Category: Technology

The new Comcast call center in the Christiana Corporate Center in New Castle County has opened its doors. The company in 2018 signed a 10-year lease for the 150,000 square-foot space at 400 Commerce Drive in Newark. The goal of the new center is to provide an employee-focused work space for customer service employees, who…

DuPont Electronics & Imaging (E&I) has signed an agreement to sell its Compound Semiconductor Solutions (CSS) business, which makes materials for electric motors. The $450 million sale to SK Siltron, based in South Korea, is expected to close by the end of 2019, subject to customary regulatory approvals for closing. The transaction follows a series…

Delmarva Power is sending crews, equipment, and expertise to Florida in the lead up to Hurricane Dorian. More than 140 employees and contractors will head south to help repair damages and restore power to customers as part of mutual assistance networks coordinating recovery efforts. “Energy companies from across the country have supported our responses to…

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has officially spun off from DuPont into an independent global operations management consulting firm. The new company will offer clients solutions to protect their employees and assets, improve the effectiveness of their operations, innovate more rapidly and advance the capabilities of their workforce. DSS currently employs more than 900 experienced operations…

With federal incentives, Dover locks in savings on solar power

A bright future is in store for those who get their electricity from Dover: Lower costs.  “It’s very good news,” Jim Robinson, the city’s electric director, said of newly approved plans to buy as much as 75 megawatts of solar power. “The price of panels has come down dramatically, and panels are much more efficient.”…

By Ken Mammarella Wilmington has launched a big initiative to share municipal data and information. The OpenGov portal, accessed with a purple link on www.WilmingtonDE.gov, “enables the public to view and download more information than ever before about city government,” according to a city release. “It serves to strengthen the public confidence in government,” Mayor…

Zip Code Wilmington has announced the appointment of Teri Quinn Gray, Ph.D. as the first female board member since the coding bootcamp launched in 2015. Gray is a global R&D operations and portfolio management leader at DuPont Transportation and Industrial and education advocate in Delaware. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Gray to our Board…

What does sustainable tech have to do with making money?

Technology may allow us to play Candy Crush while waiting in line or take slick Instagram photos of our breakfast, but it has greater possibilities than day-to-day convenience — one of them being the ability to save the environment. For business owners, this can be easy to forget. But if you think sustainability is all…

Wilmington’s LED transition is a first step to a smart city

On the surface, a project to replace 215 Wilmington streetlights with LED lighting is a first step toward next-generation energy efficiency.  But this celebrated technology upgrade signals a bigger potential change for Delaware cities. First, the new lights will be tied together into a network, allowing the power company to adjust them from a central…

The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) and the University of Delaware have entered into a research agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The arrangement, which is called a Collaborative Research Development Agreement (CRADA), allows the partners to collaborate in a “pre-competitive environment” to foster innovative biopharmaceutical research. “We are increasingly…