SD TECHNOLOGY

New Lab at UCSD Studies Blockchain Uses

BlockLAB, a new lab at the University of California San Diego, will study how blockchain can be used by corporations and governmental entities.

Sempra Unlikely to Be Hurt Initially By China’s Tariffs on LNG

ENERGY: Co. to Serve Other Customers; It May Hurt Facility Construction

The Chinese government’s new schedule of tariffs should be no concern for San Diego’s Sempra Energy, according to at least one industry analyst.

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Co. Aims to Counter Possible Device Dangers

TECH: Cases for Phones, Laptops Address Concerns Over Radiation Exposure

Cary Subel and Alaey Kumar have built a business on the foundation of technology — specifically, public unease over technology.

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S.D. Driver Data Startup Gets $2 Million In Local Funding

Tourmaline Labs, which collects data through drivers' mobile phones, closed on $2 million in funding from two San Diego firms.

Cohu Closes Acquisition of Xcerra

Cohu Inc., the Poway company that makes equipment for semiconductor factories, announced on Oct. 1 that it has completed its acquisition of Massachusetts-based Xcerra Corp. for about $800 million.

Netradyne, AI Focused Fleet Safety Startup, Raises $21M

The Series B funding round was led by Microsoft Corp.’s venture arm, M12.

Judge Rules Against IPhone Ban, But Says Apple Violated Qualcomm Patent

Judge Thomas Pender issued his final determination on Sept. 28, stating that banning the import of iPhones would be against the public interest.

Ra Medical Raises $66.3M in Trading Debut

Carlsbad’s Ra Medical Systems became a public company on Sept. 27, raising $66.3 million.

NASA, General Atomics to Look Down on Air Pollution

NASA has awarded General Atomics a $38.5 million contract to host a NASA instrument on a GA Electromagnetic Systems Group satellite, which is scheduled for launch in 2022.

Jim Cable Takes Helm at PSemi

PSemi, the business formerly known as Peregrine Semiconductor, announced that former CEO Jim Cable will take the role of pro tem CEO. He succeeds Stefan Wolff, who will remain as a strategic adviser until December.

Big S.D. Software Co. Acquires Worker’s Comp Business

Mitchell International Inc. has entered a definitive merger agreement with Wayne, Pennsylvania-based Genex Services.

Aeromexico, La Compagnie Choose Viasat Wi-Fi

Viasat announced new customers for its in-flight satellite internet service, which provides Wi-Fi to airline passengers.

Cubic Wins $394M Bay Area Transit Deal

Continuing a winning streak in transportation, Cubic Corp. received a $394 million contract to provide the fare collection system for the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit providers. The deal runs through 2032.

Quick Pitch Competition Names Top 10 Finalists

The top 10 finalists have been named for the John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition, including a range of companies from biotechnology, social platforms and software-as-a-service.

GigaIO Closes $4.5M Funding Round

Carlsbad-based GigaIO Networks Inc., which is developing a novel computer architecture, received $4.5 million in its series A round. Mark IV Capital led the round, announced on Sept. 25.