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MaxLinear to Acquire Entropic Communications

Two San Diego public semiconductor companies are joining forces.

Sony Online Entertainment Acquired by Columbus Nova

Sony Online Entertainment, a San Diego-based producer of online video games, has been acquired by Columbus Nova, an investment management firm based in New York.

Qualcomm Highlights Strong Product Pipeline for Snapdragon

Qualcomm Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., has a customer design pipeline in excess of 60 premium tier mobile devices based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. New devices based on Snapdragon 810 include the LG G Flex2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, with many additional devices expected to be announced in the coming days and months.

Verimatrix Names Padgett CFO

San Diego-based Verimatrix, which specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multinetwork, multiscreen digital TV services, announced that Charles Padgett has been named chief financial officer.

RFI Industries Reports Q4 Net Income of $325,000

RFI Industries Ltd., the San Diego maker and distributor of cable assemblies for wireless networks, reported fiscal 2014 fourth-quarter net income of $325,000, compared to $25,000 for the prior year’s fourth quarter.

Local Exec Helped Get Firm’s Technology Into Airliner Search

Fugro Pelagos Inc., a Dutch company with San Diego ties, is applying its tech skills to unravel one of the biggest mysteries of 2014: the location of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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New Platform Aims to Reset the Home Buying Experience

TECH: Apps Give Agents Better Exposure, Anonymity to Buyers

There are numerous tools and services available to consumers who want to check out a local restaurant or research buying a car. Those digital marketplaces are far different than they were 10 years ago.

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Genome Pioneer Venter Joins President for Unveiling of Precision Medicine Initiative

San Diego’s genome pioneer J. Craig Venter, co-founder and CEO of Human Longevity Inc., was among leaders in the field of genomics on hand at the White House on Friday as President Barack Obama outlined his Precision Medicine Initiative.

ImageWare Systems Conducting $12 Million Direct Offering

ImageWare Systems Inc., a San Diego-based developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management software, announced a $12 million registered direct offering of convertible preferred stock.

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Qualcomm Life, Roche Group to Collaborate

Qualcomm Life Inc., the mobile health-focused subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., announced a collaboration with the Roche Group to innovate remote monitoring and management of patients with chronic diseases.

Qualcomm Reports Record Q1 Revenue, Revises Revenue Forecast

Shares of Qualcomm Inc. dipped more than 9 percent into the $65 range during after-hours trading on Jan. 28 as the company reported record revenue and increased earnings for its first quarter — but decreased its revenue forecast for the second half of the year.

RF Industries' President Johnny Walker Gets CEO Title

RF Industries Ltd. said its president, Johnny Carl Walker, will now also serve as the company's chief executive officer.

Illumina Reports Fourth-Quarter Net Income of $153.3 Million

San Diego-based Illumina Inc. reported fourth-quarter net income of $153.3 million, or $1.03 per share, up from $80.7 million, or $0.56 per share, last year.

EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation of Hereford Wind Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy announced recently that the 200-megawatt Hereford Wind Project in Texas reached commercial operation in December. In addition, tax equity financing closed with BNY Mellon and MUFG Union Bank N.A. Financial details were not disclosed.

Qualcomm Execs Get Hefty Stock Awards to Stay Put

Saying that other companies are “aggressively” using Qualcomm Inc.’s executive suite as a source for talent, Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM)’s board has proposed new compensation packages for key executives.