December 7, 2022

		

Jorge Mercado

Jorge Mercado is a staff writer with the Business Times. His beats include technology, agriculture, cannabis, energy and the environment, and higher education.


| Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

Morro Bay wind farm leases announced

Energy, Latest news, Top Stories, Top Story

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced the provisional winners of an auction of floating offshore wind farm leases along the coast of Morro Bay and Humboldt County in Northern California, with bids totalling $757.1 million. It was the first such sale along the Pacific coast and the third major offshore wind lease sale Read More →

| Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Amazon licenses Semtech satellite navigation system

Technology, Top Story

By Jorge Mercado  Staff Writer Camarillo-based Semtech has reached an agreement with Amazon, bolstering its position as a primary player in the internet of things. The semiconductor maker said Amazon Web Services has licensed Semtech’s LoRa Cloud global navigation satellite system to help build asset tracking and monitoring capabilities, including by connecting to devices other Read More →

| Thursday, December 1st, 2022

<strong>Low Energy</strong>

Energy

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| Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Port scores $500K grant for air monitoring

Infrastructure

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| Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Apeel laying off 96 in second round of the year

Agribusiness, Economy, Latest news, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, Ventura County, Workforce

Goleta-based Apeel Sciences will lay off a large portion of its workforce, mainly in the Santa Barbara County area, in its second major round of layoffs this year, the company has disclosed. Apeel will lay off a total of 96 employees from its Goleta office, according to a company filing with the state of California.  Read More →

| Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Sonos’ profits plummeted in FY2022, in line with industry

Latest news

Tech market tanks By Jorge Mercado Senior Staff Writer Santa Barbara-based Sonos’ profits plummeted in fiscal 2022, in line with the technology sector. The maker of smart speakers’ net income plunged 33% in its recently ended fiscal year, the company announced after the market close Nov. 16.  By comparison, First Trust’s NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund fell Read More →

| Saturday, November 26th, 2022

Retailers Cautious as Season Opens

Latest news, Retailing, Top Story

Retailers cautious as season opens By Madeleine Benn  Staff Writer The outlook for regional retailers appears mixed this key holiday season.  Industry observers, local merchants and shoppers interviewed voiced differing expectations about spending during a time of the year that remains crucial for many retailers, as November and December has traditionally been when consumers have Read More →