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Airline Using S.D. Firm’s Software


A La Jolla firm is taking off with its software for airlines.

Western Pacific Data Systems is providing its Gold maintenance, repair, overhaul and inventory software to Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines.

The software will be installed at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

Sun Country, which became a scheduled carrier in June, currently operates a fleet of 12 727-200s and four DC-10s. The airline also plans to lease six more aircraft, scheduled for delivery in January 2001.

Magazine Taps Qualcomm Exec for Honor



Paul Bender, vice president of technology for Qualcomm, Inc., has been named by Technology Review as one of the Top 100 Young Innovators with potential to make significant technological contributions in the next century.

For the past seven years, Bender has contributed his expertise to the development of innovative CDMA digital communications at Qualcomm. His responsibilities have included formulating the system test team and leading the system engineering team that developed Qualcomm’s commercial code division multiple access cellular and wireless phone technology.

Technology Review is the world’s oldest technology magazine.

IT Outreach Program Gets $1M Grant



The Education, Outreach and Training Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure in San Diego has received a $1 million contract as part of the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Networking Project with Minority-Serving Institutions.

The four-year project, which grants nearly $6 million to groups across the country, is designed to help higher education institutions that traditionally serve minority communities prepare for the next generation of information technology and computer networking.

OnlineAsset Acquires VC



OnlineAsset.com has closed a $15.6 million round of venture capital funding. The La Jolla company is developing a global E-commerce exchange for the sale of sued, idle or secondary corporate assets.

“OnlineAsset.com will revolutionize this huge and highly inefficient marketplace, creating a fluid international market where none existed before,” said Frank Berlage, the company’s co-founder, president and CEO.

The OnlineAsset.com site is slated to launch in the first quarter of 2000.


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