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Co. Gathers Partners, M-Health Momentum

TECH: Attendance Doubles at Qualcomm Life Industry Event

Qualcomm Life Inc., the mobile health-focused subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., drew nearly 300 leaders in mobile health care to its annual conference in San Diego last week aimed at brainstorming, collaborating and forming partnerships in a burgeoning industry.

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ViaSat Reports FY2015 First Quarter Revenue of $319.5M

ViaSat Inc. reported a net loss of $5.9 million on revenue of $319.5 million during the quarter that ended July 4, its first quarter of fiscal 2015.

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Infosonics Corp. Reports Net Sales Increase 25% in Q2

Infosonics Corp., the San Diego maker and distributor of wireless devices mainly in South America, reported second quarter net sales of $10.4 million, up 25 percent from the like quarter of 2013. For the six months, sales were $22.1 million, up 37 percent from the comparable period of the prior year.

$283M Damage Award Favoring ViaSat Set Aside by Judge

A new trial to determine damages in breach of contract case is tentatively set for November.

2Q Revenue, Loss Down at ImageWare Systems

ImageWare Systems, a San Diego-based maker of identity management software, reported second quarter revenue of $937,000, compared with $1 million in revenue for the like quarter of 2013.

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Qualcomm Aids China Earthquake Relief Efforts

Qualcomm Inc. said it donated $325,000 to assist in earthquake relief efforts in China’s Yunnan Province.

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Novatel Reports Q2 Results

Novatel Wireless Inc., the maker of data modems which replaced its CEO and CFO in 2014, offered quarterly look at its finances recently.

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OwnPhones’ Earbuds Aim for Perfect Fit With A Sense of Style

TECH: 3-D Printing Used To Make a Custom Product

A visual artist who spent the last eight years in New York City has detoured to San Diego and into entrepreneurship.

Sempra Sales, Profits Going in Right Direction

ENERGY: Second-Quarter Net Income Up 9.8%; Key Project Gets Financing

Sempra Energy, San Diego’s second-largest company by revenue, is on track get bigger this year, both in sales and profits.

Qualcomm Runs Into Royalty Problems

TECH: China Challenges Affect Analysts’ Outlook

Shares of Qualcomm Inc. touched $80, slid more than 10 percent and have been trying to find their proper level since the company’s earnings call in late July, when executives spoke of the company’s inability to collect all royalties it says are owed by some of its Chinese customers.

Pulse Electronics Reports Q2 Net Sales of $93.6M

Pulse Electronics Corp., a San Diego based maker of electronic components, reported second quarter net sales of $93.6 million, up 6 percent from the prior year’s second quarter.

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Qualcomm Brainpower Is Behind Timex Smart Watch

Timex said on Aug. 6 that it plans to release a smart watch powered by Qualcomm Inc. technology.

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Sempra and Its Partners Approve Final Financing Decision for Louisiana LNG Plant

Sempra Energy announced that it and its partners approved the final investment decision for the natural gas liquefaction and export project planned in Louisiana.

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Microsoft Hires Former Qualcomm Exec

After days of speculation in the technology trade media, Microsoft Corp. confirmed Aug. 5 that it has hired Peggy Johnson, who recently left her job at Qualcomm Inc.

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Overland Storage Expects Q4 Revenue to Exceed $24M

Overland Storage, a San Diego provider of data storage systems that’s in the midst of being acquired by a Canadian software company, said its net revenue for the fourth quarter should exceed $24 million, up from $20 million in the third quarter.