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SDG&E Seeking More Local Energy Resources

San Diego Gas & Electric announced it is seeking between 500 and 800 megawatts of new local resources to help replace the power previously provided by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station as well as the retirement of older, coastal power plants, the company said.

San Diego-Based Abacus Data Systems Continues Expansion

San Diego-based Abacus Data Systems Inc. has opened a third office as it continues to expand its information technology services to the legal community.

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Company Develops Prototype for Treatment of Rare Skin Diseases

Biotech: The Device Is a Less Expensive Solution For Incurable Skin Disorders

Martyn Gross has suffered from psoriasis for most of his life, particularly on the difficult-to-treat regions of the hand and feet. After years of trying costly and ineffective treatments from uncomfortable phototherapy sessions in cold medical facilities to topical creams that wash off too easily, Gross decided to develop a handheld light therapy device to treat himself at home.

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Drone City

TECH: Elements in Place To Keep S.D. at Forefront Of Robotics Revolution

San Diego is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the field of robotics and remotely operated vehicles.

Milholland Solar and Electric Relocates to Larger Facility in El Cajon

Milholland Solar and Electric, a solar installation and electrical contracting company, has relocated from Kearny Mesa to a larger facility in El Cajon.

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InfoSonics Corp. Introduces Its First 4G LTE Smartphone

InfoSonics Corp. took the wraps off of its first 4G LTE smartphone Sept. 2.

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Omnitracs to Buy XRS for $178 Million

Omnitracs LLC, a spinoff business of Qualcomm Inc. that was acquired by Vista Equity Partners last year and is relocating to Dallas, said it agreed to acquire XRS Corp., a Minneapolis based firm that makes software for mobile fleet management, for $5.60 per share or $178 million.

Legend 3D Closes $10M Series C Stock Offering

Legend 3D, the San Diego based business that converts two-dimensional film to three-dimensional formats, closed on a $10 million Series C stock offering, led by current investors, Northwater Capital Management Inc. of Toronto and Monaco-based Augustus Ventures Limited.

The President of Qualcomm’s Atheros Unit Moves to Intel Corp.

The president of Qualcomm Inc.’s Atheros unit has left his job to go work for Intel Corp.

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Novatel Names New CFO

Novatel Wireless Inc., which is rebuilding its executive suite following a change in the board’s composition, said on Sept. 2 that it named Michael Newman its executive vice president and chief financial officer.

EcoATM Eyes Increase in Deposits as iPhone 6 Launch Occurs

The rumor mill seems to be running at full churn as it anticipates news from Apple Inc. The colossus of Cupertino says it’s making an announcement Sept. 9.

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Laser-Based Microscope Delivers Diagnostics Fast and Accurately

BIOTECH: It Also Offers Wide Visibility In Portable Package

When Paul Larson first demonstrated the world’s newest laser-based microscope for tissue diagnostics and cancer research, the observers flipped over the table cloth and peered beneath the desk.

Peregrine Purchase to Cost Murata $465M

TECH: Deal Is Expected To Close By Early 2015

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. is going under the wing of one its corporate allies, just two years after becoming a public company.

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Bend It Like...eSurface

TECH: Co. Aims to Overcome Limitations Of Circuit Boards

For the people at eSurface Technologies, a flat board of electronics makes about as much sense as a flat Earth.