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Tech Innovation in AZ
The International Dark Sky Discovery Center is receiving a big boost in moving the plan forward with a $2.5 million allocation in the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year. With the $2.5 million in the state budget allocated to the International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC), the project enters Phase Two: detailed architectural design of this state-of-the-art, science-based facility,
Intel Corp.’s self-driving car technology unit released a 40-minute unedited video Tuesday of a vehicle successfully navigating busy New York City streets. Mobileye, the business unit creating this technology, is now testing its vehicles in New York, including Manhattan.
Ambature, Inc., a privately held company that designs superconducting quantum materials and devices, announced test results using a new form of high-temperature superconducting material. Ambature’s technology enables an extremely fast and energy-efficient computer processor and one of the best sensors in the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The opportunities to impact a number of industry verticals with this technology are far reaching.
The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has awarded Arizona-based technology firm Axon the contract to supply Police Scotland’s armed officers with Body Worn Video (BWV). The £505,000 contract will see firearms officers equipped with the technology ahead of the COP26 UN climate change conference, which takes place in Glasgow in November 2021.
Risk of cyberattacks is nothing new but, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercrime is on the rise — both in prevalence and magnitude — underscoring the importance for companies to maintain proper cyber hygiene to protect their data, operations and bottom lines. Considering these alarming trends, cyber risk insurance has never been more essential to protect businesses, their sensitive data and critical operations.
Encora, a global software product engineering company based in Scottsdale, has acquired Daitan, a fast growing software development company with several global offices. Encora shared that acquiring Daitan extends its reach further into Latin America and upon the deal’s closing the company’s headcount will rise up to 5,500 engineers worldwide.
In this podcast interview, Zylstra shed light on Arizona becoming as a great technology hub in the United States, how Arizona innovation compares to other states across the country; the flood of technology companies and tech talent moving to the Valley, the plethora of open, high-tech jobs; the importance of two of the most prominent industries in Arizona: semiconductors and aerospace; as well as the importance of venture capitalism and angel investing. Listen to the replay to hear valuable insight.
According to the new 2021 Scoring Tech Talent report from CBRE, Greater Phoenix is now ranked as the 17th best market for tech talent in North America, up one spot from its rank last year. The report also found that Phoenix has the 14th largest tech talent pool nationally with just over 98,000 tech workers, a labor force that’s grown 14.2% from 2015.
Online car retailer Carvana is expanding its Tempe headquarters, and is seeking approval from the city of Tempe to build two new office buildings and two parking structures. In total, the project will be nearly 650,000 square feet, according to documents submitted to Tempe’s Development Review Commission. According to city documents, the company plans to create a campus-like environment through the site layout, outdoor space and amenities, and will incorporate the existing building on the site.