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Achates Power Opens Office in Detroit

Achates Power Inc., which is developing new diesel engine technologies at its Sorrento Valley headquarters, has opened an office in the Detroit metro area.

Qualcomm Posts Q2 Net Income of $1.05 Billion

Qualcomm Inc. reported net income of $1.05 billion, or 63 cents per share, on revenue of $6.9 billion during its second quarter, which ended March 29.

Edico Genome Collaborating With Intel Corp.

Edico Genome Inc., a La Jolla-based tech startup, announced Tuesday that it’s collaborating with Intel Corp. to speed up next-generation sequencing data analysis.

Company Uses Data to Build On Sustainability Practices

GREEN: Firm Follows Its Projects From Start To Beyond the Finish

Sustainability Matters is more than a company name to founder Kristen Victor. “I just truly care about the planet and future generations,” said Victor, who started Sustainability Matters six years ago in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood.

Getting the Lowdown

BUILDING: Mapping of Underground Infrastructure Is a Key Part of Infill Development

With most land zoned for construction already built out in San Diego County, the mapping of underground utilities is expected to ease the way for more sustainable urban infill development.

Company Knows the Score When It Comes to High School Sports

SPORTS: App Lets Fans Cover Games, Enjoy Friendly Rivalries

A Solana Beach app developer that offers play-by-play details of high-school sporting matches recently got some resources to expand the business — and some validation, as well. Doubtless the people at ScoreStream Inc. found it as welcome as a cool drink after a football drill under the late summer sun.

Activist Investor Pushes for Changes at Qualcomm

TECH: Company Confident In Its Corporate Structure

Qualcomm Inc. faces several chances to increase shareholder value, New York-based JANA Partners LLC said in a letter to shareholders on April 13, noting at one point that the San Diego company could profitably sell its chip-making segment.

Google Executive Joins Novatel Leadership Team

An executive search led Novatel Wireless Inc. to Google. The San Diego company said on April 15 that it hired a Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) executive to be its new executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Investor Suggests Ways Qualcomm Can Increase Its Value

Qualcomm Inc. faces several chances to increase shareholder value, New York-based JANA Partners LLC said in a letter to shareholders on April 13, noting at one point that the San Diego company could profitably sell its chip-making segment.

Acquisition of Pulse Electronics Completed

San Diego-based Pulse Electronics Corp. announced its acquisition by certain affiliates of investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. (such affiliates, “Oaktree”) has been completed. The deal was announced March 2.

Cerner, Qualcomm Life Bring Health Monitoring into Home

Cerner Corp. and Qualcomm Life Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., announced Monday an agreement to extend Cerner's medical device connectivity capabilities beyond the hospital to the home.

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ViaSat Increases Its Board of Directors to 8, Names New Director

ViaSat Inc. said on April 8 that it increased the size of its board to eight directors, and appointed Frank Biondi Jr. to the new additional seat.

RF Industries Announces COO’s Resignation

RF Industries Ltd. announced that its founder and Chief Operating Officer Howard Hill, will take an indefinite medical leave of absence, and in connection with his medical leave of absence, Hill resigned as the company’s chief operating officer.

Glitch Doesn’t Dent Navy’s Confidence in New Catapult

The U.S. Navy’s new electromagnetic aircraft catapults, made by San Diego-based General Atomics, will need some fine-tuning before they launch anything off of an aircraft carrier deck. The catapults are going onto the USS Gerald R. Ford — which is scheduled to join the fleet in spring 2016 — and aircraft carriers that come after it.

With This Software, Many Voices Can Speak as One

TECH: Data From Old, New Devices Can Communicate

Like people, machines speak different languages. Chad Trytten is building a business on the proposition that they can all speak together.