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Co.’s Printing Technology Gives It New Capabilities, New Focus

Forecast 3D liked its new, industrial-sized printing machines so much, it got more.

Qualcomm and Apple Playing With Fire in Lawsuits

LEGAL: Key Legal Rulings Are Expected in 2019

Qualcomm Inc. and Apple Inc.’s all-out patent war faces a legal crossroads next year.

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LRAD Makes $3.2M Sale

Rancho Bernardo-based LRAD Corp. said it received a $3.2 million order from the National Guard for an undisclosed number of 100X MAG-HS kits, one of its high-decibel sound systems able to send intelligible communications over very long distances.

Co. Catches the Fish, Then Tries to Hook Customers

FISHING: Awarded Grant To Promote Consumption Of Wider Selection of Fish

One fish, two fish .... The Dr. Seuss storybook title pretty much sums up how Dave Rudie came across his latest fish discovery: opah.

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GA-ASI to Build Aircraft for Australia

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced it has reached a deal to provide its MQ-9 unmanned aircraft to Australia. GA-ASI builds its Predator family of aircraft in Poway.

San Diego Defense Sector Benefits From New F-35 Order

San Diego County stands to get approximately $450 million worth of work from the Pentagon’s latest order for F-35 Lightning II aircraft, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter. The main beneficiary is Northrop Grumman.

Calpine Receives $67M Navy Energy Deal

San Diego-based Calpine Energy Solutions LLC received a three-year, $67.3 million contract to deliver retail electricity and ancillary services to U.S. Navy bases in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maryland and California.

Partnership Lets S.D. Startup Put Sensors on Blockchain

Conectric, a San Diego startup, started off designing sensors to reduce hotels' energy costs. Now, it's developing a blockchain IoT solution with a Swiss company.

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Sempra Interests Stretch From Trade to Climate

ENERGY: With Most All Moves Regulated, Co. Weighs In on Issues

Lighting San Diego’s homes. Moving electricity around California and Texas. Sending natural gas through pipelines. Building infrastructure to export liquefied natural gas to foreign ports. Those are only part of what Sempra Energy does to stay in business.

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Sempra Earns $274M in Quarter, Signs Customers to Baja LNG Plant

Sempra Energy reported earnings of $274 million, or 99 cents per share, on total revenues of $2.94 billion in the third quarter of 2018. It also announced new customers for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export business.

Kratos Earns $1.7M on Revenue of $159M

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc., which builds electronics and drones, reported net income of $1.7 million, or 2 cents per share, on total revenues of $159.4 million in the third quarter.

Co. Seeks to Cover Public Policy Bases

TECH: Qualcomm’s Tech Operates in Heavily Regulated Climate

With its $6 million lobbying budget for 2018, Qualcomm Inc.’s spending to date far outpaced its industry peers.

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Cohu Starting to Achieve Synergies After Acquisition

Cohu Inc. reported net income of $4.8 million or 16 cents per share on net sales of $86.2 million during the third quarter. The Poway based corporation also offered an update on its acquisition of Massachusetts-based Xcerra.

Solar Turbines Changes Manufacturing, R&D

PRODUCTION: 3-D Printers Used in Work, Experimentation

The old image of manufacturing — of wrenches and grubby factory floors — needs a reboot.

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RF Industries Sells Comnet

RF Industries Ltd., the Miramar area manufacturer that specializes in electronic interconnect products, said Oct. 31 that it sold its Comnet Telecom Supply subsidiary for $4.2 million in cash.

S.D. Agtech Startup Teams up with Microsoft

SlantRange, a company that builds drone sensors and software for crop monitoring, struck a partnership with Microsoft.

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