Brad Graves

Reporter

Email: bradg@sdbj.com
Phone: 858-277-6586 Extension: 3115

Recent Stories

WD-40 Co. Reports FY2017 Results

Specialty chemical producer WD-40 Co. reported net income of $52.9 million, or $3.72 per diluted share, on revenue of $380.5 million for its 2017 fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31.

Chula Vista Courts Amazon With $400 Million Worth of Incentives

Chula Vista is holding out $400 million worth of incentives to become Amazon’s second headquarters city.

Valley View Casino Announces $50 Million Expansion Plans

Valley View Casino & Hotel northeast of Escondido announced plans to expand, on Oct. 17.

Qualcomm Names New Chief Marketing Officer

Qualcomm Inc. has gone to Silicon Valley for its new chief marketing officer.

Northrop Grumman Receives $15.2 million Navy Contract for Fire Scout Work

The U.S. Navy awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $15.2 million contract modification to integrate specialized radar equipment into its Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.

Qualcomm Inc.'s Latest Endeavor: Making Movies

Qualcomm Inc.’s wide-ranging ad campaign pointing to its role in creating the smartphone ecosystem has covered billboards and hit the TV. Now it has taken a turn into film.

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Schubach Aviation Is Assisting People in Evacuating From Puerto Rico

A small part of the relief effort for hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico is being coordinated in Southern California, on the second floor of a hangar building at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.

Cubic Making First Foreign Sale of Its GATR Satellite Equipment

Cubic Corp. received a $5 million contract to supply its GATR portable satellite dishes to New Zealand’s military services.

Qualcomm Sues Apple in China, Seeks to Ban iPhone Sales in That Country

Qualcomm Inc. has filed lawsuits against Apple Inc. in China, seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in that country, Bloomberg News reported late last week.

Qualcomm's Latest Endeavor: Making Movies

Qualcomm Inc.’s wide-ranging ad campaign pointing to its role in creating the smartphone ecosystem has covered billboards and hit the TV. Now it has taken a turn into film.

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UC San Diego Professor Receives 'Genius Grant'

Cybersecurity expert Stefan Savage received a “genius grant” from the John D. and Catherine C. MacArthur Foundation.

PAE Applied Technologies Gets $35.1M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy offers business opportunities in some of the most remote real estate in Southern California.

S.D. Joint Venture to Share in $95M in Small Business Contracts for Army

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers named a San Diego-based joint venture, IOIE-EQM JV, as one of four businesses that will share in a $95 million contract for flood recovery, infrastructure recovery, emergency management and military support

PAE Applied Technologies Inc. Gets Navy $35.1M Contract for San Clemente Island Work

The U.S. Navy offers business opportunities in some of the most remote real estate in Southern California. Case in point: San Clemente Island, about 75 miles west of San Diego County, which the Navy uses as a bombing and gunnery range.

S.D. Joint Venture to Share in $95 Million in Small Business Contracts for Army

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers named a San Diego-based joint venture, IOIE-EQM JV, as one of four businesses that will share in a $95.0 million contract for flood recovery, infrastructure recovery, emergency management and military support. Work will continue through October 2022.

University of California San Diego Professor Receives 'Genius Grant'

Cybersecurity expert Stefan Savage received a “genius grant” from the John D. and Catherine C. MacArthur Foundation.

Dick Miller Inc. Receives $12.3M Contract for Port Redevelopment

San Marcos-based Dick Miller Inc. received a $12.3 million contract for redevelopment work at San Diego’s 10th Avenue Marine Terminal.

Manufacturing’s New Path Being Paved By 3-D Printing

Complex Printers Capable of Fusing Parts; Forecast 3D Tackles Jobs in Aerospace, Biomedical and Automotive

The new face of manufacturing in San Diego County sits inside a low-rise building at the end of a cul-de-sac next to McClellan-Palomar Airport.

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Rocket Corp. Looks to Nature For Technological Inspiration

TECH: Also Big Role for Additive Manufacturing In Creating Optimal Shape

Look to nature to find something that works, and works well. Artists do it. So do engineers, including the newly minted engineers at Additive Rocket Corp.

Taiwan Fines Qualcomm $773M for Anti-Competitive Practices

Taiwan has fined Qualcomm Inc. $773 million, alleging that the San Diego corporation took part in anticompetitive practices.

Qualcomm Inc. to Pay 57 Cents Per Share Cash Dividend

Qualcomm Inc. said Oct. 10 that it will pay a cash dividend of 57 cents per share.

Students Schooled in Manufacturing at Northrop Grumman

Middle school students got a glimpse of life on the factory floor during Manufacturing Week in early October.

Qualcomm Announces New License Agreement with a Middle East Manufacturer

Qualcomm Inc. announced a new license agreement with a manufacturer in the Middle East.

Northrop Grumman To Build 3 High-Flying Surveillance Aircraft for Japan

Northrop Grumman Corp. will build three of its high-flying surveillance aircraft, Global Hawk, for Japan.

Callaway Golf Signs Former World No. 1 Amateur

Callaway Golf Co. has signed a promising young golfer, Maverick McNealy, to its staff.

Northrop Grumman To Build Three High-Flying Surveillance Aircraft for Japan

Northrop Grumman Corp. will build three of its high-flying surveillance aircraft for Japan.

Callaway Signs Former World No. 1 Amateur Golfer

Callaway Golf Co. has signed a promising young golfer, Maverick McNealy, to its staff.

InfoSonics Corp. Announces Plans for Reverse Stock Split

Wireless phone maker InfoSonics Corp. announced plans on Oct. 5 to conduct a 1-for-5 reverse stock split so it can retain its listing on the Nasdaq.

GA-ASI Gets a $10.2 million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $10.2 million contract to set up a way to repair and maintain fuel-system components used in Reaper unmanned aircraft.

Cos. Keep the Innovations Rolling

Three unrelated tech companies announced new products and initiatives recently.

Proficio Executes Expansion Plans

Proficio, the growing cybersecurity business, has a couple of new addresses.

Before You Go, Software Has Something to Say

Meet me at the exit. That’s what Spoutable aims to do.

Qualcomm Designs Inexpensive Biometric Patch for Health Care

BIOTECH: Arizona Co. Gets License; Aim Is for Cost to Be Less Than Dollar

Qualcomm Life Inc. plans to take a disposable biometric patch that monitors vital signs to market with the help of a corporate partner by 2018.

Is S.D. a Contender For HQ2?

ECONOMY: Uphill Climb To Get Amazon’s Attention

Unable to find consensus over a convention center annex, or the next step for the big gray stadium in Mission Valley, San Diego leaders are faced with one more project of magnitude.

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GA-ASI Awarded $10.2M Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $10.2 million contract to set up a way to repair and maintain fuel-system components used in Reaper unmanned aircraft. GA-ASI will perform the work at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex.

Ad-Juster Names New CEO

San Diego-based Ad-Juster has named Dennis Clerke as its CEO.

Possible New EU Licensing Guidelines Could Eventually Change Qualcomm's Billing Model

The European Union is considering new patent licensing guidelines in a move that may eventually change the way Qualcomm Inc. does business in Europe, according to a published report.

ServiceNow Acquires S.D. Company Telepathy

ServiceNow Inc., the enterprise cloud computing software company that was born in San Diego and then moved to Silicon Valley, has acquired another San Diego business, Telepathy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

El Cajon Company Gets Navy Contract Potentially Worth $13M

El Cajon-based GET Engineering Corp. received a U.S. Navy contract for specialized equipment, specifically combat systems interface and steering control systems data conversion devices.

General Atomics Acquires Virginia-based Syntronics LLC

General Atomics has acquired Virginia-based Syntronics LLC, which develops custom electro-mechanical technologies including projectile and missile guidance systems.

Former Cox Communications Exec Named Voices for Children Interim CEO

David Bialis, the recently retired general manager for Cox Communications California, has been named interim CEO of Voices for Children.

U.S. Navy Taps Carlsbad Co. for Cuba Project Worth as Much as $45M

The U.S. Navy has chosen a Carlsbad company to take care of paving projects several time zones away at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

GA-ASI Lands $163.2 Million U.S. Army Deal for Drone Hardware

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $163.2 million deal to provide extended-range supplemental production hardware for the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft.

GA-ASI Lands $163.2M U.S. Army Deal for Drone Hardware

The U.S. Army awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $163.2 million deal to provide extended-range supplemental production hardware for the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft.

The U.S. Navy Taps Bilbro Construction Co. For $7.2M Project

The U.S. Navy awarded Escondido-based Bilbro Construction Co. a $7.2 million task order to perform interior renovations to Building 457 at March Air Reserve Base at Moreno Valley.

Fleet Week Gives Contractors Rare Public Exhibit

U.S. military technology will be on display at Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego Oct. 13, 14 and 15 during Fleet Week San Diego. The event promises a rare public glimpse of the products and services defense contractors provide.

Cubic Provides Satellite Connections In Areas Hit By Recent Hurricanes

Cubic Corp. said its GATR unit provided its unique and highly portable satellite dishes — as well as people to operate them — to several islands in the Caribbean in August and September following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Cubic Global Defense Gets U.S. Air Force Contract Worth up to $61M

The U.S. Air Force awarded Cubic Global Defense a contract that could be worth as much as $61 million over five years.

Cubic Reads Your Palm as Part of Future of Mass Transportation

TRANSPORT: Using Biometrics for Ticketing May Increase Speed, Data

San Diego-based Cubic Corp. is investigating whether a biometric scan might serve as a good train ticket.

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With Key Intellectual Property, Qualcomm Positions Itself To Lead on 5G

TECH: Other Cos. Focus on Deployment of Small Cells

Engineers at Qualcomm Inc. are shaping a new, faster form of wireless communications.

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