News

05/2009 – The Oakland Press

Transonic Combustion Inc. of Camalito, Calif., which develops new technology that will make auto engines cleaner and more efficient, is setting up offices in Oakland County. “Our team is developing a fundamental, cost-effective improvement in internal combustion efficiency,” said Brian Ahlborn, Transonic’s chief executive officer, who said the company’s ability to attract venture capital is making expansion possible.

05/2009 – VGGEN.com

Trion World Network’s MMORPG getting showcased this summer. If you’ve never heard of Trion World Network, don’t be all that surprised – they haven’t even released their debut game, Heroes of Telara. However, the developer and publisher today announced that the upcoming MMORPG will be showcased at their first E3 appearance later this year.

05/2009 – vcaoline.com

CAMARILLO, Calif., May 6, 2009– In its mission to dramatically improve fuel economy and cut carbon emissions, today Transonic Combustion, Inc. announced that it has raised a C-round of equity funding. Transonic will use the capital to further advance its patented technology, expand its technical team and facilities, and continue collaborating with global automotive manufacturers.

05/2009 – New York Times

Transonic Combustion, the Khosla Ventures-backed startup currently developing a high-efficiency fuel injection system that could lead to 100 mpg vehicles, said today it’s raised a third round of funding, though it declined to say exactly how much. Venrock, Rustic Canyon Partners and Saints Capital also participated in the round. The Camarillo, Calif.-based startup, which tends to be tight-lipped on many details of its business deals, will use the money to move its system closer to commercialization. Transonic’s technology is a new fuel-injection system that runs on high-compression diesel engines and minimizes waste heat while raising fuel economy, explains marketing director Eric Sharp. Once applied to engines, it can reduce emissions of NOx pollutants, such as the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide, by up to 50 percent.

04/2009 – Serious Materials

CHICAGO, IL — Serious Materials, the leading energy-saving building materials company in the U.S., today welcomed United States Vice President Joe Biden along with United States Senators Dick Durbin and Roland Burris and Mayor Richard Daley to its most recently acquired windows manufacturing plant in Chicago. Vice President Biden, whose support played a pivotal role in the passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), visited the high-performance window manufacturing plant to demonstrate his support for the creation of new green jobs through the American manufacturing of energy-saving building materials like SeriousWindows™ and SeriousGlass™.

04/2009 – Businessweek

With better-paid, better-trained operators working for foreign call centers, Indian consumers are often frustrated by the service they get.

03/2009 – DowJones

In what may be a solid return for its investors, disk drive maker SiliconSystems Inc. has been sold to Western Digital Corp. for $65 million in cash, giving the hard disk giant its first solid-state product.

03/2009 – C-SPAN

President Obama made remarks on investments in clean energy and new technology included in the budget from the Old Executive Office Building. Speaking before the president were Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Susan Hockfield, and Serious Materials Board Member Paul Holland.

03/2009 – Boston.com

In a weeklong blitz for his ambitious, but somewhat beleaguered budget, President Obama today is highlighting “clean energy” proposals. In advance of a meeting with entrepreneurs and research leaders, the White House released a “fact sheet” saying that the $787 billion stimulus bill includes $39 billion in energy investments at the Department of Energy and $20 billion in tax incentives for clean energy.

03/2009 – Vimeo

Serious Materials re-opens former Kensington Windows factory and re-hires ex-employees to manufacture energy-efficient, super-insulating SeriousWindows – helping to create green jobs for U.S.