Friday, January 14, 2005
CEYX Raises $4.5M
San Diego-based CEYX Technologies said that it has raised a Series A investment round for its software-enabled control systems for light emitting devices. Funding came from Shepherd Ventures, Stone Canyon Venture Partners, Tech Coast Angels, and individual investors. Shepherd led the round. The company's embedded firmware is used in optical transceivers, liquid crystal displays, and LED arrays.

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Blue LED Inventor Wins Patent Settlement
Shuji Nakamura, a UCSB professor, has won a record settlement over his former employer's failure to compensate him for the invention of the blue lED, according to Japanese paper Asahi Shimbun. Nichia Corp, which holds a near monopoly on the blue LED market, was ordered to pay 844 million yen (roughly $8.2M U.S. dollars) to the inventor for his invention. The court had originally ordered the firm to pay Nakamura 20 billion yen. The lawsuit has highlighted Japan's lack of rewards for innovative s (More info...)

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UCSD, CENIC Wire 10G Network
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and the University of California, San Diego, announced that the two organizations have connected the first 10 Gigabit Ethernet broadband network into CENIC's high performance backbone network, CalREN. The connection gives UCSD students and staff the highest performance, production 10G campus connection in the U.S. CalREN provides connectivity for all of California's education and research institutions, including everything (More info...)

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GoldPocket Tunes Into Iron Chef
Los Angeles-based GoldPocket Interactive and the Food Network said today that the interactive media firm and television network will add interactivity to the popular Iron Chef series. The series, which features two chefs battling over a surprise ingredient, recently began a new "Iron Chef America" version of the show. Participants in the interactive portion of the show will get the opportunity to vote for the dish they like best, with those results being on-air. Food Network will tap GoldPocket (More info...)

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Carlsbad-based announced this week that Prudential California Real Estate has signed a contract with the company to provide customized printing and mailing services to its sales agents. Prudential's web sites will feature corporate-designed templates that will allow agents to market to their customers. provides an online service for printing, bundling, and mailing of materials.

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