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Sempra U.S. Gas & Power Acquires Wind Energy Project in Michigan

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power said on July 22 that it acquired the Apple Blossom wind energy project in Michigan for undisclosed terms. The seller was Geronimo Energy LLC.for undisclosed terms. The seller was Geronimo Energy LLC.

UCSD to Open Tokyo Office to Further Japanese Partnerships

The University of California, San Diego is opening an office in downtown Tokyo, where researchers will seek partnerships with Japan’s booming life science industry.

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New UCSD Leader to Help Build ‘Global Robotics Powerhouse’

An authority on the subject of robots, Henrik Christensen, is on his way to Torrey Pines Mesa.

Qualcomm’s Strong Q3 Earnings Report Pleases Analysts

TECH: Chip Sales, License Revenue Boost Co. Outlook

Qualcomm Inc. reported better than expected third quarter earnings, spurred in part by Chinese and South Korean customers coming forward to pay the San Diego business for technology used during previous quarters.

TPT Global Technology Acquires Assets of Goodwin Global

TPT Global Technology Inc., a downtown San Diego-based telecommunications company, said July 19 that it acquired the assets of Goodwin Global, an international wholesale telecom carrier. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

5D Robotics Inc. Acquires Alabama-Based Time Domain

Carlsbad-based 5D Robotics Inc. announced on July 18 that it acquired Time Domain, a business based in Huntsville, Ala. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Wireless Antenna Maker Airgain Inc. Plans to Go Public

Wireless antenna maker Airgain Inc. plans to go public.

Qualcomm Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

Qualcomm Inc. said on July 12 that it will distribute a cash dividend of 53 cents per share. Dividends will go out Sept. 21 to stockholders of record as of Aug. 31.

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Virtual and Augmented Reality Look to Fit in the Big Picture

TECH: Jerome’s Uses Tech to Sell Furniture; Qualcomm Funds Cos.

Virtual reality and augmented reality are slowly coming to a marketplace near you.

VerifiR’s Technology Looks to Knock Out the Knockoffs

TECH: Aim Is to Verify Goods’ Authenticity, Connect With Customers

A visit from entrepreneur Jurgen Schmerler looks a little like Christmas morning, without the tree or the decorations.

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Malin’s Mission Is To Capture Jupiter

SPACE: Co.’s JunoCam to Deliver Images Through 2017

San Diego businesses are playing a highly visual part in NASA’s $1.13 billion space mission to Jupiter.

NASA-Affiliated Group Overseeing Space Station Lab Opens Local Office

CASIS, the organization that manages the U.S. national lab on the International Space Station, is setting up a permanent office in San Diego, Mayor Keven Faulconer announced on July 12.

Dan Halvorson Named CFO at Ingenu Inc.

Ingenu Inc., the Scripps Ranch company that is rolling out a wireless network for the Internet of Things, named Dan Halvorson as executive vice president and chief financial officer. The company made the announcement July 11.

ViaSat Opens R&D Office in Chennai, India

ViaSat Inc. said on June 30 that it opened a research and development office in Chennai, India.

Illumina Pays Enzo Life Sciences $21 Million to Settle Patent Dispute

Illumina Inc. has settled a patent-infringement lawsuit with New York-based Enzo Biochem subsidiary Enzo Life Sciences for $21 million, according to several wire services.