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Spirits Were High and Professional Pride Was Even Higher at ViaSat's Impressive Launch Party

ViaSat Inc. means it literally when it says it’s throwing a launch party.

By Brad Graves June 5, 2017 3:15 p.m. share »

Lightning Brewery Owner May Go ‘Nano’ After Selling Equipment to Cismontane

Lightning Brewery owner Jim Crute may continue brewing on a smaller scale, after selling his Poway company’s manufacturing equipment to Santa Ana-based Cismontane Brewing Co. for an undisclosed price.

By Lou Hirsh June 5, 2017 3:11 p.m. share »
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Survey Shows Local Craft Brewers Not Crying in Their Beers

Competition for shelf and tap space may be tightening amid slowing growth, but business optimism among San Diego County’s craft beer brewers has not gone flat.

By Lou Hirsh June 1, 2017 1:59 p.m. share »
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Watch Co.’s Designs Are In-the-Park Home Runs

A San Diego-based watch company started by two 20-something brothers from Oregon is poised to grow its revenue by 150 percent this year following a partnership with Major League Baseball that led to the production of limited-edition watches using wood from old Yankee Stadium seats.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 1, 2017 1:53 p.m. share »

Tech Startup BLOOM Partners With London-Based Manufacturer

Solana Beach-based tech startup BLOOM, which uses algae harvested from lakes and other freshwater sources to make flexible foam for consumer and industrial products, has partnered with a London-based shoe manufacturer to develop shoes made from the sustainable material.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 30, 2017 11:22 a.m. share »

Seven Small Businesses in Line to Split Potential $600M in Navy Contracts

Seven small businesses are in line to split one-half billion dollars’ worth of work over five years, as the U.S. Navy awarded contracts for maintaining large ships at Naval Base San Diego.

By Brad Graves May 26, 2017 9:38 a.m. share »

GA-ASI, Northrop Receive Pentagon Contracts

Two major producers of unmanned military aircraft received contracts collectively worth approximately $700 million early this week. The Pentagon announced the two contract wins on May 16.

By Brad Graves May 16, 2017 3:54 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of May 15, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 15, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek May 12, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »

GA-ASI Awarded $221.6M Contract for Gray Eagle Aircraft, Equipment

The U.S. Army awarded a $221.6 million contract modification to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. on May 10, the Pentagon announced.

By Brad Graves May 12, 2017 9:36 a.m. share »

Federal Price-Fixing Investigation Nets Bumble Bee

San Diego-based Bumble Bee Foods LLC, which sells packaged seafood, has agreed to plead guilty to fixing the prices of processed tuna, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 8, 2017 12:38 p.m. share »

Carlsbad's Callaway Golf Reports Q1 Net Income of $26 Million

Callaway Golf Co. reported a “better than expected” first quarter, with net income of $26 million, or 27 cents per share, on net sales of $309 million.

By Brad Graves May 8, 2017 11:35 a.m. share »
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Coffee With A Perk

Running a digital marketing agency and starting a new company — not to mention preparing to get married — doesn’t faze Brandon Fishman.

By Sarah de Crescenzo May 4, 2017 1:22 p.m. share »
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Maxwell Technologies Names Kassir VP and GM of Energy Storage Products

Maxwell Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery solutions, announced the appointment of Thibault Kassir as vice president and general manager, energy storage products.

By SDBJ Staff May 1, 2017 4:45 p.m. share »

Cohu Inc. Reports Q1 Net Income of $6.8 Million

Cohu Inc. reported first quarter net income of $6.8 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $81.1 million. In the same quarter of 2016, Cohu (Nasdaq: COHU) reported a net loss of $1.7 million, or 6 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $65.8 million.

By Brad Graves May 1, 2017 3:37 p.m. share »

NASSCO Has Designs on Getting New Customer

General Dynamics NASSCO builds ships for two markets: the U.S. Navy and the commercial market. But now it’s doing preliminary work for a third customer.

By Brad Graves April 27, 2017 2:18 p.m. share »