San Diego Business Journal


Recent and archived news stories on: Alternative Energy, Automotive, Computing, Engineering, Internet, Nanotech, Software, Telecom, Wireless...
Tease photo

Harvard Engineering Appoints Paul Hussey as New CEO

Harvard Engineering, a designer, developer and manufacturer of energy saving lighting solutions, announced the appointment of Paul Hussey as the company’s new chief executive officer.

State Awards One-Year Contract to Envision Solar International

California has awarded San Diego-based Envision Solar International Inc. a one-year contract to supply its solar-powered electric car recharging stations to state departments and municipal agencies, the company said Thursday. The contract could be extended through 2018.

Digital Gift Card Business Transaction Wireless Inc. Is Sold

A subsidiary of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has acquired Transaction Wireless Inc., a San Diego firm that specializes in prepaid digital gift cards for mobile devices such as phones, as well as social media.

Submaran Can Dive Right Into Missions Without a Crew

TECH: Seagoing Craft Carries Sensors, Operates Autonomously

Ocean Aero Inc. builds sailboats, but its product is unlike any sailboat you have seen before.

Tease photo

Qualcomm Still Gets ‘Buy’ in Challenging Times

TECH: Earnings to Be Reported July 22; Critics Call for Change

Earnings season is one of the few times in a year when Qualcomm Inc. executives break their usual silence to offer a glimpse of how the company is faring.

Qualcomm Subject of Two European Commission Investigations

The European Commission said on July 16 that it opened two formal investigations of Qualcomm’s competitive practices in its sale of radio chips for mobile devices, also called baseband chips.

ImageWare Systems Licenses Technology to Lockheed Martin

A small Rancho Bernardo tech company said on July 14 that it has licensed certain biometric technology to defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp.

Tech Coast Angels Set July 24 Deadline for Quick Pitch Contest

Tech Coast Angels have set a July 24 deadline to apply for the organization’s 9th annual John G. Watson Quick Pitch contest.

Transaction Wireless Acquired by First Data Corp. for Undisclosed Price

An Atlanta company has acquired Transaction Wireless Inc., a San Diego firm whose specialty is prepaid digital gift cards, for undisclosed terms.

Medtronic Acquires Carlsbad-Based RF Surgical Systems for $235 Million

Carlsbad health tech firm RF Surgical Systems Inc. will be acquired by Dublin-based Medtronic for roughly $235 million, according to a recent press release.

Virgin America to Use ViaSat Wi-Fi Technology in Aircraft

ViaSat Inc. announced on July 7 that Virgin America Inc. will put ViaSat’s in-flight Wi-Fi technology aboard its next 10 aircraft.

Cisco to Buy Carlsbad-Based MaintenanceNet for $139 Million

Cisco System Inc. said on July 7 that it plans to buy a privately held Carlsbad business, MaintenanceNet, for $139 million in cash and retention-based incentives.

USD's New Center Will Offer Degree Program in Cyber Security

The University of San Diego on Tuesday said it will launch a center focusing on cyber security threats later this year, offering master's degrees and certificates.

Qualcomm to Distribute Quarterly Cash Dividend

Qualcomm Inc. said on July 7 that it will distribute a quarterly cash dividend of 48 cents per share. The dividend is payable Sept. 23 to stockholders of record on Sept. 2.

TearLab Corp. Moving Headquarters to Texas

Yet another San Diego company is moving to Texas.