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Qualcomm Executives Get Hefty Stock Awards to Stay Put

Saying that other companies are “aggressively” using Qualcomm Inc.’s executive suite as a source for talent, Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM)’s board has awarded new compensation packages for key executives.

By Brad Graves January 25, 2015 4:12 p.m.   Share

Local Exec Helped Get Firm’s Technology Into Airliner Search

Fugro Pelagos Inc., a Dutch company with San Diego ties, is applying its tech skills to unravel one of the biggest mysteries of 2014: the location of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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New Platform Aims to Reset the Home Buying Experience

TECH: Apps Give Agents Better Exposure, Anonymity to Buyers

There are numerous tools and services available to consumers who want to check out a local restaurant or research buying a car. Those digital marketplaces are far different than they were 10 years ago.

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Genome Pioneer Venter Joins President for Unveiling of Precision Medicine Initiative

San Diego’s genome pioneer J. Craig Venter, co-founder and CEO of Human Longevity Inc., was among leaders in the field of genomics on hand at the White House on Friday as President Barack Obama outlined his Precision Medicine Initiative.

ImageWare Systems Conducting $12 Million Direct Offering

ImageWare Systems Inc., a San Diego-based developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management software, announced a $12 million registered direct offering of convertible preferred stock.

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Qualcomm Life, Roche Group to Collaborate

Qualcomm Life Inc., the mobile health-focused subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., announced a collaboration with the Roche Group to innovate remote monitoring and management of patients with chronic diseases.

Qualcomm Reports Record Q1 Revenue, Revises Revenue Forecast

Shares of Qualcomm Inc. dipped more than 9 percent into the $65 range during after-hours trading on Jan. 28 as the company reported record revenue and increased earnings for its first quarter — but decreased its revenue forecast for the second half of the year.

RF Industries' President Johnny Walker Gets CEO Title

RF Industries Ltd. said its president, Johnny Carl Walker, will now also serve as the company's chief executive officer.

Illumina Reports Fourth-Quarter Net Income of $153.3 Million

San Diego-based Illumina Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income of $153.3 million, or $1.03 per share, up from $80.7 million, or $0.56 per share, last year.

EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation of Hereford Wind Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy announced recently that the 200-megawatt Hereford Wind Project in Texas reached commercial operation in December. In addition, tax equity financing closed with BNY Mellon and MUFG Union Bank N.A. Financial details were not disclosed.

Qualcomm Execs Get Hefty Stock Awards to Stay Put

Saying that other companies are “aggressively” using Qualcomm Inc.’s executive suite as a source for talent, Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM)’s board has proposed new compensation packages for key executives.

Cypher Genomics, Sequenom to Partner on Developing Prenatal Tests

Two San Diego companies, Cypher Genomics Inc. and Sequenom Inc., announced an agreement to further develop next-generation noninvasive prenatal tests.

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New Outlet Is Also Effective At What It Doesn’t Deliver: Shocks

TECH: Its Safety And Connectivity Are Big Advances

Don’t let its bland or benign looks fool you.

Company’s App to Amplify Grammy Experience

TECH: Viewers Will Be Able to Watch On Phone, Tablet

A Pacific Beach business is working to make the Grammy Awards, set for Feb. 8, into a two-screen experience.

Qualcomm Shares Dip on Reports of Samsung Using Its Own Chip

Media reports that Samsung does not plan to use Qualcomm Inc.’s Snapdragon 810 chip for its next smart phone apparently sent Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) shares lower on Jan. 21 before they quickly recovered.

One Roof Energy Group Announces Investors for Financing

One Roof Energy Group Inc., a San Diego provider of solar energy financing services, said investors in a planned $15 million convertible notes financing include existing investors Black Coral Capital and Spindrift Equities LLC as well as certain other unaffiliated investors.