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Environmental Review for Sempra’s Texas LNG Plant Concludes

Sempra Energy has passed another milestone on the road to building its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Port Arthur, Texas. The corporation said the project received its final environmental impact statement from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which has yet to approve the project.

Munich Court Tosses Four of Qualcomm's Patent Cases

A court in Munich tossed out four of Qualcomm's patent cases against Apple Inc.

Qualcomm Posts Better-Than-Expected Earnings as FTC Trial Nears a Close

Qualcomm's CEO continues to forecast the company will reach a resolution to its legal battle with Apple in 2019.

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Collins Aerospace Gives 2 Months’ Notice to 66 Workers

Collins Aerospace notified the San Diego Workforce Partnership that it will lay off 66 employees at its Chula Vista plant on March 29. Notification came in a letter dated Jan. 28. While manufacturing will come to an end in Chula Vista, the facility is not closing, according to the subsidiary of United Technologies.

Sempra to Sell South American Utilities, Sharpen Focus

Sempra Energy announced on Jan. 28 that it plans to sell its businesses in Peru and Chile by the end of 2019.

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Cubic Renovates San Diego Manufacturing Space

Cubic Corp. is wrapping up renovations of the space where it manufactures military training gear, paving the way for future manufacturing in San Diego.

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Tariffs Bring High Cost Of Undoing Business

TRADE: U.S.-China Trade War Takes Toll on Mid-Size Cos.

Juiced Bikes celebrated opening its first factory in China just over a year ago. The electric bike company, which has about 20 employees at its Chula Vista headquarters, had big plans for growth.

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FTC Trial Could Redefine How Qualcomm Does Business

The outcome of the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust trial could ultimately change how Qualcomm Inc. licenses its technology to device-makers. It could also set the tone for how Qualcomm approaches one of its biggest customers, Apple Inc.

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Shipyards Compete for Work on Cruisers, Destroyers

The U.S. Navy inked ship maintenance agreements with three major shipyards in the Port of San Diego. BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. and General Dynamics NASSCO will now bid on work valued at up to $90.3 million.

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Mollenkopf Gets $6M in Options After Leading in Tough Year for Qualcomm

Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf was granted $6 million in stock options tied to the company's performance.

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Solana Beach Signs Up for Green Power

The Solana Beach city government approved a three-year deal to buy energy that does not come from sources that create greenhouse gases. The move comes as other California cities take the same step, and as San Diego lawmakers move to put their city on the same path.

NASSCO Adds Robot Welders to Help Build Ships

Anticipating continuing work building ships for the U.S. Navy and commercial clients, General Dynamics NASSCO has constructed and equipped a new facility to fabricate steel components for ships.

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Rancho Bernardo Startup Lands $30M in Funding from Amazon, Samsung

Wiliot, which is making sticker-sized Bluetooth sensors, raised $30 million in a series B round.

FTC’s Antitrust Trial Against Qualcomm Brings up Billion Dollar Question

Qualcomm and Apple are at odds at what led to a $1 billion payment between the two companies. The figure in dispute is a key part of the FTC's antitrust complaint against Qualcomm.

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Founder’s Vision Pairs With Pricing Strategy for Sunglasses Success

RETAIL: Co. Also Taps Millennials’ Willingness to Cut the Cord to Brands

When Adam Moyer lost his last pair of expensive sunglasses — Ray-Bans that ran him about $150 — the then UC San Diego graduate art student decided to take matters into his own hands.

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