Thursday, January 12, 2006
Fortune Names SoCal Firms To Best 100 List
Two Southern California-based firms have made it onto Fortune magazine's "Best 100 Companies to Work For" list in its most recent issue. Fortune has named Thousand Oaks-based biotech firm Amgen, and San Diego-based technology firm Qualcomm to its annual list of companies that rate the highest with their employees. Fortune cited the health care benefits, child care, work-life balance, telecommuting policies, sabbaticals, and unusual perks as the key to ranking in their annual listing.

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Motorola Buys Broadband Innovations
Motorola has acquired San Diego-based Broadband Innovations, a developer of radio frequency (RF) technology and digital signal processing products for the fiber optic transmission market. Financial terms were not disclosed. Motorola said that it would use the acquisition to strengthen its modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS) and channel bonding solutions. Motorola's M-CMTS efforts match an industry effort being developed by the CableLabs industry group. Broadband Innovation will conti (More info...)

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Ixia Upgrade IxANVL Testing Tool
Calabasas-based Ixia said today that it has upgraded its IxANVL Conformance Testing tool, adding Microsoft Windows automation support and new protocols. The company said that it now supports testing of Metro Ethernet MEF9, MPLS VPN protocols, and SIP for Voice over IP. The new tool also now supports both Linux and Windows for controlling the solution. SIP is the protocol used by most Voice-over-IP providers, and is an industry standard used to allow for interoperability between VoIP software. MP (More info...)

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Financial Profiles Rolls Out Planning Software As A Service
Carlsbad-based Financial Profiles has rolled out a web-based, hosted version of its financial planning software. The firm said that it is now offering Profiles OnDemand, an online version of its Profiles+ Forecaster and Profiles+ Professional software, used by financial planners to allow financial planners to develop plans for their clients. Financial Profiles said that the new online version provides secure, backed-up access, and automatic software updates and is targeted at financial services (More info...)

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Document Sciences Finds Reseller
Carlsbad-based Document Sciences, a developer of software for electronically publishing documents, bills, quotes, proposals, and contracts, said yesterday that it has signed up a new reseller for its xPresso software. Boulder Colorado-based Flatiron Solutions will resell the company's software within North America. Flatiron specializes in implementing EMC Documentum enterprise content management solutions and document publishing solutions. Document Sciences' xPresso software is a Java and XML, w (More info...)

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JMAR Consolidates Facilities
San Diego-based JMAR, a developer of laser equipment for imaging and analysis, has moved all of its product development and its headquarters into a new buliding. JMAR said that it has a new 23,000 square foot facility that contains all of its product development teams in San Diego. JMAR develops laser and photonics-based products across a range of industries.

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Toshiba America Names GM
Irvine-based Toshiba America Information Systems has named a new Vice President and General Manager of its Telecommunications Systems Division. Toshiba said that Brian Metherell has been appointed to the position, managing its telecommunications services for small and medium sized businesses. Metherell has held positions at Nortel, Williams Communications, General Telecom, and Verestar.

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LAVA Third Annual Awards Dinner - January 19th
LAVA Third Annual Awards Dinner
Thursday January 19, 2006

Enjoy a fun evening of excellent networking, fine cuisine and an entertaining program that will honor Bob Hoff of Crosspoint Venture Partners with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Venture Capital.

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* Best Venture Financing in Biotechnology/Medical Devices
* Best Venture Financing in Software/Media
* Best Venture Financing in Communications/Semiconductors
* Best IPO
* Best M&A Exit

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