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Sprint Nextel Corp.’s product development chief has joined the board of directors of Newport Beach-based chipmaker Mindspeed Technologies Inc.
Costa Mesa-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. has joined with several other automakers and companies in the hydrogen and fuel cell industries to form a public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Airware, a Newport Beach startup that makes operating systems software for commercial drones, has raised $10.7 million in its first funding round.
Quiksilver, Billabong Look to Get Back on Track
Two of the surfwear industry’s largest companies—Quiksilver and Billabong—stand at a crossroads, and executive turnover among other changes may be keys to finding their way.
Biggest Turnover in 21-Year History
This year’s OC 50 has an unprecedented infusion of new blood.
TECHNOLOGY: Corporate sector, cloud to claim more than half of sales
Western Digital Corp.’s strategy to diversify product offerings into the corporate sector and cloud has distanced the Irvine-based company from its long-held reliance on a PC market in long-term decline.
OC INSIDER by Jerry Sullivan
HEALTHCARE: Co-chairs of summit on ophthalmology
A couple of high-profile vets of OC’s medical device sector have put their names behind summit
MANUFACTURING: Korean food maker now in Commerce
Korean food company CJ Foods Inc. plans to move its corporate headquarters from Commerce to La Palma this summer.
Newport Beach-based startup Green Automotive Co. has been plenty busy lately, thanks in part to recent orders for hundreds of shuttle buses to be delivered in two years.
AEROSPACE: Wants tech for lighter components
Aerospace and defense manufacturer Rolls-Royce PLC has acquired a Huntington Beach-based parts supplier in its first acquisition in Southern California.
Trade show organizer Nielsen Expositions in San Juan Capistrano agreed to be acquired by Toronto-based private equity firm Onex Corp. for $950 million.
Irvine-based apparel licensor La Jolla Group Inc. last week named a new chief executive from within the company’s ranks, an appointment that took effect immediately.
Other news items of interest from the Orange County Business Journal