Orange County Business Journal

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Recent and archived news stories on: Aerospace, Agribusiness, Chemicals, Electronics, Energy, Fabrication, Industrial, Plastics, Textiles...
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ReVision Raises $32M

ReVision Optics Inc. in Lake Forest raised $32 million in an equity round led by Johnson & Johnson Development Corp. in New Brunswick, N.J.

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Windjammer Gets Lab Gear Maker

Windjammer Capital Investors in Newport Beach acquired on undisclosed terms Advanced Instruments, LLC in Norwood, Mass.

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Masimo in $300M Patent Settlement

Masimo Corp. will receive $300 million in this fiscal quarter from Koninklijke Philips NV to end their patent disputes.

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Microsemi Explores Sale

Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo hired Bank of Montreal to find potential buyers for the company after Skyworks Solutions Inc., in Woburn, Mass., expressed interest in buying the company, according to a news report.

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Irvine Chipmaker Sold for $275M

Inphi Corp. in Santa Clara agreed to buy ClariPhy Communications, Inc. in Irvine for $275 million plus debt.

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Automakers’ October Sales Mixed

Three out of four Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace on new-vehicle sales in October, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Quiksilver Adds to Board

Quiksilver Inc. in Huntington Beach added the former chief executive of Danone to its board of directors.

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Apparel Firm Takes Over LA Plant

AST Sportswear Inc. in Brea plans to resume operations at the former American Apparel’s dyeing and finishing plant in Hawthorne in Los Angeles County, after acquiring its equipment in an auction.

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Hyundai, Kia Settle With States

Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation of the automakers’ “2012 restatement of fuel economy ratings and related advertising.”

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Porsche Motorsport Decamps

Porsche Motorsport North America has left Santa Ana for Carson, a move first announced in 2012.

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OC Car Sales Up 1.1%

Sales of new vehicles at Orange County auto dealers for the first nine months of the year increased 1.1% to 147,360, according to the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

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Ricoh Cuts 147 Jobs

Ricoh Electronics Inc. will eliminate more than one-third of its employment base at its Tustin headquarters as part of a global restructuring of manufacturing operations.

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WD Tops Earnings Targets

Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. reported revenue and adjusted profits in the September quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.

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Allergan’s Saunders Adds Chairman Role

Allergan Plc President and Chief Executive Brent Saunders is now also Chairman of the drug maker’s board of directors, replacing Paul Bisaro.

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Edwards Shares Fall on Sapien Sales

Shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. in Irvine fell 15% to about $96.50 a share and a $20 billion market cap on a lower-than-expected increase in its most recent quarter on international sales of its main product, the Sapien heart valves.