San Diego Business Journal

Younity Raises $8 Million in Series A Financing

Makers of an app called younity have pulled in $8 million of series A funding.

There’s a Lot of Work in the Cards for Cubic’s Transportation Arm

The sales force from Cubic Corp.’s transportation arm has been all over the place, under the elevated railroad in Chicago, on the turnpikes of chilly New Hampshire and in Brisbane, Australia, where the trains make stops in Walloon, Ipswich and Burpengary.

Drone Maker Seems to Be on Right Course at Right Time

TECH: Accelerators Help With Key Connections as Startup Gets Off Ground

The afternoon sun is low and Chad Ammon has found a seat on the patio of a San Diego eatery. The CEO has an Arnold Palmer for himself, and he’s gotten chips and salsa to share. Taking up a good portion of the table next to him is an eight-propeller unmanned aircraft with a complicated sensor suite hanging from its belly. The waitress arrives and barely blinks an eye when she sees the latest addition to the party.

Navy Aegis Upgrade Worth Millions

A portion of a $49 million weapons system contract awarded to Lockheed Martin Corp. will come to the port of San Diego.

Qualcomm Inc. Signs Licensing Agreement With China-Based Company

Shares of Qualcomm Inc. closed 5 percent higher on Dec. 2, the same day that Qualcomm said it signed a new technology licensing agreement with Xiaomi, the China-based wireless device and Internet company. Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) shares closed up 5.17 percent at $51.85.

TechFlow Inc. Receives $12.6 Million from U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force awarded San Diego-based TechFlow Inc. a $12.6 million contract modification to operate and maintain Air Force training ranges.

Kratos Subsidiary Awarded Two-Year, $8 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy said on Nov. 30 that it awarded a two-year contract worth slightly less than $8 million to a subsidiary of San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.

Colsa Corp.'s San Diego Operation to Perform Bulk of $44.8 Million Navy Contract

Colsa Corp. of Huntsville, Ala. received a SPAWAR contract that could be worth up to $44.8 million over five years if the U.S. Navy exercises all of its options.

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Two GA-ASI Execs Named to Museum's Hall of Fame

Two executives with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. — maker of the Predator family of unmanned military aircraft — have been named to the International Air & Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

Blue Takes a Look at an Interesting Past, a Fascinating Future

Linden S. Blue makes few public appearances and even fewer public speeches.

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New Novatel Leader To Decide on Direction

TECH: Recent Acquisitions, SaaS Options And Hardware Challenges on Plate

After a tumultuous couple of years, Novatel Wireless Inc. is still trying to find its identity.

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Uniform Approach

DEFENSE: Navy’s New CANES Network Brings IT Versatility and Unity

The USS Carl Vinson is 1,092 feet long, weighs 97,000 tons and serves as a floating airport.

Kratos Chosen as Subcontractor on $44 Million Deal

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Nov. 23 that its Defense & Rocket Support Services Division was chosen as a subcontractor on a multimillion-dollar project.

Key Qualcomm Executive Hired Away by Intel Corp.

Intel Corp. has hired former Qualcomm Inc. executive Murthy Renduchintala.

South Korean Officials Investigating Qualcomm

TECH: Co. Calls Action a ‘Serious Misapplication of Law’

Qualcomm Inc. said that South Korean authorities are investigating the company. The news, announced late Nov. 17, sent Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) shares down by 9 percent by the middle of the trading day Nov. 18.

Through Current Customers, Englue Inc. Finds Future Prospects

SOFTWARE: B2B Leads Generated and Prioritized for Clients

“Pandora for marketers.” That is how the people at Englue Inc. bill their business-to-business offering.

Fragmob and Utah-Based Deductr to Partner

San Diego-based Fragmob has teamed up with Utah-based Deductr, the two companies said Nov. 18.

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Instrumental Role in ‘Rock Band’ May Pay

TECH: Mad Catz’s Peripherals Well Positioned to Be a Hit

Mad Catz Interactive Inc. has circled December on its calendar. The San Diego business hopes people celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah might want to add “Rock Band 4” to their holiday festivities.

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Track Team

REGULATIONS: 3E Co. Documents Compliance and Supply Chains for Firms

So what’s in your supply chain? Regulators want to know. More and more, the retail public wants to know. 3E Co. sees opportunity in that hunger for information. Since 1988, Carlsbad-based 3E has helped other companies comply with hazardous material laws and documentation chores. But as it winds up its fifth year under a new corporate parent — and its second year under CEO Uday Virkud — it’s exploring new avenues for revenue.

Cristiano Amon Promoted to EVP at Qualcomm

Qualcomm Inc. said Nov. 19 that it named Cristiano Amon executive vice president for Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and president of its Qualcomm CDMA Technologies segment. He previously served as co-president of the segment, with Murthy Renduchintala.

South Korea Authorities Investigating Qualcomm Inc.

Qualcomm Inc. said that South Korean authorities are investigating the company.

Via-Sat, Jet Aviation to Collaborate

ViaSat Inc. and Jet Aviation St. Louis announced plans to collaborate on a hybrid radome that will accommodate both Ku-band and Ka-band satellite communications.

Novatel Wireless Raises Revolving Line of Credit to $48 Million

Novatel Wireless Inc. said Nov. 17 that its bank raised the amount of its revolving line of credit to $48 million.

Illumina Inc. to Get Spot on Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index

Illumina Inc. will get a place on the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index after the close of trading on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

MaxLinear Shares Trading at Best Level in Five Years

Shares in Carlsbad chipmaker MaxLinear Inc. were trading in early November at levels not seen in more than five years.

Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal to Speak at USD

Stanley McChrystal, the retired U.S. Army general, will speak about organizational leadership and his new book at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at the University of San Diego. He is co-author of “Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.”

Software San Diego Changes Name to Tech San Diego, Plans 'Broader' Mission

Software San Diego has changed its name to Tech San Diego.

Ingenu’s Network to Make Connections for IofT

Two metro areas in Sun Belt states — Phoenix and Dallas-Fort Worth — are the starting points for a new machine-to-machine telecom network woven together by Ingenu.

Surprise Guest at Panel Discussion on Drones Turns Out to be Linden Blue

Military and industry leaders offered their thoughts on the future of unmanned aircraft and robotics during a panel discussion Nov. 11.

Four Local Firms Among 10 Companies to Share $30 Million Navy Contract

Four local companies — Clint Precision Manufacturing, Dye Precision CNC Inc. and WFW Industries LLC, all of San Diego, and Eastwood Machine LLC of Santee — are among 10 Southern California companies selected by the U.S. Navy to make custom fabricated parts using a variety of manufacturing techniques.

Navy Awards $7.1 Million Contract to Coffman Specialties Inc.

The U.S. Navy awarded two contract options worth $7.1 million to San Diego-based Coffman Specialties Inc. for runway repairs at Naval Air Facility El Centro. The work, announced Nov. 9, brings Coffman’s work on the runway project to $18.6 million.

ViaSat Reports Q2 Net Income of $4.9 Million

ViaSat Inc., the Carlsbad satellite technology firm and broadband service provider, reported net income of $4.9 million in the second quarter ended Sept. 30, down almost 80 percent from net income of $23.9 million in the same quarter last year. Total revenue for the recent quarter was $353.3 million, off 1.5 percent from $358.8 million in the same quarter last year.

GA-ASI Opens Office in Abu Dhabi

Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. opened an office in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, to serve the Middle East and North Africa region.

Lockheed, Boeing File Protest Over Selection of Northrop for New Bomber Contract

A very large defense contract which could easily involve San Diego subcontractors is in now question.

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Kratos Reports Q3 Results

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. reported net income of $55.1 million on revenue of $161.7 million in its third quarter.

Boeing, Lockheed File Protest Over Selection of Northrop for New Bomber Contract

A very large defense contract which could easily involve San Diego subcontractors is in now question.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Reports Q3 Results

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. reported net income of $55.1 million on revenue of $161.7 million in its third quarter.

Novatel Wireless Reports Q3 Net Loss of $20.8 Million

Novatel Wireless Inc. said Nov. 5 that it posted a net loss of $20.8 million on net revenues of $54.6 million in the third quarter of 2015.

IBoss Accepts Outside Funding for First Time, Takes in $35M

Iboss Cybersecurity raised $35 million in series A funding from Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, the company announced Nov. 3.

Deal Boots Sequestration Down the Road for a Few Years

That sound you might have heard was a collective sigh of relief. The program of deep budget cuts that military contractors feared — otherwise known as sequestration — won’t show its face until 2018 under a compromise struck by Washington lawmakers.

Qualcomm Takes Hits, Says It Will Fight Back

TECH: Revenue, Net Income Down for Q4 and the Year

Call it a transition year. That’s a message CEO Steve Mollenkopf offered financial analysts about Qualcomm Inc.’s fiscal 2016, which is only several weeks old.

Callaway Golf Co. to Pay Quarterly Dividend

Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. said on Nov. 4 that it will pay out a quarterly dividend of 1 cent per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on Dec. 15 to shareholders of record Nov. 24.

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Qualcomm Reports Q4 Net Income of $1.1 Billion, Down 44 Percent From 2014

Qualcomm Inc., the wireless technology specialist and chip maker that is attempting to remake itself and boost shareholder value, reported net income of $1.1 billion on revenue of $5.5 billion during its fourth quarter.

Port Receives $10 Million Federal Grant to Upgrade Terminal

A $10 million federal grant will improve cargo operations through San Diego’s 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, the Port of San Diego said.

Cox Construction Awarded $11.8 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded Vista-based Cox Construction Co. an $11.8 million task order to make various repairs at Naval Base Point Loma over the course of two years.

iboss Cybersecurity Raises $35 Million in Series A Funding

iboss Cybersecurity raised $35 million in series A funding from Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, the company announced on Nov. 3. iboss plans to use the funds to expand globally and to develop new products.

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Maxwell Technologies Inc. Reports Revenue of $45.1M for Q3

Maxwell Technologies Inc., the San Diego maker of energy-storage devices called ultracapacitors, reported a net loss of $1.45 million, or a nickel per share, on revenue of $45.1 million during the third quarter.

Maxwell Technologies Reports Revenue of $45.1M for Q3

Maxwell Technologies Inc., the San Diego maker of energy-storage devices called ultracapacitors, reported a net loss of $1.45 million, or a nickel per share, on revenue of $45.1 million during the third quarter.

Could Qualcomm Diversification Lead to Data Centers?

TECH: Co. Would Have to Take On Intel In Lucrative Market

For Qualcomm Inc., the smartphone is simply not the cash generator it once was. As profits level off, the San Diego chip maker hopes to improve its fortunes by going into a business adjacent to smartphones.

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Getting With The Programs

TECH: Code-Writing Boot Camps Are Popping Up As Students Seek Opportunity to Join the Tech Sector

The recruits wear shaggy beards and it’s laptops, not rifles, that have become their new best friends.

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