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DJO Muscling In Consumer Market

FITNESS: New Device First Of Its Kind to Get FDA OK

DJO Global is launching a new device for fitness buffs that uses electricity and wireless technology to activate muscles.

Mitek Systems Inc. Posts Q3 Revenue of $6.4 Million

Mitek Systems Inc., creator of mobile check deposit technology, said Thursday it saw record third-quarter revenue of $6.4 million in the three months ending in June, up nearly 38 percent from the same period last year.

Qualcomm Confirms: More than 4,500 Jobs to be Cut

Wireless communications giant Qualcomm Inc. plans to lay off 15 percent of its staff as part of what it calls a “strategic realignment.” The company laid out its plan on July 22.

Speculation Abounds Preceeding Qualcomm's Q3 Earnings Call

The days before wireless giant Qualcomm’s third quarter earnings call have turned into a media circus, with outlets speculating on possible layoffs and whether the company might entertain a suggestion to break itself up.

Genomatica to Collaborate with Food-Processing Giant Cargill

San Diego-based Genomatica and Cargill have entered into a collaboration agreement to accelerate the production of renewable chemicals for industrial applications.

Gruber Named New CEO at MyDx Inc.

MyDx Inc., creator of a hand-held chemical analyzer for consumers, has appointed Tom Gruber as the new chief executive officer effective July 10, 2015.

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Harvard Engineering Appoints Paul Hussey as New CEO

Harvard Engineering, a designer, developer and manufacturer of energy saving lighting solutions, announced the appointment of Paul Hussey as the company’s new chief executive officer.

State Awards One-Year Contract to Envision Solar International

California has awarded San Diego-based Envision Solar International Inc. a one-year contract to supply its solar-powered electric car recharging stations to state departments and municipal agencies, the company said Thursday. The contract could be extended through 2018.

Digital Gift Card Business Transaction Wireless Inc. Is Sold

A subsidiary of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has acquired Transaction Wireless Inc., a San Diego firm that specializes in prepaid digital gift cards for mobile devices such as phones, as well as social media.

Submaran Can Dive Right Into Missions Without a Crew

TECH: Seagoing Craft Carries Sensors, Operates Autonomously

Ocean Aero Inc. builds sailboats, but its product is unlike any sailboat you have seen before.

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Qualcomm Still Gets ‘Buy’ in Challenging Times

TECH: Earnings to Be Reported July 22; Critics Call for Change

Earnings season is one of the few times in a year when Qualcomm Inc. executives break their usual silence to offer a glimpse of how the company is faring.

Qualcomm Subject of Two European Commission Investigations

The European Commission said on July 16 that it opened two formal investigations of Qualcomm’s competitive practices in its sale of radio chips for mobile devices, also called baseband chips.

ImageWare Systems Licenses Technology to Lockheed Martin

A small Rancho Bernardo tech company said on July 14 that it has licensed certain biometric technology to defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp.

Tech Coast Angels Set July 24 Deadline for Quick Pitch Contest

Tech Coast Angels have set a July 24 deadline to apply for the organization’s 9th annual John G. Watson Quick Pitch contest.

Transaction Wireless Acquired by First Data Corp. for Undisclosed Price

An Atlanta company has acquired Transaction Wireless Inc., a San Diego firm whose specialty is prepaid digital gift cards, for undisclosed terms.