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  • Thursday, September 3, 2015

    QC Games Opens New Game Studio In Austin, Backed By Nexon America

    A new, Austin-based videogame development studio, QC Games, has sold the rights to its first project to NEXON Co. Ltd, via its Nexon America subsidiary. NEXON said yesterday that it is in a strategic partnership to acquire the exclusive worldwide publishing and marketing rights to QC Games' first project, a so-far stealth multiplayer online action game. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. QC Games is led by Dallas Dickinson, who was formerly Director of Production at Bioware Austin....Continue →

  • Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Kony Moves Headquarters To Austin

    Enterprise mobility software developer Kony said Wednesday that it has moved its headquarters in Austin, to become part of what it say is "one of the fast-growing technology centers in the nation." Kony--which says it will maintain its Silicon Valley and Orlando, Florida offices--says the move comes as it looks to find the "right talent" for the company, citing Austin's place as a hub for mobile technology talent. Kony said the new headquarters is on Bee Cave Road, at the TRI Office Complex....Continue →

  • Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Diodes Acquires Pericom Semiconductor

    Plano-based semiconductor supplier Diodes Incorporated said this morning that it has acquired Pericom Semiconductor Corporation, a supplier of analog, digital and mixed-signal semiconductors used for clock and timing circuits. Diodes said it would pay approximately $400M in cash for Pericom, which it says had $129M in revenues. Diodes said the acquisition will boost the size of the company to approximately $1.0 billion in combined revenues. Pericom is based in Milpitas, California....Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    Instacart, H.E.B. Ink Delivery Agreement In Houston, Austin

    On-demand grocery delivery service Instacart said Tuesday that it has inked a deal with H-E-B, and will extend its delivery services in Texas. According to Instacart, the partnership with H-E-B will bring a broader assortment of items from H-E-B to the service, and will also allow the service to expand its delivery service area to Katy and Woodlands. Instacart has already been offering up its service in Austin and Houston. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed....Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    Trintech Gets Investment Funding

    Dallas-based Trintech, a developer of software used to generate financial reports, has scored a round of investment, the company said today. The funding came from Vista Equity Partners, and also included existing investor Spectrum Equity. Size of the round was not disclosed. Trintech said it will use the funding to expand its customer base. Trintech develops cloud-based software used for automating the financial close accounting process; the company says it has more than 900 customers....Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    VORAGO Technologies Finds $10M For Radiation Hardened Semiconductors

    Austin-based VORAGO Technologies, a developer of radiation- and extreme heat-hardened semiconductors, has raised $10M in a funding round. The funding was led by New Science Ventures. The startup, led by Bernd Lienhard, says it is developing microcontrollers for embedded products, which can stand up to more thermal and radiation abuse than traditional technologies. Vorago was most recently known as Silicon Space Technology. The company just changed its name last week....Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    WellAware Finds $16M For Oil, Gas Monitoring

    San Antonio-based WellAware, a developer of oilfield production monitoring and optimization products, said yesterday that it has raised $16M in a Series B1 funding. The funding was co-led by Mitsui & Co and GenScape. WellAware said the funding goes toward expanding its operations and for product development. WellAware says it has now raised $61M in total. The company is led by Matt Harrison.Continue →

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    TechSpace To Open Coworking Space In Austin

    TechSpace Holding Co., a national operator of flexible and coworking spaces, said it is opening up a new location in Austin. TechSpace said its eighth center will be at 98 San Jacinto Blvd in Austin's Central Business District, and will have 28,000 square feet, 24 private offices suites, and a coworking and event space. The location is TechSpace's first in Texas. The building where the new flexible office space and coworking area will be located is owned by Parkway Properties, Inc.Continue →

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    Continuum Analytics Names CMO, CFO

    Austin-based Continuum Analytics, the developer of the Anaconda open source analytics software, said today that it has named a new CMO and CFO. According to the company, it named Michele Chambers as CMO, and Randy Russell as CFO--part of a recent surge of growth for the company, where it hired over 50 new employees. Chambers has previously served at IBM, Netezza, Revolution Analytics, MemSQL and RapidMiner; Russell was previously at Haas Outdoors, ePartners, and 121 Micro....Continue →

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    Xplore Expands Distribution

    Austin-based rugged tablet computer manufacturer Xplore Technologies reported this morning that it has expanded distribution of its Bobcat tablet computers, in a deal with an IT distributor. Xplore said that SYNNEX Corporation will distribute its Bobcat tablet computers in the US and Canada. SYNNEX apparently already carries Xplore's "Motion by Xplore" tablets.Continue →

  • Monday, August 31, 2015

    Google Rolls Out Self Driving Cars At The Thinkery

    Google is ramping up its efforts to start rolling out its self driving cars in Austin, and has started to engage with local citizens to talk about the project. Google--which said in July that it would be expanding its self driving car project here--spent the Saturday at The Thinkery, where mayor Steve Adler formally announced that Google would be bringing a few prototypes to town for testing....Continue →

  • Monday, August 31, 2015

    Traxo Wins Travel Agency

    Dallas-based travel data aggregation provider Traxo said this morning that it has scored a big win with U.S. travel agency Travel and Transport. Financial terms of the win were not announced. Traxo said Travel and Transport has more than $2.6 billion in annual sales, and will use its data aggregation services to help capture and organize travel data for both corporate and leisure clients....Continue →

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