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Old 01-13-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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High-Tech Job market in San Diego? How is the market ? what Tech companies are there? The only Major company i see there is Qualcomm!? Is they any more
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Sony, Broadcom, Nokia, Motorola, Qualcomm, Oracle (small office), a few others but thats about it for major names. If you are specifically in wireless or defense R&D, San Diego is better. Otherwise I think LA (actually OC / Costa Mesa / Irvine area) is better overall.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:36 AM
 
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There's a lot of biotech too. Don't forget Salk, Scripps, and UCSD as research facilities.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:07 PM
 
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Try this website: San Diego Regional EDC

This is what I got from the site:
[SIZE=2]Sanyo, Sony, Hewlett-Packard and Cymer thrive in San Diego due to the depth of workforce talent, world-class university research programs, and support entities committed to nurturing technology companies. Websense, Fair Isaac and Co., SAIC, Maxim Systems, Intuit and Oracle thrive in San Diego due to the availability of skilled workers, the outstanding quality of life, access to capital and support organizations, and the presence of superior research institutions. Intuit’s Turbo Tax, PacketVideo’s multimedia decoding system, and Fair Isaac’s CompAdvisor™ were produced or designed here. [/SIZE]

On a per capita basis in 2004 and 2005, San Diego County received 60% more electronics industry venture capital than Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties combined.

San Diego is home to more than 1,400 software and computer services companies, employing 21,561 people. With approximately 340 firms in San Diego, the computer and electronics manufacturing cluster employs 30,524 people.

The software industry contributes $3.4 billion annually to the local economy.

San Diego’s communications industry employs over 25,000 people and has a $12.3 billion annual economic impact on the region. San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. San Diego has the highest concentration of wireless employment in the United States. Powerhouses like QUALCOMM, Motorola, LG and Nokia have operations in San Diego that help solidify the region’s position as the wireless capital of the world. San Diego is home to more than 850 communications firms.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:00 AM
 
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Try this website: San Diego Regional EDC

This is what I got from the site:
[SIZE=2]Sanyo, Sony, Hewlett-Packard and Cymer thrive in San Diego due to the depth of workforce talent, world-class university research programs, and support entities committed to nurturing technology companies. Websense, Fair Isaac and Co., SAIC, Maxim Systems, Intuit and Oracle thrive in San Diego due to the availability of skilled workers, the outstanding quality of life, access to capital and support organizations, and the presence of superior research institutions. Intuit’s Turbo Tax, PacketVideo’s multimedia decoding system, and Fair Isaac’s CompAdvisor™ were produced or designed here. [/SIZE]
This is a little bit boosterism, a little bit misleading and a little bit outdated. For example the vast majority of emloyees at Sony's facility are actually assembling televisions, not exactly what people consider "high-tech" work. Oracles office is very small, PacketVideo was sold to Alcatel and is now called NextWave, FICO is not high-tech, and Maxim is actually Accenture which is an international consulting company (mostly accounting and business-related IT)

Certainly there are local techs but they often have a bay area connection. Cymer, for example is a privately owned company that primarily operates as a service industry for the large chip fab industry based in .... San Jose :/

I would say that for a city of it's size, San Diego has a good high-tech cluster, especially around wireless, defense, biotech. But most of the opportunities in San Diego do not center around the blue-chip, large tech corporations. LA for example has offices for Google, Yahoo, mySpace, EA, Microsoft, etc... which San Diego do not. Intuit and websense are probably the largest software companies in San Diego.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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Wow Sounds like the High-Tech Field is Dead in SD!?
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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Wow Sounds like the High-Tech Field is Dead in SD!?
It's not dead at all. Qualcomm has over 8000 employees in San Diego. If you are in biotech or pharma, it is one of the biggest clusters in the world. With Top Secret clearance there are huge opportunities with large defense contractors like Raytheon, Scymitar, Northrop Grumman, etc. You just need to have the right skills. If you are a web developer, data warehouse dev, SAP dev, etc.... the options are not as good.

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