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Mike Freeman

Mike Freeman covers technology for the San Diego Union-Tribune, where his coverage includes Qualcomm, San Diego's largest publicly traded company. Mike started at the Union-Tribune in 1999, covering the golf and action sports industries. Over the years, Mike has reported on commercial real estate, the housing bubble, banking and defense contractors. He also covered the Pinnfund Ponzi scheme and several real estate scams. He is one of the few journalists in the country who researches and writes a special section on executive compensation. Before joining the Union-Tribune, Mike was business editor of a daily newspaper in Bend, Ore. He graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. with a bachelor's degree in communications.
Ex-Qualcomm executives launch wireless tech start-up XCOM

As Qualcomm cuts costs, former executives —including ex-Chairman and CEO Paul Jacobs — launch XCOM to pursue advanced technologies in security and high-speed, low-latency wireless system design.

Qualcomm slashes 1,500 jobs in California, and its NXP bid faces objections in China

Qualcomm is laying off at least 1,500 people as part of its effort to cut $1 billion in costs. Meanwhile, the San Diego chip maker's bid for NXP Semiconductors is facing antitrust objections in China amid escalating trade tensions between China and the United States.

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