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Cristiano Amon Promoted to EVP at Qualcomm

Qualcomm Inc. said Nov. 19 that it named Cristiano Amon executive vice president for Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and president of its Qualcomm CDMA Technologies segment. He previously served as co-president of the segment, with Murthy Renduchintala.

South Korea Authorities Investigating Qualcomm Inc.

Qualcomm Inc. said that South Korean authorities are investigating the company.

Via-Sat, Jet Aviation to Collaborate

ViaSat Inc. and Jet Aviation St. Louis announced plans to collaborate on a hybrid radome that will accommodate both Ku-band and Ka-band satellite communications.

Novatel Wireless Raises Revolving Line of Credit to $48 Million

Novatel Wireless Inc. said Nov. 17 that its bank raised the amount of its revolving line of credit to $48 million.

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholds KFx Medical Corp. Patent Infringement Award

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition by Arthrex, a Florida-based orthopedic medical device company, to review a case where damages for patent infringement were awarded to San Diego-based KFx Medical Corp.

MaxLinear Shares Trading at Best Level in Five Years

Shares in Carlsbad chipmaker MaxLinear Inc. were trading in early November at levels not seen in more than five years.

Software San Diego Changes Name to Tech San Diego, Plans 'Broader' Mission

Software San Diego has changed its name to Tech San Diego.

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Scripps Gets $700K for Earthquake Detection and Warning System

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego received a gift of $700,000 from Seismic Warning Systems Inc., a private company that provides seismic detection and earthquake warning systems and services, in order to continue operating a key Southern California earthquake monitoring network.

Cox Communications Enhances Its Connect2Compete Program

Cox Communications announced is furthering its efforts to connect youth with technology by doubling the download speed of the company’s discounted Internet service available to low-income families with school-aged children through the Connect2Compete program.

Ingenu’s Network to Make Connections for IofT

Two metro areas in Sun Belt states — Phoenix and Dallas-Fort Worth — are the starting points for a new machine-to-machine telecom network woven together by Ingenu.

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San Diego Drops to Fourth in Clean Technology Rankings

GREEN: Region Does Have 825 Local Clean-Tech Companies

San Diego’s national ranking in clean technology slipped a notch this year. The latest survey ranks San Diego fourth among the nation’s 50 largest cities, down from third last year.

Surprise Guest at Panel Discussion on Drones Turns Out to be Linden Blue

Military and industry leaders offered their thoughts on the future of unmanned aircraft and robotics during a panel discussion Nov. 11.

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Co. Blazing New Trail By Linking Biology Directly With Electronics

BIOTECH: Molecular Monitoring to Be Used In Diagnostics, Research

A San Diego startup is using a finicky “miracle material” that can link biology directly with electronics. The technology could mean faster, cheaper and more accurate tests in patient care and a valuable tool for medical research.

ViaSat Reports Q2 Net Income of $4.9 Million

ViaSat Inc., the Carlsbad satellite technology firm and broadband service provider, reported net income of $4.9 million in the second quarter ended Sept. 30, down almost 80 percent from net income of $23.9 million in the same quarter last year. Total revenue for the recent quarter was $353.3 million, off 1.5 percent from $358.8 million in the same quarter last year.

Paradigm System Solutions Acquires Bitcoin Shopping Ecosystem, Moves to Carlsbad

Paradigm System Solutions Inc., a publicly-traded technology holding company, said it had moved from Scottsdale, Arizona, to Carlsbad following the acquisition of a Bitcoin online shopping ecosystem.