SD TECHNOLOGY

Mitchell Division Acquires Disability Services Company

Mitchell International's managed care division acquired Genex Services, a Sacramento-based disability services company.

Achates Power Names New CEO

Achates Power, the Sorrento Valley business developing opposed-piston truck and military engines, has named David Crompton CEO. The business has set a goal of creating a low-emission internal combustion engine.

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San Diego Cleantech Startup Raises $18M

Measurabl, a San Diego startup that helps real estate companies track sustainability data, raised $18 million in a series B.

Cubic Buys Gridsmart Technologies for $87M

Cubic Corp. said on Jan. 2 that it acquired Gridsmart Technologies Inc. for $87 million in cash.

Kratos Space and Satellite Deals Worth $65M

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. recently received approximately $65 million worth of work in the space and satellite communications realm. The work came in the form of multiple contracts. At least one customer exercised an option on previously awarded work.

Tour De Force Of Creativity Animates Viasat’s HQ Expansion

Mark Dankberg said he wanted to create a place where people like to work when Viasat expanded its Carlsbad corporate headquarters.

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With Multiple Suitors, Mitek Weighs Potential Deal

Mitek's board is considering a potential deal, after rebuffing several acquisition attempts.

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FTC’s Antitrust Case Against Qualcomm Set for Trial

The FTC's case challenging Qualcomm's licensing practices will go to trial on Jan. 4.

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Cohu Names New Board Member

Cohu Inc., the Poway-based maker of test equipment for electronics factories, has named Ritu Favre to its board of directors, increasing the number of board seats from eight to nine, effective Jan. 2.

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Andy Altman Joins CourseKey Board

Andy Altman, co-founder of GigTown, has taken a seat on the board of directors at CourseKey Education. The latter company made the announcement in late December.

Raytheon Gains $21.7M Contract for Ship Electronics Work

The U.S. Navy announced it has awarded a $21.7 million contract modification to the San Diego office of Raytheon Co. The deal covers life cycle engineering and support services for the integrated shipboard electronic systems of the San Antonio-class amphibious ships.

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San Diego Startup Acquires Image Forensics Leader

San Diego photo verification startup Truepic will acquire Fourandsix, a forensics company.

Cisco to Acquire Carlsbad Semiconductor Company for $660 Million

Cisco will acquire Luxtera, a Carlsbad semiconductor company, for $660 million.

Qualcomm Wins iPhone Ban in Germany

A court in Germany ruled that Apple had violated a Qualcomm hardware patent, leading to a ban of the sale of certain iPhone models.

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EcoAtm Founder Named Head of EvoNexus Irvine

EcoATM Founder Bob Genthert will serve as the next head of EvoNexus' incubator in Irvine.