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Sensors’ Price, Size and Power Source Are Right for IoT

After Qualcomm Inc. bought his first startup for $300 million, a company that made wireless chipsets, Wilocity founder Tal Tamir had another big idea. His newest company, Wiliot, is focused on making tiny, sticker-sized Bluetooth sensors that can be sold at less than a cent apiece.

Kyriba Moves HQ Back to San Diego

Kyriba, a financial software company that was founded in San Diego, is moving its company back from New York.

PSemi Names New CEO

San Diego chipmaker PSemi Corp. and its parent company, Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., have named a new CEO for PSemi. Sumit Tomar will take the job on July 1.

Connect CEO Leaves for a New Venture

Connect CEO Greg McKee is leaving the San Diego accelerator to co-found Torrent Ventures.

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Startups: Software Startup Looks to Get the Lion’s Share of Real Estate

San Diego sales software companies started 2019 off strong, with Seismic reporting $100 million in revenue, another notch toward a potential IPO. A younger software startup, LionDesk, also has ambitious plans.

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Pumping The Gas

TECHNOLOGY: Qualcomm Moves on Automotive Business as Smartphone Sales Slow

Look closely enough, and you might see Qualcomm Inc. testing self-driving cars on its Sorrento Valley campus. The San Diego-based chipmaker acquired a testing permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles in 2017, and converted a vacant parking lot into a roundabout to take its technologies out for a spin.

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San Diego Startup Portfolium Sold to Education Software Company

Portfolium sold to Salt Lake City-based education software company Instructure for an undisclosed amount.

Cubic Cash Dividend to Go Out March 12

Cubic Corp. announced on Feb. 18 that its board approved a semiannual dividend of 13½ cents per share. The dividend is payable on March 12 to shareholders of record on March 1.

Qualcomm Rolls Out New 5G Modem

Qualcomm unveiled its second 5G modem, the Snapdragon X55.

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Laptop Expands Unmanned Aircraft’s Portability

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. publicly announced the next piece of technology that will command its advanced MQ-9B remotely piloted aircraft.

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Defense & Technology: Viasat Grows Revenue, Takes $10.4M Loss, Places Order for Third ViaSat-3 Satellite

Grow, grow, grow. Satellite communications specialist Viasat Inc. set revenue records for all three of its business segments during the quarter ended Dec. 31.

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Qualcomm Spins Off Wireless Car Charging Tech

Qualcomm sold its Qualcomm Halo IP assets to WiTricity.

Another S.D. Unicorn: TuSimple Tops $1B Valuation with $95M Funding Round

TuSimple, a self-driving truck company, became the latest San Diego startup to be valued above $1 billion.

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Sempra to Sell Wind Assets for $551M

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.

Sony Seeks Workforce That Is ‘Ready Now’

LEADERSHIP: Recruitment, Inclusion Efforts Vital to Success

As chief operating officer of Sony Electronics in Rancho Bernardo, Mike Fasulo has one focus: developing the next generation of talent and leadership at Sony.

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Qualcomm Sells Mobile Health Subsidiary

Qualcomm Life was sold to private equity firm Francisco Partners. It will be renamed Capsule Technologies.

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