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TECH: 3-D Printing Used To Make a Custom Product
A visual artist who spent the last eight years in New York City has detoured to San Diego and into entrepreneurship.
ENERGY: Second-Quarter Net Income Up 9.8%; Key Project Gets Financing
Sempra Energy, San Diego’s second-largest company by revenue, is on track get bigger this year, both in sales and profits.
TECH: China Challenges Affect Analysts’ Outlook
Shares of Qualcomm Inc. touched $80, slid more than 10 percent and have been trying to find their proper level since the company’s earnings call in late July, when executives spoke of the company’s inability to collect all royalties it says are owed by some of its Chinese customers.
Pulse Electronics Corp., a San Diego based maker of electronic components, reported second quarter net sales of $93.6 million, up 6 percent from the prior year’s second quarter.
Timex said on Aug. 6 that it plans to release a smart watch powered by Qualcomm Inc. technology.
Sempra Energy announced that it and its partners approved the final investment decision for the natural gas liquefaction and export project planned in Louisiana.
After days of speculation in the technology trade media, Microsoft Corp. confirmed Aug. 5 that it has hired Peggy Johnson, who recently left her job at Qualcomm Inc.
Overland Storage, a San Diego provider of data storage systems that’s in the midst of being acquired by a Canadian software company, said its net revenue for the fourth quarter should exceed $24 million, up from $20 million in the third quarter.
Southern California Edison said that its plan to decommission the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Plant would cost $4.4 billion.
Broadcom Corp. plans to lay off 203 people from its San Diego office beginning in late September, according to the state Employment Development Department.
OneRoof Energy Group Inc., a San Diego solar power finance provider, said it closed on $1 million of additional loan funding under an existing loan arrangement. The loan was made by Hanwha Holdings Inc., an existing shareholder of the company.
San Diego-based Senomyx Inc. — which develops flavor ingredients for foods and beverages using proprietary taste science technology — reported $7.3 million in unaudited revenue for the second quarter ended June 30.
Maxwell Technologies Inc., the San Diego maker of energy storage and power delivery devices, reported second quarter revenue of $46.1 million, down 17 percent from $55.6 million in revenue in the like quarter of 2013.
By now, the red London bus is firmly part of Cubic Corp.’s heritage. The Kearny Mesa-based business has been part of London’s mass-transit system for 30 years, and it looks like it will stay on board for at least seven more.
TECH: Device Connects Hospitality Businesses to Their Customers’ Orders
Making a call is OK but texting is better for business, said John Girard, who heads Zingle, a Carlsbad business built around texting technology.