A two-year business relationship that began at a business conference led to Wednesday's news that RTI is partnering with an Indiana-based semiconductor firm to develop new packaging technology that enables smaller, faster semiconductor chips. Using a proprietary "Quilt" concept, RTI could soon enable 'More Than Moore' devices. The deal is the latest in RTI's efforts to advance semiconductor development and performance.
Twitter, like Facebook before its own IPO, was criticized for not having women or minorities on its board of directors. Facebook named its chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, to its board after it went public in May 2012. Unlike Facebook, though, Twitter still doesn't have any high-ranking female executives.
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Beginning Sunday, customers will be able to switch to the cheaper plans if they buy or bring their own phone. That includes paying for the device in installments through the frequent-upgrade Next plan. Those whose contracts have run out also qualify.
The Triangle's two major cancer centers didn't make the list, but GSK lines up six other major global research institutions to collaborate on research into new ways to fight cancer using a mix of drugs. It's the "new wave" of research, a GSK spokesperson says.
Ginny Porowski, a registered nurse turned entrepreneur, is meeting a true pain point for hospitals and patients with her "GoGown," a disposable gown designed to protect patients and staff from infections. She recently landed a licensing deal for GoGown after signing on to work with Edison Nation Medical, a medical device incubator in Charlotte. Porowski met Edison through John Austin at Groundworks Labs in Durham. In the first of a three-part story, WRALTechWire offers its Insiders a detailed account of how GoGowns went from dream to reality.
How can photographs be turned into a painting even a professional artist might admire for a full palet of color and swirling brush strokes? Alien Skin in Raleigh offers new software designed to help turn amateur shooters into a Monet or Picasso - with a few strokes of the keyboard and a mouse. WRALTechWire talks with the mastermind behind the new program in an exclusive interview.
Myriad Genetics, the company that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking patents on human genes, now claims LabCorp's new genetic tests for breast cancer infringe on its patents. Read more about the suit.
The experimental cancer drugs FLAG Therapeutics licensed from Duquesne University could offer safer and more targeted cancer treatment compared to existing cancer drugs, says the new drug firm FLAG Therapeutics.
Since 2003, Kramden Institute has provided refurbished PCs to students who need computers. With help from Lenovo, Kramden is now expanding to computer instruction and STEM training. Read more about the effort.
On the first day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC takes a look back to the summer when President Barack Obama announced the ConnectED initiative at Mooresville Middle School, sparking conversations about high-speed broadband connectivity all over the country.
The effort to get high-speed Internet access in every school got a boost Wednesday from the philanthropy of two technology gurus - Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates. Zuckerberg's Startup: Education and Gates' foundation have contributed a combined $9 million to the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway, a San Francisco-based nonprofit working to improve connectivity in schools.
"We are taking steps to ensure governments use legal process rather than technological brute force to access customer data," Microsoft says. "Government snooping potentially now constitutes an 'advanced persistent threat' alongside sophisticated malware and cyberattacks."
Activist investor Carl Icahn said he will pursue a shareholder vote to force Apple Inc. to boost its stock buyback plan, stepping up his campaign to unlock more of the cash held by the world's most valuable company. The non-binding proposal will be for less than the $150 billion he had been advocating, Icahn said in a Twitter post. He will propose a $50 billion buyback, CNBC reported.
Sanofi executive Anne Whitaker joins Cree's board of directors; Cree expands its LED portfolio with a new 75-watt bulb; and N.C. State is using Cree bulbs to help a new residence hall meet LEED Silver certification standards.
The North Carolina Chamber is hosting an energy conference on Wednesday during which Gov. Pat McCrory, various industry executives and N.C. State economist Dr. Michael Walden will be speaking. Walden will present a study he published earlier this year that points out energy development poses benefits as well as risks to the state. WRALTechWire is publishing portions of Walden's report ahead of that meeting as part of the ongoing debate about energy and the state's future.
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Online shoppers - especially at Amazon, eBay and through Google - drove traffic to record levels and ended up making nearly $2 billion in purchases, according to Morrisville-based ChannelAdvisor and Internet research firm ComScore.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron defended GlaxoSmithKline over bribery allegations in China, saying the British drugmaker is an important and strong business. Cameron has been joined by GSK CEO Andrew Witty on his trade mission to China this week.