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Farming Problems Get Tech Solutions as Cos. See an Open Field

Technology, Talent Keep Area’s Agriculture Growing StrongBright green avocado trees dot the hills surrounding San Diego County, while tens of acres of multicolored ranunculus flowers bloom each year in Carlsbad.

Seven San Diego Companies went Public in 2018

San Diego saw seven IPOs in 2018, largely dominated by life sciences companies.

Sempra Completes Asset Sale to Con Edison

Sempra Energy announced on Dec. 13 that it wrapped up its sale of U.S. solar assets to Consolidated Edison for $1.6 billion in cash.

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Analytics Ventures Launches AI-Powered Trading Platform

Analytics Ventures, a San Diego venture studio, added an AI platform for stock trading to its portfolio.

Sandler Partners to Resell Viasat Service

Viasat Inc. has entered an agreement with Sandler Partners that will let Sandler resell the Carlsbad company’s satellite internet service to business customers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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‘Most Innovative’ Products’ Are a Magnificent Seven

Connect, San Diego’s oldest startup accelerator, recognized seven companies with ground-breaking technologies on Nov. 29. This year’s winners designed products that are better, faster and stronger than the competition.

Utilis Is a Resource for Finding Water Leaks

SERVICE: Satellite Imagery Helps Detect General Location

The drinking water flows from a source in the mountains to the customer’s tap, but somewhere in the sprawling network of pipes, part of it disappears.

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China Bans Some iPhones after Qualcomm Wins Preliminary Injunction

China banned the sale of several older iPhone models after a court found Apple violated two of Qualcomm's patents.

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Mitek Cuts Chief Operating Officer

Mitek Systems will cut its chief operating officer in January. Mitek also received a bigger offer from ASG Technologies, which has been looking to buy the company.

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Qualcomm to Cut 125 From San Diego Offices

Qualcomm will cut 125 employees from its offices in San Diego and Raleigh.

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RF Industries Chalks Up 87 Percent Growth

RF Industries, which makes specialized electronic connectors, said it increased annual sales 87 percent in the recently ended fiscal year. Fiscal 2018 sales were approximately $58 million, compared to $31 million in fiscal 2017.

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Verimatrix Plans $143M Sale to French Security Company

French software company Inside Secure plans to acquire San Diego-based Verimatrix for $143 million.

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Following Misconduct Allegations, Lam Research CEO Leaves Qualcomm’s Board

Lam Research CEO Martin Anstice left the company due to misconduct allegations. The newly elected member will also leave Qualcomm's board.

Netradyne, Hyundai Team up to Make Maps for Self-Driving Cars

Netradyne, a San Diego AI startup focused on fleet safety, will partner with Hyundai to make HD maps for autonomous vehicles.

Logistics Startup Expects a Lot From Recent Series A Round

After closing a $20 million funding round, Airspace Technologies Inc. is getting ready for takeoff. The San Diego-based logistics startup closed a series A round led by Scale Venture Partners on Nov. 15.

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GA-ASI to Sustain French Reaper Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force, acting on behalf of the French Air Force, awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a one-year, $26.7 million contract for logistics support for France’s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft.

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