Friday, February 15, 2008
Interview with Douglas Howe, Advanced Technology Incubator
Among one of the assets the Southern California has that benefits the high tech economy in the region is a wealth of educational institutions, many of which are very interested in spawning new companies from research, helping create and support local entrepreneurs, and bolster the local economy. One of the efforts from local schools is a new business incubator being developed at the College of the Canyons, in Valencia, which is looking to help bolster entrepreneurship and high tech businesses i (More info...)

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Invitrogen Invests In Q Therapeutics
Carlsbad-based Invitrogen, a provider of services to the pharmaceutical and biotech market, said Friday that it has made a minority invevstment in Q Therapeutics, a biotechnology firm focused on treatments for central nervous system diseases. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. Q Therapeutics is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Invitrogen is a $1.3B life science technologies with over 4,700 employees.

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QLogic Names New Board Director
Aliso Viejo-based QLogic said Thursday afternoon that it has named Kathryn Braun Lewis to its board of directors. Lewis has previously been an executive at Western Digital, most recently President and COO of Western Digital's Personal Storage Division; she also has held board positions at Lantronix, Artisoft, and PacifiCorp. Lewis is currently vice chairman of the board of directors of Share Our Selves and THINK Together, two nonprofits serving the Southern California area. QLogic is a developer (More info...)

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Guidance Bolsters Board
Pasadena-based Guidance Software, a provider of software for compliance and e-discovery, said Thursday that it has named three new board directors. Robert G. van Schoonenberg of Avery Dennison Corporation, Stephen Richards, former CFO and CEO of McAfee and CFO of E*TRADE Group, and Marshall Geller of St. Cloud Capital have all joined the board. Guidance Softare develops software used for electronic discovery, corporate governance, and compliance.

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NextWave Wireless Links With Partners
San Diego-based NextWave Wireless said earlier this week that it has inked a set of partnerships with companies in the WiMAX industry. NextWave, which is focused on developing technology for the handset and mobile market, said that it has inked partnerships with Qtopia, EB, Opera Software ASA, HelloSoft, MontaVista Software, and Texas Instruments. The parts will work with NextWave on handset reference designs. Qtopia is a developer of user interfaces for Linux; EB is a device integrator; Opera S (More info...)

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