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UTC Unit Moving Work to Mexicali; 300 Layoffs Expected

2020 will be the end of an era as manufacturing at Chula Vista’s major aerospace plant — now overseen by the Collins Aerospace unit of United Technologies Corp. — winds down.

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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BAE Systems Wins $79M Ship Repair Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in Barrio Logan a $78.8 million fixed-price contract to maintain, modernize and repair the USS Shoup.

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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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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.

Qualcomm Hires New Chief Accounting Officer

Qualcomm Inc. hired its first chief accounting officer.

GA Takes Another Step Toward Moon Landing

NASA announced on Nov. 29 that nine teams will be able to bid for work under its Commercial Lunar Payload Services program. General Atomics is part of the team led by Draper.

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Qualcomm Notes: Possibility of going private, Apple settlement hopes, new AI fund

Qualcomm Inc.'s busy week included reports of a potential settlement with Apple, Paul Jacobs' hopes to take the company private, and a new $100M AI fund.

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Changing Tastes, Millennial Market, New Laws Put Distillers in Good Position

Millennials, roughly ranging in age from 21 to 34, may seem relatively young and inexperienced in comparison to baby boomers.

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Electric Car, Hybrids Gaining in Popularity in the County

AUTOS: New Car Report Shows Toyota And Honda Top Sellers

Electric vehicles are making inroads in San Diego County.

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Symbotic Closes Oceanside Plant

Symbotic, a company that develops autonomous robots for warehouses, will close its plant in Oceanside.

Company Adds Fifth Ingredient to Beer: Data

SOFTWARE: More Than 100 Data Points Tracked In Brewing Biz Processes

Water, hops, grain and yeast. Pulkit Agrawal became familiar with beer’s four main components while working for San Diego’s largest brewery, Ballast Point.

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Qualcomm and Apple Playing With Fire in Lawsuits

LEGAL: Key Legal Rulings Are Expected in 2019

Qualcomm Inc. and Apple Inc.’s all-out patent war faces a legal crossroads next year.

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LRAD Makes $3.2M Sale

Rancho Bernardo-based LRAD Corp. said it received a $3.2 million order from the National Guard for an undisclosed number of 100X MAG-HS kits, one of its high-decibel sound systems able to send intelligible communications over very long distances.

Co. Catches the Fish, Then Tries to Hook Customers

FISHING: Awarded Grant To Promote Consumption Of Wider Selection of Fish

One fish, two fish .... The Dr. Seuss storybook title pretty much sums up how Dave Rudie came across his latest fish discovery: opah.

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GA-ASI to Build Aircraft for Australia

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced it has reached a deal to provide its MQ-9 unmanned aircraft to Australia. GA-ASI builds its Predator family of aircraft in Poway.

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