SD TECHNOLOGY

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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Connect Names 7 ‘Most Innovative’ Products

Connect honored seven companies with its "Most Innovative Product" award on Nov. 30.

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Manageable Technology Makes Aging in Place More Possible

HEALTH: Software Is Personalized, Even Capable Of Some Conversation

More than 87 percent of people 65 years or older want to stay in their current home as they age, according to a 2014 AARP survey. Among them: Dan Deninger and his wife, Cindy.

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Local Cos. Blend Tech and Health Care to Give Seniors Tools to Cope

Dan Deninger — an Oceanside senior unversed in computers or smartphones — dictates messages to his assistant, Lisa. She also chimes in with medication reminders, historical facts and what’s coming up on the calendar.

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Classy Breaks Giving Tuesday Record with $15.4M in Donations

Classy, a San Diego company that builds fundraising platforms for nonprofits, saw a record number of donations made to its clients on Giving Tuesday.

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Cubic Prices Follow-on Offering at $60 Per Share

Cubic Corp. priced a follow-on offering of 3.3 million shares of common stock at $60 per share, announcing the move late Nov. 28. Cubic plans to use proceeds to pay for its acquisition of Trafficware.

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MaxLinear Names 2 Board Members

MaxLinear Inc., a fabless semiconductor company based in Carlsbad, increased the size of its board and named two new directors, Daniel Artusi and Carolyn Beaver.

Qualcomm launches $100M AI fund

Qualcomm plans to invest $100 million into artificial intelligence startups, focusing on companies withe edge AI capabilities.

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Seismic Taps CFO Who Helped Take ServiceNow Public

Seismic hired John McCauley, the former director of finance for ServiceNow, as its first CFO.

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Japan Global Hawk Program Gets a Boost

The U.S. Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $490 million contract to build three Global Hawk autonomous spy aircraft for Japan under a foreign military sale.

Brain Corp., SoftBank Team up to Build Robotic Vacuum

San Diego-based AI startup Brain Corp. plans to launch a new autonomous vacuum cleaner in Japan.

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Cubic to Sell More Shares

Cubic Corp. announced on Nov. 26 that it plans to make a follow-on offering of 3.3 million shares of common stock, partially to pay for its October acquisition of Trafficware.