Tue.Jan 08, 2019

Taoglas Buys ThinkWireless


San Diego-based Taoglas , which develops antenna technology to the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and automotive market, has acquired ThinkWireless , a developer of antennas for the commercial vehicle industry. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. ThinkWireless develops automotive antenna systems, which cover two or more frequency bands, including those for SiriusXM satellite radio, GPS, AM/FM, weather band, DAB, HDTV, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE.

Parsons Acquires Imaging, Mapping and Data Analytics Firm OGSystems

L.A. Business Journal

Pasadena-based engineering and security consulting firm Parsons Corp. announced Jan. 8 that it has acquired OGSystems, an imaging, mapping and data analytics company based in Chantilly, Va., for an undisclosed sum

Sun Genomics Raises $2.9M For Custom Probiotics


San Diego-based Sun Genomics , which provides custom probiotics to customers based on what it says is a personalized analysis of your gut bacteria, has raised $2.9M in an ongoing funding round, according to a regulatory filing by the firm. Details on the ongoing funding were not announced by the company. According to the filing, the company is in the midst of raising $3.8M for its efforts, and has so far gained commitments from 20 investors in the round.

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Silicon Beach Report Jan. 8: Hulu Reports 25 Million Subscribers

L.A. Business Journal

Fox Sports Digital announces Women’s World Cup content; Fandango inks deal with IMAX; Hulu grows subscriber base

Techstars LA Opens Up Apps For July Accelerator Program


Are you an entrepreneur, looking to get a leg up on your startup efforts? Techstars LA , one of a number of programs across the globe run by startup accelerator operator Techstars, has opened up applications for its next program, its Q3 2019 program. The program starts in July, with an application deadline of April 7th, 2019. Techstars said that the LA program will start on July 15th, and have its demo day on October 10th.

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The Power Combo of A.I. Devices with Cloudlets Comes with Cyber Risks


When we have a chance to view it from a distance, the year 2018 may be seen as a period when innovations in a number of technological fields came together to transform not only the future of computing, but also the very structure of the Internet.

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EDF Renewables North America Signs Wind Operations Deal In Texas


San Diego-based EDF Renewables North America , which both develops renewable energy projects as well as provides operations and management services for those projects, reported on Monday that it has signed a new, multi-year operations and maintenance deal for wind projects in Texas. Financial details of that agreement were not announced.

Ring Rolls Out Smart Lighting, Video Doorbell, Other Products


Los Angeles-based Ring , which makes video doorbells, security cameras, and other products for the home security market, has rolled out a slew of new products at CES, including new "smart lighting" products, a new Ring Door View Cam, and alarm product integrations for its Ring Alarm.

ATTOM Data Solutions Acquired by Private Equity Investor


Irvine-based ATTOM Data Solutions , a provider of real estate data for U.S. residential and commercial properties, has been acquired by private equity investor Lovell Minnick Partners , Lovell Minnick announced this morning. Financial terms of the deal were not announced by the company. ATTOM's real estate data includes property tax, deed, mortgage, foreclosure, environmental risk, natural hazard and neighborhood data for more than 155 million U.S. residential and commercial properties.

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Semtech Gets Design Win With Chinese Wireless Charger Maker


Camarillo-based analog and mixed-signal semiconductor developer Semtech has scored a design win with a Chinese maker of wireless chargers, the company said today. According to Semtech, Shanghai Magway magnetic has adopted its LinkCharge wireless charging platform for the company's first commercial 22mm long distance smartphone wireless charger. Semtech said Shanghai Magway Magnetic is using its LinkCharge integrated circuit (IC) chipset for wireless charging of major brand smartphones.

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