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Softer Demand, BK in Mix; 2 Newcomers Make List
Orange County’s largest chipmakers combined for a slight drop in jobs over the last 12 months as the local industry was hit by restructurings, a bankruptcy and generally soft demand. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST CHIPMAKERS list for download (pdf)
The list of Surf Industry Manufacturers Association’s annual SIMA Image Award nominees is out and once again dominated by Orange County-based action-sports companies.
Says It Opens Up Product Pipeline, Expansion Paths
Executives of Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. are bubbling over about their company’s newest deal.
Former Quest Executive Scouts Twin Cities
Vinny Smith’s Toba Capital has taken another stake in a Minnesota-based storage networking provider headed by venture partner and former Quest Software executive Walter Angerer.
Microsemi Corp. Chief Executive Jim Peterson has been named chairman of the Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker.
Tim Leyden has been named chief financial officer at Western Digital Corp. for the second time in six years, the Irvine-based drive maker announced Thursday.
Emulex Corp.’s ongoing battle with activist investors came to a head Monday when the Costa Mesa-based networking equipment maker announced that Executive Chairman and former Chief Executive Jim McCluney will step down.
AUTOMOTIVE: Upfits spurred by sales, carmaker beauty standards
The huge white dome that was Allen Family Automotive Group’s Cadillac showroom was leveled last month.
TECHNOLOGY: GreenWave moving to bigger HQ, hiring 200+
A low-profile Irvine technology company headed by former Apple, Google and Cisco Systems executives is in the midst of an aggressive expansion plan in Orange County.
REAL ESTATE: Company adds 60,000 SF for future growth
Western Digital Corp., Orange County’s largest publicly traded technology company by market value, has added another sizable chunk of space to its headquarters at the Park Place office campus in Irvine.
MANUFACTURING: It’s betting on industry rebound
Machine tools importer and distributor Methods Machine Tools Inc. will double the size of its Orange County technical center in a move to Anaheim in coming weeks.
Cites Groups in Opposition to FDA Proposal
A Food and Drug Administration regulatory process that could lead to potential generic competition to Irvine-based Allergan Inc.’s Restasis dry-eye drug, among others, was recently discussed at the Generic Pharmaceutical Association’s Fall Technical Conference and highlighted by Boston-based investment bank Leerink Swann LLC.
Invests Undisclosed Figure in Celebrity Application
Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has invested in Fountain Valley startup MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc.’s latest application, which allows fans to follow their favorite musicians, athletes and actors through a live stream.
Santa Ana-based Universal Electronics Inc. on Thursday reported mixed earnings for the third quarter and provided an outlook for the current quarter in line with Wall Street expectations.
Paul Naudé, the former head of Irvine-based Billabong USA, is working on new apparel and eyewear lines.