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State Awards Cleantech San Diego $5 Million Grant

Local industry group Cleantech San Diego has been awarded a $5 million grant to grow the region’s energy innovation industry, the company announced Wednesday in an email to its members.

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Ex-Illumina Exec Kirk Malloy Joins Board of Edico Genome

Bioinformatics firm Edico Genome Corp. has named Kirk Malloy, a former top Illumina executive, to its board of directors.

Key Patent for Portable Genomics Gets Approval

Portable Genomics, a digital health company working on a mobile app to view personal genomic data, has received approval for a patent vital to the company’s app development, the company announced Wednesday.

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Former Qualcomm President Steve Altman Joins Enevate Corp.

San Diegan Steve Altman has joined the advisory board of Enevate Corp., an Irvine-based company developing a new kind of lithium-ion battery.

Novatel Wireless Sells One Hardware Line, Cancels Sale of Another

Novatel Wireless Inc. wrapped up a sale of hardware module product lines to Telit Wireless Solutions Inc. for $14.75 million, the company said on April 11.

Drawing a Line in the Cloud Against Corrupting Influences

Their Kickstarter campaign seeks $5.5 million to write software, but Brady Chatfield and Daniel Tweddell hope to use the crowdfunding website to gather something equally necessary: a large group of interested people who might contribute some time to their project.

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Co. Gives Engineers a Technological Toolbox and Instruction

SOFTWARE: Firm Takes Key Educational Role in Evolving Industry

SolidProfessor aims to be the best teacher an engineer has ever had, especially if the engineer is trying to learn software.

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Global Equipment Manufacturer Expands in Carlsbad

TECH: Machines Used To Make Circuit Boards, Cellphones, Electronics

Nordson Corp., an Ohio-based industrial equipment manufacturer, has boosted its San Diego footprint by more than a quarter, adding 45,000 square feet of new factory space as it manages growing demand from advanced technology makers.

Qualcomm Enters 3G/4G Patent Agreement with Chinese Firm

Qualcomm Inc. announced a new 3G and 4G Chinese patent license agreement with Zhuhai Ewpe Information Technology Inc. (EWPE).

Carlsbad-Based Stellar Solar Reports 2015 Revenue

Stellar Solar, a commercial and residential solar installer, reported significant growth in both revenue and employee count in 2015.

Top Tech Execs to Be Honored in Annual Recognition Event

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Top Tech Exec Awards. Honorees will be celebrated at the Top Tech Exec Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 19, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and all selected nominees will be spotlighted in San Diego Business Journal.

Qualcomm Inc. Licenses Vehicle Charging Technology to UK Company

Qualcomm Inc. said on April 1 that it has signed an agreement to license its wireless electric vehicle charging technology to U.K.-based Ricardo PLC.

SDG&E Finalizes 20-Year Deal for Energy Storage Facility

Sempra Energy subsidiary San Diego Gas & Electric Co. on Thursday said it had finalized deals for a 20-megawatt energy storage facility as well as a series of energy efficiency projects estimated to save 18.5 megawatts.

Navy Awards LRAD Corp. Five-Year, $7.4 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Rancho Bernardo-based LRAD Corp. an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract that could be worth up to $7.4 million over five years.

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Renovate to Expand Outside of California With PACE Loans

FINANCE: Company To Offer a Commercial Version of Its Lending

Renovate America, by far the largest provider nationwide for a clean energy financing initiative called PACE, is set to capitalize on its leading position next month as it expands outside California and launches a commercial version of its product.