AT&T, Verizon To Lead New Open RAN Consortium with $42M in Fed Funding and an R&D Facility in Dallas

by | Feb 13, 2024
The Open RAN Testing, Evaluation and R&D Center will be located in the Dallas area with a satellite location near Washington, D.C. The center will test and evaluate Open RAN hardware and software—which could help lead to the adoption of a more flexible, interoperable wireless infrastructure.
AT&T To Invest Up to $14B To Deploy Open RAN Wireless Network in Collaboration with Ericcson
by | Dec 5, 2023
"With this collaboration, we will open up radio access networks, drive innovation, spur competition, and connect more Americans with 5G and fiber," said AT&T's Chris Sambar.
‘Fablets’ and More: How SMU Snagged Lead Agency Role in Federal Texoma Semiconductor Tech Hub
On Monday, the Biden administration unveiled 31 U.S. Tech Hubs in the U.S., including the SMU-led Texoma Semiconductor Hub. Here's a deep dive into how Dallas landed its second federal tech hub in two months, who's involved, and what it could mean for the region.
New Fujitsu Global Vice President Is Based in Richardson
by | Oct 20, 2023
In his newly created role, Patrik Eriksson—who most recently was head of radio systems and technology at Ericsson—will lead Fujitsu's global radio portfolio and development strategy.
Annie Bogue, COO and head of sales and marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications, and Gustavo Mario de la Garza Flores, CEO of Vivaro. [Photos: LinkedIn]

Fujitsu Boosts U.S.-Mexico Bandwidth with New Dallas-Focused Network Deployment

by | May 9, 2022
Fujitsu’s Richardson-based network communications business is deploying its optical fiber multiplexing technology to increase the bandwidth for Vívaro Telecom’s newest network that plans to operate between Dallas and McAllen, Texas.

The move comes a month after Shingo Mizuno relocated from Japan to North Texas to serve as the president and CEO of Fujitsu's networks communications unit.
DI People: Dave & Busters, Fujitsu, Keurig Dr Pepper, Aurora Innovation, DHA, and More Make Leadership Moves
by | Apr 8, 2022
In this week's roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you'll also find news from Firehouse, Enseo, Cambium Learning, D Magazine, Lear Investment Management, Spacee, Envy Gaming, 5Q, Stream Realty Partners, Nanoscope, Crossplane Capital, Improving, TimelyMD and more.
Hurry, Innovators: Fujitsu is Accepting Entries Until Sept. 30 For Its Ninth Accelerator (This Year, Virtual)
by | Sep 23, 2020
For B2B startups in North Texas, the program is an opportunity to expand business with the world’s fourth largest IT services provider.
Dallas Invents: 147 Patents Granted for Week of May 7
by | May 14, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Bank of America's dynamic employee security risk scoring, Dolby Laboratories' optical system for image projectors, Freeflight Acquisitions' autonomous anonymity system, IBM's video sentiment analysis tool for video messaging,Peloton Therapeutics' methods of treating pulmonary arterial hypertension, Siemens Healthcare's image-based tumor phenotyping with machine learning from synthetic data, and STMicroelectronics' zero standby power for powerline communication devices

Dallas Invents: 136 Patents Granted for Week of April 23

by | May 1, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Hammond Development's system for enabling a communication device to remotely execute an application, Amazon's technology for job processing using a public service network, University of Arkansas' new white wine grape plant named "Opportunity," Textron Innovations' takeoff/landing touchdown protection management system, Tuesday Morning's cookware lid with basting projections, Olaeris' battery status and failure detector, 3i AVI's computerized exchange network, and an unassigned patent for hair-cutting techniques for an automated hair-cutting system.
Dallas Invents: 115 Patents Granted for Week of April 16
by | Apr 24, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 14 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: AT&T's augmented reality visual Wi-Fi signal, Bank of America's autonomous software containers, Genband's method for blocking notification messages during screen sharing, Linear Labs' brushless electric motor/generator, Sabre's tokenized data security, Phazr's window-installed wireless communications device, Conduent's method for video-based detection of drive-offs and walk-offs
Dallas Invents: 145 Patents Granted for Week of April 9
by | Apr 17, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patent activity out of 250 metros. 
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Dallas Invents: 129 Patents Granted for Week of April 2
by | Apr 10, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Velos Media's device for decoding a video bitstream; Apple's cylindrical compact computing system; State Farm's detection of anomalous computer behavior; Texas Instruments' estimation of time to collision in a computer vision system; USAA's monitoring systems and methods for personal safety; Toyota's smart necklace with stereo vision and onboard processing; and Watchguard's system for peer-to-peer operation of multiple recording devices
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Dallas Invents: 87 Patents Granted for Week of March 19

by | Mar 27, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Capital One's asset tracking systems US Concrete's concrete with a reduced surface drying time Toyota's integrated truck bed washing system MoneyGram's promotion generation engine for a money transfer system McAfee's system for calculating an object's trust level Dr Pepper/Seven Up's sweet taste improving compositions
Dallas Invents: 97 Patents Granted for Week of March 12
by | Mar 20, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 12 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: • Futurewei Technologies' foldable mobile device • IBM's cognitive geofencing • Lockheed Martin's aircraft laser detector • Uniloc's pedestrian traffic monitoring and analysis
Platooning trucks create “road trains” where two or more trucks follow each other closely. Paccar’s platooning light fence system may communicate to passenger vehicles that trucks are traveling as a team to discourage cut-ins or cut-offs. [Illustration: Fig. 1, Patent No. 10220768 via USPTO. Background: Dallas Innovates.]
Dallas Invents: 148 Patents Granted for Week of March 5
by | Mar 13, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 11 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: • Toyota's vehicle bumper damage indication • Bell's aircraft with manned and unmanned flight modes • University of Texas' methods for light-dependent gene regulation • Conduent Business Services' system for optimizing passenger pick up • Amazon's system for impairment issues of distributed hosts • Paccar's platooning light fence system for trucks
Dallas Invents: 110 Patents Granted for Week of Feb. 26
by | Mar 6, 2019
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 13 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: • Avaya's method for securing account access by verifying account with email provider • Asphalt Sciences' method of dissolving tire rubber • Bell's aircraft with autonomous and remote flight control capabilities • IBM's intelligent driving recommendation system • Toyota's systems for locally aligning map data • Verizon's wireless infrastructure with distributed fiber networks