Palomar Engineers is a trademark of Palomar Engineers, Inc. Palomar is the Spanish word for “dove cote”. (La Paloma = The Dove). The mourning dove is a common bird in Southern California. A major feature of San Diego county is 6000 ft. Palomar Mountain.
Local Institutions using the name:
Palomar Observatory. On Palomar Mountain, with the 200 inch Hale telescope. Managed by California Institute of Technology.
Palomar Hospital. Escondid, CA medical center.
Palomar College. A community college in San Marcos, Calif.
Palomar Airport. Airport code CLD. Carlsbad, California
Businesses using the name include:
Palomar Engineers, Inc. Your host at this Web site.
Palomar Software, Inc. A former Macintosh software developer in Oceanside, California.
Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. A medical equipment company in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Palomar Products,Inc. A manufacturer of audio, video, and data distribution systems in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Palomar Technologies, Inc. A manufacturer of automated assembly equipment in Vista, California.
Palomar Display Products, Inc. A manufacturer of commercial and military displays in Carlsbad, California
Extinct businesses that used the name Palomar:
Palomar Electronics Corp. A manufacturer of CB linear amplifiers in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Went out of business about 1980. No connection whatever to Palomar Engineers, Inc.
Palomar Telecom. A manufacturer of repeater controllers in the 1980’s. Went out of business about 1990.