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Broadcom Notes Design Wins at CES

Broadcom Corp. announced two design wins this week at International CES in Las Vegas and also showcased several chipsets geared for the automotive, cable and home networking markets.

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UCI Clean Energy Innovator Dies

Former University of California-Irvine physics Professor Norman Rostoker died Christmas Day at the age of 89, the school said.

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Kia Leads OC Auto Brands on December Sales

Kia Motors America Inc. in Irvine surpassed the national pace of sales of new vehicles in December, scoring the biggest percentage gain among Orange County-based auto brands.

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Insteon Partners With Nest

Irvine-based home-automation technology provider Insteon has gained Nest certification and launched a program for developers to build software applications for its products, the company announced Tuesday in Las Vegas at the world’s largest technology convention.

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NB Tourism Group Markets Via Images

The destination marketing organization for Newport Beach is using images gathered by a drone to promote the city at U.S. trade shows and, separately, in London.

Pyott's Premium

$68B Deal Puts Allergan Boss in First Position

David Pyott expected 2014 to be a year of hunting for deals.

Telogis Leads OC’s Rookie Lineup at CES

TECHNOLOGY: Hitches ride with GM for debut at tech’s big show

More than 100 Orange County companies will be in Las Vegas this week for the world’s largest technology convention.

Edwards In $50M Round for NorCal Device Maker

HEALTHCARE: Gets option to buy Menlo Park-based startup

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. has dipped its toe into the investment waters of the medical device business.

Technology: Palmer Luckey

Virtual Reality Gets Real

Catching up with Palmer Luckey is a lot more difficult these days.

More Investor Attention for Edwards’ Valves Expected

Leerink: High-Growth Markets to Get More Cash

High-growth medical technology markets, such as transcatheter heart valves—a bellwether product for Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (see story, page 3)—will continue to draw increasing levels of investor attention this year, according to a recent report by Boston-based investment bank Leerink Partners.

Same Pitchman, New Sheriff in Kia’s Latest Campaign

Replaces Horse in Wild West, Visits Ancient Rome

Kia Motors America in Irvine released a new series of television commercials featuring NBA all-star Blake Griffin.

2015 Will Bring Tech Trends Benefiting Local Firms

Predictions Include a 3-D Printing Revolution

'Tis the season for predictions.

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Costa Mesa Firm Headed to Utah

Armada Skis Inc. is moving its headquarters from Costa Mesa to Park City, according to the Utah governor’s Office of Economic Development.

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PE Firm Invests in Apparel Company

Private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners in Palo Alto said it’s made a strategic investment in Cypress-based Hybrid Apparel.

Will Vizio’s Garden Grow Smart Sprinkler Startup?

Irvine-Based Brand Kicks In Seed Money, Office Space, Taiwan Connection

A startup launched by two of Skype’s earliest employees with the backing of Vizio Inc. hopes to make its mark in the “Internet of Things” market with the debut of a smart lawn sprinkler at next month’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.