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Qualcomm, China Settle Antitrust Case for $975 Million

Qualcomm Inc. and the Chinese government have settled their dispute, with China levying a $975 million fine against the company and the San Diego firm pledging to decrease royalty rates for Chinese high-tech manufacturers that want to use Qualcomm’s extensive patent portfolio.

By Brad Graves February 9, 2015 10:26 a.m.   Share

Sempra Investor Group Seeks OK to Expand Natural Gas Plant

Cameron LNG announced on Feb. 24 that it is seeking federal approval to expand its Louisiana natural gas liquefaction plant from three units to five.

Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown Joins ecoATM Board

Former California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown has joined the advisory board of ecoATM, the San Diego company that produces and maintains a network of electronics recycling kiosks.

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Chris Bernard Joins Epic Sciences as Chief Commercial Officer

Epic Sciences Inc., a San Diego-based diagnostics company, announced Wednesday the appointment of Chris Bernard as chief commercial officer.

Report: Venture Capitalists Invested $470M in 53 Deals in First Half of 2014

A new report from CONNECT, the San Diego technology accelerator, said venture capitalists invested $470 million in 53 deals in San Diego during the first half of 2014.

Qualcomm, Timex Collaborate on Smartwatch

AT&T stores are now selling a Timex smartwatch, which the Connecticut watchmaker built in collaboration with Qualcomm Inc.

Lytx Moves to New San Diego Headquarters

Lytx Inc., a provider of video-based driver safety technology, celebrated a grand opening at its new global headquarters in San Diego at 9785 Towne Centre Drive in UTC.

Incubator EvoNexus Sets Feb. 28 Deadline for Applications

EvoNexus, the pro bono business incubator with spaces in San Diego and Irvine, has set Feb. 28 as the application deadline for its spring term.

Cohu Inc. Reports Fourth-Quarter Net Income of $374,000

Cohu Inc., the Poway maker of test equipment for semiconductor manufacturers, reported net income of $374,000 on net sales of $96.2 million for its fourth quarter, which ended on Dec. 27. In the same quarter one year ago, the company reported a net loss of $6.5 million on net sales of $61.1 million.

Optimal Giving: Helping Nonprofits Keep More of the Money

TECH: Direct Debit Payments Eliminate Processing Fees

By teaching nonprofits about cost-saving payment-processing practices, San Diego-based Optimal Giving helps them keep more of the money they raise.

Proximity Beacons Find Themselves in More and More Locations

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Rocco Fabiano says it’s time to shift gears. Time to go from evangelizing to commercializing.

Independent MIT Enterprise Forum Charts New Course

TECH: New Leadership Prompted Group to Break with CONNECT

MIT Enterprise Forum-San Diego and CONNECT have gone their separate ways after an 11-year partnership.

Online Reputation Management Can Cure Doctors' Web Woes

TECH: Being Aware Of Reviews Can Be a Lifesaver for Practices

Review Concierge LLC, a tiny communications group gone tech startup, is tapping into the new consumer-driven health care market by offering online reputation management to doctors and hospitals.

FAA Releases Proposed Rules for Small Drones

Aircraft: Public Comment Period Is Now Taking Place

Businesses might not deliver packages or pizzas by drone quite yet, but the Federal Aviation Administration is taking a step toward the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft.

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Cymer Lights the Way To Smaller Microchips

TECH: Its EUV Technology Said to Have Bright Future

The huge, colorful video screens on the walls of Cymer’s new, $500,000 control room in Rancho Bernardo tell a story.

Novatel Wireless Posts Q4 Net Loss of $4.4 Million

Novatel Wireless Inc. — the Sorrento Mesa-based maker of wireless devices that is seeking to right its ship — posted a net loss of $4.4 million on revenue of $55.4 million for the last quarter of 2014. The business cut its losses dramatically compared to the same quarter one year ago, when the business turned in a net loss of $21.3 million on revenue of $65.3 million.