Finisar Considers $3 Billion Semiconductor Expansion Project in Sherman

by | Dec 7, 2022
A new plant, an expansion to its current 76-acre site, would produce wafers for semiconductor chips and create 700 jobs.
Maintenance Marketplace Startup Stellar Has Eyes on ‘Next Phase of Growth’ With New Name and New CTO
by | Oct 20, 2022
Dallas-based Stellar connects contractors with property managers in the single-family rental market. With $15M in funding to date, it's punching up its tech with new CTO Renaud Casanova—whose Silicon Valley background includes stints with Facebook and the San Francisco 49ers. "We're on a continued trajectory to build world-class software to power one of the market’s top managed maintenance marketplaces," says Founder and CEO Dustin Marx.
Sherman Picked for New $5B Silicon Wafer Plant, Bringing 1,500 New Jobs to North Texas
by | Jun 27, 2022
Beating out potential sites in Ohio and South Korea, the city of Sherman was selected today by GlobiTech for a new $5 billion, 3.2 million-square-foot silicon wafer facility. The plant could eventually produce more than 1 million silicon wafers monthly when production begins by 2025. It's Sherman's second big manufacturing win in a month. Just weeks ago, Texas Instruments broke ground in the city on new semiconductor wafer fabrication plants with a potential $30 billion investment.
Dallas Startup Lands Funding to Expand Its ‘Educational Metaverse’ Nationally
by | May 17, 2022
Dallas-based STEMuli was founded by CEO Taylor Shead to create a gamified 'metaverse' where kids can earn tokens and have fun while they learn. Piloted since last summer at Dallas Hybrid Prep, it's given both remote and in-class learning an avatar-packed boost. Now, with a new $3.25 million seed funding round, STEMuli aims to expand its metaverse platform in schools nationally.

With a New CEO at the Helm, Bottle Rocket Creates Three Leadership Roles

by | Apr 29, 2022
Addison-based Bottle Rocket has promoted three execs into the new roles as it eyes continued growth.

The leadership moves come after the experience consultancy and app maker began the year with a new CEO. Founder and former top executive Calvin Carter is working on a new, stealthy venture called Talon Labs.
Why Apple Chose Plano’s Argent Associates for Its Impact Accelerator Program
by | Aug 30, 2021
Apple selected Argent Associates to be one of the 15 Black- and Brown-owned businesses on its first-ever Impact Accelerator class. The goal: combating systemic barriers to opportunity, while advancing innovative solutions for communities most impacted by climate change. Founder and CEO Beatriz "Betty" Manetta reveals the secret to her company's success.
Apple Invests $410M in II-VI Inc., Supporting 700+ Jobs in Sherman and Other U.S. Cities
by | May 5, 2021
The optical tech firm produces iPhone laser technology that powers Face ID, Memoji, Animoji, and Portrait Mode selfies.
Follow the Money: ROBO Global Launches Healthcare ETF, Arteriors Gets ‘Significant Investment’
by | Jun 27, 2019
You’ll also find news from Align Capital Partners, Mark Cuban, Hidrent, TPG, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Apple, and in this roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving companies in North Texas.
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Distracted Driving: EdgeTensor’s AI Tech Keeps Drivers on the Alert

by | Sep 18, 2018
The “edge” in EdgeTensor comes from its use of Edge computing to drive the Dallas-based startup's technology.
Apple Investment Will Help Finisar Open Sherman Plant, Create 500 Jobs
by | Dec 14, 2017
The Sherman facility will be transformed into a high-tech center developing VCSEL chips and is expected to open in the second half of 2018.
Dallas Invents: 74 Patents Granted for Week of Oct. 24
Patents secured range from Amazon's inter-service network communication optimization to Robokind's system and method for controlling animated characters for lifelike interactions to Health Happy Pets' method for creating an animal litter that detects health conditions in felines.
Huawei Dials in on Goal to be Largest Smartphone Maker
by | Aug 2, 2017
Huawei shipped an estimated 38.4 million smartphones in the quarter, a rise of 20 percent over the same quarter a year ago

Startup CEO’s Challenge to Peers: Re-Invent Yourselves

by | Jun 13, 2017
Tiffany Ricks believes app makers must become more sticky, more useful, and help us better interact.
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Coppell ISD Using New Digital Tool for Personalized Learning
by | Oct 19, 2016
Coppell ISD has a new digital tool to better cater to students' individual learning styles.
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Do Lunch Different Challenge Aims to Raise $1.5M for Education
by | Sep 13, 2016
A Dallas-based startup has challenged employees at major tech giants to eat lunch with new, random co-workers.
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3 Things: Apple May Introduce a New Feature to Catch iPhone Thieves
by | Aug 30, 2016
Apple may introduce a feature that will help catch iPhone thieves, four DFW area startups will vie for "Startup of the Year," at Innovate! and Celebrate 2016, and Baylor Scott and White Health System has introduced text alerts to better reach high-risk and low-income patients.