Entrust Datacard In Shakopee Buys 300 Employee Hardware Security Business

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Entrust Datacard in Shakopee has completed its acquisition of nCipher Security, a hardware security division of the French company Thales Group. Entrust will inherit nCipher’s 300 employees with the purchase, whose terms were not disclosed.

NCipher Security is expected to strengthen Entrust Datacard’s ability to help clients secure data, verify identities and reduce hacking, viruses and other risks that can come from the cloud, internet of things devices and other digital products, officials said.”

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Why Computer-Chip Factories From The 1980s Are Still Going Strong In Bloomington

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“In the 1980s, a computer-chip manufacturer in Bloomington needed a new factory to make products that met the security demands of the federal government and military.

On a ridge just above the Minnesota River, near what is now the Mall of America, it built a plant with copper-lined walls to block electromagnetic radiation and prevent snooping. By the standards of the fast-moving industry, the factory should have outlived its usefulness and closed 10 to 15 years ago.”

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Digi International’s Performance Is Increasing Its Visibility

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Digi International, poised for a conference this week that will include 400 stakeholders and fresh off record first-half results in fiscal 2019, may have achieved the transformation CEO Ron Konezny envisioned when he took over in 2015.

Konezny led a job-shedding restructuring of Digi, which still makes and sells routers and other devices that connect solar arrays and agricultural and industrial equipment to the internet. However Digi is getting much faster growth from sales of software solutions and services that help end-user companies monitor performance and replace parts before they expire or act up.”

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Drone-For-Selfies Hits $100k+ On IndieGoGo

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AirSelfie announces the launch of the preorder campaign for the AIR PIX, the next generation of the original AirSelfie, engineered with more features for a revolutionary new user experience that will change selfie taking forever. AIR PIX is the brand new personal selfie photographer that can autonomously capture every moment in life just while it’s happening. It fits in your pocket and is always ready to shoot anytime, anywhere from a cool new perspective, impossible with a handheld camera.”

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UMN Researchers Pair Soft Robotics With Textiles

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“At last week’s Smart Fabrics Virtual Summit, sponsored by IFAI, Brad Holschuh, Ph.D., assistant professor of wearable technology and apparel design in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota (UMN), gave a presentation titled, “Soft-Robotic Textiles Using Integrated Active Materials.” In his talk, he noted the many materials and their capabilities that can be useful in soft robotic applications, particularly in shape memory functions.”

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Proto Labs Unveils New 200k Sq. Ft. Brooklyn Park Facility

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital manufacturer Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) is celebrating its 20-year anniversary with today’s grand opening of its state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, Minn. The 215,000 sq. ft. CNC machining facility, which currently houses nearly 300 mills and lathes, is Protolabs’ eighth manufacturing plant in the United States, and 12th globally.”

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[UPDATED] State Regulators OK Google Electricity Contracts For $600M Becker Project

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Updated 5/15/19 1:00pm CST: State regulators OK Google electricity contracts for $600M Becker project.

Updated 3/27/19 12:45pm CST: Sherburne County votes to grant Google a tax abatement worth about $7.8 million over the 20-year period.

Updated 2/25/19 9:30am CST:  Google wants Sherburne County and the city of Becker to waive 20 years worth of future taxes, a $15m tax abatement, and a $20m state bond.

Originally posted via Star Tribune on 1/10/2019 titled: “Google Is Looking At Becker, Minn. For A $600m+ Wind-Powered Data Center ”

“Google is looking at Becker to build a giant data center that would cost at least $600 million and be powered by two dedicated wind farms.

The data center, essentially a big building full of servers, was disclosed Thursday in a regulatory filing by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, which is playing a big role in the project. The Google server farm would create about 50 full-time tech jobs and around 2,000 construction jobs over 18 to 24 months.”

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