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  • Monday, September 22, 2014

    TriQuint, RFMD To Become Qorvo

    TriQuint Semiconductor, which has major operations in Richardson, Texas, and RF Micro Devices--who are in the midst of a big merger--said last week that they are renaming the combined company to Qorvo. The two--both of which develops RF semiconductors used in the communications products industry--said they will also have a new logo and stock trading symbol at the completion of their merger....Continue →

  • Monday, September 22, 2014

    Dell Mulls EMC Asset Buy, Says Report

    Round Rock-based Dell has been named as one of the companies mulling an acquisition of some of the assets of data storage giant EMC, according to reports today. According to the WSJ and others, EMC has been looking for buyers for the last few months, including potentially selling EMC's core data storage assets to Dell. It appears that Dell is only looking at a portion of EMC, which has been under pressure to unlock some of the value in the company....Continue →

  • Monday, September 22, 2014

    Haggar Clothing Co. Boosts E-Commerce Efforts With New Exec

    Dallas-based clothing company Haggar, is bolstering its online, e-commerce efforts this morning, saying that it has named a new Chief Digital Officer at the company. The company--best known for its slacks and other men's dress clothing--said it has named Eve Richet as its new Chief Digital Officer, to head up design, development, and implementation fo the company's digital commerce efforts. Richey was most recently VP of Global Digital Marketing for TOMS Shoes....Continue →

  • Monday, September 22, 2014

    Khorus Claims User Growth

    Austin-based Khorus, which develops business management software, said this morning that it now has around 1,000 users using its software system, across 15 paying customers. The startup--led by Joel Trammell--said its customers now include such companies as, Consero Global, Packet Design, SpareFoot, and Bethany College. Khorus develops software used for employee management and measuring corporate goals....Continue →

  • Friday, September 19, 2014

    Silicon Space Technology Snags Sales, Marketing VP From Freescale

    Austin-based Silicon Space Technology said Thursday that it has tapped a Freescale executive to head up its sales, marketing, business development, and product management efforts. Silicon Space Technologies said it named
    David Patterson as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing....Continue →

  • Friday, September 19, 2014

    NIMBOXX Wins Texas Legal Service Provider

    Austin-based data center technology developer NIMBOXX reports that it has signed on a customer here in Texas, signing up legal services provider Professional Civil Process (PCP). Financial terms of the win was not announced. NIMBOXX said that PCP has deployed its technology to virtualize its data center....Continue →

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Metacloud, With Ops In Austin, Acquired By Cisco

    Metacloud, the cloud infrastructure startup which set up shop in Austin in June, has been acquired by Cisco, the companies said Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Metacloud helps enterprises implement private cloud technology based on OpenStack, the open cloud infrastructure software which has been strongly championed by San Antonio's Rackspace....Continue →

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014

    ACE Data Recovery Courts Spanish Market

    Dallas-based ACE Data Recovery, a provider of hard drive data recovery services, said today that it is making a major expansion to service the Spanish speaking market. According to ACE Data Recovery, it is looking to help address the large population in the United States which speaks Spanish as a native language. The company has created a Spanish website and separate, Spanish speaking toll free numbers to court the market....Continue →

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Abila Sets Sales VP

    Austin-based Abila, the developer of software for nonprofits, said today that it has named Randy Potts as the company's new Senior Vice President of Sales. Potts joins the company from LogicMonitor, where he was also SVP of Sales. He also was Chief Sales Officer for Spredfast, in addition to serving at COnvio and CareerBuilder. Abila said it used Bespoke Partners for its executive search.Continue →

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Mavenir Systems Opens International Development Offices

    Dallas-based telecom software and hardware developer Mavenir Systems is opening up two new, international development offices, the company said this morning. According to Mavenir, it has opened up offices in Bangalore, India, and Shanghai, China, to support the development and deployment of its products in the Asia Pacific region. Mavenir did not say how many people it intends to hire in those two new locations. Mavenir already has international offices in France, Germany, and Croatia....Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Dell Names Founders 50 Class

    Round Rock-based Dell has released a list of 50 startups it says are the companies to watch, and which the company will help to support with resources, mentorship, and marketing. The effort--part of the Dell for Entrepreneurs initiative--included a substantial number of Texas companies. Dell said companies were selected, among other criteria, for rapid growth and expansion, venture capital or high level angel funding, and who are on the verge of becoming household names....Continue →

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Texas Gets Boost From NASA Space Taxi Effort

    NASA announced Tuesday that it has selected two companies--Boeing, and SpaceX--to deliver astronauts to space from U.S. soil. The move will help bolster the space industry in Texas, where both SpaceX and Boeing partner Blue Origin have been conducting testing and launches. According to NASA, it has awarded $2.6 billion to SpaceX, and $4....Continue →

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