TECHNOLOGY: Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Light Makes It Possible
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CYBERSECURITY: Certain Education Efforts See Who Takes the Bait
Phishing never goes out of season. For hackers, it’s a year-round effort.
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 (Nasdaq: QCOM) and SSW Partners, a New York-based investment partnership, have teamed up to acquire Veoneer for $4.5 billion.
CYBERSECURITY: Convenient and Maddening Method of Authentication Will Endure
The humble password is a central part of cybersecurity and is likely to remain so.
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.
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.
TECH: Carlsbad Startup Plans to Accelerate Sales, Marketing Efforts
Carlsbad-based GigaIO has completed a Series B funding round totaling $14.7 million.
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.
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.
Says ‘Mega-Constellations’ Need Additional Regulatory Oversight
Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) is sounding the alarm about debris orbiting the Earth.