SD TECHNOLOGY

Trump Blocks Broadcom Bid to Acquire Qualcomm

The order directs Broadcom to end its proposed takeover of the San Diego tech giant.

Teradata Corp. Names First COO, CMO

About two-thirds of Teradata's leadership team are based in San Diego.

Qualcomm Hikes Quarterly Dividend 9 Percent

The move comes as the company readies for a meeting at which its shareholders will vote whether or not to replace the majority of its board with Broadcom nominees.

Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs Out as Executive Chairman

Jeffrey Henderson, an independent Qualcomm director, will now head the board as its non-executive chairman.

Texas Regulators Approve Sempra Buying Oncor for $9.45B

The Public Utility Commission of Texas on March 8 approved Sempra Energy buying Oncor Electric Delivery, the last remaining regulatory obstacle in a $9.45 billion deal expected to close shortly.

LoanHero Brand 'Retired' Post-Acquisition

Derek Barclay, cofounder of LoanHero, is relocating to Georgia, where LendingPoint is headquartered.

National Security Concerns Prompt U.S. Government Panel to Investigate Broadcom Bid for Qualcomm

Qualcomm investors were slated to vote March 6 on whether to give Broadcom a majority on Qualcomm's board of directors. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has ordered the meeting delayed.

Some Galaxy S9s Have Trick Up Their Sleeve: Snapdragon 845

Samsung’s newly unveiled smartphone, the Galaxy S9, contains Qualcomm Inc.’s newest premium processor, the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, in select regions of the world. Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress event on Feb. 25 in Barcelona, Spain.

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They Can’t Be Too Thin: Chips

There was other news that took in Qualcomm and Samsung. The South Korean company operates foundries that have produced Qualcomm chips for decades. The two companies said Samsung will produce Qualcomm chips with extra-thin, 7 nanometer wide circuitry, produced using the cutting-edge extreme ultraviolet (or EUV) lithography process.

Viasat-2 Puts Home Internet in Fast Lane

Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. rolled out broadband internet service on its Viasat-2 satellite during the last days of February, billing it as the fastest satellite-based home internet service across the nation.

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Local Companies at Heart of VR, Seismic Shifts in Sports Viewing

Seismic shifts in technology and sports are ahead, judging from a daylong conference at UC San Diego.

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UCSD Partners With Lyft to Improve Campus Transportation

UCSD is the first university in the nation to sign a comprehensive partnership with Lyft.

Mollenkopf to Leave GE Board

Qualcomm Inc. CEO is among eight board members who will not stand for reelection at GE’s annual meeting in April.

Sempra Reports 2017 Results

San Diego-based Sempra Energy reported 2017 adjusted earnings of $1.37 billion, up from $1.27 billion the prior year.

Congressman: Broadcom-Qualcomm Might Have National Security Implications

Members of Congress have called for a federal review of Broadcom Ltd.’s proposed acquisition of Qualcomm Inc. and Reuters reports that such a review has already begun.