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IQMS readies for big leagues with first outside investment

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Paso Robles-based software firm IQMS has taken an outside investment for the first time in its 25-year history, raising an undisclosed sum from the same financiers who have backed Facebook, Expedia and Netflix. The company said Aug. 19 that Technology Crossover Ventures led the funding round with Banneker Partners participating. The terms of the deal […]

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iFixit taps its own mantra for new corporate digs in SLO

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Central Coast, Reprints, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

iFixit co-founders Luke Soules, left, and Kyle Wiens at the technology repair company’s new headquarters in San Luis Obispo. (Stephen Nellis / Business Times photo)

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Competition heats up in infrared market as Flir, Seek Thermal release smartphone products

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Flir General Manager Bill Terre shows the company’s new infrared phone app recording a cup of coffee. (Stephen Nellis / Business Times photo)

  This holiday season, two South Coast firms will compete to sell what could be the hottest gadget gift of the year: affordable thermal cameras for smartphones. Goleta-based Seek Thermal, the company founded by longtime infrared entrepreneurs Bill Parrish and Tim Fitzgibbons that has raised $30 million, said Aug. 19 that it will offer a camera […]

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Lynda.com hires public-company exec

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

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Semtech earnings on track after layoffs

By   /  Thursday, August 21st, 2014  /  Earnings, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Shares of Camarillo-based chipmaker Semtech Corp. were up 4.8 percent after the company announced stronger-than-expected sales and profits. Semtech, which uses a fiscal year that ends in January each year, said Aug. 20 that its second-quarter fiscal 2015 revenues were $145.7 million, up 10 percent from the previous quarter but down 12 percent from the […]

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IQMS taps venture heavyweights for capital infusion

By   /  Tuesday, August 19th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Paso Robles-based software firm IQMS has taken an outside investment for the first time in its 25-year history, raising an undisclosed sum from the same financiers who have backed Faceook, Expedia and Netflix. The company said Aug. 19 that Technology Crossover Ventures led the funding round with Banneker Partners participating. The terms of the deal […]

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Infrared firms face off in smartphone market

By   /  Monday, August 18th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Affordable thermal imaging is coming to a smartphone near you, with the South Coast emerging as a technology hotspot. Goleta-based Tyrian Systems, the company founded by longtime infrared entrepreneurs Bill Parrish and Tim Fitzgibbons that has raised $28.3 million, is changing its name to Seek Thermal and will offer a camera that plugs into smartphones […]

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