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UCSB joins nonprofit Alliance for Southern California Innovation

By   /  Friday, June 23rd, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on UCSB joins nonprofit Alliance for Southern California Innovation

UC Santa Barbara and six other universities announced the formation of the nonprofit organization Alliance for Southern California Innovation on June 22. Led by former California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and a board of directors including UCSB physics professor and vice chancellor for research Joseph Incandela, the group will work to support tech entrepreneurs and Read More →

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Cool Planet to move HQ, but will keep R&D in Camarillo

By   /  Thursday, April 11th, 2013  /  Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Cool Planet to move HQ, but will keep R&D in Camarillo

Camarillo-based Cool Planet Energy Systems, one of the fastest-rising startups in the region, may relocate its headquarters and build a factory in the Denver area. The company has designed a mechanical system that uses heat and pressure to turn feedstocks such as grass into gasoline-blendable fuels, generating a byproduct called biochar that can be used Read More →

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Transphorm gets $3.6M grant

By   /  Tuesday, October 4th, 2011  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Transphorm gets $3.6M grant

Transphorm, the Goleta-based energy efficiency firm backed by $63 million from Google and other investors, has received a $3.6 million federal grant to improve solar panels. Transphorm’s technology uses a semiconducting material called gallium nitride to drastically reduce heat waste in electronic systems. The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy went to Transphorm in Read More →

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Surf’s up at GaN: Transphorm reaches $63M funding mark

By   /  Friday, July 1st, 2011  /  Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on Surf’s up at GaN: Transphorm reaches $63M funding mark

Transphorm, an energy-efficiency-focused technology firm, recently secured $25 million in financing.

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