San Diego Business Journal

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The Nassco Shipyard Is Looking to Build Up Its Workforce

LABOR: Commercial Business Including 5 Tankers Drives Need

After half a decade of job cuts, General Dynamics Nassco is changing course by hiring large amounts of workers.

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Truth Is You Don’t Want to Be Lying to This Investigative Tool

SECURITY: Touch Screen Device Works Quickly and Doesn’t Need Administrator

Phil Sprague has seen his share of liars in his career, having worked as a police officer and a criminal investigator.

Local Cos. Get Defense-Related Contracts

The Pentagon announced that it awarded several military construction contracts to San Diego County companies.

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Qualcomm to Have Big Role in ODG's Smart Glasses

Move over, Google Glass. A San Francisco-based company called ODG announced Sept. 18 that it plans to sell smart glasses powered by a high-end Snapdragon chip and Vuforia software, both from Qualcomm Inc.

Entropic Communications Hires Bank to Help Evaluate 'Strategic Options'

San Diego chipmaker Entropic Communications Inc. said on Sept. 16 that it hired an investment bank to help it evaluate “strategic options to enhance shareholder value.”

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Kratos Subsidiary Receives $4.8 Million Order From Navy

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Sept. 16 that its Micro Systems subsidiary received a $4.8 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy for unmanned aerial drone system command-and-control systems and services.

RQ Construction Gets $6.7 Million Navy Deal

The U.S. Navy said on Sept. 16 that it awarded Carlsbad-based RQ Construction LLC a $6.7 million task order to renovate the sterile processing department at Naval Medical Center San Diego in Balboa Park.

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Where the Catcher's Mask Meets the Wrestling Masks: Fiesta Padres

The San Diego Padres will mark Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month at Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies with some Mexican-themed spectacle and celebration.

San Diego Office of Tetra Tech gets $7.9M Navy Deal

The U.S. Navy said on Sept. 12 that it awarded the San Diego office of Tetra Tech EC a $7.9 million deal to conduct munitions clearance at the former Adak Naval Air Facility in Adak, Alaska.

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Ceremonial First Cut of Steel Made on Nassco 5 Ship Project

Mayor Kevin Faulconer made the ceremonial first cut of steel for an order of five commercial tanker ships being built in San Diego by General Dynamics Nassco.

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Ceremonial First Cut of Steel Is Made on Nassco Ship Project

Mayor Kevin Faulconer made the ceremonial first cut of steel for an order of five commercial tanker ships being built in San Diego by General Dynamics Nassco.

SDG&E Statistics Put in a Plug for Electric Vehicle Use

Electric vehicles are making inroads on local roads.

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Company Sees Its Future in World of Quantum Computers

TECH: Qubitekk Uses Lasers, Photons To Aid in Encryption

The mind-bending world of quantum computers and quantum encryption has a potential supplier in North County.

Abacus Data Opens Its Third Office

San Diego-based Abacus Data Systems Inc., which offers information technology services to the legal community, said on Sept. 4 that it opened a third office with 5,300 square feet and 50 work stations.

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City Council Considers Increasing Taxi Permits

TRANSPORT: Cab Owner Says Market Can’t Handle More

The unhappiness in taxicab owner Tony Hueso’s voice is apparent as he sums up the plan to expand the number of cabs on the streets of San Diego.

Local Companies Get Defense-Related Construction Contracts

The Pentagon announced that it awarded several military construction contracts to San Diego County companies between Sept. 9 and Sept. 11.

Gap Intelligence Acquires Quixel Research

Gap Intelligence, a San Diego-based market intelligence business, has acquired Quixel Research LLC, a market forecasting firm, for undisclosed terms. Gap Intelligence made the announcement Sept. 8.

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General Dynamics Nassco Gets $7M Navy Ship Maintenance Contract

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded General Dynamics Nassco $7 million to cover additional maintenance work on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer.

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Achates Power Announces It Is Issuing $21.2M in Stock

Sorrento Valley-based Achates Power Inc. told U.S. securities regulators in a Sept. 5 filing that it was issuing $21.2 million in stock.

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General Atomics ASI Gets $40.9M Defense Deal

The U.S. Air Force said on Sept. 10 that it awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $40.9 million order to develop requirements description documents for two versions of the Reaper unmanned aircraft system.

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Qualcomm Aims for Low-End Markets With New Snapdragon 210

Qualcomm Inc. announced Sept. 9 that it was introducing a new model of processor, the Snapdragon 210, for entry-level smartphones and tablets.

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ViaSat Settles Its Lawsuits Against 2 Companies for More Than $100M

The legal battle that pitted Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. against Space Systems/Loral and Loral Space and Communications Inc. has reached its end, the companies acknowledged.

Abacus Data Systems Continues Expansion With Third Office

San Diego-based Abacus Data Systems Inc., which offers information technology services to the legal community, said on Sept. 4 that it opened a third office with 5,300 square feet and 50 work stations.

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Sensors Are a ‘Hidden Talent’ Worth Noticing

How is an unmanned aircraft like a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model? Both are good at getting attention.

San Diego-Based Abacus Data Systems Continues Expansion

San Diego-based Abacus Data Systems Inc. has opened a third office as it continues to expand its information technology services to the legal community.

Small Trucking Cos. Face A Rough Road in State

LOGISTICS: They’re Dealing With Fuel Costs And More Regulations

Gabriel Zavalza Jr. sees prospects dimming for small, independent trucking companies in California during the next 12 years.

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Drone City

TECH: Elements in Place To Keep S.D. at Forefront Of Robotics Revolution

San Diego is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the field of robotics and remotely operated vehicles.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Gets $24.2M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. a $24.2 million contract modification to cover maintenance, alterations and modifications to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

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InfoSonics Corp. Introduces Its First 4G LTE Smartphone

InfoSonics Corp. took the wraps off of its first 4G LTE smartphone Sept. 2.

The President of Qualcomm’s Atheros Unit Moves to Intel Corp.

The president of Qualcomm Inc.’s Atheros unit has left his job to go work for Intel Corp.

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Novatel Names New CFO

Novatel Wireless Inc., which is rebuilding its executive suite following a change in the board’s composition, said on Sept. 2 that it named Michael Newman its executive vice president and chief financial officer.

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General Dynamics Nassco Gets $140 Million Ship Work Contract From Navy

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded General Dynamics Nassco a $140 million contract modification to cover dry-dock work on the USS Pearl Harbor.

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General Dynamics Nassco Gets $140M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy said that it awarded General Dynamics Nassco a $140 million contract modification to cover dry-dock work on the USS Pearl Harbor.

EcoATM Eyes Increase in Deposits as iPhone 6 Launch Occurs

The rumor mill seems to be running at full churn as it anticipates news from Apple Inc. The colossus of Cupertino says it’s making an announcement Sept. 9.

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Military Is On Board With Broad-Reaching Conservation Efforts

DEFENSE: Biofuels, Solar, Water Conservation Among Efforts to Cut Consumption

Military leaders praise characteristics such as honor, sacrifice and love of country. Relatively new ideals of conservation and sustainability also seem to be taking hold at San Diego military bases.

Chinese Regulators, Qualcomm Officials Hold Meeting

Qualcomm Inc. President Derek Aberle and a delegation from the San Diego company met Aug. 21 in Beijing with Chinese regulators in an attempt to resolve concerns raised by the Chinese government.

Peregrine Purchase to Cost Murata $465M

TECH: Deal Is Expected To Close By Early 2015

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. is going under the wing of one its corporate allies, just two years after becoming a public company.

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Bend It Like...eSurface

TECH: Co. Aims to Overcome Limitations Of Circuit Boards

For the people at eSurface Technologies, a flat board of electronics makes about as much sense as a flat Earth.

Viejas Proposes Expanding Hotel, Casino

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is considering an expansion to its hotel and casino on its reservation near Alpine.

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Global Hawk Reaches 100,000 Hours Milestone

Aircraft from Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Global Hawk family of unmanned, high-altitude jets recently passed 100,000-hour mark doing what they were built for: combat and related operational support.

Soltek Pacific Construction Gets Navy Deal Worth $6.8M

The U.S. Navy said on Aug. 27 that it awarded Solpac Construction Inc., doing business as Soltek Pacific Construction, a $6.8 million task order to restore, modernize and reconfigure the interior and utilities in the ophthalmology department at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Internet Poker Legislation Not in the Cards This Session

With the end of the legislative session in sight, the author of the remaining Internet poker bill in the California Legislature called it quits, saying he will try again in the 2015-16 session.

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Qualcomm Delegation Meets With Chinese Regulators

Qualcomm Inc. President Derek Aberle and a delegation from the San Diego company met Aug. 21 in Beijing with Chinese regulators in an attempt to resolve concerns raised by the Chinese government.

BAE Systems Gets Navy Ship Repair Contract Potentially Worth $78M

The U.S. Navy said on Aug. 25 that it awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a contract for dry-dock work to the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Lake Erie.

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Indus Technology Receives Navy Contract Potentially Worth $7.8M

San Diego-based Indus Technology Inc. said that it received a U.S. Navy contract that could be worth up to $7.8 million over five years if the Navy exercises all of its options.

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Peregrine Semiconductor Stock Soars on News of Planned Sale to Japanese Company

Shares of San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. rose 60 percent early Aug. 22 on news that Japan-based Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. planned to buy the company for $471 million.

Two Navy Repair Contracts to Bring Work to Local Shipyards

The U.S. Navy announced two ship repair contracts Aug. 22.

2 Navy Contracts Will Bring Work to Local Shipyards

The U.S. Navy announced two ship repair contracts Aug. 22.

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Port Has Reason to Be Picky With the Kind of Cargo Received

What will the Port of San Diego look like circa 2064? I waded into the port’s effort to create a master plan for its next 50 years (see page 1), and on the way got to thinking about cargo operations.

Triton Put Through Paces By Northrop

DEFENSE: Navy to Buy 68 of the Rugged Aircraft

As the people of Rancho Bernardo went about their business Aug. 19, an operator in one of Northrop Grumman Corp.’s secure office buildings there took control of a U.S. Navy Triton — a large unmanned aircraft — during the middle of its flight over the western United States.

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