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February 2, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
BioSource International Inc., a Camarillo firm that develops and markets products used in medical research and diagnosis, has signed a joint development deal with a company headed by an immunologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. It was the second cooperative arrangement between the two companies in the past five months. The new agreement calls for Immunoplex Inc.
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August 23, 2011 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. said they will work together to develop an advanced hybrid drivetrain system for light trucks and sport-utility vehicles. The move represented a strategy by both companies to improve fuel economy in larger vehicles long before stricter federal fuel economy rules take effect with the 2017 model year, said Brian Johnson, an analyst with Barclays Capital. The new standards are expected to provide extra credits toward meeting fuel efficiency targets for companies that develop hybrid gas-and-electric drivetrains for pickup trucks.
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BUSINESS
May 20, 1986
Chatsworth-based Arco Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield, and Interatom GmbH of West Germany, a member of the Siemens Group, announced an agreement to jointly develop photovoltaic products. No schedule was set. But, according to the agreement, Arco Solar plans to help establish a plant in Europe based on its thin-film technology, which uses pieces of glass sprinkled with energy-producing silicon crystals.
BUSINESS
May 5, 2005 | Meg James
Tribune Co. and Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures Television said they had formed a partnership to develop and produce syndicated shows for Tribune's 26 television stations, including KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles. The agreement provides an outlet for shows produced by Culver City-based Sony Television, the last major TV studio not affiliated with a broadcast network. Tribune agreed to air at least one daytime series the companies would develop, beginning in fall 2006.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1988 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
A proposed Cal State Northridge project that has attracted national attention because of an ambitious state university partnership with a private builder has run into a major snag that could delay construction more than a year. Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson, whose district includes CSUN, said he is reversing his position and will not support pivotal state legislation that the developer said is needed to keep the $150-million project on course.
NEWS
January 20, 1988
Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci and Tsutomu Kawara, visiting director general of the Japanese Defense Agency, agreed to pursue the joint development of conventional weapons, a Pentagon official said. The two defense officials endorsed an earlier agreement for the joint development of the FSX fighter, a variant of the F-16, and agreed to the principle of joint weapons development, the official said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authentic ethnic restaurants front the spotless sidewalk next to newsstands and card shops, dry cleaners and cobblers. A colorful supermarket is just down the way and airy new apartments overlook it all. People come from around the city to stroll and shop and catch a movie. This is not Westwood Village or Melrose Avenue or Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade.
BUSINESS
February 26, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. said today it has signed an agreement with two subsidiaries of Du Pont de Nemours and Co. for joint development of materials for use by the electronics industry. Matsushita said the Master Task Agreement was signed with Du Pont Japan Ltd. and Du Pont de Nemours International SA in Geneva.
BUSINESS
December 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
Gilead Sciences Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. announced Monday that they would collaborate on developing the first all-in-one, once-a-day pill to treat HIV infection -- a long-sought goal that would make it much easier for patients to stick with their medication. Currently, the best treatment for acquired immune deficiency syndrome requires patients to take two to four pills a day.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2004 | From Reuters
Intel Corp. and Nokia Corp. will jointly develop "smart" phones that run on the Symbian operating system, the two tech giants said, unveiling their first major cooperative effort in cellphones. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel, the world's biggest chip maker, is seeking a major foothold in the cellphone market, and the deal with Finnish firm Nokia, the world's largest mobile-phone maker, could put pressure on top makers of mobile-phone chips such as Texas Instruments Inc. and STMicroelectronics.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2002 | Reuters
AUTOMOBILES * General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. said they would join forces in an unprecedented alliance to develop a new six-speed transmission, saving millions of dollars in costs. GM already sells some truck transmissions to Ford for use in its medium-duty pickup trucks, and the world's two largest automakers have cooperated in other areas before. But they never have co-developed key vehicle parts. Such cooperation is more common across borders between the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2001 | OFELIA CASILLAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While Magic Johnson has won many basketball games, his biggest victory, he says, will be when there is no technological divide in South Los Angeles. To make sure that happens, the Magic Johnson Foundation and Hewlett-Packard Co., along with the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission and AT&T, opened a renovated computer center Friday at the Ujima Village Housing Development. The center shows its technological and athletic roots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trying a new tack in its effort to block an airport at El Toro, Irvine this week hired a political consulting firm to determine whether Orange County and San Diego County can join forces in developing a new international airport. The consultant, Watson & Co.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
ACT Networks and California Microwave Satellite Transmission Systems Division (CM-STS) have announced an agreement to jointly develop a satellite network system. Under the terms of the agreement, the new system will be based on technology from ACT's SkyFrame product and CM-STS' Flex Frame Network DAMA-Overlay. The resultant product will be marketed by both parties. "This agreement allows CM-STS to bring a new and fully featured product to market quickly," said Brian Maloney, president of CM-STS.
REAL ESTATE
May 10, 1987
Restoration of a historic landmark cafe is in progress at 5330 E. Olympic Blvd. in East Los Angeles under joint development of TELACU (The East Los Angeles Community Union) and Stan Kandel of Dining Conceptions Inc., a founding partner of Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills. Renamed del Fuego the original structure was built in 1927 and operated through the 1940s as the Ross Cafe, a popular family dining spot.
BUSINESS
December 20, 1986 | HENRY RIVERO
Racet Computes Ltd. of Orange said it has signed an agreement under which Kobe Steel Corp. of Tokyo will develop and distribute its computer products in the Far East. The privately held maker of computer communications equipment said that the agreement calls for Kobe to distribute the devices throughout the Far East through its existing marketing arms.
BUSINESS
April 12, 1996 | From Bloomberg Business News
China and France signed a preliminary agreement Thursday to study joint development of a 100-seat jet, dealing a blow to U.S. plane makers who were also seeking to team up with the Chinese to build a new plane. Aerospatiale, an aerospace company owned by the French government, signed the agreement with Aviation Industries of China. A final accord would include South Korean and Singapore companies working with the Chinese, and Aerospatiale partners British Aerospace and Alenia of Italy.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
BioSource International Inc., a Camarillo firm that develops and markets products used in medical research and diagnosis, has signed a joint development deal with a company headed by an immunologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. It was the second cooperative arrangement between the two companies in the past five months. The new agreement calls for Immunoplex Inc.
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