San Diego Business Journal

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Cricket Wireless Adding Latest Noika Phablet -- That's Right, Phablet -- to Mix

Cricket Wireless is ready to start offering latest Nokia device

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Entropic Communications to Transfer Workers to California, Lay Off 150 Others

Entropic Communications Inc. is planning layoffs and transfers to California as part of a restructuring.

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Kratos Nabs $9.9M Contract From Government Agency

The local defense contractor will do command-and-control work for an unnamed national security customer.

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ViaSat Acquires Texas Company With Wi-Fi Technology

Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. company buys Texas-based company to boost Wi-Fi service capability.

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General Dynamics Nassco Awarded Lucrative Navy Contract Modification

The shipbuilder has been given the go-ahead to buy materials for the next landing platform ship.

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Maxwell Technologies Inc. Plans Follow-On Offering

Publicly traded Maxwell Technologies Inc. told securities regulators early this month that it plans a follow-on offering of stock, bonds or warrants.

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Cohu to Sell Its Electronics Division for $9.5M+

Poway-based Cohu Inc. said that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its electronics division to Coppell, Texas-based Costar Technologies for $9.5 million in cash, plus up to $500,000 in contingent consideration.

Restless Investor Pushes Board to Adopt Exit Strategy for CEO

Novatel Wireless Inc., the publicly traded maker of wireless hardware, is feeling more pressure to change things at the top.

MTS’ Taxi Role Seen As Fair By Cab Cos.

TRANSPORT: Drivers and Owners Clash on Other Issues

Taxi business representatives say they would welcome five more years of oversight from San Diego’s established taxi regulator, and they’re hoping the Metropolitan Transit System board will decide June 19 to grant a city request that it continue acting as the city’s cab regulator through 2019.

Shipyards Sank Cash Into Successful Fight

CIVIC: Propositions’ Supporters Fail to Match Fundraising Efforts

The status quo has been kept in Barrio Logan, and doing so came at considerable cost for the ship repair industry.

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Maxwell Technologies Plans Follow-On Offering

Publicly traded Maxwell Technologies Inc. told securities regulators early this month that it plans a follow-on offering of stock, bonds or warrants.

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Cohu Selling Its Electronics Division for $9.5M+

Poway-based Cohu Inc. said that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its electronics division to Coppell, Texas-based Costar Technologies for $9.5 million in cash, plus up to $500,000 in contingent consideration.

Ibis Biosciences Gets $7.2M Contract for Biosensor System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Ibis Biosciences Inc., the Carlsbad-based unit of Abbott Laboratories, a $7.2 million contract to develop its PUMA Biosensor system.

Voters Sink Propositions B and C

Maritime business interests got what they wanted June 3 as San Diego voters defeated Propositions B and C — and the changes they would have brought to Barrio Logan.

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Broadcom Decision Could Be Boon for Qualcomm

Qualcomm Inc. competitor Broadcom Corp. said that it will stop offering baseband chips, or cellular radio chips, for mobile devices. The move presumably opens market share for its rivals.

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General Dynamics Nassco Receives $20.7M Ship Repair Contract

The Pentagon announced that General Dynamics Nassco is in line to receive a $20.7 million U.S. Navy ship repair contract.

Indus Technology Gets $8.9M Navy Contract

Indus Technology Inc. said recently that it received a U.S. Navy contract worth $8.9 million over one year.

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Northrop Grumman Lands $13M for Global Hawk Flight Tests

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $13 million contract covering flight tests for the Global Hawk high-altitude surveillance drone.

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Peregrine Sees Overseas Opportunities, Adds 6 Sales Channels

Citing the potential of its microchips in markets outside of North America, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced June 2 that it added six sales channels in the Europe-Middle East-Africa region as well as the Asia Pacific region.

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Kratos' Modular Division Awarded $4.2M in Defense Contract Awards

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said that its Modular Systems Division — which builds modular shipping containers and related products — recently received contract awards totaling $4.2 million.

CEO on Board: Qualcomm Sees Potential in Driverless Cars

Eyesight for driverless cars. That is one market opportunity that Qualcomm Inc. CEO Steve Mollenkopf sees, according to the Re/Code website and CNBC.

Boeing to Solidify Local Logistics Efforts By Combining Units

TECH: Co. Working on Serving Cargo Transport Needs Via Multiple Devices

Boeing Co., known for making large passenger and cargo planes, is quietly building an enterprise logistics software business in San Diego to help others move large amounts of cargo — even along faraway routes such as across the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, from Muscat to other cities in the sultanate of Oman.

Activists, Industry on Collision Course to Ballot

Shipbuilding: Vote to Decide Fate of Barrio Logan Has Both Sides Working Issue

Battleship gray or green? San Diego voters face that choice June 3 — asked to give direction to Barrio Logan, the neighborhood at the center of the region’s U.S. Navy ship repair community.

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Space Suited

TECH: Small Local Cos. Aim High to Find a Niche

Few companies can trace revenue to a big rock hurtling through space the way that Malin Space Science Systems and Vanguard Space Technologies Inc. can.

Eset Makes U.S. Distribution Deal With Ingram Micro

Eset, a maker of computer security software with a regional office and research lab in San Diego, struck an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Ingram Micro Inc., which bills itself as the largest wholesale technology distributor in the world.

Northrop Grumman Honored With Prestigious Aviation Award

Northrop Grumman Corp.’s workforce basked in an honor and achieved a record recently.

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Qualcomm Spin-Off Gimbal Transitions to Stand-Alone Company

Gimbal Inc. became a freestanding San Diego technology company as of May 28.

Local Businessman Named a ‘Veteran Small Business Champion’ By SBA

Michael Sabellico of Encinitas-based Vanguard Global Solutions was recently named Veteran Small Business Champion by the Santa Ana office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Honeywell to Host 70 Teachers Locally in 'Green Boot Camp'

Defense giant Honeywell International Inc. will host 70 teachers in San Diego for five days of what it calls Green Boot Camp.

Navy League's Convention Set for San Diego

Topics such as the federal budget, shipbuilding and the need for STEM education will be on the table when the Navy League of the United States holds its annual convention June 24-29 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina on Harbor Island.

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General Atomics ASI Improves Drone's Capabilities

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. disclosed a new milestone for its Improved Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft.

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General Atomics ASI Makes Progress Improving Drone's Capabilities

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. disclosed a new milestone for its Improved Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft.

Navy League of the United States’ Convention Is Set for San Diego

Topics such as the federal budget, shipbuilding and the need for STEM education will be on the table when the Navy League of the United States holds its annual convention June 24-29 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina on Harbor Island.

AT&T Rebranding a Wireless Service as Cricket

All of the hoopla over AT&T Inc.’s new $49 billion plan to buy DirecTV LLC (Nasdaq: DTV) seems to overshadow another AT&T story — an admittedly smaller tale but one with a little local history.

ViaSat’s Share Price Dips Amid Solid Improvement in Revenue

TECH: Co. Is Moving Forward With Strategic Partnership, New Initiatives

Shares of ViaSat Inc. touched a one-year low on May 21, despite the company having reported the day before significant increases in revenue in its fourth-quarter and year-end financial results for fiscal 2014.

M2M Focus Part of New Novatel Strategy

TECH: Profit Drought Stirs Personnel and Other Changes

Wireless telecom equipment maker Novatel Wireless Inc. plans to throw its laptop computer business overboard in an effort to right its ship after sinking deeper in loss during its most recent quarter.

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Some of Leidos' Possible $54M Navy Work to Be Done Locally

Leidos Inc., the Virginia company that split off from Science Applications International Corp., said on May 22 that it received three task orders from the U.S. Navy that could be worth up to $54 million.

Callaway Golf Appears to Feel a Retailer's Sales Pain

Sports equipment manufacturer Callaway Golf Co. saw its shares bounce back 2 percent May 21, closing at $7.75, after a retailer’s financial results toyed with its stock price the previous day.

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ViaSat Reports FY2014 Revenue of $1.35 Billion

Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. reported a net loss of $3.5 million on $343.9 million in revenue in its fourth quarter, which ended April 4.

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Kratos Gets $9 Million Contract for Railgun Work

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on May 20 that it recently received a $9 million contract to develop two components for a railgun system: the electronics for operating the railgun, as well as high-speed projectiles that such a gun would launch.

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Novatel CFO Announces Departure From Company

Novatel Wireless Inc. announced May 20 that its chief financial officer is leaving the company.

Tony Hawk Gets a Marketing Role with Mini USA

Tony Hawk is hawking a four-wheel vehicle much heavier than a skateboard.

Epsilon Systems Receives $5.7M Navy Contract

Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. said it received a $5.7 million contract to overhaul the Arco, a floating dry dock that the U.S. Navy uses to service submarines in San Diego.

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For Spawar, ‘Readiness’ Also Includes Educational Outreach

DEFENSE: Programs Cultivate Needed Skills And Interest in STEM

Gracie Young is bright, driven and looking forward to getting her first patent. She is like a lot of people in San Diego’s technology scene — except that she’s in high school.

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Defense Spending Plan Emerges From Committee

DEFENSE: Marked-Up Budget Would Avoid BRAC, Stalls Carrier Drone Project

The Pentagon would sidestep another base closure round and hold back work on a carrier-based drone for the U.S. Navy, under modifications made this month to the fiscal 2015 defense budget bill.

NoteVault Moves to New Headquarters in Mira Mesa

NoteVault Inc. has given up two executive suite spaces in Solana Beach and has taken up residence in 5,500 square feet of building space on Lusk Boulevard in Mira Mesa.

NoteVault Announces New Headquarters in Mira Mesa

NoteVault Inc. has given up two executive suite spaces in Solana Beach and has taken up residence in 5,500 square feet of building space on Lusk Boulevard in Mira Mesa.

Helicopter Drone Being Developed for Roles in ‘Friendly Skies’

Northrop Grumman Corp. is looking beyond the U.S. Navy for other markets willing to buy its autonomous helicopters.

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The ‘Secret’ to Doing Business With Spawar Is There’s No Secret

DEFENSE: Portfolio Managers Guide Cos. In the Right Direction

How to do business with Spawar? It’s a question that many executives and small-business owners wrestle with and one that Jim Lasswell, CEO of San Diego-based Indus Technology Inc., has solved.

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General Atomics to Install New Launch, Recovery Systems on Carrier

The Pentagon announced on May 8 that General Atomics will receive a contract to provide aircraft carrier technology for the future USS John F. Kennedy.