San Diego Business Journal


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

Kansas VC Firm Invests in TrackForce

San Diego company Trackforce, which provides software-as-a-service operation management tools for security services, announced this week the closing of a $7.4 million investment from Kansas-based growth equity firm Five Elms Capital.

In This Ranking, Qualcomm Places 4th

The scientists and attorneys at Qualcomm Inc. have been busy.

Cohu Filing Could Put Big Bucks in Co.'s Hands

A recent securities filing shows Cohu Inc. is keeping its options open, and might want to raise more funds to finance future business opportunities.

Innovation Fund Makes $500,000 Investment in AristaMD

San Diego digital health company AristaMD has received a $500,000 investment from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Primary Care Innovation Fund.

Need a Jump? Poway Tech Firm Has a Solution For That

Poway-based GraceDigital unveiled a pair of new emergency power products under its EcoXGear brand on Jan. 5 at CES, the big consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.

Tease photo

General Atomics Putting a Lot of Energy Into Its Reactor Work

It is a slow process, making the gigantic electromagnetic coils that will one day sit at the center of the ITER nuclear fusion reactor in the South of France.

Tease photo

Co.’s Stove Is Source Of ‘Alternative Energy’

TECH: Variety of Applications Seen for Thermoelectric Systems

Jill Elsner and Fred Leavitt were anxious to show off their company’s latest technological innovation, but they couldn’t just fire it up inside their Miramar Road offices. Breakthrough or not, it puts out a fair amount of smoke.

Qualcomm Shows Off Latest Chip and It's Packed

Know the number: 835.

Tease photo

Genomics Pioneer Craig Venter Relinquishing CEO Role at HLI

Local genomics legend J. Craig Venter is stepping aside from his post as chief executive officer of Human Longevity Inc., turning over the helm to former GE Healthcare executive Cynthia Collins.

Qualcomm Rolls Out Initiatives on Eve of CES

Hoping to speed its fifth-generation wireless technology to market, Qualcomm Inc. plans to test the novel technology in the United States in cooperation with AT&T Inc. and Ericsson during the second half of 2017, the company said on Jan. 3. Tests will be in the lab and in the field.

Qualcomm, Meizu Settle Patent Problems

Qualcomm Inc. announced on Dec. 30 that it has signed a patent license deal with a Meizu Technology Co. Ltd. of China, a former opponent in the Chinese courts.

San Diego Named a ‘TechHire’ City By the White House

TECH: Program Offers Cybersecurity, Coding Training to Participants

The White House has named San Diego a TechHire city, recognizing the city’s efforts to train people for software development and other new, technology-focused jobs.

Tease photo

3 Musts for Women: Create, Close Gap, Mentor

If you feel like many, the outlook for 2017 is uncertain. No one is sure how federal policies and global events will ultimately shape the next 12 months. There’s a plethora of speculation, though; some of it claiming this to be the dawn of a new prosperous era while others are predicting Armageddon-esque doom and gloom.

Tease photo

Qualcomm’s Big Moves Show Sector the Need to Constantly Evolve

Economic Trends: Technology

Companies in San Diego’s high-tech electronics and software space made some significant moves in 2016.

Tease photo

Institutes Monetize Successes, Prepare For Political Change

Economic Trends: Research Institutes

Much is made of San Diego’s pharmaceutical industry, what with its reputation for serial entrepreneurship and whopping exits. But there’s a quieter and more insular group on the Torrey Pines Mesa that is essential to the city’s innovation economy: the research institutes.