Here’s a roundup of recent news from Wisconsin’s high-tech industries:

—Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK), the Milwaukee-based seller of hardware and software that enables industrial automation, is forming a joint venture with Houston-based Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB), a maker of products for drilling and other tasks in the oil and gas industry. The new venture, called Sensia, plans to sell software-based automation products and services aimed at helping oil and gas customers improve their operational efficiency. Sensia will be headquartered in Houston and is expected to employ 1,000 people and generate $400 million in annual revenue.

As part of the… Read more »