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Transphorm secures GaN patents

By   /  Thursday, September 4th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Transphorm secures GaN patents

Goleta-based Transphorm, an energy-efficiency company spun out of UC Santa Barbara, said it has been granted two patents that it believes could cover as much as 60 percent of its target market in power-conversion electronics.

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Student housing provider makes $1M commitment to UCSB Athletics

By   /  Tuesday, June 24th, 2014  /  South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Student housing provider makes $1M commitment to UCSB Athletics

Tropicana Student Living, which operates dormitory-style student housing in Isla Vista, is donating $1 million to UC Santa Barbara’s athletics program over the next decade. The housing provider said it is giving $100,000 to UC Athletics for the 2013-14 year, with plans to donate that same amount every year until the $1 million-mark is reached. Read More →

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NSF awards $1.1M to UCSB for cyber crime research

By   /  Tuesday, June 24th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on NSF awards $1.1M to UCSB for cyber crime research

UC Santa Barbara researchers have received $1.1 million from the National Science Foundation to study how cyber criminals exploit smartphone data and how such misuse can be deterred. The funds will go toward research efforts spearheaded by UCSB computer science researcher Giovanni Vigna, director of the university’s Center for CyberSecurity at the College of Engineering. Read More →

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Op/ed: Providing law enforcement with the tools to fight gun violence

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Latest news  /  1 Comment

I am committed to working on legislation in Washington that will help us address some of the current systematic failings and provide law enforcement more tools in the toolbox to help prevent future tragedies.

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Letter: UCSB should take leadership role in Isla Vista

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter: UCSB should take leadership role in Isla Vista

Dear editor: As you mention in your May 30 column, Isla Vista is a unique situation. It is a very dense, student-dominated (and therefore non-permanent) population that is fairly effectively cut off from outside influences. I think, at the end of the day, UC Santa Barbara has to be the entity to step in. The Read More →

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Isla Vista tragedy shows the dark side of paradise

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Isla Vista tragedy shows the dark side of paradise

The densely packed student community has been rocked by two high-profile gang rapes, drunken riots quelled with tear gas and, on May 23, a bloody killing rampage that killed six innocent people and injured 13 others.

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New Venture Competition hands out prizes to UCSB startups

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on New Venture Competition hands out prizes to UCSB startups

A technology to make mobile phone GPS more accurate, a new seafood distribution system and a novel way to brand beer growlers at craft breweries were among the top winners at UC Santa Barbara’s annual New Venture Competition on May 22.

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