Paramium Technologies, a University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) startup, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $256,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on efficient manufacturing methods for radio antenna reflectors. Paramium’s innovative manufacturing solution unlocks rapid prototyping capabilities for antenna designers because it is faster and more versatile than traditional methods.
ON Semiconductor Corporation announced that it has posted its 2020 Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) results specific to the semiconductor industry. n addition, the company confirmed that its sustainability programs are aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The results reinforce ON Semiconductor’s dedication to the development of strategies and programs addressing global climate change.
University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) startup SGNT has received a $749,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF). A startup incubator network with outposts across the Southern Arizona region, The mission of the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is to grow scalable science and technology startup ventures that fuel the Arizona economy.
Despite a challenging year caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Arizona’s technology sector was able to rebound quickly and even outpace Q4 2019 in several significant growth metrics. The Arizona Technology Council’s latest quarterly Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report provides insight on the progress of the state’s tech sector. The new data shows a 29% increase in STEM job postings in December 2020 vs. December 2019 and a 4.3% growth in Arizona technology companies year-over-year.
The Arizona Technology Council released its latest quarterly Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report, providing valuable information on the progress of the state’s technology sector to its members, as well as business, economic development and government leaders. The new data shows a 29% increase in STEM job postings in December 2020 vs. December 2019 and a 4.3% growth in Arizona technology companies year-over-year.
Scottsdale-based Axon, the bodycam and electro-shock weapons producer, recently posted earnings highlighting the company’s Q4 2020 record revenue on the strong demand for TASER devices and cloud software. Axon also announced that it plans to invest around $20 million in its Scottsdale facility for R&D operations, testing laboratories, quality testing and general office space.
Tech salaries in Phoenix grew 7.6% from 2019 to 2020, reaching an average of $95,514. This pacing landed Phoenix as 7th on the list of fastest growing tech salaries in the country. Last year the fastest growth came in Charlotte, North Carolina, which saw a 13.8% change, followed by Orlando, Florida (13.4%) and New York City (11.6%).
Despite the challenges we’ve faced, Arizona is still on the rise and can be compared side by side with the most influential and powerful technology hubs across the nation and even the world. There are many technology sectors that will continue to push Arizona’s explosive growth forward in 2021. What follows Steve Zylstra’s emerging technologies expected to impact Arizona’s technology ecosystem in the coming year and beyond.
The reason for Arizona’s growth in EdTech is not only due to our early entry in this sector. It’s also driven by the need for alternative platforms for learning. All our state’s for-profit, nonprofit and community-driven EdTech organizations are capitalizing on the need to support a broader and more diverse audience by harnessing the reach of the internet and technical innovation.
The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with Global Village Ventures LLC, announced the INNOVATE Phoenix book is available for purchase. Backed by online augmented reality video canvases on most features when using the free Global Village app, the tech-enabled coffee-table book features a collection of stories and testimonials from the top technology companies and leaders in the city.