Tugboats hired by BAE Systems towed the company’s new, 950-foot floating dry dock to the company’s Barrio Logan shipyard on Dec. 8, following a transpacific journey from its builders in China.
Engineers with Qualcomm Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are at work on a new type of computer that will run the Windows 10 operating system on the San Diego company’s next generation Snapdragon processor.
LRAD Corp., which makes a unique sort of loudspeaker for militaries and governments, reported a net loss of $1.3 million, or 4 cents per share, on revenue of $16.4 million in its 2016 fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30.
What does it mean when you say technology is state of the art? As time passes, that definition morphs into something new. Research, ingenuity and capital investment (by both individuals and governments) spur technology forward. Things get faster. Cheaper. And we hope, better.
CLEAN-TECH: Purifying Water, Air May Be Done In a More Targeted Way
A typical startup business is often too frail and vulnerable to make it to adulthood. A couple of things, however, give San Diego-based CycloPure Inc. a remarkably robust start.
The U.S. Navy said Dec. 5 that it placed a $9.6 million software order with Northrop Grumman Corp.
Qualcomm Inc. said it demonstrated its first processor for data centers in a move interpreted as a challenge to rival processor-maker Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC). Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) added that it was distributing samples of its Centriq 2400 server processor to potential industry partners.
San Diego-based Anderson Audio Visual has been acquired by Tampa, Fla.-based AVI-SPL.
Gimbal, a tech business that was spun out of Qualcomm Inc. in 2014, has been sold to a Santa Monica business called The Mobile Majority.
The Defense Department buys big-ticket items, but sometimes it concentrates on the very small.
MiraCosta College said it received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to administer workforce development programs in four community college districts in San Diego and San Bernardino counties.
A $1 billion British order for Predator unmanned aircraft is winding its bureaucratic way toward General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. GA-ASI said it expects to start deliveries to the U.K. Royal Air Force in late 2018.
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co. a five-year deal to provide engineering technical services and field services for specialty radar systems that go on small aircraft such as F/A-18 Hornets, EA-18G Growlers and Harrier jump jets.
Cubic Corp. closed a $10 million acquisition of Vocality, a U.K.-based specialist in secure communications technology, the companies announced on Nov. 30.
Sorrento Mesa-based AttackIQ Inc. recently closed $8.8 million in series A funding, the company announced on Nov. 30.
Leidos — a Virginia corporation with roots in San Diego — said on Nov. 29 that it will deliver 22 of its VACIS X-ray scanners to customs inspectors at various U.S. ports of entry under a new deal that could be worth up to $66 million.
Qualcomm Inc. told securities regulators Nov. 29 that it arranged $2 billion in letters of credit with four banks to help with its acquisition of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors N.V.
Kevin Graney will take over as president of General Dynamics NASSCO on Jan. 1, following the retirement of the shipyard’s longtime president, Fred Harris.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies named computer entrepreneur Ted Waitt as chairman of its board, effective immediately.
Two San Diego companies will bask in recognition during the annual consumer electronics show, set for early January in Las Vegas.
RETAIL: GovX Includes Ticketing Division for Events, Hotel Rooms
GovX Inc. — which recently pulled in $3.7 million in new investment — does not operate a typical e-commerce website.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Nov. 18 that it priced a new offering of 11.67 million shares of common stock at $6 a share.
Qualcomm Inc. said Nov. 18 that it started its tender offer for all outstanding shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V.
Cohu Inc. announced plans to acquire Japan-based Kita Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a maker of metal probes used in electronics testing.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Nov. 17 that it plans to sell more stock. The corporation plans to sell up to $50 million to fund the company’s high-performance unmanned combat aerial system program, and to pay down debt, CEO Eric DeMarco said via email.
The fiercely named Predator has drawn another humanitarian assignment. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced that it is making a company-owned and operated Predator C aircraft available for humanitarian aid missions.
SOFTWARE: Aim Is to Personalize the Experience In a Variety of Ways
There is a reason supermarkets put candy bars and copies of the National Enquirer by the check-out line.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Nov. 16 that it received a $17.8 million contract for target drones.
Qualcomm Inc. announced plans to join China-based Tencent in a videogame and entertainment venture built on mobile communication devices.
ViaSat Inc. announced late Nov. 15 that it has decided to sell 6.5 million shares of common stock in a follow-on offering.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced that it is making a company owned and operated Predator C aircraft available for humanitarian aid missions.
ViaSat Inc. has acquired Ireland-based Arconics for undisclosed terms, the company announced on Nov. 14.
If you’re a Marine, early November is a time for cake. One of the service’s enduring traditions is celebrating its birthday.
Three small businesses have received U.S. Navy contracts to provide commercial industrial services and interior preservation services on Navy ships in San Diego.
Cybersecurity software specialist Forcepoint has named Timothy A. McDonough chief marketing officer. McDonough started in the new job Nov. 7.
A new, larger model of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.’s Predator C Avenger aircraft made its first flight on Oct. 27, the company said Nov. 10.
TECH: System Can Estimate Traffic Speeds And Spot Pedestrians
For a long time, several tech companies serving the transportation industry have made San Diego their home. The common threads running through their businesses are video cameras and trip data. A camera in the cab of a big rig provides an extra set of eyes on the driver, the road and everything going on around them.
The world can be a pretty bad place, but a crackdown on shadowy exchanges of money could be a good thing for Mitek Systems Inc.
Five years of bootstrapping and a recent $1 million funding round have put Zesty.io Inc. in a pretty good spot.
TECH: Northrop Contest Takes on Climate Change
For short stints this summer and fall, engineers at Northrop Grumman Corp. set aside their defense-contract work and took up a different fight.
The U.S. Navy sent BAE Systems Ship Repair a pair of big contracts this week.
ViaSat Inc. reported net income of $11.0 million on revenue of $399.2 million in its second quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended Sept. 30. The business revealed its earnings Nov. 8.
TPT Global Tech Inc. said Nov. 7 that it recently completed its acquisition of San Diego Media Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Qualcomm Inc. has signed an agreement with Preh GmbH to license its wireless electric vehicle charging technology, the San Diego company said on Nov. 8. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Maxwell Technologies Inc. — which makes energy-storage electronics called ultracapacitors, and relies heavily on a customer base in China — reported a third quarter net loss of $6.9 million on revenue of $25.5 million.
MaxLinear Inc., the Carlsbad microchip maker, reported net income of $9.7 million on revenue of $96.3 million in the third quarter. In the same quarter one year ago, MaxLinear (NYSE: MXL) reported dramatically less net income — $1.6 million — though revenue was 1 percent lower, at $95.2 million.
Novatel Wireless, which has been working for years to make itself profitable, most lately by acquiring and selling business units, said on Nov. 3 that it is changing its name to Inseego Corp.
By selling part of itself, videogame peripheral maker Mad Catz Interactive Inc. made it into the black for its second quarter.
DEFENSE: Annual Report Shows Sector Has Greater Impact Than Tourism
San Diego no longer looks like the military town it was at mid-century, when Horton Plaza was full of sailors, when the Consolidated plant on Pacific Highway turned out military aircraft and when giant radio antennas dominated neighborhoods.
TECHNOLOGY: NXP Buy Opens New Doors for Chipmaker
A big acquisition — one worth $47 billion — has the potential to give Qualcomm Inc. a broader focus and much more heft. Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) seemed to be resisting the semiconductor industry’s urge to pursue big acquisitions but finally revealed that it’s in the chase, too.
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