UM Develops Rechargeable Battery Technology To Extend Electric Vehicle Range

ANN ARBOR—A rechargeable battery technology developed at the University of Michigan could double the output of today’s lithium ion cells—drastically extending electric vehicle ranges and time between cell phone charges—without taking up any added space. By using a ceramic, solid-state electrolyte, engineers can harness the power of lithium metal batteries without the historic issues of

By |2018-08-16T12:49:18+00:00August 16th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, News|

Plex Systems Hires Hehl As Chief Sales Officer

TROY - Fred Hehl has been hired as chief sales officer for Plex Systems, which develops cloud Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution System software. Hehl brings more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing enterprise technology and providing mission critical cloud systems to businesses around the globe. “Fred brings deep enterprise software experience, an

By |2018-08-07T21:12:51+00:00August 7th, 2018|New Products / Contracts, News|

Networking Giant Cisco To Buy Duo Security For $2.35 Billion

ANN ARBOR - In the biggest tech exit in Michigan history, networking giant Cisco announced Thursday it will buy Ann Arbor-based Duo Security for $2.35 billion in cash and stock. The deal is expected to close by the end of Cisco's fiscal 2019. Duo is an authentication service that focuses on two-factor authorization, helping to

By |2018-08-06T10:06:09+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Featured, News|

HBPO To Add New Michigan Assembly Plant To Meet Demand From Electric, Autonomous Vehicle Manufacturers

TROY – HBPO, the auto industry’s largest global supplier of front-end modules, plans to add an assembly plant in Michigan and more than double employment in North America due in part to a growing demand from electric- and autonomous-vehicle manufacturers. In the last three years alone, HBPO has opened four new N.A. assembly plants and

By |2018-07-17T22:14:19+00:00July 17th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, News|

Report: Worldwide PC Shipments In 2Q Grew For the First Time in Six Years

STAMFORD, Conn. - Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4 percent increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the first quarter of year-over-year global PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012. All regions experienced some growth

By |2018-07-12T18:38:09+00:00July 12th, 2018|News|

Survey: Detroit Ranks Second Nationally In Tech Staffing Demand

DETROIT - Detroit ranked second in a list of top cities where companies plan to staff up their tech teams. A survey by Robert Half Technology shows 76 percent of Detroit tech hiring managers said they are expanding their teams. Some 83 percent said they are seeing more tech workers moving to Detroit to take

By |2018-07-05T19:59:48+00:00July 5th, 2018|News|

MITechNews.TV Coming To Your SmartPhone Soon

ANN ARBOR - MITechNews will be rolling out a streaming Internet video service later this summer we’re calling MITechNews.TV. It will feature live interviews with newsmakers around the state and country on tech topics and news for entrepreneurs. When the live portion of the show is over, the interviews will be available on demand from

By |2018-06-29T13:20:38+00:00June 29th, 2018|Featured, News|

Eaton Creates eMobility Business For Electrified Vehicle Technologies

SOUTHFIELD - Power management company Eaton is addressing increasing demand for high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies with the creation of its new eMobility business. With a focus on intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection, eMobility is poised to capitalize on a global vehicle electrification market projected to grow to 15

By |2018-06-26T19:47:48+00:00June 26th, 2018|Auto Tech, News|

Stryker Gets $2.6 Million State Grant To Propel $109 Million Medical Device Expansion

LANSING - Stryker Corporation, after getting a $2.6 million grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund, will expand capacity of its medical-device products with a $109-million investment at its 79-acre industrial site in Portage. In addition to the 253,000-square-foot expansion in southwest Michigan, the global medical technology manufacturer is expected to add 260 jobs by end

By |2018-06-26T18:49:56+00:00June 26th, 2018|News, Politics, Politics/Government|

Grand Rapids Group Seeks To Connect Cannabis Growers With Testing, Distribution, Insurance Needs

GRAND RAPIDS - As Michigan begins to license medical marijuana businesses, a new association seeks to offer an array of financial services to the industry. The Grand Rapids-based Michigan Cannabis Risk and Financial Association LLC wants to connect medical marijuana growers, processors, testing facilities, distributors and sellers with insurance and other professional services they need for their

By |2018-06-25T10:15:05+00:00June 25th, 2018|News|