After Jonathan Spangler’s San Diego-based guitar startup made its big debut in America’s Music City, Spangler is gearing up to manufacture and sell his first products this summer. His company, Ciari Guitars, creates professional-quality, foldable guitars designed to fit into the carry-on compartment of an airplane.
JuneShine, a one-year-old kombucha startup, moved into Ballast Point's former Scripps Ranch facility after closing a seed round of funding.
Flux Power Holdings Inc. reported a net loss of $2.92 million on revenues of $2.7 million for the second quarter of its fiscal year. Revenue grew 126 percent from the same quarter last year, when Flux had $1.2 million in sales.
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, the U.S. Navy’s electronics lab complex on Point Loma, has changed its name to Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific.
Sempra Energy said on Feb. 12 that it has agreed to sell its wind generation assets to American Electric Power for $551 million in cash. It's part of a wider effort to divest of its generation and natural gas storage assets.
JuneShine’s North Park location will remain open concurrently.
Satellite communications specialist Viasat Inc. reported a net loss of $10.4 million, or 17 cents per share, on total revenues of $554.7 million during its third quarter, which ended on Dec. 31. The Carlsbad-based corporation reported “exceptional performance” that set revenue records for its three business segments.
Tesla Inc. has agreed to buy Maxwell Technologies, a San Diego company specializing in industrial-grade and vehicle-grade capacitors. Tesla has agreed to pay $4.75 per share of Maxwell (Nasdaq: MXWL) stock in an all-stock deal. The price is a 55 percent premium over Maxwell’s $3.07 closing share price on the previous trading day, Feb. 1.
Sempra Energy has passed another milestone on the road to building its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Port Arthur, Texas. The corporation said the project received its final environmental impact statement from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which has yet to approve the project.
A court in Munich tossed out four of Qualcomm's patent cases against Apple Inc.
Qualcomm's CEO continues to forecast the company will reach a resolution to its legal battle with Apple in 2019.
Collins Aerospace notified the San Diego Workforce Partnership that it will lay off 66 employees at its Chula Vista plant on March 29. Notification came in a letter dated Jan. 28. While manufacturing will come to an end in Chula Vista, the facility is not closing, according to the subsidiary of United Technologies.
Sempra Energy announced on Jan. 28 that it plans to sell its businesses in Peru and Chile by the end of 2019.
Cubic Corp. is wrapping up renovations of the space where it manufactures military training gear, paving the way for future manufacturing in San Diego.
TRADE: U.S.-China Trade War Takes Toll on Mid-Size Cos.
Juiced Bikes celebrated opening its first factory in China just over a year ago. The electric bike company, which has about 20 employees at its Chula Vista headquarters, had big plans for growth.
The outcome of the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust trial could ultimately change how Qualcomm Inc. licenses its technology to device-makers. It could also set the tone for how Qualcomm approaches one of its biggest customers, Apple Inc.