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Qualcomm Delegation Meets With Chinese Regulators

Qualcomm Inc. President Derek Aberle and a delegation from the San Diego company met Aug. 21 in Beijing with Chinese regulators in an attempt to resolve concerns raised by the Chinese government.

By Brad Graves August 25, 2014 4:06 p.m.   Share
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Omnitracs to Buy XRS for $178 Million

Omnitracs LLC, a spinoff business of Qualcomm Inc. that was acquired by Vista Equity Partners last year and is relocating to Dallas, said it agreed to acquire XRS Corp., a Minneapolis based firm that makes software for mobile fleet management, for $5.60 per share or $178 million.

Legend 3D Closes $10M Series C Stock Offering

Legend 3D, the San Diego based business that converts two-dimensional film to three-dimensional formats, closed on a $10 million Series C stock offering, led by current investors, Northwater Capital Management Inc. of Toronto and Monaco-based Augustus Ventures Limited.

The President of Qualcomm’s Atheros Unit Moves to Intel Corp.

The president of Qualcomm Inc.’s Atheros unit has left his job to go work for Intel Corp.

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Novatel Names New CFO

Novatel Wireless Inc., which is rebuilding its executive suite following a change in the board’s composition, said on Sept. 2 that it named Michael Newman its executive vice president and chief financial officer.

EcoATM Eyes Increase in Deposits as iPhone 6 Launch Occurs

The rumor mill seems to be running at full churn as it anticipates news from Apple Inc. The colossus of Cupertino says it’s making an announcement Sept. 9.

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Laser-Based Microscope Delivers Diagnostics Fast and Accurately

BIOTECH: It Also Offers Wide Visibility In Portable Package

When Paul Larson first demonstrated the world’s newest laser-based microscope for tissue diagnostics and cancer research, the observers flipped over the table cloth and peered beneath the desk.

Peregrine Purchase to Cost Murata $465M

TECH: Deal Is Expected To Close By Early 2015

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. is going under the wing of one its corporate allies, just two years after becoming a public company.

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Bend It Like...eSurface

TECH: Co. Aims to Overcome Limitations Of Circuit Boards

For the people at eSurface Technologies, a flat board of electronics makes about as much sense as a flat Earth.

OneRoof Energy Secures Equity for $58M Solar Financing Fund

OneRoof Energy Inc., a residential solar services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of One Roof Energy Group Inc., announced today that it has reached an agreement with an unrelated third party securing equity for a $58 million residential solar financing fund.

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Peregrine Stock Soars on News of Planned Sale to Japanese Company

Shares of San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. rose 60 percent early Aug. 22 on news that Japan-based Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. planned to buy the company for $471 million.

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Mitek Sees Stock Drop as CTO Leaves, Some Patent Lawsuits Dismissed

Mitek Systems , a San Diego maker of software used by more than 2,500 financial institutions for transferring money via mobile devices, saw its stock plunge 18 percent Aug. 18 following the company’s announcement that its chief technology officer abruptly left the company.

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E. Digital Corp. Reports Q1 Results for FY2015

E. Digital Corp., a technology developer and licensor for consumer products, reported fiscal 2015 first quarter revenue of about $683,000, compared with $449,000 for the like quarter of the prior year.

Qualcomm Working to Keep Sixth-Grade Girls Steeped in STEM

Hats, hats and more hats. Nope, this is not opening day at Del Mar. We’re on the top floor of one of Qualcomm Inc.’s buildings in Mira Mesa. The room is alive with the energy of a few dozen sixth-grade girls. They’re assembling short-crowned, wide-brimmed hats with imaginative decorations on top — and computer controls.

App Maker Brings Human Touch to Technological Twists, Turns

TECH: Medium- and Small-Sized Businesses Are Targeted Customers

Wide open. That is how Nathan Keating of BuildFire describes the opportunity for creating smartphone apps.