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Robo 3D Returns to The Kickstarter Well

TECH: New 3-D Printers Tap Into IoT, Functionality

Braydon Moreno has a thing for Kickstarter. The crowdfunding platform was the catalyst for Moreno’s now-booming startup, Robo 3D. In 2013, the firm raised $650,000. At the time, it was one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter, and still ranks as one of the biggest crowdfunding hauls by a San Diego startup.

MD Revolution Raises $9.7 Million in Equity Offering

Digital health company MD Revolution has reported raising $9.7 million in an equity offering launched Sept. 19.

Medtech Nasseo Inc. Receives NSF Grant to Improve Spinal Implants

Nasseo Inc., a San Diego medical technology company, announced on Oct. 3 that it received a small business innovation research grant from the National Science Foundation.

NASA Awards Contract to Space Micro Inc.

Space Micro Inc. said it plans to develop a radiation-hardened astrophysics instrument under a recently awarded contract from NASA.

DNA Electronics Gets Government Deal Potentially Worth $51.9M

DNA Electronics, a U.K. business with a facility in Carlsbad, said it is in line to receive up to $51.9 million in U.S. government funds to develop a next-generation DNA sequencing chip to rapidly diagnose drug-resistant infections and the flu.

Qualcomm Joins Several Other Companies to Form 5G Automotive Association

Qualcomm Inc. has joined several global wireless companies and German auto industry players in what the partners are calling the 5G Automotive Association.

Franklin Wireless Corp. Reports Net Sales of $59.8 Million For 2016

Franklin Wireless Corp. — a Mira Mesa business that produces wireless modems, routers and hotspots — finished its 2016 fiscal year with net income of $1.61 million on net sales of $59.8 million. The company reported results Sept. 28.

Sempra's Mexican Subsidiary Secures Rights to Two Solar Projects

Sempra Energy’s Mexican subsidiary, Infraestructura Energética Nova S.A.B de C.V., prevailed in a recent auction to secure rights to two solar energy projects totaling 141 megawatts-ac.

Qualcomm Looking to Acquire NXP Semiconductors NV For $30B

Qualcomm Inc. is reportedly in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV in a deal that could be worth more than $30 billion. The Wall Street Journal made the assertion in a Sept. 29 report, citing unnamed sources.

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Wires Are Unusual Twist to Project AirGig’s Wireless Service

AT&T Inc. says that it has been experimenting with a way to deliver very fast wireless service with the help of common, garden-variety power lines.

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Meeting The Threat

Cybersecurity Experts Tell Businesses What Dangers Are Out There And How to Take the Target Off Their Backs

Yahoo, Target, Anthem, Home Depot, Sony, eBay, Staples, Kmart, P.F. Chang’s, the U.S. Postal Service, the White House, the Democratic National Committee. The list of companies, government agencies and groups that have been hacked grows longer every year.

RippleNami Inc. Chosen for Seed Startup Accelerator Program

San Diego-based startup RippleNami Inc. announced it has been selected to participate in a seed startup accelerator program run by St. Louis, Missouri-based Capital Innovators.

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Coworking Leader WeWork to Occupy Six Floors of Downtown Building

New York City-based WeWork announced Tuesday that it will open a 90,000-square-foot coworking facility in the heart of downtown San Diego.

Software Firm Certona Raises $30 Million in New Round

San Diego software writer Certona said it received $30 million in new investment.

Sempra Subsidiary Ienova Given Official Clearance to Buy Interest in Mexican Company

Sempra Energy said Sept. 21 its Mexican subsidiary, Ienova, has received antitrust clearance to buy a 50 percent equity interest in pipeline builder and operator Gasoductos de Chihuahua.