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Qualcomm Inc. Expands Reach in China With Shanghai Testing Facility

Qualcomm Inc. has opened a semiconductor test facility in Shanghai, part of an effort by the tech giant to increase its business presence in China.

Two San Diego Businesses Provide Components for Spacecraft

Two small San Diego businesses, Malin Space Science Systems and Vanguard Space Technologies Inc., provided components to the Osiris-Rex spacecraft launched Sept. 8 from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Sempra Energy Subsidiary Buys Mexican Wind Farm

A Mexican subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy has agreed to buy a 252-megawatt wind farm in the northern state of Nuevo Leon for $375 million, not including its assumption of debt totaling $477 million.

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Stone Brewing Taps Engels as New CEO

Escondido’s Stone Brewing Co. has named Dominic Engels as its new chief executive officer, effective Sept. 6, as current CEO and co-founder Greg Koch is promoted to a previously announced role as executive chairman.

Sullivan Solar Power Completes Work at 6 Schools for Encinitas Union School District

Sullivan Solar Power has completed construction of six solar projects expected to save Encinitas Union School District more than $21 million during the next 25 years.

Senomyx Receives Approval to Sell Flavor Ingredients in China

Senomyx Inc., a local biotech that makes flavor enhancers, has landed regulatory approval in China to sell two of its product ingredients: Sweetmyx SR96 and Bittermyx BB68.

Callaway Golf Acquires Toulon Design

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. said on Aug. 29 that it agreed to acquire Vista-based Toulon Design for undisclosed terms. Toulon specializes in putters.

Vista-Based McCain Inc. Agrees to Sell 100% of Its Shares to Swarco

The owner of Vista-based McCain Inc., which makes traffic control equipment for roads and highways, said Aug. 26 that it agreed to sell 100 percent of its shares to Austria-based Swarco.

NASSCO Receives a $511M Ship Building Contract for Two Vessels

General Dynamics NASSCO received a $511 million contract from Matson Navigation Co. Inc. to build two ships able to haul containers and other cargo on routes to Hawaii, the companies announced Aug. 25.

Cubic Corp. to Lease Space in Otay Mesa

Cubic Corp. is leasing a 39,000-square-foot facility in Otay Mesa to complement its Tijuana manufacturing space.

BAE Systems San Diego Awarded Second-Year Contract Options for Navy Ship Modernization Projects

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair is among seven companies awarded second-year contract options on U.S. Navy ship modernization deals.

BAE Systems Ship Repair Leases 100,000 Square Feet in Chula Vista

Driven by the U.S. Navy’s plan to station more ships in San Diego and its own plans to grow, BAE Systems Ship Repair recently leased more than 100,000 square feet of new space in the South Bay.

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Green Flash Brewing Plans November Opening for Virginia Facility

San Diego-headquartered Green Flash Brewing Co. has announced a Nov. 13 public opening for its new East Coast production facility and tasting room in Virginia Beach, Va. Fund-raising and related events are slated for the grand opening, and the company’s beers will officially start shipping from the new facility on Jan. 1, 2017.

GA-ASI Awarded $371 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force placed a $371 million order with Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. for 30 Reaper remotely operated unmanned aircraft.

Callaway Golf Announces Quarterly Dividend

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. declared a penny-per-share dividend on Aug. 10.