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Pulse Receives Notice of Noncompliance From NYSE

Pulse Electronics Corp., a San Diego-based maker of electronic components, said it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that it is not in compliance with the exchange’s minimum listing requirements covering market capitalization.

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Qualcomm Looking Down Wi-Fi Road With Wilocity Buy

Qualcomm Inc. said late July 2 that it acquired Wilocity, a chip maker based in Silicon Valley and Israel, for undisclosed terms.

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Novatel Settles Class-Action Lawsuit

Novatel Wireless Inc. settled a securities class action lawsuit without admitting liability on June 23, according to a securities filing, following a preliminary agreement to settle struck on Dec. 6.

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EDF Enters Power Purchase Agreement for Kansas Wind Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy said the company has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Great Plains Energy

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Qualcomm Reportedly Buys Israeli Arm of CSR

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz is reporting that Qualcomm Inc. bought the Israeli arm of U.K.-based chip maker CSR PLC for about $45 million. The report could not be immediately verified.

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Qualcomm Joins MapR Technologies’ Backers

Qualcomm Inc.’s venture capital arm has invested in a Silicon Valley company that specializes in Hadoop, an up-and-coming software for dealing with big data.

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Baja Driver’s License Work Could Be Worth $1M for ImageWare

ImageWare Systems Inc., the San Diego-maker of identity management software, was selected to implement a multimodal biometric driver license system for the state of Baja California, Mexico, the company announced.

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Novatel Wireless Appoints Interim CFO

Novatel Wireless Inc. has appointed Tom Allen as interim chief financial officer.

SDG&E Sees Conservation as Key to Meeting Peak Energy Demand

San Diego Gas & Electric said it is prepared to meet this summer’s energy demands but there may be days when it will need help from customers.

Possible Chinese Policy Reversal Shouldn’t Harm Qualcomm

Stifel Nicolaus & Co. analyst Sanjiv Wadhwani recently gave an update on the direction of the wireless phone industry in China and how that might affect Qualcomm Inc.

EvoNexus Seeing Opportunities in Orange County Expansion

TECH: Incubator Also Partners With Cisco in Supporting Tech Startups

CommNexus, the local nonprofit that helps young tech companies get on their feet, is expanding beyond San Diego County with the aid of Cisco Systems Inc. and the Irvine Co.

S.D. Life Science Cluster Healthy

San Diego ranks third among U.S. cities for the economic health of its life sciences cluster, scoring high in a newly issued report on factors including research facilities, funding access and critical mass of startup and midtier companies.

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Co.’s Lightweights Are Heavyweights

TECH: BST’s Composites Use Nanotechnology’s Strengths

A walk through BST Nano Carbon’s office in Rancho Bernardo on a recent Friday morning found only a skeleton crew at work, but looks can be deceptive.

FHOOSH Appoints 5 to College Content Advisory Board

La Jolla-based startup FHOOSH Inc., creator of tools to speed the completion of Web and PDF forms, has tapped leading college admissions and financial aid experts for its College Content Advisory Board.

FAA Issues Rules Prohibiting the Use of Small Drones for Commercial Activity

The Federal Aviation Administration issued new rules for model aircraft and small drones June 18, reiterating that it is against the law for people to use them commercially.