Thursday, October 27, 2005
Make It Work Receives $1M Angel Funding
Santa Barbara-based Make It Work reports that the company has raised over $1M in a Series A-1 venture funding from the Tech Coast Angels. Make It Work provides home computer and small business service and support. Make It Work will use the funding to expand its business and to hire, train, and retain its technicians. As part of the deal, John Harbison of the TCA will join the board. Make It Work reported that the funding came from all four Southern California chapters of the TCA. The funding is (More info...)

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QAD Founders Fund UCSB Computer Science Chair
Santa Barbara-based University of California Santa Barbara is reporting that Karl and Pamela Lopker, founders of software firm QAD, have established an endowment for chair of Computer Science at UCSB. The endowment will support teaching and research activities in computer science, part of the school's College of Engineering. The chair will be named the Venkatesh Marayanamurti chair after a former UCSB professor. The Lopkers were founders of QAD, a developer of MRP software for manufacturing firm (More info...)

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Nortel, Websense Team On Security
San Diego-based Websense and Nortel said this week that they are collaborating on a web content filtering solution for GSM/UMTS mobile handsets. The two firms have created a URL filtering and security solution that blocks malicious code and filters URLS from security, adult, and other undesirable content. The filtering technology is expected to be made available by the end of the year in Nortel's GSM/UMTS wireless packet core platform. The move comes as security researchers are increasingly focu (More info...)

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Language Weaver Rolls Out Upgrade To Translation Software
Los Angeles-based Language Weaver has rolled out an upgrade to its automated translation software. The developer of automated translation systems for the government and commercial sectors said that its statistical machine translation software improves translation output quality and reduces software initialization time. The company has also rolled out a customization tool to allow system integrators and users to customize the translation system. The customization tool is targeted at users who hav (More info...)

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Jazz Partners With Xpedion
Newport Beach-based Jazz Semiconductor and Milpitas-based Xpedion Design Systems said that the two companies have entered into a partnership. The two companies will work to deliver a model and simulation environment for next generation RFIC design, combining Jazz Semiconductor's CMOS process technologies and Xpedion's RFIC simulation tools. Jazz said that the combination will make dramatic improvements in completing chip tape outs on schedule and increase first time design success for RF Systems (More info...)

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