Tuesday, May 3, 2016

IMS Health and Quintiles to Merge

DANBURY, CONN. & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- IMS Health Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:IMS) and Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (NYSE:Q) announced today that their respective boards of directors approved a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which the companies will be combined in an all-stock merger of equals transaction. The merged company will be named Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. Based on the closing of IMS Health and Quintiles common stock prices on May 2, 2016, the equity market capitalization of the joined companies is more than $17.6 billion and the enterprise value is more than $23 billion. The 2015 pro forma reported revenue for Quintiles IMS was $7.2 billion; adjusted EBITDA was $1.7 billion and adjusted unlevered free cash flow was $1.3 billion.

Chandra Thornton Receives 2016 Julie Klauber Award

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Keystone Systems and the Palm Beach County Library System (PBCLS) are happy to announce Chandra Thornton as the 2016 Julie Klauber Award Recipient. Thornton, an employee of the Palm Beach County Library System Talking Books Section for 11 years, will receive the award from her peers for “her enthusiasm to find new methods to serve our patrons” who are blind and / or physically handicapped.

Integro Technologies Reaches Milestone of 15 Years

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Integro Technologies, a leading machine vision integrator, is now in its 15th year. Thomas Campion, the founder and CEO of Integro Technologies, filed as a corporation on January 1, 2001 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Then, it was a one-man machine vision shop. Today, Integro Technologies has grown to 44 employees, with its headquarters in Historic Downtown Salisbury, North Carolina and 5 additional sales offices in VA, MD, IN, TN, and SC.

Friday, April 29, 2016

NC State Researchers Design Model to Design More Efficient Antennas

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a model that allows antenna designers to identify efficient configurations for antenna designs in minutes, rather than days. The model is designed to expedite development of next generation “multi-input, multi-ouput” (MIMO) antennas, which allow devices to get more use out of the available bandwidth.

The InnoVision Awards Organization Kicks Off 2016 Call for Entries

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The 2016 InnoVision Awards Organization is excited to announce that the 2016 Call for Entries has officially began and runs through Friday, June 10, 2016. The InnoVision Awards Program is South Carolina's premier awards program focused exclusively on celebrating and promoting technological innovation. InnoVision provides an opportunity for high visibility and exposure for your organization amid South Carolina's business community. Winners in each award category will be announced at the 18th Annual InnoVision Awards Dinner on November 3, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Greenville in Greenville, SC, where each finalist will be featured by video.

Build Your Happiness Toolkit Personal Wellness Program Scheduled for May 9

Free Workshop Provides Tools, Exercises, Practical Ways to Create Happiest Life

APEX, N.C. – North Carolina’s own Happy Fix® (www.happyfix.com) is continuing to give people the knowledge and nudges to live a happier life by presenting the personal wellness program “Build Your Happiness Toolkit” on May 9 at the Apex Community Center. This free workshop will be led by Stacy Menzies, chief happbassador (happiness ambassador) at Happy Fix and coordinator of the Triangle Happy Fix Meetup Group.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fayetteville State University Launches Merit Pages

ALBANY, N.Y. & FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Fayetteville State University has officially launched Merit pages, a tool that allows the university to celebrate student accomplishments in and out of the classroom. Used by more than 300 colleges in the United States, Merit allows institutions to recognize and promote accomplishments, and connect those achievements back to specific audiences that have a vested interest in each student.

ROK Technologies Selects Immedion’s Cloud to Ensure Reliability and Performance

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Immedion has announced that they were selected as the Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider of choice for Charleston-based ROK Technologies. ROK Technologies, an Esri Silver business partner and ArcGIS Server Application Service licensee, provides Cloud-based ArcGIS application development, hosting and managed services. They serve customers throughout the nation and in a variety of industries from government to healthcare.

SCRA Accepts New Companies

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- As part of its ongoing mission to foster high-tech economic growth in South Carolina, SCRA's SC Launch program has announced the acceptance of Upstate companies Fatsack Outdoors and SAI Global Technologies, Inc. into the program as client companies. Lowcountry company CodeLynx was accepted into the Resource Partner Network. Client companies are accepted into the SC Launch economic development program to receive mentoring and other support services. Accepted companies may also be eligible to receive matching grant funds or investments. Resource Partners provide business support services to SC Launch Client Companies.