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With San Diego Expertise, ASML Makes Microchips Smaller

TECHNOLOGY: Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Light Makes It Possible

Cybersecurity Field Has a Prime Opportunity to Diversify

TECHNOLOGY: In California, Tens of Thousands of Jobs Go Unfilled

Bad actors continue their assaults on the computer networks of corporations, governments and other enterprises, and the IT world is calling for reinforcements.

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UCSD Awarded $929K Grant for Accelerator

EDUCATION: Funds to Benefit Entrepreneurs in Underserved Communities

UC San Diego was awarded nearly $1 million late last month to participate in the ‘Build to Scale’ initiative, a federal program promoting ‘inclusivity’ by encouraging tech-based entrepreneurship in underserved communities.

Aptera Boosts Global Profile with New Asia Pacific CEO

INNOVATION: EV Startup Planning to Begin Production in 2022

San Diego EV startup Aptera Motors has beefed up its global profile with the hire of auto industry veteran Jim Chyou, announced this past week as the company’s new Asia Pacific CEO.

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Cyber Innovation

SDBJ Insider

October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it makes sense that the city of San Diego announced last week that it has received a total of $928,000 in federal grant funding to develop a new regional cyber innovation center.

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Cybersecurity Forms Part of Region’s Defense Economy

U.S. Navy’s Information Technology Command Is a Major Force

There is a significant overlap between San Diego’s cybersecurity sector and its defense contracting sector.

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Vendors Help Workforce Stand Up to Phishing Attacks

CYBERSECURITY: Certain Education Efforts See Who Takes the Bait

Phishing never goes out of season. For hackers, it’s a year-round effort.

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Viasat Explores Use of 5G in Battle

Effort Funded by Information Warfare Research Project

Carlsbad-based Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) announced on Sept. 20 that it received two Pentagon contracts to conduct research that will examine the use and implementation of fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks in the battlespace.

Qualcomm Teams with SSW Partners to Acquire Veoneer

Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) and SSW Partners, a New York-based investment partnership, have teamed up to acquire Veoneer for $4.5 billion.

Passwords Still Have a Place in a Connected World

CYBERSECURITY: Convenient and Maddening Method of Authentication Will Endure

The humble password is a central part of cybersecurity and is likely to remain so.

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Cybersecurity Details Matter

TECH: Providers Help Firms Shore Up Defenses

Being secure online frequently comes down to some very basic habits and practices. Strong passwords and multi-factor authentication go a long way toward helping people stay secure.

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Flux Power Amps Up Record Revenues

MANUFACTURING: Vista Battery Manufacturer Announces $15M Direct Share Offering

Vista-based Flux Power Holdings (Nasdaq: FLUX) boosted FY’21 revenues by 56% to a record $26.25 million, according to its latest financial report, issued Sept. 22.

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GigaIO Raises $14.7M in Oversubscribed Series B Funding Round

TECH: Carlsbad Startup Plans to Accelerate Sales, Marketing Efforts

Carlsbad-based GigaIO has completed a Series B funding round totaling $14.7 million.

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Truepic Steps Up Battle to Identify Digital ‘Deepfakes’

TECH: Startup Secures $26M in Oversubscribed Funding Round

Truepic, the San Diego startup on a mission to restore trust to the internet, has raised $26 million in a Series B funding round led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund.

$13.7M Funding Round to Fuel Growth at Tiled

TECH: Series A Led by Signal Peak Ventures, Adobe and Seismic

San Diego tech startup Tiled just closed a $13.7 million Series A funding round and the company’s CEO wants to hire at least 30 more software developers and engineers by the end of 2021.

Viasat Concerned Over Space Debris

Says ‘Mega-Constellations’ Need Additional Regulatory Oversight

Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) is sounding the alarm about debris orbiting the Earth.