Monthly Archives: April 2000

WTC releases first statewide technology index report

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2000 Washington leads nation in creation of new high-tech industries Seattle – Washington state leads the nation in the creation rate of new companies and ranks sixth in the growth of technology employment by startup … Continue reading

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WTC gathering input for new initiative

With the MEMS Initiative entering its fourth and final year of funding, WTC is conducting research into new technical areas for its next initiative. Focus groups, consisting of industry representatives and university researchers, were recently conducted by WTC in the … Continue reading

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MesoSystems’ new "smart" coatings collect deadly airborne pathogens

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2000 WTC sponsors research in biological warfare detection systems Seattle – MesoSystems, a Richland, Wash. biotechnology, company has teamed with Buddy Ratner, UW Bioengineered Materials Program, to develop thermally responsive “smart” coatings for an air … Continue reading

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New material meets need for microwave communications

Microwave communications systems offer high-speed line-of-sight wireless data transmission for applications such as mobile telephony products, satellite broadcasting and defense communications. Components of the vacuum tubes that generate microwaves contain beryllia (BeO), which was recently listed as a hazardous material … Continue reading

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LizardTech focuses on high-resolution images for wireless networks

LizardTech, Seattle, is a developer of image compression software that gives users the ability to reduce the file size of large images by as much as 40 to 1 with no loss of resolution. This compression utility, called MrSID, allows … Continue reading

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