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Sensors’ Price, Size and Power Source Are Right for IoT

After Qualcomm Inc. bought his first startup for $300 million, a company that made wireless chipsets, Wilocity founder Tal Tamir had another big idea. His newest company, Wiliot, is focused on making tiny, sticker-sized Bluetooth sensors that can be sold at less than a cent apiece.

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TECHNOLOGY: Qualcomm Moves on Automotive Business as Smartphone Sales Slow

Look closely enough, and you might see Qualcomm Inc. testing self-driving cars on its Sorrento Valley campus. The San Diego-based chipmaker acquired a testing permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles in 2017, and converted a vacant parking lot into a roundabout to take its technologies out for a spin.

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San Diego Startup Portfolium Sold to Education Software Company

Portfolium sold to Salt Lake City-based education software company Instructure for an undisclosed amount.

Cubic Cash Dividend to Go Out March 12

Cubic Corp. announced on Feb. 18 that its board approved a semiannual dividend of 13½ cents per share. The dividend is payable on March 12 to shareholders of record on March 1.

Qualcomm Rolls Out New 5G Modem

Qualcomm unveiled its second 5G modem, the Snapdragon X55.

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Laptop Expands Unmanned Aircraft’s Portability

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. publicly announced the next piece of technology that will command its advanced MQ-9B remotely piloted aircraft.

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Startups: Software Startup Looks to Get the Lion’s Share of Real Estate

San Diego sales software companies started 2019 off strong, with Seismic reporting $100 million in revenue, another notch toward a potential IPO. A younger software startup, LionDesk, also has ambitious plans.

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Defense & Technology: Viasat Grows Revenue, Takes $10.4M Loss, Places Order for Third ViaSat-3 Satellite

Grow, grow, grow. Satellite communications specialist Viasat Inc. set revenue records for all three of its business segments during the quarter ended Dec. 31.

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Qualcomm Spins Off Wireless Car Charging Tech

Qualcomm sold its Qualcomm Halo IP assets to WiTricity.

Another S.D. Unicorn: TuSimple Tops $1B Valuation with $95M Funding Round

TuSimple, a self-driving truck company, became the latest San Diego startup to be valued above $1 billion.

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Sempra to Sell Wind Assets for $551M

Sempra Energy said on Feb. 12 that it has agreed to sell its wind generation assets to American Electric Power for $551 million in cash. It's part of a wider effort to divest of its generation and natural gas storage assets.

Sony Seeks Workforce That Is ‘Ready Now’

LEADERSHIP: Recruitment, Inclusion Efforts Vital to Success

As chief operating officer of Sony Electronics in Rancho Bernardo, Mike Fasulo has one focus: developing the next generation of talent and leadership at Sony.

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Qualcomm Sells Mobile Health Subsidiary

Qualcomm Life was sold to private equity firm Francisco Partners. It will be renamed Capsule Technologies.

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Contest Offers $1 Million Prize for Healthcare Innovation

The Alliance Healthcare Foundation is offering a $1 million prize for health innovations for vulnerable populations in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Viasat Grows Revenue, Orders Third ViaSat-3 Satellite

Satellite communications specialist Viasat Inc. reported a net loss of $10.4 million, or 17 cents per share, on total revenues of $554.7 million during its third quarter, which ended on Dec. 31. The Carlsbad-based corporation reported “exceptional performance” that set revenue records for its three business segments.

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