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Tech Manufacturing Founder Found His Spot After Flight from VietnamA two-year push in software development at Virtium Technology in Rancho Santa Margarita has led to a product offering designed to ease storage and transfer of huge data files in industrial networks.

HyperX Nets First NBA Sponsorship

The gaming division of Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Inc. has been named the official headset partner of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Kaiser Aluminum Misses

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. reported revenue and earnings for the September quarter that fell below Wall Street expectations.

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J.D. Power CEO to Retire

J.D. Power Chief Executive Finbarr O’Neill will retire in March.

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Auto Industry’s Nordstrom

Worried you may not like your new ride the minute you park it in the garage? No problem, Hyundai Motor America Inc. will take it back within three days of purchase.

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ChromaDex Hires Ex-Mattel CFO

Irvine-based ChromaDex Corp., a maker of ingredients for dietary supplements, hired Kevin Farr as its new chief financial officer, effective immediately.

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Autobytel Rebrands

Autobytel Inc. in Irvine changed its name to AutoWeb Inc. and its Nasdaq stock ticker symbol to “AUTO.”

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SJC Office Products Maker Sold

Smead Manufacturing Co. Inc. bought U Brands LLC on undisclosed terms.

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Fashion Show Harvests $1M for Hunger

Anniversaries are good for giving. On the silver anniversary of South Coast Plaza’s Harvesters Fashion Show in the golden-anniversary year of the mall, the show took in more than $1 million.

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EnteroMedics Buys OC Company

St. Paul, Minn.-based EnteroMedics Inc. acquired ReShape Medical Inc. in San Clemente for $61 million cash and stock.

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Botox Approved for Forehead Lines

Allergan PLC received Food and Drug Administration approval to use Botox to temporarily reduce moderate to severe forehead lines.

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September Sales Mixed for OC Automakers

A majority of Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace for new vehicles in September, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Biolase Seeks $12M

Biolase Inc. plans to raise up to $12 million with a rights offering to current shareholders.

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Smart Camera Co. Gets $5.4M

Opkix Inc. in Costa Mesa said it raised $5.4 million in Series A funding, and it now has a value of $90 million.

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CalAmp Up on Earnings

Shares of CalAmp Corp. (Nasdaq: CAMP), an Irvine-based maker of Internet-connected products, rose as much as 9.3% after reporting fiscal second-quarter revenue that topped analyst estimates.

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MeriCal to Buy Utah Supplement Maker

Anaheim-based MeriCal LLC, which makes probiotics and other dietary supplements, will acquire Global Health Industries in Ogden, Utah.

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