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RF Industries to Acquire Comnet Telecom Supply

RF Industries Ltd., the San Diego makers and distributors of wireless cable assemblies, said it signed a non-binding term sheet to acquire Comnet Telecom Supply Inc., a New Jersey distributor of telecom and data products, for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock.

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Entropic Parts Ways with CEO; Plans to Cut 200 Jobs

Entropic Communications Inc. made a big change at the top on the same day it reported large-scale layoffs and a quarterly loss.

Senomyx Reports Q3 Results

San Diego-based Senomyx Inc. announced unaudited revenue of $5.9 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with $6.7 million for the like quarter of 2013.

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Making Closer Connections

Proximity-Beacon Systems Part of Promising Technology on Display at Verizon Ventures Meeting

As you make your way north on the crowded sidewalks of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, your smartphone suddenly comes to life.

With ‘Computational Photography Platform,’ Seeing is Believing

You could call it a camera, but its builder wants you to think bigger.

Alex Mashinsky Named CEO of Novatel Wireless Inc.

The board of Novatel Wireless Inc. has named Alex Mashinsky, 49, as its permanent CEO, the business announced. Mashinsky, who had been interim CEO since June, signed an agreement Nov. 2 stating that he will serve initially for three years.

Qualcomm Posts Record $26.49 Billion in Revenue

TECH: Wireless Giant Faces Regulatory Scrutiny Here and Abroad

Qualcomm Inc., San Diego’s biggest public company, sailed to record revenue of $26.49 billion during the fiscal year that ended in September.

CareFusion Reports $922 Million in First Quarter Revenue

CareFusion Corp., a medical technology company in San Diego, reported $922 million in revenue for its first quarter of fiscal 2015, an 11 percent increase from the same quarter last year, according to financial statements.

WiLAN Makes San Diego Its U.S. Headquarters

WiLAN, a Canadian wireless technology development business, said it moved its U.S. headquarters from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to San Diego.

Qualcomm Says Company Under Scrutiny By Regulators

U.S. and European regulators began investigating chip maker Qualcomm Inc. in September and October, the San Diego company said in a Nov. 5 securities filing.

Isis Earns $7.5 Million Milestone Payment on Cancer Drug

Carlsbad-based Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has earned a $7.5 million milestone payment, the first of two milestone payments totaling $15 million, from AstraZeneca Plc for the advancement of its drug candidate, Isis-Stat3, in patients with advanced cancers.

Qualcomm Stock Dips After Fourth-Quarter Earnings Report

Shares of Qualcomm Inc. traded lower after-hours on Nov. 5, as the stock market saw the company’s latest financial results come in below Wall Street expectations.

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Arcturus Leaves Incubator For Torrey Pines Science Center

Arcturus Therapeutics Inc. announced its launch from incubator Johnson and Johnson Innovation Center as it expands operations at a new office and laboratory space in the Torrey Ridge Science Center, 10628 Science Center Drive.

Samsung Acquires Proximal Data Inc. for Undisclosed Sum

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has acquired a young San Diego company that produces software for “virtual machine” computing.

Omnitracs Acquires XRS Corp. for $178 Million

Omnitracs LLC, the Qualcomm spinoff business that was acquired by Vista Equity Partners one year ago for $800 million in cash, recently completed its purchase of XRS Corp., a Minneapolis maker of software that helps trucking companies manage vehicle fleets via mobile devices.