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The Colorado Springs Economic Development Corp. has been working with the Colorado BioScience Association to establish a chapter of the organization in Colorado Springs. The Springs currently has more than 25 companies in the biotech industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing and laboratories.
The association’s first meeting was held March 28. Continue Reading BioScience Association creates Springs chapter

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Colorado State University has created a new bachelor’s degree in engineering education which will train engineers to be junior high and high school engineering and technology teachers.
The program requires students to earn an engineering bachelor’s degree with a concentration in engineering education before they can obtain their nationally accredited technology education teaching license. Continue Reading CSU has one-of-a-kind engineering teaching degree

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GPS device in shoes could ease parents’ worries

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Parents afraid of losing track of their children might want to consider purchasing a pair of sneakers with a GPS chip tucked into the bottom of the shoe.
The sneakers, which will be available this summer, were created by Isaac Daniel, an engineer who started working on the idea after his son was reported missing (the boy was safe). Continue Reading GPS device in shoes could ease parents’ worries

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Television for handheld devices gaining traction

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Technology that allows folks to watch television on a mobile device is generating millions of dollars in revenue, according to Frost and Sullivan research.
The market revenues for digital video broadcasting-handheld (DVD-H) technology totaled $60 million in 2006 and could reach $2.04 billion by 2010. Continue Reading Television for handheld devices gaining traction

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2006 Nanotechnology, flex fuel lead advances

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Nanotechnology and alternative energy sources fueled the Colorado technology environment in 2006. Alliances were formed with other cities to recruit high-tech companies, and an international partnership will create technological breakthroughs at Atmel and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Continue Reading 2006 Nanotechnology, flex fuel lead advances

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Self-serve HR programs fast becoming the norm

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Human resource departments are rapidly embracing technology systems to deliver services more efficiently and to improve the management of other programs, according to a study of major corporations in several industries.
Sixty-one percent of human resource managers reported a reduction in workload — some as high as 50 percent — as a result of employee self-service systems, which free them to focus on more strategic initiatives. The systems allow employees to sign up for benefits, change their benefit plans or write evaluations via a computer. Continue Reading Self-serve HR programs fast becoming the norm

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Planned job losses rise, hiring slowdown is next

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Spending and hiring in the technology sector grew this year, but a third-quarter spike in tech-sector job cuts might indicate that a slowdown is under way.
Planned job cuts announced by technology firms surged 74 percent during the third quarter to 50,957, up from 29,226 during the previous quarter. That is the highest quarterly figure since the first quarter of 2005, when cuts totaled 59,537, according to a report by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Continue Reading Planned job losses rise, hiring slowdown is next

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Celebrate Tech awards innovation, technology

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The Celebrate Technology awards showcased the best in Colorado technology by giving 12 awards for innovation, emerging venture, venture capital, breakthrough technology and manufacturing.
The ceremony was held earlier this month at the Pikes Peak Center, and roughly 300 people turned out for the event.
IP Commerce of Denver won for Colorado innovation. The software company allows banks and service providers to deliver payment services seamlessly to any business. The software can be used for hosting payments networks, connecting services, devices and applications, and breaking down the traditional barriers between financial institutions, payment service providers and business. Continue Reading Celebrate Tech awards innovation, technology

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Ramtron offering incentive to design with 30xx

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A Colorado Springs corporation is challenging design engineers to use its VersaKit-30xx development system to create new designs — and win $2,500.
Ramtron International Corp., a developer of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and integrated semiconductor products, launched the design contest to introduce engineers to its 8051-based microcontroller with nonvolatile FRAM memory. Continue Reading Ramtron offering incentive to design with 30xx

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Amnet in rare company among Microsoft partners

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When Amnet Inc. took over the information technology contract at Mitsui Advanced Media-America, the office of 40 ran on eight different servers, some of which couldn’t communicate with each other.
The company’s software and hardware was “antiquated,” said Amnet owner Trevor Dierdorff, and it was using a variety of operating systems, including Unix and Novell. Continue Reading Amnet in rare company among Microsoft partners

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