With that, Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) has eight of nine regulatory approvals it needs, with China yet to decide on the matter.
DEFENSE: Solid Growth,Smart Acquisitions and Risk Taking All Part of Strategy
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has grown more than 500 percent in revenue and employee count over the last 10 years.
DINING: Kiosks Considered as Way To Cut Store Costs
A pair of Jack in the Box Inc. executives offered the financial community a first look at the company’s post-Qdoba future during a financial conference Jan. 9.
Broadcom has nominated an alternative set of board members to replace the existing board at Qualcomm in its attempt at a hostile takeover.
According to the Pentagon, nine businesses will support tactical platforms and time-sensitive applications for the DataLinks Enterprise community.
The San Diego business offering managed information technology services has promoted Rudy Michelon to CEO.
The San Diego business offering wireless electronics and services named Mark Licht to its board of directors.
Work will be performed in San Diego and last through January 2019.
The move supports growth from Cubic’s recent major fare payment system contract awards in New York and Boston.
The move increases the number of directors on the Viasat board to ten.
AT&T Inc. is planning to roll out fifth-generation wireless data networks in a dozen markets by late 2018. The big carrier made the announcement on Jan. 4. There’s no word yet on whether San Diego will be one of those markets, though AT&T (NYSE: T) did say the region was among 23 major metro areas where it has already laid a foundation for mobile fifth-generation wireless, which is abbreviated 5G.
He relieved Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker in a ceremony Jan. 11 at Naval Air Station North Island.
The University City-based business did not name its customer in its Jan. 8 announcement.
RADIO: Slacker’s Revenue Has Been In Steady Decline
LiveXLive Media Inc. of Beverly Hills closed its acquisition of Slacker Inc., the Rancho Bernardo internet music provider, in late December.
BUILDING: Co. Aims to Be One of World’s Top 10 Bridge Specialists
Generations of mentors have made International Bridge Technologies into the engineering firm it is.
The deal covers initial production of microwave electronic products for a new, state-of-the-art airborne electronic warfare system.
Specifically, the line of credit is a senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility.
The Rancho Bernardo business produces acoustic hailing devices able to send a very loud, very focused beam of sound over a distance of two miles.
The deal is to deliver an integrated mobile app for Los Angeles Metro's fare payment system.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Inc. said Jan. 3 that it received a defense contract to supply capacitors for a non-lethal device able to stop vehicles.
Holy Hogwarts! Northrop Grumman Corp. asked its engineers to build an autonomous aircraft that can play quidditch, the aerial game that wizard Harry Potter and his friends play in the young adult novels of J.K. Rowling.
Whatever happens in 2018, it’s going to be a watershed year for Qualcomm Inc.
The privately held company keeps many things to itself, including financials. Still, multiyear contracts as well as the company’s varied technological interests offer hints of what may come in 2018.
From Carlsbad to the Caribbean to County Cork, Ireland.
The Spanish golfer won the signature green jacket of the Masters in April at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
Kratos is based in University City and had $669 million in revenue in 2016, up from $657 million in 2015.
TECH: Acquisitions Power Broadcomm’s New, Hostile Bid
Sixteen months ago, Qualcomm Inc. CEO Steve Mollenkopf found himself at a Silicon Valley office facing Broadcom Ltd. CEO Hock Tan and an intriguing business proposition.
The fixed-price contract is to buy unmanned target aircraft systems.
Callaway Golf Co. seems to be hitting its stride after five years of Chip Brewer as CEO.
The lucky necktie must have done the trick. That and a whole lot of homework.
DINING: Sale of Qdoba to Focus Co. And Increase Value
With the sale of its Qdoba fast-casual Mexican food chain to Apollo Global Management LLC now underway, Jack in the Box Inc. has set Jan. 9 as the date to deliver its financial outlook for 2018.
As the leader of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Cody Martinez has several things to think about. Economic development is one of them.
It has been a long road from a concept to a piece of silicon, but Naveen Rao seems to have successfully negotiated the turns.
The deal covers support for the service’s MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely operated aircraft for one year.
The University City company operates in the cell tower space, though its business model differs from many of its peers.
The company affirmed that all 11 existing Qualcomm board members will stand for reelection at the March 6 annual meeting.
Qualcomm has started tests of technology that will help autonomous vehicles navigate safely, though a spokesman said a driver is still in the seat.
With the new addition, AbacusNext, which offers technology solutions for legal and accounting professionals, grows to 465 employees.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Inc. said on Dec. 20 that it received a contract to develop a motor for unmanned undersea vehicles.
The U.S. Navy awarded Escondido-based I.E. Pacific Inc. a $9.9 million task order for the renovation of bachelor enlisted quarters at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme.
The work is for the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, a place for the armed services to conduct realistic war simulations before deployment.
RECOGNITION: Two Businessmen Look to Bring Our Best to Homeless Problem
Ideas are fine, but they are nothing without execution. Peter Seidler and Dan Shea saw suffering among San Diego’s burgeoning homeless population. With fellow business leaders, they started to really think about the issue in late 2016 and 2017, and pushed for some sort of fix.
The deal still needs regulatory approval and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.
The company revealed few details of the contract, saying only that it was providing unmanned drone systems to a U.S. government agency.
From Contractors to Personnel, Region Reaps $50.1 Million in Impact From Defense Role
Every year, San Diego County brings in more U.S. Defense Department contracts than many states of the union. In 2017, San Diego’s $8.23 billion in defense wins were more than what the states of Washington and New York received individually.
DEFENSE: Role Has Been Expanding, More Civilian Use AlsoExpected
It was one more example of how the U.S. military is using unmanned aircraft to stretch its abilities.
The Pentagon is asking Northrop Grumman Corp. for more of its JCREW signal jammers.