Posts tagged “Local Firms”

12:55 p.m. today

Premium Lock Lenovo N. America chief to channel partners: 'Stay with us'

Lenovo        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.

Tags: Lenovo
Updated 7:33 a.m. today

PPD raising $550M, hitting $9B in value after attracting two new investors

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.

Inside a PPD lab Inside a PPD lab

Updated 2:43 p.m. yesterday

First WRAL TechWire Hall of Famers: Five pillars of NC's tech success

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.

Updated 2:43 p.m. yesterday

TechWire Awards go to six individual, six corporate Triangle tech, life science leaders

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.

Republic's Chris Chuang is a happy winner Republic's Chris Chuang is a happy winner

Updated 11:51 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock 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.

Updated 11:51 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Dr. James Goodnight: From moment of inspiration to building SAS, a global software powerhouse

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.

Updated 10:16 a.m. Wednesday

GSK revenues surge yet generic drugs pose big threat

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.

10:15 a.m. Wednesday

LabCorp matches earnings expectations but misses on revenue

LabCorp  Burlington-based health care company Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings reported a 17 percent increase in net earnings for the first quarter due the company's strong growth.

Updated 7:24 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock In his own words: Cree's top exec spells out revised strategy

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.

Cree's Chuck Swoboda   Cree's Chuck Swoboda

Updated 6:51 a.m. Tuesday

Dish unveils $999 system to make live online video easier (+ video)

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.

10:14 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock QuintilesIMS, Salesforce form 'molecule to market' data alliance

QuintilesIMS   QuintilesIMS is partnering with Salesforce to utilize cloud technology for what it calls a "molecule to market" data shop for pharmaceutical companies.

5:30 a.m. Monday

WTW's week in review: 56 headlines not to be missed, part two

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire over this past week, part two.

5:24 a.m. Monday

WTW's week in review: 56 headlines not to be missed, part one

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

Updated April 21

Viemetrics wins top $10K prize at LuLu eGames

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.

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Updated April 21

Premium Lock Eric Shander's journey: From IBM to Red Hat, chief accounting officer to CFO

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  Eric Shander

Tags: Red Hat, IBM
April 21

Premium Lock Why Red Hat's new CFO left IBM - and what he likes better

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.

Red Hat's tower in Raleigh Red Hat's tower in Raleigh

Tags: Red Hat, IBM
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