Daily Business Report-July 5, 2013
Soitec opened a CPV module manufacturing plant in San Diego last year. CPV technology uses special optics, such as lenses or mirrors, to concentrate sunlight on highly efficient photovoltaic cells.
Soitec Solar Projects Fast-Tracked
Soitec, the semiconductor company now expanding solar manufacturing operations in Rancho Bernardo, has received good news from the state. California is streamlining government approvals for two prospective solar farms in East County. The two prospective Soitec projects have earned a form of fast-track designation by Gov. Jerry Brown under the 2011 Environmental Leadership Act. The California Environmental Leadership Award streamlines any legal challenges against the environmental permitting, delivering an appeals court decision within a six-month time frame.
Procopio Associate Receives International Award
Pedro Corona de la Fuente, an associate Procopio’s international tax group, has received the International Fiscal Association Latin American Academic Award. The award was presented in Mexico City. The award is presented to the author of a paper on international tax issues relevant to the Latin American region. Papers are submitted anonymously from countries across the region and critiqued by a panel of five members from different countries. Corona’s paper, titled “La Residencia Fiscal de las Personas Físicas: Una Perspectiva Latinoamericana,” focuses on tax residency issues from a Latin American perspective.
San Diegan Appointed to California Court Reporters Board
Rosalie Kramm, 52, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Court Reporters Board by Gov. Jerry Brown. Kramm has been principal at Kramm Court Reporting Inc. since 1985. She is president of the Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting and was president of the California Deposition Reporters Association from 2005 to 2006. The position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Kramm is a Democrat.
Raytheon Co., San Diego, won a $67,356 federal contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Dahlgren, Va., for synapsis radars.
Carlsbad International Export
Carlsbad International Export Inc., Carlsbad, won a $23,072 federal contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Northwest Health Network, Vancouver, Wash., for 3CG tip confirmation systems.
Boys & Girls Club Receives $25,000 Technology Grant
Cox Communications and the James M. Cox Foundation have awarded a $25,000 technology grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego to fund the technology center at the club’s National City branch, 1430 D Ave. The grant is being used to upgrade the center with state-of-the-art computers, software and equipment so that its members, ages 6 to 18, can communicate with teachers, check grades, complete homework assignments, and print school reports. “Many of our members don’t have computers and Internet access at home, so having a Cox Tech Center at our club is critical for them to finish homework assignments and increase their computer skills,” said Danny Sherlock, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club.