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With San Diego Expertise, ASML Makes Microchips Smaller

TECHNOLOGY: Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Light Makes It Possible

Making the Link to Technology More Fun

Robolink Drones, Robots Get Kids Ready for the Workforce

Hansol Hong said when he was a young boy growing up in South Korea, he wasn’t exposed to the kind of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) learning that he wished he had been – learning that was also fun.

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Looking Over Borders, Into Ukraine

Unmanned Aircraft With San Diego Roots Have Monitored the War

Two markedly different models of unmanned aircraft with San Diego County roots have been gathering intelligence and helping the United States assess the status of the war in Ukraine.

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Report Spotlights Impact of Blue Economy

BLUETECH: Despite COVID, Sector Saw 163% Job Growth

Even amongst strong and diverse sectors like biotech, pharma and tourism, San Diego’s blue economy is a pillar of prosperity in the region, and one that is growing quickly.

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Qualcomm’s Franklin Antonio Passes Away

Franklin Antonio, one of seven people who founded Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) in 1985, has died, the company announced.

MaxLinear Buys Silicon Motion

TECH: $3.8B Deal to Double Firm's Revenue

Carlsbad-based MaxLinear, Inc. is dramatically scaling up its global operations with its proposed, $3.8 billion acquisition of Silicon Motion.

Qualcomm Unveils Advanced Robotics

TECH: Platforms Debut at 5G Summit

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. unveiled its latest and most advanced developments in 5G and AI-enabled robotics on May 10 and the company’s annual 5G Summit.

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Easie Launches AI-Powered Invoice Solution

SOFTWARE: Consulting Company Expanding Tech Platform

Business consulting firm Easie is breaking into the software space. On April 26, the company announced the launch of Easie Invoice AI - the first AI product offered from Easie’s Document AI software suite.

VW’s CARIAD Announces Partnership with Qualcomm

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING: Snapdragon Ride Chips to Power Software Platform

CARIAD, the Volkswagen Group’s software company has tapped Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to supply system-on-chips (SoCs) for CARIAD’s software platform designed to enable assisted and automated driving functions for VW vehicles expected to hit the market around 2025.

FTN Network Going Big in Sports Betting Space

WEBSITES: Company Gains Spot in Top Sports Accelerator

In the wide, wide world of sports betting and fantasy sports, good data is key. That is the premise behind FTN Network, a multi-site platform featuring content and data for sports betting and fantasy sports aficionados.

South 8 Raises $12M For Liquified Gas Battery Tech

MANUFACTURING: Innovation Improves Safety, Power of Li-ion Batteries

San Diego-based lithium battery innovator South 8 Technologies is charging up. On April 26, the company announced it had closed a $12 million Series A funding round it will use to accelerate the commercialization of its patented Liquefied Gas Electrolyte (LiGas) technology.

Global Algae Innovations Hits ‘Milestones’

SUSTAINIBILITY: SD Company Wins $1M XPRIZE for Carbon Removal

Climate change is a large problem requiring large solutions. To address it, X Prize Foundation founder Peter Diamandis and Tesla founder Elon Musk created the largest incentive prize in history – the $100 million XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition for companies working on carbon removal technologies at scale.

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Leidos Reinvests in SD

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Leidos, the Reston, Virginia-based science and tech company and a member of the Fortune 500, held its groundbreaking ceremony in late April for its new R&D center at Campus Point in La Jolla.

Bolstering Productivity Platform

SOFTWARE: ClickUp Buys Slapdash

With the use of workplace productivity software steadily on the rise, ClickUp announced last week (April 26) that it has acquired Slapdash, a small but mighty SaaS firm with five employees working remotely from San Francisco, Toronto and London.

Aptera Acquires Andromeda

EVs: Deal Boosts Supply Chain

In what amounts to part acquisition, part homecoming, Aptera Motors announced April 20 it had purchased Andromeda Interfaces, Inc. in an all-equity deal. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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SAIC to Support Navy Tactical Networks

Contract Adds Up to $40 Million of Work Set to Conclude in Mid-2023

The U.S. Navy awarded Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) of Reston, Virginia a $41 million modification to a previously awarded contract to provide continuing sustainment support of integrated afloat and ashore tactical computer networks.

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