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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.

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.

Kratos Receives $17 Million Contract

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that its Technology and Training Solutions unit received $17 million in contract awards. Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) did not name the client or clients and offered no contract details.

Northrop Grumman Corp. Awarded Two Navy Contracts Worth $350 Million

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. two aircraft contracts worth $350 million over four years, announcing the deals on Sept. 27.

General Atomics Contracts With Lockheed Martin

General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems unit said it received a contract to provide battery systems to defense giant Lockheed Martin, which is building dry combat submersibles for the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Software Firm Certona Raises $30 Million in New Round

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

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Monument Co.’s Words Are Its Bonds to Customers

PRODUCTION: Artisans Engrave the Headstones; Internet Vies for Business

A visit to Carol Parker’s office and workshop seems like a trip back to the days before World War II. The neighborhood is old and her buildings date from the 1930s. Some of the furnishings and religious statuary seem equally old. However, the computer-aided design hardware and the many California employment posters on the walls show this manufacturing business is very much a part of the 21st century.

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Co. Gives User Manuals a Customer-Friendly Makeover

TECH: MindTouch’s B2B Service Creates Positive and Useful Customer Connection

It takes a special talent to spin straw into gold.

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