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Illumina to Open Up Market With More Affordable Sequencing

For Illumina, a fairly big announcement recently stemmed from a relatively compact box.

LRAD Branches Out With Spain-based Software Firm

Rancho Bernardo-based LRAD Corp. said on Jan. 19 that it acquired software maker Genasys Holding S.L. of Madrid, Spain.

Chairman to Leave Cubic Corp. Board

Walter C. Zable, chairman of the board at Cubic Corp., is leaving after 54 years as a company employee and board member. The company has nominated defense executive David Melcher for a board seat.

Changes at Peregrine Include Its Name, Size and Mission

Three years after acquiring Peregrine Semiconductor, Japan-based Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is thinking big.

Viasat, Of Course, Makes Good Use of Space

SCA Architecture said in December that it completed the design of Viasat Inc.’s campus expansion. The new complex of buildings will sit on a 23-acre parcel across El Camino Real from the corporation’s existing headquarters, in the Bressi Ranch section of Carlsbad.

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Two S.D. Tech and Software Services Cos. Merge

Solekai Systems merges with Fairway Technologies to expand technical services.

European Union, South Korea Clear Qualcomm to Buy NXP

With that, Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) has eight of nine regulatory approvals it needs, with China yet to decide on the matter.

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Qualcomm Promises Big Returns Amid Takeover Bid

Broadcom has nominated an alternative set of board members to replace the existing board at Qualcomm in its attempt at a hostile takeover.

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Skyriver IT Names CEO

The San Diego business offering managed information technology services has promoted Rudy Michelon to CEO.

Inseego Fills Board Vacancy

The San Diego business offering wireless electronics and services named Mark Licht to its board of directors.

CES: Qualcomm Chases Car Market, While Robotic Dog Pursues Learning

It’s the start of a new year, and that means it’s time for CES, the high-tech exhibition of all things consumer electronics in Las Vegas.

AT&T to Roll Out 5G in Several Markets

AT&T Inc. is planning to roll out fifth-generation wireless data networks in a dozen markets by late 2018. The big carrier made the announcement on Jan. 4. There’s no word yet on whether San Diego will be one of those markets, though AT&T (NYSE: T) did say the region was among 23 major metro areas where it has already laid a foundation for mobile fifth-generation wireless, which is abbreviated 5G.

Georgia Company Acquires S.D. Fintech Startup LoanHero

LoanHero's platform provides retailers with point-of-sale financing options, including its own products.

Tortuga Logic Grows After $2M Funding Round

The startup was spun out of UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara hardware security experts.

Look Ahead: For Qualcomm, It Should Be a Very Interesting Year

Whatever happens in 2018, it’s going to be a watershed year for Qualcomm Inc.

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Broadcom, Qualcomm Talked Merger in 2016

TECH: Acquisitions Power Broadcomm’s New, Hostile Bid

Sixteen months ago, Qualcomm Inc. CEO Steve Mollenkopf found himself at a Silicon Valley office facing Broadcom Ltd. CEO Hock Tan and an intriguing business proposition.

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