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Technology Gives Electric Cars Chance to Deliver Energy to Grid

CLEAN-TECH: System Would Result in Refunds To Drivers for Energy Nuvve Corp. LLC has flipped the script when it comes to electric vehicles. In a conventional world, the power grid charges electric cars. Nuvve creates technology that lets electric cars supply power to the grid. It’s called “V to G,” or vehicle to grid.

By Brad Graves July 25, 2017 8:30 a.m.   Share

Airport Looking for 3rd-Party Operator to Oversee Innovation Lab

The San Diego International Airport is on the hunt for a third-party operator (an individual or a firm) to take over its “innovation lab,” which the airport launched earlier this year.

By Brittany Meiling July 25, 2017 5:29 p.m. share »

Startup SkySafe Raises $11.5 Million in Series A Funding

San Diego-based SkySafe, which makes technology to stop drones while in flight, said on July 20 that it received $11.5 million in series A funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz.

By Brad Graves July 25, 2017 3:07 p.m. share »
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ASML Gives a Green Light to Cymer’s R&D, Expansion

ASML Holding NV is laying out more resources on its San Diego operation, four years after buying Rancho Bernardo-based Cymer Inc. for $3.7 billion.

By Brad Graves July 25, 2017 8:11 a.m. share »

Frank Hettmann Appointed CFO at Neology

Neology has named Frank Hettmann as its chief financial officer, the company announced on July 24. The business, based in Poway, offers electronics for the tolling, electronic vehicle registration and public safety markets.

By Brad Graves July 24, 2017 3:51 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Revenues Lag Amid Apple Dispute

After warning in late April that its third-quarter financial results might lag because of disputes with customers, Qualcomm Inc. turned in net income of $900 million, or 58 cents per share, on $5.4 billion in revenue.

By Brad Graves July 19, 2017 4:05 p.m. share »

Brain Corp. Raises $114 Million in Series C Funding

San Diego-based Brain Corp. said on July 19 that it brought in $114 million in Series C funding. SoftBank Vision Fund led the round while Qualcomm Ventures was a repeat participant.

By Brad Graves July 19, 2017 10 a.m. share »

As It Shifts Direction, Ingenu Searches For New CEO

Ingenu Inc. has announced that CEO John Horn has left the company.

By Brad Graves July 18, 2017 3:26 p.m. share »

Cubic Acquires British-Based Deltenna Ltd.

Cubic Corp. said on July 18 that it acquired privately held Deltenna Ltd. of Chippenham, U.K. for undisclosed terms. Deltenna specializes in wireless infrastructure, offering radio and antenna communication solutions.

By Brad Graves July 18, 2017 9:34 a.m. share »
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Four Reasons That 95 Percent of Startups Fail … Plus One From the Audience

During his appearance at Qualcomm Inc. at the end of June, internet pioneer and Google executive Vint Cerf asserted that 95 percent of startups fail. Better business practices could get that down to 65 percent, he said.

By Brad Graves July 17, 2017 4:37 p.m. share »

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires 2 Solar Projects

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy recently acquired two solar projects from publicly traded energy firm First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), the company announced July 14.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 14, 2017 11:18 a.m. share »

Jacobs Interview Opens a Window to the Past

The Cal Alumni Association at UC Berkeley recently named Qualcomm Inc. Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs its 2017 alumnus of the year. The benefit to San Diego’s business community is a very readable profile article by Bill Snyder in the California alumni magazine (available online), which offers an interesting window into Qualcomm’s history.

By Brad Graves July 13, 2017 3:13 p.m. share »

StackIQ Bought by Teradata for Undisclosed Sum

Publicly traded Teradata Corp., which has a large campus in Rancho Bernardo, has acquired Solana Beach startup StackIQ. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, nor was the number StackIQ employees that made the jump to Teradata.

By Brad Graves July 13, 2017 3:08 p.m. share »

TE2 Acquired by English Firm for $80 Million

Accesso Technology Group PLC, a public company headquartered in England, has agreed to acquire TE2 – The Experience Engine, a San Diego firm founded in 2013, for $80 million.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 13, 2017 2:12 p.m. share »
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Cody Barbo Ousted From Startup He Founded

Cody Barbo, the founder and CEO of fast-growing tech startup Industry Careers Inc., has been fired from the company he founded three years ago.

By Brittany Meiling July 13, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »