SD TECHNOLOGY

Judge Rules Against IPhone Ban, But Says Apple Violated Qualcomm Patent

Judge Thomas Pender issued his final determination on Sept. 28, stating that banning the import of iPhones would be against the public interest.

Ra Medical Raises $66.3M in Trading Debut

Carlsbad’s Ra Medical Systems became a public company on Sept. 27, raising $66.3 million.

NASA, General Atomics to Look Down on Air Pollution

NASA has awarded General Atomics a $38.5 million contract to host a NASA instrument on a GA Electromagnetic Systems Group satellite, which is scheduled for launch in 2022.

Jim Cable Takes Helm at PSemi

PSemi, the business formerly known as Peregrine Semiconductor, announced that former CEO Jim Cable will take the role of pro tem CEO. He succeeds Stefan Wolff, who will remain as a strategic adviser until December.

Big S.D. Software Co. Acquires Worker’s Comp Business

Mitchell International Inc. has entered a definitive merger agreement with Wayne, Pennsylvania-based Genex Services.

Aeromexico, La Compagnie Choose Viasat Wi-Fi

Viasat announced new customers for its in-flight satellite internet service, which provides Wi-Fi to airline passengers.

Cubic Wins $394M Bay Area Transit Deal

Continuing a winning streak in transportation, Cubic Corp. received a $394 million contract to provide the fare collection system for the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit providers. The deal runs through 2032.

Quick Pitch Competition Names Top 10 Finalists

The top 10 finalists have been named for the John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition, including a range of companies from biotechnology, social platforms and software-as-a-service.

GigaIO Closes $4.5M Funding Round

Carlsbad-based GigaIO Networks Inc., which is developing a novel computer architecture, received $4.5 million in its series A round. Mark IV Capital led the round, announced on Sept. 25.

Public Safety Software Co. To Cut 144 Workers, Close S.D. Office

CentralSquare Technologies reported changes in a state’s Employment Development Department filing.

Cubic Collects $22M Transportation Contract

Cubic Corp. said it received a $22 million contract to upgrade the fare collection system of a current client, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

GoDaddy Buys S.D. Ecommerce Startup Plasso

Plasso founder Drew Wilson announced the sale in a Monday blog post.

San Diego International Airport Accelerator Names First Cohort

The companies will participate in a 16-week program, ending in a presentation to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

Qualcomm Plans to Lay Off 94

In the latest round of job cuts this year, Qualcomm Inc. plans to lay off 94 San Diego employees by Nov. 20.

Pioneering Service Provided To Visually Impaired at UCSD

Vision-impaired people working to navigate their way around UC San Diego now have some significant help from Aira, the San Diego startup.

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