News Article | November 3, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: AWR) will distribute the new Intel® Quark™ processors that Intel unveiled today at its Internet if Things (IoT) Insights event in San Francisco. The new Intel Quark microcontroller D1000, Intel Quark microcontroller D2000 and the Intel Quark SE microcontroller announced today are designed to bring low-cost connectivity, integration and compatibility to the next wave of intelligent things. “We are pleased to add the newest Intel Quark microcontrollers for next-generation embedded and IoT devices," said Aiden Mitchell, vice president of semiconductor marketing at Arrow. “Arrow Electronics is uniquely positioned to support customers with the design, integration, software and connectivity features of their applications built on Quark.” Intel Quark technology extends intelligent computing to devices requiring lower power consumption for sensor input and data actuation applications. The newest Quark processors unveiled today provide flexible, low-power computing for a wide variety of small-form-factor applications. They also come equipped with software- and hardware-based security features designed to protect data from the edge to the data center. “Expanding our Intel Quark brand will enable new IoT devices to enter the market,” said Tanya Pelletier, senior product manager, Intel Quark Solutions Division. “Arrow can help get our products into the engineer, developer and maker communities working on intelligent products and services.” The Intel Quark microcontroller D1000 is currently available for purchase on www.Arrow.com. The Intel Quark microcontroller D2000 and the Intel Quark SE microcontroller will be available for purchase on Arrow.com in early 2016. Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries. Intel and Intel Quark are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
News Article | November 23, 2014
We're happy to share Built In Colorado’s first ever ‘Top 100 Digital Companies’ list. The list catalogues Colorado’s top 100 employers in digital tech and shows an industry that has changed enormously in the last 10 years. 22 percent of the ‘Top 100’ companies have been around for less than five years and 51 percent have been around for less than 10 years. In total, the top 100 companies employ 10,523 people, an enormous sum considering how young many of them are. In response to the report, Governor John Hickenlooper said: "The trends in this data confirm the growth we have seen over the last few years — Colorado's technology landscape continues to grow at a very rapid pace and be a critical component of our economic success. We are thrilled so many digital companies are calling Colorado home and providing our workforce with fantastic employment opportunities in technology and so many other related industries." Reflecting Colorado’s strength developing enterprise products, 46 percent of the top 100 companies are focused on software and 20 percent are focused on B2B Web. Indeed, seven of the top 10 biggest tech employers in Colorado are B2B businesses. Of the top 10 biggest digital tech employers in Colorado, seven were formed slightly before or after the 1999 Internet bubble. For example, the largest digital tech employer in Colorado, HomeAdvisor was formed in 1999. The dotcom bubble is infamous for the companies that burst with it, but many viable companies also formed at that time, survived when things got tough and now are flourishing. The top 100 digital tech employers are backed by almost $2.4 billion of investment. Investment in Colorado tech companies in recent years has been surging and breaking through records. Lately, growing venture capital investment across the United States has inspired a lot of talk about a second Internet bubble. If such a bubble does burst, the heft of Colorado companies focused on enterprise products — businesses that tend to be sustained on underlying revenue rather than speculative venture capital — should maintain their employee base better when the money dries up. That should help Colorado tech sail through any headwinds coming. "As we look into our digital community, the scale, growth and most importantly, the velocity of our digital work force continues to substantiate Colorado as the digital hub between the coasts," said Erik Mitisek, CEO of the Colorado Tech Association. "With over 10,000 workers in the Top 100 companies, our digital economy is a clear economic leader for Colorado." HomeAdvisor, a marketplace for home remodeling professionals, is the largest employer in Colorado with 843 employees. That company has grown steadily since its founding in 1999 and was acquired by IAC in 2004. TriZetto, a health care IT company, is the second largest digital tech employer in Colorado with 801 employees. It was bought in September 2014 for $2.7 billion by Cognizant, an IT and consulting company. Mercury Payment Solutions, a merchant payment system company, is the third largest employer in Colorado with 650 people. It was acquired by Vantiv in May 2014 for $1.65 billion. Zayo Group, a broadband infrastructure company, is the fourth largest digital tech employer in Colorado with 506 employees. Forming only recently in 2006 the company already had an IPO in October 2014 and before that raised an enormous $823 million in venture capital. Rally Software, a SaaS Agile software development management company, is the fourth largest employer in Colorado with 344 people. Founded in 2001, Rally Software had an IPO in 2013. Interested in working for one of these rapidly growing tech companies? Check out who's hiring and apply TODAY!
News Article | March 22, 2014
Whether you need to put a kid through college or you’re tired of rocking Ramen noodles every night for dinner, you’ve come to the decision that you might need to find a supplemental job. Ideally, you’d like to find a flexible job within your career field — something that you can do around your current nine-to-five schedule. In our increasingly digital and connected world, there are a variety of side jobs that can be performed remotely from home or that offer flexible schedules, enabling the "side gig" to become a viable source of additional income (provided that your current company does not require you to sign a non-compete agreement). Here are four fields to consider if you're trying to pad your paycheck. If you want to release your inner Kerouac, you can flex your writing muscles as a side job. Writing opportunities abound online, depending on your previous experience and skill level. You can pen anything from a how-to blog post to a ghostwritten manifesto for the hottest new startup in town. Writers are always in demand, and not just for the usual suspects (media companies, publications, etc.); a number of fields utilize writers — marketing, social media, public relations and education, to name a few. Getting your foot in the door can be the trickiest part, but once you're in, establishing a network and a solid portfolio of your work can help you rise through the ranks. Degrees/Experience Required: Some writing jobs will require a bachelor’s degree, while others will prefer a degree in journalism. If you specialize in a certain style of writing (such as medical writing, for example), you may need advanced degrees. One important thing to consider: When you’re a writer, experience often counts for more than education — and who you know is also a factor. Writing for other magazines, websites or blogs can often open doors faster than a 4.0 GPA. Working your way up from smaller, niche publications to establish a premise for your work is one way to get the ball rolling. Be prepared to provide a variety of writing samples, or even to complete an assignment or two before landing your first job. Types of Jobs Available: Unless you’re facing daily deadlines, you can write whenever you want, especially if you get "inspired" at 3 a.m. Writers are hired for both full-time or part-time jobs, but many writers choose to freelance for a variety of companies, allowing them to completely customize their schedules. Job titles in the writing field include technical writer, blogger, freelance writer and freelance editorial assistant, among others. One of the most popular remote jobs, medical coding helps physicians and health organizations receive reimbursement from insurance companies; it is a key piece of the medical billing process. Medical coders are the financial side of the medical field, often detail-oriented and possessing strong communication skills. Degrees/Experience Required: Each job in the medical coding field can have its own specific requirements. Almost all require a high school degree, while others want potential job candidates to have more advanced degrees in nursing and medical coding certification. Solid data-entry skills are a must, along with the ability to read and interpret health records. Coders must generally possess a thorough knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology, as well as familiarity with insurance plans and regulations. Here's a helpful checklist of resources to familiarize yourself with if you're interested in the field. Types of Jobs Available: When you’re a coder, you control when and how you work. Medical coders can choose from full or part-time jobs, as well as enjoy flexible schedules, work-from-home and per diem opportunities. Some jobs available in this field include medical records clerk, claims analyst, inpatient medical coder and coding specialist. If staring out at a sea of faces in a classroom isn’t your thing (but teaching still is), you can find your groove as a tutor. Providing a one-on-one learning experience for students of any and all ages, tutors often provide assistance in specific subjects. Degrees/Experience Required: To work as a tutor, you’ll most likely need a bachelor's degree, along with any degrees affiliated with your area of expertise. Most employers prefer tutors to have previous tutoring and/or teaching experience. Types of Jobs Available: Tutors typically work around a student’s schedule, so after school, evening and weekend appointments are common — it's important that you're willing to accommodate this type of work schedule. But tutors are no longer limited by location; many teach their students virtually, allowing a student in Burbank, Calif., to learn how to multiply mixed fractions by lessons from a tutor in Boise, Idaho. Job titles that are commonly associated with tutoring jobs include regional tutoring coordinator, SAT (or other standardized-test-specific) tutor, education and training assistant and homework help center associate. As visual creatures, graphic designers create images that help convey the needs of their clients. Whether it’s to promote a company’s service or product, or help to create or hone a brand’s identity, graphic designers bring their artistic skills, knowledge of trends and creativity to the table. Degrees/Experience Required: Experience and an expert eye for the 'next big thing' is what potential employers are looking for when hiring graphic designers. While some companies require a bachelor's degree and agency experience, all graphic designers should be fully fluent in programs such as Quark and the Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.). Similar to writing, graphic design is another field where your portfolio, connections and prior experience may weigh more heavily than education, depending on the job or specific client. Types of Jobs Available: Graphic designers can work either full-time or part-time positions. They can opt to work remotely or in an office, depending on the job. Many times, the available positions are contract jobs, ranging from a few months to up to a year or more. Some job titles associated with graphic designers include art director, commercial artist, mobile visual designer and creative director. By focusing on your workplace skills and expertise, you can easily find a job that helps to supplement your income and adds fresh work experience to your resume — you may even eventually turn your side hustle into a lucrative full-time gig. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. The Mashable Job Board connects job seekers across the U.S. with unique career opportunities in the digital space. While we publish a wide range of job listings, we have selected a few job opportunities from the past several weeks to help get you started. Happy hunting!
News Article | November 17, 2014
The stylish device for women will give wearers access to Google, Facebook and Yelp, and will come with a two-year AT&T data plan. Intel's fashionable MICA smart bracelet will be available in time for Christmas. The giant chip maker for several months has been touting the MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) bracelet as an example of what it can do in the fast-growing wearable device market and how such products can be designed to look good as well as offer connectivity. However, neither Intel nor Open Ceremony—the high-end retailer that worked with the chip vendor in designing the bracelet—released much information on MICA, including all the features it would have or when it would hit the market. They said the device would sell for less than $1,000. Now, just more than a week before Thanksgiving, the companies are giving the industry and possible buyers a closer look at the bracelet, which features gems such as pearls, lapis stones, Russian obsidian and Tiger's Eye, black and white water snake skin, 18 karat gold plating and a curved sapphire glass touch-screen display.The MICA will go on sale—in the United States only—in early December, and sell for $495. Buyers can get the device at Opening Ceremony New York and Los Angeles, select Barneys New York locations, and online at www.OpeningCeremony.us and www.Barneys.com The piece of jewelry for women will enable wearers to receive text messages and notification of incoming mail, and they can dismiss the notifications or response with quick replies. There also will be event notification based on Google Calendar and Facebook appointments and reminders that are powered by TomTom and Intel and are based on the wearer's location. The MICA will feature a vibration to signal the user of an incoming alert. Users also will get access to local search and restaurant locations through Yelp, while security features include remote access and locking, and technology to help locate the device. In addition, wearers can configure it through a Web-based portal, and all this can be done without having to connect to a smartphone. The $495 price includes two years of wireless service with AT&T provided by Intel. The device offers up to two days of battery life. Ayse Ildeniz, vice president and general manager for business development and strategy for Intel's New Devices Group, said in a statement that "MICA captures Intel's philosophy that technology should enhance jewelry in order to make wearable technology truly 'wantable,' in addition to seamless and productive." Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has made new growth markets like the Internet of things (IoT) and wearables a priority for the chip maker, which is still trying to get solid footing in smartphones and tablets after admittedly being slow to respond to the trend toward mobile devices over the past several years. The company has created an IoT business unit and the New Devices Group, and has worked on other wearable technology, including smartwatches—after buying Basis Science in March—and BioSport In-Ear headphones, in conjunction with SMS Audio. The company last year launched the Quark family of small, low-power systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) for wearable and IoT devices. For Intel, the wearable technology space is not only good for the devices that will sport its chips, but also the billions of transactions they will generate every day that will need to leverage the data center infrastructures that rely heavily on Intel technology. Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group, said during the Intel Developer Forum in September that the 1.9 billion smartphones worldwide generate as many as 1 trillion transactions a day, but that by 2017, the amount of data created by smartphones will be surpassed by that generated by wearable devices, which will account for more than one-half the data created. Intel's MICA is part of a growing trend among vendors to make wearable technology that is stylish and functional. For example, Hewlett-Packard earlier this month introduced the MB Chronowing luxury smartwatch , designed in conjunction with fashion designer Michael Bastian.
Quark Inc | Date: 2013-09-12
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