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Making The Case

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

Qualcomm Sticks to Its Script, Despite Critics

TECH: It Reviews Costs, Builds Medical Portfolio

2015 might be the year that Qualcomm Inc. stops its relentless year-over-year growth. But what looks like a decline to some observers might merely be a metamorphosis.

Even in Texas, the Big Moves Keep Coming at Websense

How do you make a San Diego tech company all the more attractive for acquisition?

App and the Box: Piggyback Repackages Delivery Service

TECH: Company Sees Crowdshipping as An Evolving Business

John Renison admits that he doesn’t know all there is to know about computer code. What he does know, intimately, is the industry that he hopes to shake up.

Pico Digital Acquiring Key Assets of International Datacasting

San Diego-based Pico Digital Inc., a provider of multimedia delivery solutions to customers in the broadcast, cable, satellite, and broadband markets, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the broadcast products business from International Datacasting Corp., a technology provider for the broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema.

Turtle Beach Issues $5M Subordinated Note to Its Controlling Shareholder

Headphone and headset maker Turtle Beach Corp. said on April 23 that it issued a $5 million subordinated note to its controlling shareholder, SG VTB Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Stripes Group LLC.

Maxwell Technologies Plans to Sell $10 Million of Stock in Follow-On Offering

Maxwell Technologies Inc., a maker of heavy-duty capacitors for the transportation industry, said on April 23 that it planned to sell $10 million of stock in a follow-on offering.

Achates Power Opens Office in Detroit

Achates Power Inc., which is developing new diesel engine technologies at its Sorrento Valley headquarters, has opened an office in the Detroit metro area.

Qualcomm Posts Q2 Net Income of $1.05 Billion

Qualcomm Inc. reported net income of $1.05 billion, or 63 cents per share, on revenue of $6.9 billion during its second quarter, which ended March 29.

Edico Genome Collaborating With Intel Corp.

Edico Genome Inc., a La Jolla-based tech startup, announced Tuesday that it’s collaborating with Intel Corp. to speed up next-generation sequencing data analysis.

Company Uses Data to Build On Sustainability Practices

GREEN: Firm Follows Its Projects From Start To Beyond the Finish

Sustainability Matters is more than a company name to founder Kristen Victor. “I just truly care about the planet and future generations,” said Victor, who started Sustainability Matters six years ago in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood.

Getting the Lowdown

BUILDING: Mapping of Underground Infrastructure Is a Key Part of Infill Development

With most land zoned for construction already built out in San Diego County, the mapping of underground utilities is expected to ease the way for more sustainable urban infill development.

Company Knows the Score When It Comes to High School Sports

SPORTS: App Lets Fans Cover Games, Enjoy Friendly Rivalries

A Solana Beach app developer that offers play-by-play details of high-school sporting matches recently got some resources to expand the business — and some validation, as well. Doubtless the people at ScoreStream Inc. found it as welcome as a cool drink after a football drill under the late summer sun.

Activist Investor Pushes for Changes at Qualcomm

TECH: Company Confident In Its Corporate Structure

Qualcomm Inc. faces several chances to increase shareholder value, New York-based JANA Partners LLC said in a letter to shareholders on April 13, noting at one point that the San Diego company could profitably sell its chip-making segment.

Google Executive Joins Novatel Leadership Team

An executive search led Novatel Wireless Inc. to Google. The San Diego company said on April 15 that it hired a Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) executive to be its new executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Investor Suggests Ways Qualcomm Can Increase Its Value

Qualcomm Inc. faces several chances to increase shareholder value, New York-based JANA Partners LLC said in a letter to shareholders on April 13, noting at one point that the San Diego company could profitably sell its chip-making segment.