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PowerGenix to Sell Equity Stake to Nevada Company

PowerGenix, a San Diego developer and maker of nickel-zinc rechargeable batteries, entered into an agreement to sell an undisclosed equity stake to Nevada-based Blue Earth Inc. for $10 million, the latter firm announced.

Entropic Communications Hires Bank to Help Evaluate 'Strategic Options'

San Diego chipmaker Entropic Communications Inc. said on Sept. 16 that it hired an investment bank to help it evaluate “strategic options to enhance shareholder value.”

AT&T Makes Gains With U-Verse

AT&T said it expanded its U-verse customer base in the San Diego region by about 4,200 in July, part of an increase of 187,000 customers nationwide during the same month.

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RF Industries Ltd. Reports Third Quarter Results

RF Industries Ltd., a San Diego-based maker and distributor of wireless cable assemblies, reported fiscal 2014 third quarter sales of $5.5 million, down from $9.4 million in sales for the like quarter of 2013.

SmartDrive Systems Moves Headquarters to New S.D. Location

SmartDrive Systems, a San Diego provider of video recording systems aimed at helping to improve vehicle fleet driver performance, said it relocated to larger headquarters offices in Sorrento Valley.

SDG&E Statistics Put in a Plug for Electric Vehicle Use

Electric vehicles are making inroads on local roads.

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Company Sees Its Future in World of Quantum Computers

TECH: Qubitekk Uses Lasers, Photons To Aid in Encryption

The mind-bending world of quantum computers and quantum encryption has a potential supplier in North County.

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Achates Power Announces It Is Issuing $21.2M in Stock

Sorrento Valley-based Achates Power Inc. told U.S. securities regulators in a Sept. 5 filing that it was issuing $21.2 million in stock.

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Qualcomm Aims for Low-End Markets With New Snapdragon 210

Qualcomm Inc. announced Sept. 9 that it was introducing a new model of processor, the Snapdragon 210, for entry-level smartphones and tablets.

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Novatel Receives Investment From HC2

Novatel Wireless Inc., the San Diego maker of wireless solutions and modems, said it completed an investment transaction for $23.7 million with a subsidiary of HC2 Holdings Inc., a diversified holding company with operating subsidiaries in the United States and the United Kingdom.

SGB Reports Success With Crop; Co. Closes $11M Series C Financing Round

SGB Inc., a San Diego-based agricultural biotechnology and seed company, closed an $11 million Series C financing round.

SDG&E Seeking More Local Energy Resources

San Diego Gas & Electric announced it is seeking between 500 and 800 megawatts of new local resources to help replace the power previously provided by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station as well as the retirement of older, coastal power plants, the company said.

San Diego-Based Abacus Data Systems Continues Expansion

San Diego-based Abacus Data Systems Inc. has opened a third office as it continues to expand its information technology services to the legal community.

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Company Develops Prototype for Treatment of Rare Skin Diseases

Biotech: The Device Is a Less Expensive Solution For Incurable Skin Disorders

Martyn Gross has suffered from psoriasis for most of his life, particularly on the difficult-to-treat regions of the hand and feet. After years of trying costly and ineffective treatments from uncomfortable phototherapy sessions in cold medical facilities to topical creams that wash off too easily, Gross decided to develop a handheld light therapy device to treat himself at home.