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 October 2021 issue of TechTalk!
Arizona businesspeople, students, educators and legislators were honored on Oct. 13 at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, an awards ceremony put on by the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority.
The Arizona Technology Council, in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, today announced the winners of the 2020 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) Awards. This marks the 18th year of this prestigious event honoring and attended by the top leaders in Arizona’s business, technology, education and government sectors.
The University of Advancing Technology (UAT) Digital Video (DV) Production Studio students recently completed a targeted video for GameSafe, a software company that provides online security for kids’ gaming.
With the development of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.’s new facility in north Phoenix, Arizona Technology Council CEO Steve Zylstra joins others throughout Arizona who offer greetings to a significant addition to the state’s growing technology community.
The 2021 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation will honor visionaries, innovators and future leaders making critical contributions to technology, bioscience and education. More than 750 of the state’s business leaders are expected to pay tribute Oct. 13 to Arizona’s technology innovation and leadership. In addition to a theatre-style awards ceremony, the evening will include networking, entertainment, a strolling dinner and a Tech Showcase. We introduce you to the winners and finalists.
Tucson-based company Applied Energetics is continually innovating the research and development of high-performance lasers, high-voltage electronics, state-of-the-art optical systems and integrated directed energy systems through lasting connections with The University of Arizona. Applied Energetics has an ongoing, multi-year partnership with both faculty and staff, ensuring access to premier researchers and resources from the university.
The grant awarded to Northern Arizona University Assistant Professor Mike Gowanlock also will support development of a new undergraduate course that teaches parallel computing, ensuring that graduates of NAU’s computer science undergraduate program have the skills needed to exploit future generation computer systems.
The semiconductor industry is developing rapidly, and equipping new engineers to succeed in such a dynamic environment is a challenge for any educational institution. Meeting that challenge is the purpose of a new Certificate in Semiconductor Processing program at the Fulton Schools. Launched during the fall 2020 academic term, the 15-credit, graduate-level course framework provides professional training in multiple aspects of chip production.
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has received a grant from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC), one of the largest manufacturers of computer chips, to sustain the fight against COVID-19. The funds will advance TGen’s genomic sequencing of the virus, which enables the identification of specific variants.