Posts tagged “Local Firms”
A new report this week about high-tech hiring in North Carolina concludes that there are fewer openings than in the same month for 2012 and 2011. But are there really more jobs available than those advertised? In a new series launching today for our Insider members, WRALTechWire will be taking an in-depth look at the IT job market.
Looking for a job? The list of technology-focused firms that are growing and hiring in the Triangle is growing, says Chris Dale, regional vice president of talent management firm Select Group. Dale offers enticing details in an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire Editor Rick Smith.
The Durham firm focuses on providing "green transportation" through a variety of vehicles powered by biofuels - and plain old people pedal power. The Green Planet organization adds $5,000 to help power Greenway's efforts.
Take that, Amazon, IBM and other big "cloud" computing players. Red Hat, the open source Linux software leader, is teaming with now privately held Dell to develop and sell cloud computing solutions based on Red Hat's OpenStack Platform. The two firms have worked together for years on numerous open source solutions.
The conventional refrigerator compressor - technology that's noisy, uses lots of electricity and is nearly 100 years old - is being pushed aside by startup Phononic's new heat pump, which harnesses cooling capabilities from semiconductors for use in a modern-day appliance. WRALTechWire has the inside story about this Silicon Valley-backed company launched in North Carolina and is planning to hire more workers.
The new center helps entrepreneurs get new products to market quickly by taking advantage of advisory and testing services offered by the WRC. FokusLabs, using a combination of psychology and technology, developed a wearable device to help support those with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Phononic, a startup focused on semiconductor materials that can turn waste heat into power and others that produce cooling, has closed on $21 million in new venture capital financing.
LED manufacturer Cree is getting a $30 million boost from the federal government in the form of tax credits as part of an Energy Department effort to drive more jobs in "clean energy" manufacturing. The government says the credits will help Cree expand in Durham as well as at a plant in Wisconsin.
Yillo, a brand new startup in Raleigh that has already patented route-based technology to take location-based services into a new dimension of benefits for users and advertisers, is kicking off in a major way today. The company's first deal is to help promote Super Bowl XLVIII with the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau. WRALTechWire has the inside story about Yillio's kickoff.
On the sixth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC examines a Wake Forest non-profit organization that is leveraging the local engineering talent pool to push the boundaries of wireless technologies for North Carolina and the world.
Oxygen Biotherapeutics is prepping to start late-stage clinical trials on a drug candidate that could treat low cardiac outpput syndrome and the company is tapping the cardiac surgery trials experience of the Duke Clinical Research Institute to do it.
Raleigh company Sprout Pharmaceuticals said it has reached an impasse with the FDA over its female libido drug candidate flibanserin. Read more about the drug Sprout has positioned as the first female equivalent to Viagra.
As temperatures have fallen, so has the number of open information technology jobs across North Carolina. A new report shows that the daily advertised list of available jobs declined for the fifth consecutive month in November.
Novozymes and Monsanto are teaming up to discover, develop and commercialize microbes that could be used in sustainable agriculture. WRALTechWire takes an inside look at the deal and what both firms are bringing to the table.
The first in a series of grants and loans targeting emerging North Carolina companies that ultimately will total $1.2 million will be spread among seven firms across the state. Five receive grants. Two others are awarded loans.
Emerging technology companies in Durham, Raleigh, RTP, Summerfield and Wake Forest land non-dilutive grants from economic development group NC IDEA. The organization has now handed out more than $3 million in grants since 2006.