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Posts tagged “Local Firms”

7:02 a.m. yesterday

Silicon Valley semiconductor firm buys Raleigh-based Ziptronix for $39M

Ziptronix, a semiconductor firm spun off from RTI International which raised more than $30 million over the years in venture capital, has been sold to a Silicon Valley firm for $39 million. The RTP company has been a pioneer in development of 3-D chip technology.

Ziptronix bonding technology in process. Ziptronix bonding technology in process.

Updated 3:00 p.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Jay Parker resigns from senior post at Lenovo

Jay Parker, one of the most familiar faces among Lenovo's executive leadership in North Carolina, has left the company, WRAL TechWire has confirmed. At one time Parker was head of Lenovo's North American operations.

Jay Parker, fourth from left, cuts ribbon for new RTP HQ Jay Parker, fourth from left, cuts ribbon for new RTP HQ

Updated 10:17 a.m. Thursday

Lenovo confirms Motorola exec to lead combined smartphone business

Rick Osterloh, right, now heads Lenovo's smartphone business Rick Osterlog, the president of Motorola, will be the leader of Lenovo's smartphone businesses under a reorganization plan the global tech giant says. However, the company will maintain two brands and Lenovo executive Chen Xudong remains leader of the Lenovo Mobile Business Group.

Updated 8:34 a.m. Thursday

Reports: Motorola now absorbing Lenovo smartphone efforts

Motorola's new Lenovo banner   Lenovo is wasting little time in moving ahead with a formal reorganization of its smartphone efforts. In reports from Asia, Lenovo executives say the global tech giant is betting its phone efforts on Motorola with that group now taking over design and production. But there still may be a Lenovo brand afterall. Lenovo's ZUK line apparently remains independent.

8:29 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Lenovo mobile leader asks 'patience' for his strategy to win 'smartphone market melee'

Chen Xudong, the recently named head of Lenovo's mobile group, uses his personal blog to make the case for the changes he's making. One company but apparently two brands. A focus on quality, not price. Regaining trust. An emphasis on an "imperative" of "three things." He asks for patience, says he is "convinced" Lenovo "has a chance to win" what he calls the "smartphone crowded market melee." Our WTW Insiders get the full story.

Chen Xudong Chen Xudong

Updated 6:45 a.m. Thursday

Losing streak ends for Goodnight, billiionaires; Triangle stocks rebound, too

Jim Goodnight  Wall Street's big stock rally on Wednesday helps the world's billionaires snap a money losing streak, according to Bloomberg Billionaires. That rebound includes Cary's Jim Goodnight, who regains more than $200 million of his fortune. Meanwhile, Triangle stocks rebound as well led by Red Hat.

Updated 1:54 p.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Cliff Bleszinki's new game is 'LawBreakers' - Here's the video

Cliff Bleszinski's first game apart from Epic: It's 'LawBreakers.' Here's the video trailer just published on Wednesday: "The Shattering changed everything -- forever. Witness the worldwide premiere trailer of LawBreakers, the highly-anticipated debut FPS from Cliff Bleszinski & Boss Key Productions."

12:12 p.m. Wednesday

Monsanto drops its $47B bid to acquire Syngenta

Syngenta's new lab in RTP Agricultural business giant Monsanto is abandoning its takeover bid for competitor Syngenta AG after the Swiss chemical producer rejected its latest offer of roughly $47 billion.

Updated 10:08 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock IDC, Gartner reports: Lenovo didn't gain all marketshare IBM shed in x86 server deal; Cisco surges

If you have wondered why Lenovo has cut jobs in its RTP-based x86 server business this year, some proof can be found in the latest global server sales statistics from IDC. New numbers from Gartner are similar. Yes, Lenovo revenues and share jumped tremendously after buying IBM's x86 business last year, but the growth didn't match the revenues and share IBM shed. Meanwhile, there's good enws for Cisco.

Lenovo's x86 server business operates globally Lenovo's x86 server business operates globally

Updated 10:48 a.m. Tuesday

Red Hat ranks No. 26 on Forbes 'World's Most Innovative Companies' list

Red Hat         Innovation at Red Hat earns the Raleigh-based open source software and services firm the No. 26 spot on the 2015 Forbes "World's Most Innovative Companies" list. Who's No. 1? Tesla. There are a few other Triangle connections, too.

Updated 7:46 a.m. Tuesday

Bleak Monday for world's richest, including Goodnight

Jim Goodnight   Monday's maniacal trading led to huge losses around the world's stock exchanges - and billionaires along with the common folk took big hits. Among the top losers? Jim Goodnight of SAS, whose fortune dwindled by $377.5 million, according to Bloomberg News' estimates.

Updated 6:23 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock North Carolina's Inc. 5000 members - with a Triangle spin

Dollar sign      CEOs at private companies seldom - if ever - openly disclose revenues and profits. But each year thousands open the books hoping to make the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. And the latest list offers interesting insight into some of the Triangle's prize up-and-comers.

Updated 4:22 p.m. Monday

Cree, Novozymes buck negative trend on Wall Street's 'Manic Monday'

On what's being called "Manic Monday" with the Dow and Nasdaq plunging before recovering then dropping again, Durham's Cree and Novozymes, which has a big presence in Franklinton, bucked the selloff. Take at look at the WRAL TechWire "30" for a snapshot of Triangle tech and life science stocks.

Tracking Triangle tech, biotech stocks Tracking Triangle tech, biotech stocks

Updated 12:59 p.m. Monday

Bloomberg Billionaires: Goodnight loses $368M in a week

Jim Goodnight  CFOs and CEOs across America have complained about a stronger U.S. dollar creating "headwinds" this year. But another factor is hurting them big time now, both in the pocketbook and in doing business: The stock market plunge in China. Among those tech execs suffering big time is Jim Goodnight of SAS, according to Bloomberg news.

Updated 12:44 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Brief video is first tease for Cliff Bleszinki's new game - some fans bark

Cliff Bleszinski, the creative force who helped make Epic Games a world leader in gaming, is on the verge of unveiling the first title for his own company, Boss Key. And Cliff is promising fireworks at "The Shattering." The first tease is out: A brief video.

5:35 a.m. Monday

Triangle tech calendar: Raleigh Startup Crawl, Innovate Raleigh, Jim Whitehurst, WTW's Internet of Things

August wraps with a bang - Jim Whitehurst of Red Hat's leadership talk - then September brings a host of events: Innovate Raleigh, the Startup Crawl, CED's Tech Venture, WRAL TechWire's Internet of Things event - and much more. Check out the highlights.

Jim Davis Jim Davis

5:30 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of Aug. 16 (Part 1)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire for the week of Aug. 16, part one.

5:28 a.m. Monday

WTW news in review: Week of Aug. 16 (Part 2)

Week in Review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire the week of Aug. 16, part two.

Updated August 21

Inside Sprout's $1B payday: It didn't likely grow overnight; meanwhile, buyer takes big hit

So Raleigh's Sprout Pharmaceuticals sells itself for $1 billion plus royalties in the future within 48 hours of winning approval for its "little pink pill" - is this a Jackie and the beanstalk story with success sprouting overnight? By the way, initial reaction on Wall Street to Valeant's buy is very negative.

Execs at Sprout are "on a mission" Execs at Sprout are "on a mission"

August 21

Novartis buying GSK multiple sclerosis drug for $1B plus royalties

GSK's HQ in London            GlaxoSmithKline has struck another major deal with Novartis. This time the drug giants are teaming up for a deal worth more than $1 billion plus royalties to GSK for an experimental multiple sclerosis drug. The deal will help GSK focus on other priorities, a top executive says.

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