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3-D Printing Companies Make the Mainstream

TECH: The Innovation Is Now Advancing In Variety of Sectors

Watch for news about 3-D printing during the year ahead. The process, also known as additive manufacturing, is an up and comer.

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Navy, Cos. Make Solid Cybersecurity Community

TECH: 2014 Study Put Impact at $1.5B For the Community

San Diego’s cybersecurity cluster is robust, robust because the world community continues to play badly together in cyberspace. Hacking and denial-of-service attacks are common. It’s not just individuals interested in making trouble. Criminal syndicates and nation-states employ hackers to make money and spy on adversaries. Such characters probably lurk in Southern California, heavy as it is with defense contractors.

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Digital Health Thrives on Key Players Being in Close Proximity

WIRELESS: Biotech, Tech and Health Care Come Together Successfully

The convergence of high-tech and biotech is creating an explosion of opportunities in digital health, and San Diego is well-positioned for a competitive edge.

LRAD Corp. Gets $710,000 Contract for System to be Used in Latin American Prisons

LRAD Corp., which makes electronics that send highly directional amplified sound over long distances, said on Dec. 29 that it received a $710,000 order for model 1000Xi systems and accessories. The company did not list a specific customer; it only said that the gear would be used at Latin American prisons.

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Clean Technology’s Failures Won’t Drag Down Its Successes

GREEN: Sector Says Solar, Water and Wind Going Strong

Last year, headlines across the nation proclaimed that clean-tech — despite all the hype and bluster — was dead.

Qualcomm Signs Patent Licensing Deals With Two More Chinese Companies

Qualcomm Inc. announced early Dec. 29 that it reached patent licensing deals with two more Chinese companies, Tianyu and Haier.

EDF Renewable Services Announces Remote Monitoring Contract with ALLETE Clean Energy

San Diego’s clean energy firm, EDF Renewable Services, has entered into a contract with ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) to provide remote monitoring and turbine resets for five of its wind projects.

Qualcomm Inc. Signs Licensing Agreement With Chinese Company

Qualcomm Inc. said Dec. 28 that it signed a licensing agreement with QiKu Internet Network Scientific (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.

Teams Competing for Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize Get One-Year Extension

Organizers of the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize competition have extended final judging and awards by one year, to early 2017.

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Beyster Family Donates Businessman's Papers to UC San Diego

The late J. Robert Beyster and his employees were always discreet when discussing their business, Science Applications International Corp.

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S.D. Shows Potential to Become Robotics Hub

TECH: Some Local Cos. Already Well-Positioned In Blossoming Sector

Finding improvised explosive devices. Performing delicate surgery. Picking strawberries. Robots have been tasked to do it all, with a deft touch.

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Adtile’s Plan is to Shake Up Advertising With Artistic Flair

SOFTWARE: Moving Mobile Devices Creates Engaging Interactivity

Short attention spans … they are the bane of advertisers. How do you keep people focused on the small screens of their mobile devices when you are trying very hard to interest them in a product or service?

Abacus Data Gets Equity Investment

Abacus Data Systems Inc. received a strategic majority investment from a Rhode Island-based private equity firm, Providence Equity, the San Diego business announced Dec. 16. The amount of the investment was not immediately available.

Qualcomm Inc. Rejects Split, Says It Will Remain One Company

Qualcomm Inc. said Dec. 15 that it plans to continue on its course as a single company, and not follow the advice of activist shareholders and break itself in two.

Engineers May Want to Start Their Careers in San Francisco

San Francisco engineers have a higher earning potential in other markets than engineers in San Diego, according to a study by Hired, a company that looks to help individuals in tech and sales get jobs.