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OC on Road Map for Autonomous Vehicles

ENGINEERING: Link to Bay Area test station runs through Irvine

Orange County has become a key pit stop in the race to develop a fully autonomous car.

6 Honored at Business Journal’s Innovation Awards

About 415 people celebrated innovation and the people who create it at the Business Journal’s inaugural Innovator of the Year awards last week at the Hotel Irvine.

Santa Ana Software Maker Names CEO

Technology industry veteran Joe Bergera was named chief executive of Iteris Inc., a Santa Ana-based data provider and traffic management software maker.

GE Healthcare Veteran Joins Medical Device Maker

Brings ‘Deep Experience’ Of Leading Big Businesses

Irvine-based device maker Endologix Inc. recently appointed Vaseem Mahboob as its new chief financial officer.

Microsemi Aboard NASA Spacecraft for Pluto Mission

Space Unit Targets Niches In Mission-Critical Work

Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. has supplied several key components on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which was sent in part to study Pluto in a mission launched nearly a decade ago from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Iteris Names New CEO

Technology industry veteran Joe Bergera has been named chief executive of Iteris Inc., the Santa Ana-based data provider and traffic management software maker said this morning.

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Court Rules Against Glaukos in Patent Case

Laguna Hills-based Glaukos Corp. said a court ruled against it on three pending summary judgment motions in a patent lawsuit with a competitor.

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Mazda Charity Gives $500K to Food Bank

The Mazda Foundation announced a $500,000 grant to Irvine-based Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

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New Boss for Asics America

Asics America Corp. in Irvine hired Gene McCarthy as its new chief executive, effective Oct. 1, to replace Kevin Wulff, who will retire at the end of the year.

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Incipio Buys Bag and Case Maker

Incipio Technologies Inc. in Irvine acquired Chino-based Incase Designs Corp., a maker of bags and accessories for Apple products, on undisclosed terms.

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Quiksilver Cuts Losses in Q3

Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. lost $124.7 million in its third quarter ended July 31 compared with a loss of $220.6 million in the same period last year.

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Irvine Battery Maker Raises $30M

Irvine-based startup Enevate Corp. has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round has plans to start production of its lithium batteries.

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Kelley Boss to New Role in Atlanta

Steve Lind will move from president of Kelley Blue Book in Irvine to executive vice president of operations at Cox Automotive Media, a newly formed division of Atlanta-based Cox Automotive Inc.

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Former Hyundai Motor Chief to Google

A former chief executive of Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. plans to join Google Inc. later this month to lead the technology company’s self-driving car project.

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Yorba Linda Pump Distributor Acquired

Yorba Linda-based Cortech Engineering LLC has been acquired by Houston-based industrial equipment wholesaler DXP Enterprises Inc.