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U. of Oregon Partnership Helps Teach Engineers
Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp., maker of replacement heart valves and other cardiovascular devices, is working with the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore., on a technical training program.
2 Silos for Element as Women’s Line Grows
Several Orange County apparel brands in attendance at the Agenda trade show in Long Beach this month shared news from their marketing departments:
No Toshiba Tube Launch, Vizio Doesn’t Even Show
Two notable trends at this year’s International CES convention in Las Vegas may provide a glimpse into the quickly changing habits and demands of consumers.
REAL ESTATE: Self-storage to rise on 10 acres next door
A 14-acre property in Irvine near the Tustin Legacy development site is expected to be converted into a manufacturing center for a Japan-based automotive research and development company, with a self-storage facility slated for next door.
TECHNOLOGY: Sets up shop next to Facebook’s new campus
One of Orange County’s most promising technology companies has moved to Silicon Valley.
Imperio Auto Group Bases OC Bet on Nissan Brand, Grass-Roots Financing, New License Law
Orange County’s position at the heart of California’s car culture might be enough all by itself to draw the interest of some auto dealers.
Newport Beach-based investment firm Excelsior Capital Partners LLC has acquired office furniture maker Via Seating Inc.
Foothill Ranch-based retail chain Wet Seal Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday, and said it plans to continue to operate its recently pared-down business under the jurisdiction of the court.
Incipio Technologies Inc. in Irvine said it signed a multiyear licensing deal with Burton Snowboards to manage the manufacturing and distribution of accessories for various mobile devices for the Burlington, Vt.-based company.
Lake Forest-based iPourIt has received $1 million in angel funding from a group led by Tech Coast Angels, with the potential for another $250,000, according to the company.
5.11 Tactical, Irvine-based gear and clothing manufacturer, nabbed a new chief financial officer from Costa Mesa-based Volcom Inc.
Hyundai Motor America Inc. revealed a crossover truck concept car Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Games, Drones & Automobiles
The diversity of Orange County’s technology sector was on full display in Las Vegas for the International CES convention last week, as chipmakers, smart-products manufacturers, component suppliers, and the biggest auto brand based here launched products and teased others in development.
APPAREL: Summer in January for labels, buyers at Monarch Beach
Major swimwear brands and retailers will gather this week for the Swim Collective at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, sipping on bubbly and looking for sales.
Anyone who doubts that science and technology are all over the place—or that Orange County is all over tech—can check our Chris Casacchia’s front-page piece on the CES show in Las Vegas.