MANUFACTURING

Broadcom Buying Qualcomm?

Broadcom Ltd. is exploring a bid for San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc., according to news reports.

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Clean Energy Tanks on Q3

Shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq; CLNE) plummeted in afterhours trading after the Newport Beach company reported a steep sales drop and loss for the third quarter, and a big charge-off related to underperforming and unprofitable stations.

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Masimo Reports Strong Q3, Guides Higher

The Irvine device maker reported total revenue of $193.7 million, including $12.4 million in royalties and other revenue, up more than 15% from the same period a year ago.

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Broadcom Charter to Delaware

Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd. plans to move its official headquarters to the U.S. from Singapore, the company announced today at a press conference that included Broadcom Chief Executive Hock Tan and President Donald Trump.

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Most OC Carmakers Down in October

Most OC-based automakers saw lower car sales in October and year-to-date.

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Ducommun Q3 Mixed, Invokes Restructuring

Santa Ana-based Ducommun Inc. reported mixed results for the third quarter and announced a restructuring plan.

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Microsemi in $130M Strategic Buy

Aliso Viejo-based Microsemi Corp. has reached a deal to acquire the timing device business of Vectron International for $130 million.

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Dendreon Adds 5 Senior Execs

Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC expanded its senior management with three new hires and two promotions.

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Edwards Builds-Out ‘Tool Box’

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. reported $481 million in global sales for its core transcatheter heart valve technology, up some 17% from the same period a year ago but down compared with its last two quarters—$539 million for the first quarter and $487 million for the second quarter.

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Legacy Brander Launches Sites

MerchSource LLC launched retail websites for its FAO Schwartz and 5th Avenue Bergdorf Goodman brands.

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Hyundai Names Ex-Toyota Exec COO

Hyundai Motor America Inc. named Brian Smith its chief operating officer.

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Automotive App Cuts Lending Deal

AutoGravity Corp. has another lender on its car-shopping app.

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HyperX Nets First NBA Sponsorship

The gaming division of Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Inc. has been named the official headset partner of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Kaiser Aluminum Misses

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. reported revenue and earnings for the September quarter that fell below Wall Street expectations.

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J.D. Power CEO to Retire

J.D. Power Chief Executive Finbarr O’Neill will retire in March.

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