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BIOTECH: Illumina’s New Machine Does Actual Detective Workllumina Inc. has developed a technology that could transform the work done by crime scene investigators, helping to solve cold cases by uncovering the information hidden in degraded DNA.

By Brittany Meiling April 3, 2015 1:14 p.m.   Share

Cohu Inc. Reports Q2 Net Loss of $72K on Net Sales of $75.2M

Cohu Inc. — the Poway business that makes machines to test and inspect semiconductors — reported a net loss of $72,000 on net sales of $75.2 million for the second quarter.

Razer Acquires Ouya’s Software Assets, Hires Technical Team

Razer Inc., the venture-backed Carlsbad company that makes videogame hardware and software, officially announced July 27 that it acquired the software assets of Santa Monica-based Ouya Inc., which produces an Android game platform for the television. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Macphun’s Marketing Efforts Keep Its Software in the Picture

TECH: Fluid Sales Tactics, Strong Basics Sell Photo Editing Tools

Kevin La Rue knows the power of the soft sell.

EvoNexus Announces Application Period for Would-Be Incubators

Startup companies that hope to enter the EvoNexus incubators in San Diego and Irvine should warm up their computers and get ready to pitch.

Razer Acquires Software Assets of Ouya Inc.

Carlsbad-based Razer Inc. officially announced on July 27 that it acquired the software assets of Santa Monica-based Ouya Inc., which produces an Android game platform for the television. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Jeff Russakow Named CEO at Gimbal Inc.

Gimbal Inc. has a new CEO in Bay Area tech executive Jeff Russakow.

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Opoli Partnership Brings a Zero-Emission Fleet of Vehicles to San Diego

Opoli Technologies, a transportation app company in the rideshare industry in Southern California, announced a new partnership with BYD Motors Inc. to reduce traffic congestion and emissions in San Diego.

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Software Simplifies 3-D Printing

TECH: Co.’s Partnership With NIH Is Big Boost

Two-year-old Liam was hours away from his fifth heart surgery when cardiologist Dr. Peter Manning and his team decided to study a precise 3-D replica of Liam’s heart.

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Former Navy Personnel Find a Business Niche Beneath the Sea

TECH: Survey and Consulting Work Done For Companies and Navy

Kurt Nelson admits that his sales pitch might not seem all that attractive to the typical bank lending officer.

Company’s Software Grades On Curve, Hills and Highways

TECH: It Piggybacks On Telematics Systems To Rate Drivers’ Safety

Just how good a driver are you: Excellent? OK? Not so great?

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DJO Muscling In Consumer Market

FITNESS: New Device First Of Its Kind to Get FDA OK

DJO Global is launching a new device for fitness buffs that uses electricity and wireless technology to activate muscles.

Mitek Systems Inc. Posts Q3 Revenue of $6.4 Million

Mitek Systems Inc., creator of mobile check deposit technology, said Thursday it saw record third-quarter revenue of $6.4 million in the three months ending in June, up nearly 38 percent from the same period last year.

Qualcomm Confirms: More than 4,500 Jobs to be Cut

Wireless communications giant Qualcomm Inc. plans to lay off 15 percent of its staff as part of what it calls a “strategic realignment.” The company laid out its plan on July 22.

Speculation Abounds Preceeding Qualcomm's Q3 Earnings Call

The days before wireless giant Qualcomm’s third quarter earnings call have turned into a media circus, with outlets speculating on possible layoffs and whether the company might entertain a suggestion to break itself up.

Genomatica to Collaborate with Food-Processing Giant Cargill

San Diego-based Genomatica and Cargill have entered into a collaboration agreement to accelerate the production of renewable chemicals for industrial applications.