San Diego Business Journal

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Proficio Aims to Offer Top-Flight Security In MSSP Model

Insecure times seem to favor cybersecurity company Proficio, which has outgrown its Carlsbad space two years ahead of schedule and is planning a move to a building with three times the room.

By Brad Graves February 16, 2017 2:55 p.m. share »
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From a Hacker’s Point of View, It Is a World of Weaknesses

Ted Harrington sees both peril and opportunity in the cybersecurity landscape.

By Brad Graves February 16, 2017 2:48 p.m. share »
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Qualcomm Unveils Quick Chips, and Extends Tender Offer for NXP Shares

Qualcomm Inc. has taken the wraps off of chips for extra-fast Wi-Fi radio communication. The San Diego business plans to go to market with an end-to-end solution, offering chips for both network infrastructure and client devices. Samples ought to be available in the first half of 2017, the company said.

By Brad Graves February 16, 2017 2:40 p.m. share »

QED Systems' San Diego Operation to Share $33.5 Million Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy recently exercised an option giving Virginia Beach, Va.-based QED Systems Inc. a one-year, $33.5 million deal to plan shipyard visits by Navy ships.

By Brad Graves February 15, 2017 4:12 p.m. share »

Franklin Wireless Corp. Reports Q2 Net Income of $525,000

Franklin Wireless Corp. reported net income of $525,000 on net sales of $14.4 million during its second quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

By Brad Graves February 15, 2017 2:49 p.m. share »

BAE Systems Dedicates New Dry Dock

BAE Systems Ship Repair in Barrio Logan dedicated its new dry dock and revealed its name during a ceremony on Feb. 11. The 950-foot floating repair facility will be called the Pride of California.

By Brad Graves February 14, 2017 4:09 p.m. share »

NextLevel Internet Hires Two VPs

San Diego-based NextLevel Internet said it has hired Clive Harrison as vice president of business development and Derek Gietzen as vice president of account management.

By Brad Graves February 13, 2017 3:57 p.m. share »

Lockheed's San Diego Operation to Share Navy Contract

A recently awarded U.S. Navy contract means that Lockheed Martin Corp. will perform a little more than $12 million worth of work in San Diego through early 2021.

By Brad Graves February 13, 2017 3:35 p.m. share »

Cubic Corp. Reports Q1 Results

Cubic Corp. reported a net loss of $2.9 million on revenue of $334.7 million during its first quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

By Brad Graves February 12, 2017 1 p.m. share »

LRAD Reports Revenue of $2.9M for Q1

LRAD Corp. — which produces mass-communication devices for militaries and police agencies worldwide — reported a net loss of $813,000 on revenue of $2.9 million in the first quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

By Brad Graves February 12, 2017 1 p.m. share »

Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication Awarded $17.5M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy announced Feb. 9 that it awarded San Diego-based Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication Inc. a $17.5 million contract modification, exercising an option to repair and alter the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Momsen.

By Brad Graves February 12, 2017 12:59 p.m. share »

Cubic Corp. Reports Its Q1 Results

Cubic Corp. reported a net loss of $2.9 million on revenue of $334.7 million during its first quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

By Brad Graves February 10, 2017 11:10 a.m. share »

ViaSat Reports Earnings, Announces Launch Date for Satellite

ViaSat Inc. reported net income of $4.2 million on revenues of $380.6 million for its third quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

By Brad Graves February 9, 2017 4:23 p.m. share »
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Executive Q&A Mary Long, University of San Diego

Chicago, Dallas, Oakland, Florida, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, New Jersey. Mary Long’s career with major food manufacturers has taken her all over the map. She spent that time overseeing transportation, logistics and supply chain issues for big businesses such as Campbell’s Soup Co., General Mills and Pepsico. She recently left a vice president’s job with Domino’s Pizza Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich. and made a detour — into academia.

By Brad Graves February 9, 2017 2:51 p.m. share »
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Navy Still On Board For New Arresting Gear on Carriers

They said it before, and U.S. Navy officials said it again: General Atomics’ new arresting gear — which goes by the initials AAG — belongs on the Navy’s next aircraft carriers.

By Brad Graves February 9, 2017 2:32 p.m. share »
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Avoiding Hazards

Callaway Golf Co. will no longer be strictly defined by the game where the person sends the little white ball in the general direction of a hole.

By Brad Graves February 9, 2017 1:58 p.m. share »

Tim Wiseman Appointed President/COO of Pro Performance Sports

Pro Performance Sports has named Tim Wiseman as its president and COO.

By Brad Graves February 8, 2017 4:05 p.m. share »

LRAD Logs Orders to Chinese, Japanese Customers

LRAD Corp. started the month of February by announcing a group of international orders totaling more than $1 million.

By Brad Graves February 8, 2017 2:14 p.m. share »

Project Concern International Names CEO

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, who led the Peace Corps from 2013 until January, has been named president and CEO of Project Concern International, the San Diego-based international development organization.

By Brad Graves February 7, 2017 12:55 p.m. share »

Callaway Golf Posts Q4 Net Income of $123.3 Million

Callaway Golf Co. reported fourth-quarter net income of $123.3 million on net sales of $163.7 million. The business reported its quarterly financial results on Feb. 2.

By Brad Graves February 6, 2017 4:44 p.m. share »

Navy Awards BAE Systems $26.7 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $26.7 million contract modification covering work on the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry.

By Brad Graves February 6, 2017 1:21 p.m. share »

Qualcomm, TDK Launch Joint RF Venture

Qualcomm Inc. is making a splash in the RF, or radio frequency, area of electronics.

By Brad Graves February 5, 2017 1:06 p.m. share »

GA ASI Awarded $11.9M Royal Air Force Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has a new contract to provide the U.K. Royal Air Force with spare parts and support equipment for the U.K.’s fleet of remotely p

By Brad Graves February 5, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »

Cubic Transportation Awarded $1.1M Contract Extension With University

Cubic Transportation Systems said Feb. 1 that it received a $1.1 million, five-year contract extension with the University of Maryland to upgrade the university’s NextBus fleet management system.

By Brad Graves February 5, 2017 1 p.m. share »

Qualcomm and TDK Launch Joint RF Venture

Qualcomm Inc. is making a splash in the RF, or radio frequency, area of electronics.

By Brad Graves February 3, 2017 2:35 p.m. share »

GA ASI Gets $11.9 Million Royal Air Force Contract

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has a new contract to provide the U.K. Royal Air Force with spare parts and support equipment for the U.K.’s fleet of remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper aircraft.

By Brad Graves February 3, 2017 12:24 p.m. share »

Cubic Transportation Awarded $1.1 Million Contract Extension With University

Cubic Transportation Systems said Feb. 1 that it received a $1.1 million, five-year contract extension with the University of Maryland to upgrade the university’s NextBus fleet management system.

By Brad Graves February 3, 2017 12:17 p.m. share »
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Cars ‘Talking’ to Each Other Could Say a Lot About Drivers

Eyes on the Road? Vehicle-to-vehicle communication is coming to a roadway near you in a few years. While the federal government says the technology promises to prevent hundreds of thousands of collisions yearly once enough vehicles are properly equipped, some see a darker side.

By Brad Graves February 2, 2017 3:28 p.m. share »
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Career Paths and Flight Paths Can Cross Paths at Drone Facility

A space billed as San Diego’s first indoor drone testing facility opened at Coleman University on Kearny Mesa Jan. 26 with an unconventional snip of a ribbon.

By Brad Graves February 2, 2017 2:57 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Ventures Helps Fund Boston Tech Co.

Qualcomm Inc.’s growing interest in the automotive world is evident in a recently announced funding round that includes Qualcomm Ventures.

By Brad Graves February 2, 2017 12:35 p.m. share »

Qelzal Corp. Receives Coveted NSF Grant

San Diego-based Qelzal Corp., which makes an innovative sensor technology that can help drones avoid collision, has received a $224,950 small business innovation research grant from the National Science Foundation. The company made the announcement in January.

By Brad Graves February 1, 2017 4:04 p.m. share »

Ezoic Purchases Orange County Tech Firm

Carlsbad-based Ezoic said on Jan. 30 that it acquired AmpedSense, a digital ad testing technology company in Orange County. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

By Brad Graves January 31, 2017 4:54 p.m. share »

Navy Awards Contract to Two S.D. Manufacturers

Two San Diego manufacturers — Delta Group Electronics Inc. and Quality Systems Integrated Corp. — are among three companies that the U.S. Navy tapped for custom fabricated electronic parts. The three will compete for up to $12 million in task orders over two years, according to a Pentagon statement issued Jan. 30.

By Brad Graves January 30, 2017 5:45 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Acquisition of NXP Remains on Track

Qualcomm Inc. still plans to close its acquisition of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors N.V. by the end of 2017, according to a statement issued Jan. 27 by NXP (Nasdaq: NXPI).

By Brad Graves January 30, 2017 4:28 p.m. share »

Navy Gives GA Thumbs Up and $532.6M Contract for New Launch System on Third Carrier

The U.S. Navy awarded General Atomics a half-billion dollar contract to put its electromagnetic aircraft launch system on the third of the Gerald Ford-class aircraft carriers, to be called USS Enterprise.

By Brad Graves January 29, 2017 1:07 p.m. share »

Italian Government Signs $11.8 Million Deal with General Atomics

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received an $11.8 million, 18-month logistics deal with the government of Italy for Italy’s fleet of Predator B unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves January 26, 2017 4:43 p.m. share »
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Charity Hardwick Named VP at Soundcast

Soundcast announced that it has promoted Charity Hardwick to vice president of sales and marketing.

By Brad Graves January 26, 2017 4:40 p.m. share »
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Israeli Veterans Find U.S. Backing for Cybersecurity Project

Some technically minded veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces have started new lives bringing cybersecurity startups into being. Their project is called Team8.

By Brad Graves January 26, 2017 4:07 p.m. share »
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Co. Collects Little Pictures to Create Big Picture of Supply Chain

A sales presentation for San Diego-based Tapestry Solutions Inc. often involves a trip to another corner of the country — to a Boeing Co. plant in the Pacific Northwest. On the factory floor where Boeing (NYSE: BA) assembles its large passenger jets, prospective customers get a glimpse of how the Tapestry Solutions software works.

By Brad Graves January 26, 2017 2:57 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Takes Fighting Stance

Qualcomm Inc. has been called many things — particularly in court documents — but no one has called the company fragile, brittle or unstable. In the 32 years since its formation, the company that has packed ever more functionality into the smartphone has shown itself to be resilient.

By Brad Graves January 26, 2017 2:54 p.m. share »
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Two Local Golf Cos. Land Big-Name Endorsement Deals

Two of the golf industry's major manufacturers, both based in Carlsbad, have signed two of the sport's biggest stars.

By Brad Graves January 25, 2017 1:05 p.m. share »

Apple Files Complaints Against Qualcomm in Chinese Courts

Apple Inc. has filed two complaints against Qualcomm Inc. in the Chinese court system, Qualcomm announced on Jan. 25. The move comes after Apple filed suit against Qualcomm in U.S. federal court last week.

By Brad Graves January 25, 2017 12:35 p.m. share »

BAE Systems Awarded One-Year Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems a one-year logistics contract that could bring millions of dollars worth of work to San Diego.

By Brad Graves January 24, 2017 5:05 p.m. share »
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Dustin Ritter Named CMO at Proficio

Proficio, the Carlsbad-based cybersecurity company, has named Dustin Ritter chief marketing officer.

By Brad Graves January 24, 2017 4:32 p.m. share »

Coast Flight Training Opening Second Texas Location

San Diego-based Coast Flight Training said it plans to open a second location in San Marcos, Texas, to train military veterans to fly for Envoy Air and American Airlines Group.

By Brad Graves January 23, 2017 4:53 p.m. share »

ViaSat Inc. Breaks Ground on Texas Complex

ViaSat Inc. broke ground Jan. 19 on a campus in Bryan, Texas, near the main campus of Texas A&M University.

By Brad Graves January 23, 2017 4:14 p.m. share »

Government Gives S.D. Region Green Light to Be a Proving Ground for Autonomous Cars

Federal transportation officials named the San Diego region one of 10 proving grounds for autonomous vehicles, making the announcement Jan. 19.

By Brad Graves January 22, 2017 1:09 p.m. share »

Apple Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Qualcomm

Apple Inc. has sued Qualcomm Inc. for $1 billion, according to published reports.

By Brad Graves January 22, 2017 1:08 p.m. share »
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Long Named Managing Director of Supply Chain Management Institute

The University of San Diego’s business school has named Mary Long managing director of its Supply Chain Management Institute.

By Brad Graves January 22, 2017 12:59 p.m. share »

When it Rains, It Pours: Apple Is Suing Qualcomm

Apple Inc. has sued Qualcomm Inc. for $1 billion, according to published reports.

By Brad Graves January 20, 2017 3:24 p.m. share »

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