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Co. Expects Warm Reception From Doctors for Smart ‘Refrigerator’

Dining: System Automates Vaccine Management Tasks Frequently Done By HandThe developers of a vaccine storage and handling system they call the “world’s smartest refrigerator … that will help make vaccines more widely available” are hoping doctors will agree and put the devices in their offices.

By Marion Webb March 21, 2014 1:05 p.m.   $$ Share

Two San Diego Companies Name New CFOs

Two San Diego companies have announced new chief financial officers.

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Novatel’s Usage-Based-Insurance Technology to Be Used in Benelux Market

Novatel Wireless Inc.’s technology supporting usage-based insurance, or UBI, will be used by Chipin B.V. in serving the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg markets, the companies announced.

Local Co. Installing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at UCSD

Carlsbad-based Alternative Energy Systems Consulting Inc. is installing intelligent electric vehicle charging systems at University of California, San Diego.

Kenco Selects SmartDrive for Fleet Monitoring

San Diego-based SmartDriveSystems’ event recording system will be rolled out across the nationwide fleet operated by logistics provider Kenco, according to an announcement from SmartDrive.

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Peregrine Semiconductor Targets China Telecom Market With Microchip

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor Inc. announced on April 9 that it plans to introduce its UltraCMOS Global 1 microchip to the Chinese telecom market.

Navy Discovery Could Bring Sea Change to Fueling of Its Fleet

The U.S. Navy claims that it has produced a hydrocarbon fuel made from seawater. Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory said they demonstrated the concept in mid-2013, using the fuel to fly a scale model airplane with a stock, two-stroke engine.

Alumnify Creates Collegial Connections for Alumni and Schools

TECH: Business Model Includes Annual Fees From Schools, Donation Feature

College taught A.J. Agrawal a fair amount, but the young tech CEO said he got quite an education after graduation, when he had to cold-call hundreds of colleges.

Group Gathers Forces to Help Software Startups

TECH: Investors Get Chance for Informal Networking, Discussion

The leaders behind a new software-centric forum called Swarm, which seeks to bring local entrepreneurs and investors together, hope the event can reverse a disturbing trend they’re seeing.

Connect’s New Leader Eager to Have an Impact

Innovation: McKee Brings Experience in Biotech, Finance to Nonprofit Role

Greg McKee started his career as an investment banker and moved on to a series of executive jobs in biotechnology, before returning to banking.

DivX’s New Owners Seek New Customers

TECH: Co. Targets China, Seeks to Increase Its Patents

Change seems to be a constant at DivX LLC, which got new owners this month.

EcoATM Names Stipp President

EcoATM, the maker of automated kiosks for trading in unwanted cellphones which was acquired by Outerwall for $350 million last year, named Maria Stipp as new president.

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Qualcomm Boosts Dividend 20 Percent

Semiconductor maker Qualcomm Inc. authorized an increased dividend as its stock flourishes.

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Airgain on the Move

Antenna technology firm Airgain Inc. has traded its North County space for a more centrally located headquarters.

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Qualcomm Introduces New Snapdragon Prcoessors

Qualcomm Inc. unveiled new high-end processors for smartphones and tablets on April 7.

Biotech Startup Scores a Win at UCSD's TriNet Challenge

A startup company at work on a unique medical device — a photosynthetic scaffold technology that helps restore damaged or diseased tissue — won a university business competition and $6,000.