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UCSD Installing Large Energy-Storage Battery System on Campus

The University of California, San Diego announced that one of the largest, most environmentally friendly battery-based storage systems in the United States will be installed at the university’s campus.

Fypio’s New App Introduces Twist to Real Estate ‘Matchmaking’

Michael Koh wants you to forget about the standard way of finding a home online.

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Taiwanese Chip Maker MediaTek Inc. Opens a San Diego Office

MediaTek Inc., the wireless communications chip maker based in Taiwan, celebrated the opening of its San Diego office with a party and a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 24.

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Company Turns Up Heat On Pain With New Medical Device

MEDICINE: Machine Warms Blood Providing Temporary Relief

Roughly one in five adults in the United States lives with arthritis, and patients spend $15.6 billion per year on prescription drugs to treat the pain and inflammation associated with the joint disorder.

Pulse Electronics Corp. Plans to Delist From New York Stock Exchange

Pulse Electronics Corp., the San Diego manufacturer of electronic components in China, said it decided to voluntarily delist its common stock from the New York Stock Exchange and deregister the shares with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

San Diego-based Axesstel Acquires Flexcomm

Axesstel, a San Diego provider of telecommunications equipment, said it acquired Flexcomm Ltd., a Hong Kong based provider of wired and wireless routers and modems, in a deal that entailed Axesstel issuing 25 million shares of its common stock to Flexcomm stockholders.

Camaisa Named CEO of Parallel 6

Allan Camaisa, a local serial entrepreneur, was named chief executive officer of Parallel 6, a mobile technology company based in San Diego.

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MediaTek Inc. Opens San Diego Office

MediaTek Inc., the wireless communications chip maker based in Taiwan, celebrated the opening of its San Diego office with a party and a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 24.

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Overland Storage Reports FY2014 Revenue of $65.7M

Overland Storage, the San Diego data storage systems provider that entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a Canadian software company earlier this year, reported fiscal 2014 fourth quarter revenue of $24.2 million, up 101 percent from the like quarter of the prior fiscal year.

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A Look in New iPhones Shows Qualcomm's Role

Qualcomm Inc. is onboard the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to several specialty publications.

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Truth Is You Don’t Want to Be Lying to This Investigative Tool

SECURITY: Touch Screen Device Works Quickly and Doesn’t Need Administrator

Phil Sprague has seen his share of liars in his career, having worked as a police officer and a criminal investigator.

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Qualcomm to Have Big Role in ODG's Smart Glasses

Move over, Google Glass. A San Francisco-based company called ODG announced Sept. 18 that it plans to sell smart glasses powered by a high-end Snapdragon chip and Vuforia software, both from Qualcomm Inc.

Legend3D Announces Departure of a Top Exec

Legend3D Inc., the Carlsbad company that converts two dimensional films to three-dimensional formats for movie studios, said founder, chief technical officer and chief creative officer Barry Sandrew left the company “to focus on entrepreneurial endeavors.”

PowerGenix to Sell Equity Stake to Nevada Company

PowerGenix, a San Diego developer and maker of nickel-zinc rechargeable batteries, entered into an agreement to sell an undisclosed equity stake to Nevada-based Blue Earth Inc. for $10 million, the latter firm announced.

Entropic Communications Hires Bank to Help Evaluate 'Strategic Options'

San Diego chipmaker Entropic Communications Inc. said on Sept. 16 that it hired an investment bank to help it evaluate “strategic options to enhance shareholder value.”