Posts tagged “Local Firms”
Emilio Ghilardi, the president of Lenovo North America, tells channel sales partners to "stay with us" as the global tech giant seeks to revitalize its server, PC and wireless phone businesses. He puts special emphasis on data center sales and services, a business group Lenovo bases in the Triangle.
Life science services provider Pharmaceutical Product Development is raising up to $550 million after attracting two investors in a shift of corporate control that leaves Hellman & Friedman as the majority owner. The moves will "drive continued strong growth," an exec tells WRAL TechWire. Rumors had circulated in 2015 that the company, which has a major presence in the Triangle, might be sold for around $7 billion.
The first five recipients of WRAL TechWire's Hall of Fame honors for lifetime achievement are well-known contributors to the growing, evolving success of North Carolina's high tech, life science and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Startups, entrepreneurs, executives, investors and several of the Triangle's top tech and life science companies share the spotlight, taking home 12 awards at the fifth WRAL TechWire Awards. Plus, the first five members of TechWire's Hall of Fame are honored as are several Editor's Choice Award recipients.
Dr. James Goodnight, part 2: Advice on overcoming adversity, his proudest SAS memories, and the Triangle's bright future
For all the success Dr. James Goodnight has had in building SAS into a global $3B-plus company, he's also had to overcome adversity (Midway Airlines, a video game startup). So how should people deal with their own setbacks? In the second part of our Q&A, he also offers advice to entrepreneurs about startups, his proudest achievements, and his recommendations on how to keep the Triangle great.
In the second of our interviews featuring WRAL TechWire's first five Hall of Fame selections, Dr. James Goodnight, co-founder and CEO of Cary-based SAS, talks about the inspiration to create a company, what factors enabled the company's success, and much more.
GlaxoSmithKline says new products helped first-quarter sales rise 17 percent from the year before but warned that competition from generic drugs may weigh on earnings later this year.
After deciding not to sell its Wolfspeed power business for $850 million when regulators wouldn't approve a deal, Cree Chair and CEO Chuck Swoboda on Tuesday spelled out further revisions of the LED and semiconductor firm's strategy for growth. He announced a joint LED venture with a Chinese firm and pointed out plans to increase capacity for Wolfspeed products. In his own words, he spells out his thinking.
Dish, a company known largely for its old-school satellite TV, is now trying to make it easier for people to stream quality video live over YouTube and Facebook.
Viemetrics, a company that has developed a low-cost, portable spirometer that can potentially predict asthma attacks, won the $10,000 first prize prize for new ventures at the 2017 Lulu eGames yesterday. Lulu eGames awarded more than $100,000 in prize money across six different categories, including the Daugherty Endowment category for companies who have licensed NC State intellectual property.
Eric Shander is getting a boatload of new responsibilities and a much higher profile as well as a $65,000 pay bump as he moves to Red Hat's chief financial officer from chief accounting officer. In an in-depth Q&A, Shander talks about his new job and the road tour with CEO Jim Whitehurst that helped lead to his promotion - as well as opened his eyes to the new world of investor relations. Plus: Read his full bio.
Eric Shander enjoyed working at IBM where he was following in his father's footsteps. But having lived in Raleigh since 1998, he was ready to become a Hatter after reading a book by Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. In the second part of our Q&A, Shander talks about his feelings for both companies, as well as Lenovo.