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  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Triune Systems Ramps To Mass Production

    Richardson-based Triune Systems, a developer mixed signal and power management ICs, is ramping one of its products to mass production. According to semiconductor foundry TowerJazz and Triune Systems, Triune is using TowerJazz's 0.18um TS18PM process for its products, which replace mechanical relays in HVAC, home automation, and industrial control systems. Expected volumes were not announced by the companies. Triune Systems is led by Ross Teggatz, who was previously at TI....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    RetailMeNot Rolls Out New App Update

    Austin-based online coupon site RetailMeNot has released newly designed iPhone and Android apps, the company announced this morning, which improves app navigation and adds personalization features. According to RetailMeNot, the features include highlights of offers from a user's favorite stores; new, visually appealing "Deals of the day"; and ability to find "trending" offers from its community....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Omnitracs Buys XRS Corporation

    Fleet management software developer Omnitracs, which is in the midst of moving to Dallas, said this morning that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation, a developer of mobile fleet optimization software. The deal is worth $178M. XRS develops software used by trucking companies to manage their fleets. XRS Corporation was owned by Trident Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures....Continue →

     
  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    Dell Invests In Software Defined Storage Developer Nexenta

    Round Rock-based Dell has made an investment in Nexenta, a developer of software-defined storage software used in data center environments. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Nexenta is based in Santa Clara, California.Continue →

     
  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    Freescale Targets Wireless Charging Market

    Is the market ripe for wireless charging? In an effort which may help with adoption of wireless charging, Austin-based semiconductor manufacturer Freescale has rolled out a number of wireless charging ICs and reference designs, which make it easier for electronics manufacturers to incorporate wireless charging into their products....Continue →

     
  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    Interactions Plans To Hire 1,000 In Austin

    Interactions, a provider of customer service and data entry services, says it is bolstering its operations in Austin, and plans to hire a thousand new employees at its Austin location by 2015. The company--whose clients include Hyatt, Best Western, Humana, LifeLock, and many others--said the employees will help support its virtual assistant solutions for Fortune 500 enterprises....Continue →

     
  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    Tyler Technologies Gets Win In Newport Beach, California

    Plano-based government software developer Tyler Technologies reported a win this week with the city of Newport Beach, California. Tyler said that the city is using its Munis enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Newport Beach is apparently replacing a legacy system with Tyler's software, which will serve around 150 concurrent users at the city.Continue →

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Perception Software Names CTO

    Austin-based Perception Software, a developer of product operations and management software for manufacturers, said yesterday that it has named Scott Harger as the company's new Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. Harer joins the company from IBM, where he was an architect in IBM's information management development organization. He also has served at Initiate Systems....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Green & Grow Gains $6M

    Austin-based Green & Grow Inc. (GCI), a developer of agricultural technology used to improve crops, has raised $6M in a series B funding. The funding came from Otter Capital. Green & Grow, which is led by Alan Sobba, says it is developing microbe derive by-products which helps improve the yield of many crops. The company is applying its technology for corn, soybean, and other crops. The company sells its product under the Agriplier name....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

    HID Global Drafts University Students To Incubate New Business

    Austin-based HID Global, the developer of identification and security products such as physical access control systems, RF identification systems, and other areas, is tapping MBA students at Orange, California-based Chapman University, to help the company enter new markets....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Gets $55M For Immunotherapy Efforts

    Houston-based Bellicum Pharmaceuticals announced this morning that it has raised $55M in a Series C funding, to go towards development of its cellular immunotherapy products. According to Bellicum, the funding came from RA Capital Management, LLC, Perceptive Advisors, LLC, Jennison Associates LLC (on behalf of certain clients), Sabby Capital, LLC, Ridgeback Capital Management, venBio Select, Redmile Group, LLC, AJU IB Investment and others....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Compare Metrics Becomes Edgecase

    Austin-based Compare Metrics has renamed itself Edgecase, and launched a new product aimed at online retailers. The company--which develops solftware tools to help retailers create online shopping and product discovery experiences--said its clients now include retailer such as Crate & Barrel, Urban Decay, Golfsmith, Rebecca Minkoff, Wasserstrom, and others....Continue →

     
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