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Security in a heartbeat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A thumbprint to unlock a door. An eye scan to unlatch a vault. Both were once ideas of the future that may become things of the past if current research is successful. Sandia National Laboratories is collaborating with a New Mexico small business to test and develop a biometric security system based […]

Sandia debuts small-business partnership program

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories today launched a mentor-protégé program to assist small business development and enhance a company’s ability to build a solid foundation to compete for larger and more federal and industry opportunities. Sandia’s mentor-protégé program was unveiled during a small-business forum at the University of New Mexico Lobo Rainforest. More than […]

Containing a nuclear accident with ground-up minerals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a promising new way to prevent the spread of radioactive contamination and contain the hot molten mass that develops within a nuclear reactor during a catastrophic accident. During a three-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development project, a team of scientists discovered and patented a process […]

Sandia Labs manufacturing spinoff steps into national market

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Joe Beck and Eric Branson’s business grew so fast it took them a year just to find time to put up a sign. “It’s since gone way beyond our expectations,” said Beck, president and CEO of Albuquerque-based Advanced Manufactured Power Solutions, or AMPS. The custom manufacturing company builds battery packs, cables and […]

Sandia Labs to double assistance to small businesses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories will be doubling the amount of technical assistance it provides to small businesses, following legislation signed into New Mexico state law this year. The new law raises the cap on the value of services Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories can offer a company through the New Mexico Small […]

National security, science collaboration bolstered by new agreement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico are joining forces to bolster national security and advance science and engineering with an agreement signed this week. “Once we have that umbrella in place, it opens the knowledge cache of both institutions — our scientific researchers collaborating with UNM’s — so that […]

Sandia spiking tool improves artificially intelligent devices

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Whetstone, a software tool that sharpens the output of artificial neurons, has enabled neural computer networks to process information up to a hundred times more efficiently than the current industry standard, say the Sandia National Laboratories researchers who developed it. The aptly named software, which greatly reduces the amount of circuitry needed […]

Second Act: Sandia retirees band together to help small businesses with tech challenges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Retirement means different things to different people. To Mike Murphy it wasn’t about TV and golf, not after logging 40 years as an electrical engineer in the nuclear weapons program at Sandia National Laboratories. He wanted to put his experience to work. Murphy, who retired in 2009, was running his family’s cattle […]

Sandia Labs spending tops $1 billion on goods and services, economic impact booms in FY18

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories spent nearly $1.3 billion on goods and services in fiscal year 2018, with spending on New Mexico companies up by $55 million compared to the previous year, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. “We had a really good year and topping $1 billion with nearly half a […]

CRADA boom spurs innovation, collaboration with Sandia Labs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories signed more Cooperative Research and Development Agreements this past fiscal year than in any previous year this century, sparking dozens of new collaborations and potential technological innovations. “CRADAs are one of the crown jewels of the technology transfer industry,” said Sandia business development specialist Jason Martinez. “Sandia is out […]

Business partnerships, technology transfer efforts earn Sandia 4 regional awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories won four awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. The annual FLC awards program recognizes federal laboratories and their industry partners for outstanding technology transfer achievements. “New technologies and partnerships continue to emerge from Sandia, showcasing the labs’ talented workforce and our […]

Sandia Science & Technology Park celebrates 20 years, announces positive economic impact

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Sandia Science & Technology Park, home to 26 buildings, 47 companies and organizations and more than 2,050 jobs celebrated its 20th anniversary Friday and highlighted the park’s economic impact through 2017. Sandia National Laboratories Director Steve Younger joined Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller at SolAero Technologies Corp. to release findings of a […]

Sandia offers NM small businesses opportunity to thrive

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Offering developing New Mexico small businesses additional opportunities to compete and grow, Sandia National Laboratories has launched a 5 percent pricing preference for qualified companies. “Sometimes it’s challenging for small New Mexico businesses to compete with out-of-state companies or larger businesses,” Labs Director Steve Younger said. “We’re committed to New Mexico, and […]

Small, NM businesses key factor in Sandia’s 2017 economic impact

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories increased its spending with small companies in New Mexico and nationwide in fiscal year 2017, according to the labs’ latest economic impact report. “These annual numbers show that Sandia continues to make a positive impact on the New Mexico and national economies, particularly through utilization of small businesses,” said […]

Supplier open houses in first year create partnerships between Sandia, businesses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories employees probably haven’t wondered where the office products on their desks came from, but if they were to follow the supply chain, they just might find a story behind those pens and binders. All Schneider pens, for example, come from Stride Inc., an Albuquerque company where some employees with […]

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