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Uniloc Raises $6.1M
Irvine-based Uniloc USA is reporting that it has raised $6.1M in private equity. Uniloc is developing technology for device-based security and software copy control. The firm's technology uses a method of identifying hardware using physical imperfections of that device. Investors in the firm were not disclosed.

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Interview with Brad Hines, Practical Instruments
Brad Hines is the CEO of Practical Instruments (, a new startup in the Los Angeles area that is in the energy space. With energy receiving an
increasing amount of attention in the investment area, I thought it would be good to talk with Brad about how the company fits into their market.

Ben Kuo: What is Practical Instruments, and what are you developing?

Brad Hines: We are developing solar panels that generate electricity that
cost a lost less than today's so (More info...)

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Norcal Entrepreneurs Bankroll Clean Technology Challenge
A group of Northern California entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and
service providers have launched a new, statewide competition for
encouraging clean technology innovation. The California Clean Tech Open was launched in San Francisco yesterday, with a focus on providing clean technology entrepreneurs with money and services to turn their ideas into real businesses. The new competition, launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Club of Northern California (MITCNC), encourages pr (More info...)

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QUALCOMM Makes Investment In China
Qualcomm today announced in Shanghai that it is working with China TechFaith Wireless Communications Technology (TechFaith) to create a new Chinese firm, TechSoft. Qualcomm and TechFaith will invest up to $35M to found TechSoft, a new company focused on developing application software for wireless devices. The investment by Qualcomm is part of a $100M effort the firm announced in 2003 to invest in early- to mid-stage Chinese companies building CDMA-based products. TechFaith is a handset applicat (More info...)

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UCSB Gets $1.25M From W.M. Keck Foundation
UC Santa Barbara has received a new, $1.25M grant from the W.M. Keck
Foundation for a new research initiative around microRNA, the school is reporting. The foundation will fund research into tiny RNA molecules (microRNAs) and their impact on the regulation of gene function. The interdisciplinary research grant includes professors from chemical engineering, mechanical and environmental engineering, biology, and physics.

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Evolution Robotics, WowWee In Alliance
Pasadena-based Evolution Robotics and toy maker WowWee Robotics announced this morning that the two companies will integrate Evolution's vision and navigation technology into the next generation of WowWee products. WowWee is the developer of the popular Robosapien and Roboraptor consumer entertainment products. The firms said that WowWee will incorporate Evolution's visual pattern recognition software and navigation capabilities in future robotic products. Evolution Robotics is an Idealab startu (More info...)

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Vitesse Names New CTO
Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor has named a new CTO for the firm, and appointing a new Vice President of Engineering. Vitesse said today that it has appointed Dr. Chi Fai Ho as CTO, and Paul Brown to VP of Engineering for its Ethernet Products division. Ho was most recently VP of Engineering for Tidal Networks, and has also served at Nokia and Amber Networks. Brown was most recently at 3Com. Vitesse is a developer of high speed semiconductors, and its Ethernet Products division focuses on (More info...)

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Viaspace Acquires Caltech Software License
Pasadena-based Viaspace has licensed more technology from Caltech, the firm said yesterday. The company, which is commercializing technology from JPL, said that it acquired the license for a real-time inference engine called SHINE. SHINE software is used by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for space flight operations, and Viaspace said that its Arroyo Sciences subsidiary will commercialize and develop that technology. Viaspace said that the application for the technology include explosive detectio (More info...)

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