each receive $32 million annually, while NAU will get $16 million per year.
TechTalk enews provides a monthly round-up of member updates, technological advancements, energy news, milestones and awards, industry news and featured content on the Council’s annual sponsors. Check out what’s happening in the Council’s November 2021 issue of TechTalk!
The Arizona Science Center has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) – the highest national recognition conferred to the nation’s museums. Recognized as the field’s gold standard for museum excellence for 50 years, AAM accreditation signifies a museum’s quality and credibility to the entire museum community, to governments and outside agencies, to funders, and to the museum-going public.
Oryx Additive, Inc. and SaiOx, Inc. selected as top 15 finalists for Arizona Commerce Authority’s 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge; Hertz to sell used rental cars through Carvana; Honeywell teams up with Signal Power Group on turbine engine technology to reduce emissions and deliver power and reliability; Lucid Air sedan wins MotorTrend’s “Car of the Year” honors; University of Advancing Technology students and faculty participate in ExtraLife streaming fundraiser to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; Intel outlines its future of work with a hybrid-first model based on results from employee workplace survey; Arizona State University set to lead university effort in building Blue Origin mixed-use space station called Orbital Reef; Phantom Space CEO Jim Cantrell wants to change the way society thinks about industrializing space; three tech innovation teams win business incubation support from The University of Arizona and sponsored by the Town of Sahuarita and Freeport McMoRan; Avnet collaboration with Digital Realty enables companies to be their own video broadcasters; Digital Air Strike celebrates nine years as approved General Motors’ reputation management partner; Doppler Systems LLC relocates headquarters from Phoenix to the UA Tech Park in Tucson; and Arizona Science Center achieves accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition conferred to the nation’s museums.
The Arizona Commerce Authority has narrowed down the finalists for its 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge. The 15 finalists were selected from a group of 26 semifinalists, who themselves were chosen from 110 applicants in the program.