Tesla Model Y orders are now open

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” Under that timeline, deliveries wouldn’t begin until late 2020 or possibly early 2021. There are other clues on the order page, including that the seven-seat interior won’t be available until 2021.

Teledyne Wins $20M F-35 Contract

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According to Teledyne, the contract--which runs for fiscal years 2019 through 2021--is with Harris Corporation.Teledyne AES said the award is to develop and deliver fiber optic quad transceiver products for the military aircraft. Teledyne Advanced Electronics Solutions (AES), a business unit of Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne , reports this morning that it has won a $20M contract related to its support of the F-35 aircraft program.

Bio Roundup: Crazy ’16, Trials of ’17, Senate on Drugs & More

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You’ve probably seen the Internet memes. “When 2016 started, I looked like this. Insert picture of young Leo DiCaprio.] Now I look like this. Leo, with mountain beard, after mud-wrestling with a grizzly in The Revenant.]” ” In life science terms, let’s just say all our telomeres feel a lot shorter than 12 months ago.

Urovant Sciences Gets $100M In Debt Funding

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According to Urovant, the $100M in debt is split between $15M in a first tranche, and an additional $85M split between three additional optional tranches, through June 30th of 2021. Irvine-based Urovant Sciences , which is developing biopharmaceuticals for treating urologic conditions, said late Friday afternoon that it has entered into a deal for up to $100M in debt financing, from Hercules Cpaital.

Fisker Announces New Sub-$40,000 SUV

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Los Angeles-based electric car startup Fisker announced a brand new vehicle today, a sub-$40,000 SUV, promising that it will start shipping to customers in the second half of 2021. Fisker, run by auto designer Henrik Fisker, said the new vehicle will have close to 300 miles of range and start below $40,000, but is not expected to have a driveable prototype of the vehicle until the end of this year.

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Western Digital, Rambus In Patent Licensing Deal

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Rambus aid the agreement covers its patented memory technologies, including high-speed interfaces, memory architectures, resistive memory and security technologies, for use in Western Digital's flash products through 2021. Irvine-based Western Digital is in a patent licensing agreement with Sunnyvale-based Rambus , Rambus announced on Monday. Financial details of that agreement were not announced.

SpaceX Selected By DigitalGlobe For Satellite Constellation

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The two said that the first block of satellites for DigitalGlobe's WorldView Legion satellites will be launched in two separate flights in 2021, on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets. Hawthorne-based SpaceX has added another satellite customer, DigitalGlobe , to its queue of launch contracts, the two companies said Wednesday morning.

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Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S.

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Analysts for the industry tracker Canalys forecast that the industry will sell nearly 10 million units in 2021, on par with the (shrinking) console market. Earlier this year, in a small, grey-walled storefront inside a very large mall in Torrance, Calif.

Embracing the Inevitable Changes of Self-Driving Vehicles

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and Europe Race to be First to Self-Driving Trucks Ford Plans Self-Driving Car for Ride Share Fleets in 2021 But when will the rubber meet the road, so to speak, for autonomous vehicles?

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