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CEO Meets, Defeats Challenges, Turns to Helping Others

From the dot-com bubble burst to selling her company, Kim Perell has seen a little bit of everything as an entrepreneur.

‘Most Innovative’ Products’ Are a Magnificent Seven

Connect, San Diego’s oldest startup accelerator, recognized seven companies with ground-breaking technologies on Nov. 29. This year’s winners designed products that are better, faster and stronger than the competition.

Utilis Is a Resource for Finding Water Leaks

SERVICE: Satellite Imagery Helps Detect General Location

The drinking water flows from a source in the mountains to the customer’s tap, but somewhere in the sprawling network of pipes, part of it disappears.

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China Bans Some iPhones after Qualcomm Wins Preliminary Injunction

China banned the sale of several older iPhone models after a court found Apple violated two of Qualcomm's patents.

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Mitek Cuts Chief Operating Officer

Mitek Systems will cut its chief operating officer in January. Mitek also received a bigger offer from ASG Technologies, which has been looking to buy the company.

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Qualcomm to Cut 125 From San Diego Offices

Qualcomm will cut 125 employees from its offices in San Diego and Raleigh.

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RF Industries Chalks Up 87 Percent Growth

RF Industries, which makes specialized electronic connectors, said it increased annual sales 87 percent in the recently ended fiscal year. Fiscal 2018 sales were approximately $58 million, compared to $31 million in fiscal 2017.

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Verimatrix Plans $143M Sale to French Security Company

French software company Inside Secure plans to acquire San Diego-based Verimatrix for $143 million.

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Following Misconduct Allegations, Lam Research CEO Leaves Qualcomm’s Board

Lam Research CEO Martin Anstice left the company due to misconduct allegations. The newly elected member will also leave Qualcomm's board.

Netradyne, Hyundai Team up to Make Maps for Self-Driving Cars

Netradyne, a San Diego AI startup focused on fleet safety, will partner with Hyundai to make HD maps for autonomous vehicles.

Logistics Startup Expects a Lot From Recent Series A Round

After closing a $20 million funding round, Airspace Technologies Inc. is getting ready for takeoff. The San Diego-based logistics startup closed a series A round led by Scale Venture Partners on Nov. 15.

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GA-ASI to Sustain French Reaper Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force, acting on behalf of the French Air Force, awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a one-year, $26.7 million contract for logistics support for France’s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft.

Army Certifies Viasat Communication Electronics

Viasat Inc. reported Dec. 4 that the U.S. Army has certified one of the company’s modems — the Mobile Broadband Router 4020 — for use on the military’s Wideband Global SATCOM network.

Qualcomm and Nokia Test 5G Waters, See 2019 Rollout

Qualcomm Inc. and Nokia announced they passed another milestone on the road to commercializing fifth-generation wireless service — or 5G — by early 2019. Service is contemplated in the United States, Europe, South Korea, Japan, China and Australia.

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San Diego Startup Brings Brainy Cleaning Robots to Walmart

Brain Corp. will install its AI technology in hundreds of cleaning robots for a big national retailer.

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GA Takes Another Step Toward Moon Landing

NASA announced on Nov. 29 that nine teams will be able to bid for work under its Commercial Lunar Payload Services program. General Atomics is part of the team led by Draper.

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