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Solatube Tackles Big Spaces With Its Latest Design, the SkyVault

CLEAN-TECH: Lighting Company Cuts Energy Costs, Reduces Carbon Emissions

The Vista-based lighting company that championed natural light fixtures inside homes has taken on larger, more powerful designs that could reduce electric bills for large facilities and cut down on carbon emissions.

App for Digital Photos Allows Users to Say Goodbye to TMI

SOFTWARE: Partnership Possibilities Include the Military, Internet Companies

Deacon Johnson approaches his software business with the righteous indignation of a parent.

Batu Biologics Files Investigational Drug App With FDA

Batu Biologics Inc., a biotechnology company developing a cancer vaccine that targets a tumor's blood vessels, announced the filing of an Investigational Drug Application (IND) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its lead immune therapy, ValloVax.

Cisco Agrees to Provide Funding to Koriist

Koriist, a high-tech company in residence at EvoNexus’ downtown technology incubator, has been chosen for funding by Cisco Systems Inc., according to Rory Moore, CEO of EvoNexus.

Qualcomm Plans to Lay Off or Transfer 600 Workers

Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. acknowledged on Dec. 10 that it plans to transfer or lay off about 600 workers, with half in California and half outside the country.

Security Firm DB Networks Obtains $17 Million in Financing

DB Networks, a Carlsbad provider of cyber security for computer networks, said it obtained $17 million in new financing led by Grotech Ventures of Vienna, Va.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical, George Washington University Sign Agreement

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co., a business developing therapies for life-threatening diseases, and George Washington University announced that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement.

Desert Green Solar Farm Begins Commercial Operation

Chicago-based Invenergy Clean Power LLC announced the successful close of financing and the start of commercial operation of its Desert Green Solar Farm in Borrego Springs.

Three Radio Stations Sold to Entercom Communications

Entercom Communications Corp., a Pennsylvania-based operator of radio stations, said it agreed to acquire Lincoln Financial Media and its 15 radio stations, including three in San Diego, for $105 million plus working capital.

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CONNECT Announces Winners of Innovation Awards

CONNECT, a San Diego-based technology business accelerator founded by the University of California, San Diego, held its 27th annual Most Innovative New Products Awards on Thursday.

Cymer Sheds New Light on How to Build Smaller Microchips

Cymer LLC introduced a new laser light source, an essential component for the machines that turn out microchips, this month.

Executive Rob Chandhok Confirms Departure From Qualcomm

Rob Chandhok, a senior executive with 14 years of experience at Qualcomm Inc., has left his position.

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Return to Roots

TECH: Alex Mashinsky Hopes to Restore Startup Vibe at Novatel Wireless

Alex Mashinsky is more familiar to the denizens of New York than San Diego.

Pulse Electronics Names New CEO

Pulse Electronics Corp., a San Diego manufacturer of electronic components in China, said its board of directors named Mark Twaalfhoven as its new chief executive officer effective Dec. 1.

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Cymer Introduces New Machine to Produce Microchips

Cymer LLC of Rancho Bernardo has introduced a new laser light source for microchip manufacturing.