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With San Diego Expertise, ASML Makes Microchips Smaller

TECHNOLOGY: Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Light Makes It Possible

AI Fuels 10% Job Growth in SD’s Transportation Cluster – Even Amid Pandemic

TECH: EDC Study Quantifies Increasing Impact of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

The Brookings Institution recently named San Diego as one of the country’s top adopters of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

GoFundMe Buying San Diego's Classy

GoFundMe has announced that it will acquire San Diego-based Classy, a nonprofit fundraising software company.

Iridia Pursues Information Storage on DNA

BIOTECH: At Carlsbad Co., Life Sciences Meets Information Technology

Iridia Inc., a Carlsbad firm working to harness biology as a better way to store data, began the new year with another $6 million in venture funding.

Cybersecurity Training Available to Vista Businesses

Small business owners in Vista can take part in a free cybersecurity awareness program being offered in February by the nonprofit San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence through a partnership with the City of Vista’s Economic Development department.

Lakeside Solar Thermal Company Moves from Research to Production

MANUFACTURING: Hyperlight Energy Kicks Off Crowd Sourcing Campaign

A Lakeside company that makes solar thermal equipment for commercial use is looking to move beyond development to production through a crowd sourcing campaign.

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TuSimple Achieves Driverless Feat

TECHNOLOGY: Big Rig Negotiates 80 Miles With No Human Intervention

San Diego-based TuSimple (Nasdaq: TSP) displayed the capabilities of its autonomous big-rig truck with an 80-mile nighttime run between two Arizona cities — on public highways, alongside other vehicles, with no human in the cab.

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Qualcomm Expands in Auto Sector

TECH: Volvo, Honda Projects Made Public

Qualcomm Inc., the $33.6 billion chipmaker and pioneer of 5G wireless, has been putting its energies into automotive work, including projects supporting fully electric vehicles.

Independa's New Partnership Brings Ecosystem of Telehealth Services to Millions

SOFTWARE: Firm’s Platform Provides Remote Healthcare Management Via TV

San Diego-based Independa, an award-winning TV-based platform providing remote engagement, education and tele-healthcare, is teaming up with South Korean electronics giant LG to launch the Independa Health Hub — an integrated ecosystem of health offerings.

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Aquacycl Signs Contract with Major Food Co.

TECH: Revenue Projected to Reach $3M in 2022, $10M in Five Years

Aquacycl Inc., the inventor and manufacturer of a new wastewater treatment technology, has signed a long-term contract with a major food and beverage company.

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BICO Buys SD’s Biosero for $165M

LIFE SCIENCE: First Software Acquisition for Swedish Firm

San Diego-based Biosero, a top provider of lab automation software, has been acquired by Swedish life science firm BICO for $165 million.

Endera Unveils New All-Electric Powertrain

EVs: Latest Innovation Increases Fleet Performance, Lowers Costs

Endera, a San Diego-based tech company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and EV software solutions, has unveiled a new all-electric powertrain for Class 3 and 4 zero-emission commercial vehicles.

PetDx Raises $62 Million in Series B Financing

STARTUPS: Round to Scale Adoption of Early-Detection Cancer Test for K9s

La Jolla-based PetDx has raised over $62 million in new capital in a Series B financing round, one of the biggest Series B rounds for a pet startup to date. The new Series B capital infusion brings the company’s total funding to date to $72 million.

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Blue Sky Network Wins Export Pitch Contest

TECHNOLOGY: World Trade Center San Diego Gives Brazil Outreach a Boost

Blue Sky Network, a San Diego business offering advanced satellite communications, won $25,000 to further its international business as part of a recent pitch contest organized by the World Trade Center San Diego.

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Kandji Raises $100 Million

TECH: Financing to Fuel Products, Expansion

San Diego-based Kandji announced earlier this month that it has raised $100 million in Series C funding at a nearly 10x increase in valuation since the company’s Series A funding round just one year ago.

Viasat to Buy Competitor

AEROSPACE: Inmarsat Deal Worth $7.3 Billion

Carlsbad-based Viasat (Nasdaq: VSAT) said on Nov. 8 that it has agreed to buy British competitor Inmarsat for $7.3 billion.