Andromeda Systems Inc. stands to make millions of dollars over five years by providing logistics and technical support services at Naval Air Station North Island.
Qualcomm Inc. said on Dec. 26 that it has reached a license agreement with a large Chinese electronics manufacturer. With the move, Qualcomm has license agreements with all of the top 10 Chinese players.
The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a one-year, $349.1 million contract covering support and services for the Air Force’s fleet of Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft.
The U.S. Air Force recently awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $55.3 million, one-year contract modification to operate what one can simplistically call an internet server on a business jet that flies over a battlefield. Work will be split between San Diego and international locations.
It looks like a little missile, complete with fins, and its job is to keep an aircraft out of trouble.
ViaSat Inc. said its first two ViaSat-3 satellites have completed their first important step toward production and launch — a stage in the process called preliminary design review.
South Korea will host field trials of a fifth-generation telecom network during the second half of 2017, according to partners Qualcomm Inc., equipment maker Ericsson and South Korean carrier SK Telecom.
DEFENSE: Approval Would Allow Contractors To Start New Projects
A lame-duck Congress approved a final 2017 defense budget in early December and sent it to President Obama for his signature.
Qualcomm Inc. plans to show off the capabilities of its new, top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 chip with a virtual reality demonstration during CES, the Las Vegas consumer electronics show, in early January.
Cubic Corp. said its transportation business won a $7.6 million contract to deliver a trial of “open loop” payments ticketing technology for the mass transit system in Sydney, Australia.
General Dynamics NASSCO said on Dec. 16 that it delivered a record six ships in 2016.
The U.S. Navy awarded Metron Inc. a contract for a project called advanced autonomy for undersea vehicles.
The Qualcomm Foundation-sponsored Tricorder X Prize competition is down to two finalists: a company from Pennsylvania and a company from Taiwan.
The U.S. Navy awarded Indiana-based Energy Systems Group LLC a $187.7 million task order to make improvements at Naval Base Coronado.
Port commissioners approved a plan to modernize the San Diego waterfront’s 10th Avenue Marine Terminal beginning in the summer.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Dec. 13 that it has appointed Kevin Walden as its chief information officer. Walden, who will continue to work at the company’s University City headquarters, has been acting CIO since earlier this year. He was previously chief technology officer at High Technology Solutions Inc., a defense contractor that Kratos bought in 2004.
Qualcomm Inc. said it plans to collaborate with Google on the Android Things operating system, which Google announced on Dec. 13.
Cubic Mission Solutions named two executives to vice president posts, announcing the moves on Dec. 12. Mission Solutions is a business division of Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp (NYSE: CUB).
TopOwl — a high-tech helmet display worn by U.S. Marine Corps aviators — is getting some support under a recently awarded defense contract.
Four small businesses from San Diego County and one from Alaska were selected to bid on U.S. Navy construction projects and may have up to five years of work ahead of them.
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.