RALEIGH … The past week was good to the Research Triangle region, with news of a major expansion by a semiconductor manufacturer, an exit for the backers of a young wireless technology company, new life for former executives of several defunct firms and the promise of two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill spinoffs.

Charlotte got into the act as well, with software developer NuTech Solutions grabbing $2 million from current angel investors and folks talking up future opportunities at an annual conference sponsored by the North Carolina Electronic and Information Technologies Association.

But the week belonged to the Triangle, with the biggest news being German chip maker Infineon Technologies promising to build an administrative center in Cary that will create up to 400 jobs over the next five years. State officials promised the company $9.5 million in incentives to win the project.

The other big local story was the sale of Avesair, a Cary firm that developed software to deliver advertisements and marketing messages to wireless phones, to InPhonic. More news on that will come Monday, when the Washington, D.C.-based company formally announces the deal and may provide insight into the future of the local operation.

Here’s a look back at the week’s top headlines:


With Fuzeon Launched, Trimeris Looks To Getting Out of Red: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4162

Hemocellular Signs Licenses With UNC, ECU: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4185

Spinout Obtains UNC Technology, Hires Former Bayer Exec as CEO: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4186


Chip Maker To Expand in Triangle, Adding 400 Jobs: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4174


SciQuest, in Bid To Drive Up Stock Price, Plans Reverse Split: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4145

Looking To Drive More Tourism, ‘Visit Charlotte’ Plans Major Site Upgrades: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4159

Beyond the Bubble: Conference Speakers Say Tech Opportunities Still Exist: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4172


Wireless Athens Project Creating a Lot of Buzz About WiFi: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4147

What Do Businesses, Consumers Want From WiFi? WAGz Is Finding Out: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4163

Report: InPhonic Acquires Avesair: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4187

Venture Capital

Northern Exposure: Intersouth Doing More Deals Outside NC: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4133

Aurora Names Former UBS Warburg Exec as Its CFO: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4143

Familiar Faces Help NuTech Close $2M Expansion Round Fast: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4161

Report: National M&A Activity Hits Seven-Year Low: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4160

Executive Suite

Former Zoom Culture Executives Sign on With Raleigh Production Firm: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4144

They Don’t Know What ‘Quit’ Means — Entrepreneurs Find Life After Tech: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4173


It’s Technology, Not Regulation, That Will Take the Bytes Out of Spam: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4132

Fear Factor? What About Age Factor? Too Many Tech Designers Are Forgetting About an Aging Population: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4146

Want To Keep TV News Local? Then Sound Off to FCC: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4148

Seeds of Success Sown Through Innovation, Customer Focus: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4171

Atlanta’s Strengths, Flaws Indicative of Southeastern Tech Communities: www.localtechwire.com/article.cfm?u=4184