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Qualcomm Forms $280 Million Joint Venture with Chinese Province

Qualcomm Inc. has entered a joint venture with the Chinese province of Guizhou to design and sell advanced server chipsets in China.

MindTouch Inc. Raises $12M in Series A Round

MindTouch Inc. raised $12 million in a Series A round, company officials announced Jan. 14.

Novatel Restructures Its Deal for Acquisition of Feeney

San Diego-based Novatel Wireless Inc. restructured its deal to acquire Oregon-based Feeney Wireless, offering details in a Jan. 11 securities filing.

Jeffrey Henderson Named to Qualcomm Board of Directors

Making good on a pledge to activist shareholder Jana Partners, Qualcomm Inc. named Jeffrey W. Henderson to its board of directors on Jan. 12.

Mirum Agency Partners with Rady School’s Center for Business Analytics

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego announced that its Center for Business Analytics will partner with the Mirum Agency.

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Apple Doesn’t Want You to Hide Your Emotions, Buys Emotient

San Diego software writer Emotient is now part of Apple Inc. Word leaked out in early January that the Cupertino behemoth bought the local business for undisclosed terms.

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Executive Q&A Tristan Grimbert, President/CEO EDF Renewable Energy

Despite doomsday headlines for all things “clean-tech,” Tristan Grimbert says renewable energy is anything but dead — and he has a client list to prove it.

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Platform Makes a Valuable Contribution to Nonprofit Efforts

TECH: Classy’s SaaS Handles the Cash and Helps Organize Operation

Classy, an online fundraising platform for nonprofits, is moving from a peer-to-peer platform to a more comprehensive model that allows social impact organizations to run every aspect of their businesses more efficiently.

Nanoparticles Are the ‘Special Forces’ of Problem Solving

TECH: Resilient Resources Employed For Variety of Missions

Nanoparticles don’t behave like the common person, place or thing that is visible to the naked eye.

Organovo Subsidiary Samsara Launches Commercial Operations

San Diego’s 3D bioprinting firm Organovo Holdings, Inc. announced Wednesday that its subsidiary Samsara Sciences Inc. has officially launched commercial operations.

Qualcomm Moves up to No. 4 for Number of Patents Issued in 2015

Qualcomm Inc. nabbed the No. 4 spot on IFI Claims’ ranking of top patent recipients for 2015, with 2,900 patents.

Andrew Meyer Named CEO at Financial Fitness Group

Financial education software company Financial Fitness Group announced Andrew Meyer would replace co-founder Joe Saari as CEO.

Qualcomm Inc., Japan-Based TDK Corp. to Form $3B Joint Venture

Qualcomm Inc. and Japan-based TDK Corp. have agreed to form a $3 billion joint venture to provide specialized electronics for mobile devices in a deal expected to close by 2017.

Qualcomm Declares Quarterly Dividend

Qualcomm Inc. declared a 48 cent per share quarterly cash dividend on Jan. 12.

San Diego-Based Software Writer Emotient Acquired by Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. bought San Diego-based software writer Emotient, the Wall Street Journal reported on Jan. 7. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.