Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush, a former business and technology journalist for such publications as the Traverse City Record Eagle, Crain's Detroit Business and WWJ News Radio's GLTR, is now Director of Media Relations and Managing Editor, University News Bureau. He also is editor of the Engineering Society of Detroit's Technology Century website, plus a co-host of M2 TechCast on the PodcastDetroit Network.

Compuware Completes Data Processing Acquisition

DETROIT—Mainframe software developer Compuware Corp. announced it has the completed its acquisition of the assets of Little Falls, N.J.-based Innovation Data Processing as of Jan. 1. Innovation Data Processing was founded in 1972 and was the first independent software vendor to develop a mainframe storage and backup product. Since that time, the company has expanded

By |2020-01-11T17:47:03-05:00January 11th, 2020|News|

Lear Invests In Silicon Valley Autotech Ventures

SOUTHFIELD—Tier 1 auto supplier Lear Corp.  announced an undisclosed investment in Menlo Park, Calif.-based Autotech Ventures to support startups developing new mobility technologies. The investment is being made through Lear Innovation Ventures, which was launched a year ago, to identify advanced development teams and early stage technologies and provide direct capital to innovation initiatives. Autotech

By |2020-01-11T17:47:04-05:00January 11th, 2020|Auto Tech, ESD|

Bollinger Files For Patents On Medium-Duty Electric Trucks

FERNDALE—Bollinger Motors announced it has filed for patent protection for its all electric, all-wheel drive, Class 3 vehicles. The scope of the patent includes the entire vehicle, and gives particular emphasis on the specific arrangement of major components and subsystems. “Our team has created a vehicle that’s engineered and packaged unlike anything ever built,” said

By |2020-01-11T17:47:04-05:00January 11th, 2020|Auto Tech, ESD|

In Third Year, Lawrence Tech Nursing Program Earns Accolades

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been ranked in the top third of Michigan nursing education programs — even before the program has graduated its first students. In only its third year, LTU’s nursing program was ranked No. 22 among 79 nursing education programs in Michigan, according to Nursing Schools Almanac,

By |2020-01-05T15:29:31-05:00January 5th, 2020|ESD|

New Fintech Practice Leader At Altimetrik

SOUTHFIELD—Altimetrik Corp., the Southfield-based IT and engineering consultant, announced the hiring of Amit K. Singh as practice head for financial services, fintech and payment. Reporting to Altimetrik COO Raj Sundaresan, Singh will focus on business transformation initiatives for clients in the financial services industry. “The financial services industry is being disrupted at an unprecedented pace

By |2019-12-23T09:46:58-05:00December 21st, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Continental Establishing Smart Mobility Center In Auburn Hills

AUBURN HILLS—The future of intelligent transportation has been installed at three intersections in Auburn Hills by the United States unit of the German auto supplier Continental. Continental officials this week announced the establishment of a new technology proving ground, the Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub in Auburn Hills. The hub includes the installation of

By |2019-12-23T09:46:58-05:00December 21st, 2019|Auto Tech|

J.D. Power Buys Auto Sales Software Unit

TROY—J.D. Power, the Troy-based provider of data analytics and consumer intelligence, announced the acquisition of Trilogy Automotive, the automotive software division of Austin, Texas-based Trilogy Enterprises. Terms were not disclosed. Trilogy’s software-as-a-service-based lead management software will be integrated into the auto dealer software system marketed by J.D. Power’s Autodata Solutions division, expanding the capabilities and

By |2019-12-23T09:46:58-05:00December 21st, 2019|Auto Tech|

LTU students look to solve future problems in federal ‘Grand Challenge’

SOUTHFIELD—Four Lawrence Technological University students won top prizes in a federally sponsored research competition to help solve some of the “Grand Challenges” of civilization in the 21st Century. The Grand Challenges of Engineering program was developed by the National Academy of Engineering and top engineering schools out of the NAE’s 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering to educate

By |2019-12-23T09:51:30-05:00December 19th, 2019|ESD, STEM|

Flint’s Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy To Be Purchased By OptumRx

FLINT—Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, a provider of specialty pharmacy and infusion services, will be purchased by Eden Prairie, Minn.-based OptumRx, the pharmacy care business of Optum, a unit of the health insurance giant United Health Group, for $4 a share in cash and assumption of outstanding debt, valuing the company at about $300 million. Diplomat stock

Compuware To Acquire New Jersey Data Protection Company

DETROIT—Compuware Corp., the developer of mainframe software, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Innovation Data Processing, a Little Falls, N.J.-based provider of enterprise data protection, business continuance and storage resource management products and services serving the mainframe market. The transaction is expected to close within the next quarter. It will be

By |2019-12-15T16:02:15-05:00December 15th, 2019|Announcements/New Products, New Products / Contracts|