San Diego Business Journal


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Qualcomm’s Big Moves Show Sector the Need to Constantly Evolve

Economic Trends: Technology

Companies in San Diego’s high-tech electronics and software space made some significant moves in 2016.

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Institutes Monetize Successes, Prepare For Political Change

Economic Trends: Research Institutes

Much is made of San Diego’s pharmaceutical industry, what with its reputation for serial entrepreneurship and whopping exits. But there’s a quieter and more insular group on the Torrey Pines Mesa that is essential to the city’s innovation economy: the research institutes.

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Employment Opportunity Increasing as Cyberthreats Multiply

Economic Trends: Cybersecurity

Events of 2016 pointed out a crying need for cybersecurity specialists, who make up so much of San Diego’s specialized workforce. The year brought the perennial tales of data breaches. Some of the biggest were at Yahoo.

CONNECT Accepting Applications for Capital Match Program

Early-stage technology companies looking for investors have until Jan. 9 to apply for CONNECT’s Capital Match program.

CyberTECH Adds 11 Startups to Residency Program

San Diego’s CyberTECH, a local technology membership group, recently announced that it has added 11 more startups to its Entrepreneur in Residence program.

White House Designates San Diego a TechHire City

The White House has named San Diego a TechHire city, recognizing the city’s efforts to train people for software development and other new, technology-focused jobs.

Three Local EvoNexus Startups to Exhibit at CES

Three La Jolla-based startups housed at the technology incubator EvoNexus are schedued to show off their products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

South Korean Regulators to Fine Qualcomm Inc. $865 Million

South Korean regulators plan to fine Qualcomm Inc. $865 million for alleged anticompetitive behavior, the San Diego wireless technology specialist said in a statement issued Dec. 27.

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General Atomics Awarded Contract to Sell Oil Refinery Technology to South Korea

General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems unit said it received a contract to supply heavy equipment to a South Korean oil refinery.

Qualcomm Inc. Reaches Licensing Deal With Chinese Electronics Manufacturer

Qualcomm Inc. said on Dec. 26 that it has reached a license agreement with a large Chinese electronics manufacturer. With the move, Qualcomm has license agreements with all of the top 10 Chinese players.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital Takes Big Step in Energy Independence

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is operating independently of the state power grid following completion of a taxpayer-funded energy plant.

Construction Software Co. Raises $5 Million in Series A Round

San Diego startup eSUB Construction Software has raised $5 million in a Series A financing from Washington, D.C.-based firm Revolution Ventures, the company announced this week.

S.D.-Based Robo 3D Begins Trading on Australian Securities Exchange

San Diego-based 3-D printer startup Robo 3D Ltd. started trading Dec. 22 on the Australian Securities Exchange following its recent acquisition by Falcon Minerals Ltd., an Australian mining company.

ViaSat, Boeing Begin Design of ViaSat-3 Satellites in Earnest

ViaSat Inc. said its first two ViaSat-3 satellites have completed their first important step toward production and launch — a stage in the process called preliminary design review.

Qualcomm, Partners to Conduct Trials of 5G Network

South Korea will host field trials of a fifth-generation telecom network during the second half of 2017, according to partners Qualcomm Inc., equipment maker Ericsson and South Korean carrier SK Telecom.