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ImageWare Systems Licenses Technology to Lockheed Martin

A small Rancho Bernardo tech company said on July 14 that it has licensed certain biometric technology to defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp.

Tech Coast Angels Set July 24 Deadline for Quick Pitch Contest

Tech Coast Angels have set a July 24 deadline to apply for the organization’s 9th annual John G. Watson Quick Pitch contest.

Transaction Wireless Acquired by First Data Corp. for Undisclosed Price

An Atlanta company has acquired Transaction Wireless Inc., a San Diego firm whose specialty is prepaid digital gift cards, for undisclosed terms.

Medtronic Acquires Carlsbad-Based RF Surgical Systems for $235 Million

Carlsbad health tech firm RF Surgical Systems Inc. will be acquired by Dublin-based Medtronic for roughly $235 million, according to a recent press release.

Virgin America to Use ViaSat Wi-Fi Technology in Aircraft

ViaSat Inc. announced on July 7 that Virgin America Inc. will put ViaSat’s in-flight Wi-Fi technology aboard its next 10 aircraft.

Cisco to Buy Carlsbad-Based MaintenanceNet for $139 Million

Cisco System Inc. said on July 7 that it plans to buy a privately held Carlsbad business, MaintenanceNet, for $139 million in cash and retention-based incentives.

USD's New Center Will Offer Degree Program in Cyber Security

The University of San Diego on Tuesday said it will launch a center focusing on cyber security threats later this year, offering master's degrees and certificates.

Qualcomm to Distribute Quarterly Cash Dividend

Qualcomm Inc. said on July 7 that it will distribute a quarterly cash dividend of 48 cents per share. The dividend is payable Sept. 23 to stockholders of record on Sept. 2.

TearLab Corp. Moving Headquarters to Texas

Yet another San Diego company is moving to Texas.

Kratos Subsidiary Inks Satellite Equipment Deal

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. announced on July 6 that one of its subsidiaries had a new satellite equipment deal with a large Indonesian telecom company.

Maxwell Technologies Secures $25M Revolving Credit Facility

Maxwell Technologies Inc., a producer of energy storage and power delivery solutions, announced that it has obtained a three-year, $25 million revolving credit facility for working capital purposes, from East West Bank.

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Auto Dealers Get a New Vehicle for Wholesale

TECH: East County Entrepreneur’s Platform Targets $1T Industry

Troy Mack might be perfect for the lead role if Hollywood ever remakes that popular cult classic “The Mouse That Roared” about taking on the “big guy.”

Always Hungry for Opportunity, Qualcomm Backs MangoPlate

When it comes to making investments, Qualcomm Inc. views the world as its oyster.

Glucose Monitoring May Be Serious Fun With New App

SOFTWARE: Doctor Makes a Game of It, Adds Rewards

Dr. David Ahn thinks he can help people with diabetes do a much better job of checking their blood sugar. His solution? Make a game out of it.

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TECH: Peregrine Expects To Add About 100 Positions As New Owner Takes Over

Ever since Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. acquired San Diego’s Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a larger portion of CEO Jim Cable’s day has been spent chasing away employee anxieties.