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STM Bags, an Australian company with U.S. operations in Poway, recently released new cases for smartphones.
Qualcomm Inc. reported fiscal 2013 second quarter net income of $1.87 billion, down 16 percent from the like quarter last year on record revenue of $6.12 billion, up 24 percent from a year earlier.
ServiceNow Inc., the San Diego provider of information technology services through cloud systems, reported a first quarter net loss of $13.4 million, compared with a net loss of $5.6 million for the like quarter of 2012.
Cricket Communications Inc., the no-contract wireless provider based in San Diego, announced new tiered rate plans for its Apple Inc. iPhone, as well as a new “family plan” rate.
Kyocera Solar, which opened a panel manufacturing line in San Diego to much fanfare in early 2010, said it’s cutting 108 people because of declining demand for domestically-made solar panels.
New Jersey-based Phone.com, an Internet-based telephone company, said it recently opened a new office in the Poway Business Park.
U.S. Bank locations in Scripps Ranch and Emerald Hills are among eight Southern California bank branches that will get solar panel installations from SolarCity, the two businesses announced.
TECH: Data Can Now Be Moved Between Teradata and Hadoop
Teradata Corp. continues to refine the data-crunching options for its big-business customers.
TECHNOLOGY: After Mulling Its Options, Firm Drops Anchor in San Diego
Like a lot of entrepreneurs, Pascal Wiscour-Conter is a risk taker, but there are degrees of taking risk.
RESEARCH: Local Firms, Scientists Already Researching
The new BRAIN Initiative, recently announced by the White House as an effort to comprehensively map brain processes, has a cadre of backers in San Diego and could have important implications on brain research locally.
TECH: Software Allows Real-Time, Secure Collaborations
The drug development landscape is in flux, with pharmaceutical companies making in-house cuts and outsourcing their research to independent firms, called contract research organizations.
RESEARCH: Company Supported Research With $26 Million in Gifts
The University of California is giving Qualcomm Inc. a nod in thanks for more than a decade of support. It is renaming UC San Diego’s branch of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology after the company.
ENERGY: It Looks To Future With Green Energy, Natural Gas
Sempra Energy is a San Diego colossus. With $9.65 billion in 2012 revenue, the energy holding company is second to no one but Qualcomm Inc. among the region’s public companies.
Jim Cable has more than 25 years of experience in semiconductor research, development, production, and management. Since 2002, he has served as chief executive officer of Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits. In 2012, Cable won the San Diego Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEO” award in the category of “Large Public Company.”
MEDICAL DEVICES: Firm’s Strategies Include Targeting Other Conditions
Mick Farrell, the new CEO of San Diego’s ResMed Inc., thinks the market is ripe for growth for his company’s devices that treat sleep-related breathing disorders. In an interview, he weighed in on the direction he plans to take the company, which was founded by his father, Peter Farrell, in 1989. Mick Farrell took the helm of ResMed on March 1.