San Diego Business Journal

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Mollenkopf to Speak on Technology and Running Qualcomm

Qualcomm Inc. CEO Steve Mollenkopf will speak about the future of mobile technology and about his first seven months in charge of the company during an evening presentation Oct. 3.

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Kratos Gets $3.6M Deal for Missile Defense Work

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that it received a $3.6 million task order from an undisclosed customer.

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Taiwanese Chip Maker MediaTek Inc. Opens a San Diego Office

MediaTek Inc., the wireless communications chip maker based in Taiwan, celebrated the opening of its San Diego office with a party and a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 24.

Qualcomm Parts Play Role in New iPhones

Qualcomm Inc. is onboard the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to several specialty publications.

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Calm Seas For Now

MILITARY: Sequestration Pause Allows for Stability

Military spending — a foundation of the San Diego economy — is expected to wane only slightly for the next year with jobs attributed to such spending facing a 2 percent decrease in fiscal year 2015, according to a new study from SDMAC, the San Diego Military Advisory Council.

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Kratos Gets $3.6M Missile Defense Deal

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Sept. 24 that it received a $3.6 million task order from an undisclosed customer.

BAE Systems Awarded $35.3M Navy Contract for Destroyer Work

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $35.3 million contract modification to cover dry-dock work on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Pinckney.

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MediaTek Inc. Opens San Diego Office

MediaTek Inc., the wireless communications chip maker based in Taiwan, celebrated the opening of its San Diego office with a party and a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 24.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $78M Delivery Order From Air Force

The U.S. Air Force said on Sept. 23 that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a four-year, $78 million delivery order for spare parts for the Block 40 version of the Global Hawk unmanned spy aircraft.

Defense Spending in County Expected to Drop 1%

A new, comprehensive look at the U.S. Department of Defense’s local presence predicts that the military spending that San Diego County enjoys will decline one percent in the new fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1.

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A Look in New iPhones Shows Qualcomm's Role

Qualcomm Inc. is onboard the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to several specialty publications.

Epsilon Systems Receives Navy Contract Potentially Worth $85M

Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. said that it received a U.S. Navy contract to support the Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, which repairs and modernizes ships in the port of San Diego.

Covario Agrees to Sell Its Search and Content Marketing Agency Business

San Diego-based Covario has agreed to sell its search and content marketing agency business to London-based Dentsu Aegis Network, the businesses announced on Sept. 17.

Covario to Sell Its Search and Content Marketing Agency Business

San Diego-based Covario has agreed to sell its search and content marketing agency business to London-based Dentsu Aegis Network, the businesses announced on Sept. 17.

Contractor Helps Iron Dome System Make the Interceptions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. doesn’t exactly shout it from the rooftops, but electronics built by one of the San Diego company’s subsidiaries play a role in Iron Dome, Israel’s missile defense system which has been much in the news with the conflict in Gaza.

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The Nassco Shipyard Is Looking to Build Up Its Workforce

LABOR: Commercial Business Including 5 Tankers Drives Need

After half a decade of job cuts, General Dynamics Nassco is changing course by hiring large amounts of workers.

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Truth Is You Don’t Want to Be Lying to This Investigative Tool

SECURITY: Touch Screen Device Works Quickly and Doesn’t Need Administrator

Phil Sprague has seen his share of liars in his career, having worked as a police officer and a criminal investigator.

Local Cos. Get Defense-Related Contracts

The Pentagon announced that it awarded several military construction contracts to San Diego County companies.

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Qualcomm to Have Big Role in ODG's Smart Glasses

Move over, Google Glass. A San Francisco-based company called ODG announced Sept. 18 that it plans to sell smart glasses powered by a high-end Snapdragon chip and Vuforia software, both from Qualcomm Inc.

Entropic Communications Hires Bank to Help Evaluate 'Strategic Options'

San Diego chipmaker Entropic Communications Inc. said on Sept. 16 that it hired an investment bank to help it evaluate “strategic options to enhance shareholder value.”

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Kratos Subsidiary Receives $4.8 Million Order From Navy

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Sept. 16 that its Micro Systems subsidiary received a $4.8 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy for unmanned aerial drone system command-and-control systems and services.

RQ Construction Gets $6.7 Million Navy Deal

The U.S. Navy said on Sept. 16 that it awarded Carlsbad-based RQ Construction LLC a $6.7 million task order to renovate the sterile processing department at Naval Medical Center San Diego in Balboa Park.

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Where the Catcher's Mask Meets the Wrestling Masks: Fiesta Padres

The San Diego Padres will mark Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month at Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with some Mexican-themed spectacle and celebration.

San Diego Office of Tetra Tech gets $7.9M Navy Deal

The U.S. Navy said on Sept. 12 that it awarded the San Diego office of Tetra Tech EC a $7.9 million deal to conduct munitions clearance at the former Adak Naval Air Facility in Adak, Alaska.

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Ceremonial First Cut of Steel Made on Nassco 5 Ship Project

Mayor Kevin Faulconer made the ceremonial first cut of steel for an order of five commercial tanker ships being built in San Diego by General Dynamics Nassco.

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Ceremonial First Cut of Steel Is Made on Nassco Ship Project

Mayor Kevin Faulconer made the ceremonial first cut of steel for an order of five commercial tanker ships being built in San Diego by General Dynamics Nassco.

SDG&E Statistics Put in a Plug for Electric Vehicle Use

Electric vehicles are making inroads on local roads.

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Company Sees Its Future in World of Quantum Computers

TECH: Qubitekk Uses Lasers, Photons To Aid in Encryption

The mind-bending world of quantum computers and quantum encryption has a potential supplier in North County.

Abacus Data Opens Its Third Office

San Diego-based Abacus Data Systems Inc., which offers information technology services to the legal community, said on Sept. 4 that it opened a third office with 5,300 square feet and 50 work stations.

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City Council Considers Increasing Taxi Permits

TRANSPORT: Cab Owner Says Market Can’t Handle More

The unhappiness in taxicab owner Tony Hueso’s voice is apparent as he sums up the plan to expand the number of cabs on the streets of San Diego.

Local Companies Get Defense-Related Construction Contracts

The Pentagon announced that it awarded several military construction contracts to San Diego County companies between Sept. 9 and Sept. 11.

Gap Intelligence Acquires Quixel Research

Gap Intelligence, a San Diego-based market intelligence business, has acquired Quixel Research LLC, a market forecasting firm, for undisclosed terms. Gap Intelligence made the announcement Sept. 8.

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General Dynamics Nassco Gets $7M Navy Ship Maintenance Contract

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded General Dynamics Nassco $7 million to cover additional maintenance work on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer.

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Achates Power Announces It Is Issuing $21.2M in Stock

Sorrento Valley-based Achates Power Inc. told U.S. securities regulators in a Sept. 5 filing that it was issuing $21.2 million in stock.

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General Atomics ASI Gets $40.9M Defense Deal

The U.S. Air Force said on Sept. 10 that it awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $40.9 million order to develop requirements description documents for two versions of the Reaper unmanned aircraft system.

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Qualcomm Aims for Low-End Markets With New Snapdragon 210

Qualcomm Inc. announced Sept. 9 that it was introducing a new model of processor, the Snapdragon 210, for entry-level smartphones and tablets.

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ViaSat Settles Its Lawsuits Against 2 Companies for More Than $100M

The legal battle that pitted Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. against Space Systems/Loral and Loral Space and Communications Inc. has reached its end, the companies acknowledged.

Abacus Data Systems Continues Expansion With Third Office

San Diego-based Abacus Data Systems Inc., which offers information technology services to the legal community, said on Sept. 4 that it opened a third office with 5,300 square feet and 50 work stations.

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Sensors Are a ‘Hidden Talent’ Worth Noticing

How is an unmanned aircraft like a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model? Both are good at getting attention.

San Diego-Based Abacus Data Systems Continues Expansion

San Diego-based Abacus Data Systems Inc. has opened a third office as it continues to expand its information technology services to the legal community.

Small Trucking Cos. Face A Rough Road in State

LOGISTICS: They’re Dealing With Fuel Costs And More Regulations

Gabriel Zavalza Jr. sees prospects dimming for small, independent trucking companies in California during the next 12 years.

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Drone City

TECH: Elements in Place To Keep S.D. at Forefront Of Robotics Revolution

San Diego is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the field of robotics and remotely operated vehicles.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Gets $24.2M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. a $24.2 million contract modification to cover maintenance, alterations and modifications to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

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InfoSonics Corp. Introduces Its First 4G LTE Smartphone

InfoSonics Corp. took the wraps off of its first 4G LTE smartphone Sept. 2.

The President of Qualcomm’s Atheros Unit Moves to Intel Corp.

The president of Qualcomm Inc.’s Atheros unit has left his job to go work for Intel Corp.

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Novatel Names New CFO

Novatel Wireless Inc., which is rebuilding its executive suite following a change in the board’s composition, said on Sept. 2 that it named Michael Newman its executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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General Dynamics Nassco Gets $140 Million Ship Work Contract From Navy

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded General Dynamics Nassco a $140 million contract modification to cover dry-dock work on the USS Pearl Harbor.

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General Dynamics Nassco Gets $140M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded General Dynamics Nassco a $140 million contract modification to cover dry-dock work on the USS Pearl Harbor.

EcoATM Eyes Increase in Deposits as iPhone 6 Launch Occurs

The rumor mill seems to be running at full churn as it anticipates news from Apple Inc. The colossus of Cupertino says it’s making an announcement Sept. 9.

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Military Is On Board With Broad-Reaching Conservation Efforts

DEFENSE: Biofuels, Solar, Water Conservation Among Efforts to Cut Consumption

Military leaders praise characteristics such as honor, sacrifice and love of country. Relatively new ideals of conservation and sustainability also seem to be taking hold at San Diego military bases.

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