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Envision Solar Reports High Level of Sales

Envision Solar International Inc., a San Diego maker and provider of solar energy systems, said it received multiple purchase orders for its solar products in less than 30 days that totaled more than $2 million.

StackIQ Receives $6 Million in Series B Funding

StackIQ, a Solana Beach software maker specializing in products to manage large infrastructures, said that it received $6 million in series B funding.

Albireo of New Jersey Buys Two Poway Companies

Electronic Control Systems and Green Total Solutions, both based in Poway, were acquired by Albireo Energy LLC of New Jersey for an undisclosed price.

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Epic Sciences Names Giske to CIO Position

Epic Sciences Inc. announced the appointment of Michael Giske as chief information officer.

Acquisition of redIT Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle

KIO Networks, a Mexico-based Internet services provider, said it concluded the final regulatory process of acquiring redIT, a San Diego-based provider of information technology data centers.

Achates Is in the Race for an Engine Contract Worth Up to $20M

Achates Power Inc. expects to learn by the end of the year whether the U.S. Army wants to continue a relationship which — in the company’s view — is humming along nicely.

New Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator to Support Early-Stage Companies

Qualcomm Inc. and Colorado-based Techstars announced plans to start an incubator program for early stage companies that specialize in robots. Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) pledged to put more than $1 million into the project.

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Qualcomm to Buy British Company for $2.5 Billion

Qualcomm Inc. said Oct. 15 that it has agreed to buy CSR plc, a British fabless semiconductor company, for $2.5 billion in cash.

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Leparulo Resigns From Novatel Board; Company Sets Agenda for Stockholders Meeting

Novatel Wireless Inc. said in a securities filing that Peter Leparulo left the company’s board of directors.

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Cubic Corp. Appoints Marshall CIO, VP

Cubic Corp. said that it appointed Jan Marshall as vice president and chief information officer.

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Overland Storage Says Its Acquisition Is On Track to Close This Quarter

Overland Storage Inc., the San Diego provider of data storage systems that agreed to be acquired in May by Ontario, Canada-based Sphere 3D, said the transaction is on track to close in the current fiscal quarter.

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Japan FTC Approves Peregrine Sale to Murata

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., the San Diego maker of radio frequency chips contained in many wireless devices, said the Japan Fair Trade Commission notified it that its pending sale to Murata Electronics North America was granted clearance.

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Novatel Wireless Makes Appointments to Its Board

San Diego-based Novatel Wireless Inc., a maker of wireless communications electronics, has appointed Philip Falcone and Robert Pons to its board of directors. The company made the announcement on Oct. 13.

Carlsbad Company Sees Acquisition as Path to New Markets

Carlsbad semiconductor company MaxLinear Inc. said on Oct. 6 that it signed a definitive agreement to buy a second chipmaker, privately held Physpeed Co. Ltd., for $11 million in a deal that could close by the end of the year.

Active Network Holds Charity Event to Celebrate Move to Texas

Active Network, which relocated its headquarters to Dallas in August, celebrated the opening of that office with a charity challenge, aimed at placing children into sports activities.