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Illumina to Consolidate Bay Area Operations at New Campus

BioMed Realty Trust Inc. announced Monday that Illumina Inc. signed a 15-year lease for a new campus in Foster City.

Ceremony Celebrates Murata's Purchase of Peregrine

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., the San Diego maker of chips used in wireless devices and networks and now owned by Murata Electronics North America, held an opening ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate last month's closing of the Murata acquisition.

MIT Enterprise Forum Ends Contract With CONNECT

San Diego’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum has reorganized and hired its own executive director for 2015, ending an 11-year contract relationship with CONNECT.

EDF Orders 150 Megawatts of Wind Turbine Generators

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy said it has placed a firm order with Vestas Wind Systems A/S for 150 megawatts of wind turbine generators, closing the books on the master supply agreement announced in September 2013, with orders totaling 1,094 MW.

LG Electronics Unveils First Phone with Snapdragon Processor

LG Electronics unveiled the first phone to have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor at its heart.

New York-Based NeuLion to Acquire DivX

DivX LLC, a San Diego maker of video compression software, said it signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by NeuLion Inc., a New York-based provider of live and on-demand content to Internet connected devices.

PocketDerm Raises $2.85 Million From Sale of Securities

San Diego-based PocketDerm LLC, a dermatology-targeted telehealth startup, has raised $2.85 million from the sale of securities, according to a recent regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

IFAN Announces $1 Million Private Placement

IFAN Financial Inc., a San Diego company that develops and distributes software to enable mobile payments, announced a sale of $1 million of its common stock and warrants in a private placement agreement with an investor.

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Technology Boosts Access, Improves Delivery for Health Care

Q&A: Jane Finley, Kaiser Permanente

Jane Finley is senior VP & executive director of Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. Finley began her career with Kaiser Permanente in 1984 and was based in Downey before moving to San Diego in the spring.

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Opportunity, Innovation and Competition Grow In Space Sector

TECH: Rule Change Should Open Up New Foreign Markets

A federal government flush with money, pushing ahead in the space race, ever eager to fund research and development.

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China Reportedly Wrapping Up Qualcomm Investigation; Hefty Fines Expected

The Chinese government is close to settling its antitrust investigation with Qualcomm Inc., according to the Reuters news service, citing a Dec. 26 statement to that effect from China’s National Development and Reform Commission.

Device-Maker BeneChill Inc. Seeks to Raise $14.6 Million

BeneChill Inc., a startup established in San Diego eight years ago to develop a rapid-chilling technology to treat patients suffering from heart attacks and brain injuries, intends to raise more than $14.6 million through an initial public offering.

Sphere 3D Corp. Enters Agreement With Microsoft

Sphere 3D Corp., which completed its acquisition of San Diego’s Overland Storage earlier this month, said it entered into a multi-year agreement with Microsoft Corp. allowing the pre-installation of Windows embedded server software in appliances using Sphere 3D’s Glassware 2.0 virtualization technology.

West Partners Completes Follow-On Investment in NoteVault

West Partners, the investment arm of the Gary & Mary West Family Office, completed a follow-on investment in NoteVault Inc., a San Diego provider of voice-to-text-based mobile reporting solutions for the engineering and construction industry.

Tapestry Solutions Receives $48.4 Million Contract

The U.S. Air Force announced that Tapestry Solutions Inc., the San Diego software maker, received a $48.4 million contract for Global Decision Support System application support services.