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Co. Plays a Part in New Plane Production

AVIATION: Edge-Tech Supplies Molds and PartsEdge-Tech Design and Manufacturing has a seat on Icon Aircraft Inc.’s sporty little A5 aircraft — and it hopes to see revenue take off if aircraft sales do.

By Brad Graves August 22, 2014 1:32 p.m.   $$ Share
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Solar Company Aims to See Profits Come Through the Roof

ENERGY: Leasing Of Systems Is Backed By $90M Investment

Equal Earth Inc., a San Diego-based renewable energy company has received $90 million in funding to finance solar panel projects and it appointed digital media pioneer Jay Samit to its board of directors.

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Building Brings State-of-Art Touches to Sustainability Efforts

ENERGY: Recycled Water, Use of Biogas Result In Cost-Savings

It’s one thing to incorporate sustainable elements into a building to conserve energy. It’s quite another when a new office produces at least as much energy as it uses, creating “net-zero” energy usage.

Co. Maintains Confidence in Products, Pipeline

PHARMA: Arena Says Results May Take A Bit Longer Than Some Like

Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. has mapped out a plan to overcome heavy spending and stagnant stock values by developing new weight loss formulations and drug compounds to treat a variety issues from autoimmune disorders to nicotine addiction.

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Global Hawk Reaches 100,000 Hours Milestone

Aircraft from Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Global Hawk family of unmanned, high-altitude jets recently passed 100,000-hour mark doing what they were built for: combat and related operational support.

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Qualcomm Delegation Meets With Chinese Regulators

Qualcomm Inc. President Derek Aberle and a delegation from the San Diego company met Aug. 21 in Beijing with Chinese regulators in an attempt to resolve concerns raised by the Chinese government.

BAE Systems Gets Navy Ship Repair Contract Potentially Worth $78M

The U.S. Navy said on Aug. 25 that it awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a contract for dry-dock work to the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Lake Erie.

2 Navy Contracts Will Bring Work to Local Shipyards

The U.S. Navy announced two ship repair contracts Aug. 22.

Ligand Inks Licensing Deal With Georgia Co.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the signing of a commercial license agreement with Atlanta, Georgia-based Avion Pharmaceuticals LLC for the development and commercialization of four Captisol-enabled programs.

Imprimis Sees Opportunity in Cataract Surgery Drug Compound

PHARMA: Co. Looks For Broad Applications To Common Problems

A San Diego-based pharmaceutical company is hoping to grab market share in the ophthalmology space by combating expensive post-cataract surgery drugs with a cheaper and more efficient alternative.

Navy Selects 5 Vendors for Next Generation IT Network for Ships

The U.S. Navy chose five vendors to provide the next-generation information technology network for its ships, announcing the winners on Aug. 20.

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General Dynamics AIS Gets $19.5M Defense Contract

The U.S. Navy said on Aug. 18 that it awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $19.5 million contract for electronics that protect ships from missiles.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $240.7M Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $240.7 million contract for three Global Hawk unmanned aircraft of the Block 30 variety, according to an Aug. 15 Pentagon announcement.

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General Atomics Receives Contract for Aircraft Carrier Launch and Recovery Sytem

General Atomics of La Jolla said on Aug. 13 that it received an initial, sole-source contract to provide the electromagnetic launch and recovery systems to be installed on the second ship of a new class of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.

Local Beer Summit Tackles Ideas to Improve ‘Hops Highway’

BREWING: North County Efforts Currently Skewed to Production

Craft beer is now a significant economic generator in North County, but more can be done to put the region’s “Hops Highway” — the nickname for Highway 78 — on par with the impact now seen in places like the city of San Diego’s 30th Street “Craft Beer Corridor.”

Sempra Sales, Profits Going in Right Direction

ENERGY: Second-Quarter Net Income Up 9.8%; Key Project Gets Financing

Sempra Energy, San Diego’s second-largest company by revenue, is on track get bigger this year, both in sales and profits.