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Dough Maker Gets Money for Expansion

Irvine-based cookie dough maker South Coast Baking Co. got a $10 million credit facility from City National Bank to upgrade its local operations and open a second facility in Springdale, Ark.

Pair of Edwards Competitors Active This Month

One Gets 2nd Valve OK, Other Sues Another Maker

Two companies that are seeking to compete with Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp. in the less-invasive replacement heart valve market have had a busy month.

Kia Motors Puts Mark on Vans Tour, World Cup

Stages, Commercials Help It Spread Message

Kia Motors America Inc. is continuing its sponsorship of the Vans Warped Tour, now in its 20th year of showcasing some 30 punk and indie rock bands from across the country.

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Cookie Dough Maker to Upgrade, Expand

Irvine-based cookie dough maker South Coast Baking Co. got a $10 million credit facility from City National Bank to upgrade its local operations and open a second facility in Springdale, Ark.

Oakley, Ferrari Share Ride in Style

$450-a-Pair Glasses Grew Out of OC-Italy Collaboration

Foothill Ranch-based sunglasses and apparel maker Oakley Inc. has partnered with Ferrari SPA to produce an eyewear collection that carries the name of the famed automaker and a price tag of around $450 a pair.

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QLogic’s Desai Dies at 68

Longtime QLogic Corp. Executive Chairman HK Desai died suddenly Sunday night of cardiac arrest, the Aliso Viejo-based networking gear maker announced Monday.

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Diagnostic Device Developer Opens Irvine R&D Center

BIT Group, a contract developer and manufacturer of diagnostic testing products, opened a research and development center in the Irvine Spectrum.

Growing Sector Could Accelerate Quality Systems

Revenue Cycle Managing Has Much Room to Grow

Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. will get a bump from the growing revenue cycle management sector in coming years, according to a recently issued analyst report.

Quiksilver Touts New Shoe, Price Plan on Apparel

APPAREL: Strategic shifts come amid rugged week for shares

Quiksilver Inc.’s shares took a beating last week, but its management might have an ace or two up its sleeve to get the company on track in the second half of the year.

Samsung Unit Plans Move to La Palma

A division of South Korea-based Samsung Group is planning to move its U.S. operations to Orange County in coming months.

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Broadcom to Exit Baseband Business

Broadcom Corp. shares surged in early trading Monday after the Irvine-based company announced it was exiting the baseband chip business, a segment dominated by San Diego rival Qualcomm Corp.

Apparel Makers Grow Sales, Local Workforce Flat

Largest Based Here Bring In About $9B in Revenue

The 49 largest apparel companies based in Orange County raked in roughly $9 billion in sales, a 9.2% increase from a year ago, according to this week’s Business Journal list. 

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Toyo Tire Names New U.S. Unit Boss

Japan-based tire manufacturer Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. has named a new head for its U.S. operations in Orange County.

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Santa Ana Tech Company Moves HQ to Fremont

Identiv Inc. has moved its corporate headquarters from Santa Ana to Fremont as part of a series of corporate initiatives to improve its financial standing that also included a reverse stock split on Tuesday.

Boeing Wins $32.5 Million Radio-Support Contract

System Used by Air Force in Search and Rescues

Boeing Co. has landed a four-year, $32.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for logistics support related to a specialized communications system made at its sprawling Huntington Beach operation.