Orange County Business Journal


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Cryoport Gets Goods There Cold, Grows Revenue by Nearly 400%

Cryoport Inc.’s chilly business is fueling red-hot sales growth.

Broadcom, Microsemi Team Up on New DSL Chips

TECHNOLOGY: Seek new standard for next generation

The two largest chipmakers based in Orange County are working together to develop a new connectivity standard for next-generation digital subscriber lines, commonly referred to as DSL.

GM Venture Arm Takes Telogis Stake in Latest Infusion

TECHNOLOGY: Software firm also inking deals to grow

Aliso Viejo-based Telogis Inc. has received an equity investment from GM Ventures, the venture capital arm of General Motors Inc.

China-Based Shoe Brand Starts in OC

APPAREL: Initial focus on wholesale from Irvine HQ

The Irvine-based arm of a major sports apparel and footwear brand in China launched a website last week, marking its first foray into the U.S. market.

Business Principles Back Growth of K-12 Schools

EDUCATION: OC-based clusters aim for wider markets

Local private schools that are run on basic business principles have plans to expand in ventures that charge upward of $1,000 a month, with more customers born every day.

St. John Knits Looks for New CEO

Geoffroy van Raemdonck will step down as chief executive of Irvine-based high-end knitwear maker St. John Knits International Inc., according to California Apparel News.

Kodiak to Buy $5M in Alt Energy Stock

Newport Beach-based investment firm Kodiak Capital Group LLC agreed to buy $5 million worth of common stock of Cirque Energy Inc., a Detroit-based developer of alternative energy sources.

Vizio Title Sponsor of 2014 Fiesta Bowl

Irvine-based Vizio Inc. signed on as the title sponsor of the 44th Annual Fiesta Bowl, which is scheduled to take place Dec. 31 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

CEO: Quality Systems Showed ‘Marked Improvement’

Most of Software Maker’s Growth Through Mirth

Irvine-based healthcare software maker Quality Systems Inc. is showing “marked improvement across all fronts of the organization,” according to Chief Executive Steve Plochocki.

Toshiba Ads to Medical Pros: You Have a Voice

Aims to Distinguish Firm From Rivals in Industry

Toshiba America Medical Systems has launched an advertising campaign that aims to position the Irvine-based diagnostic imaging company as one that “adapts to and understands its customers’ business,” according to Nancy Gillen, its vice president of marketing.

IT Provider’s Fast Growth Lands It on Fortune List

Lumen21 Had 803% Growth Rate in 5 Years

A fast-growing IT provider in Orange is gaining recognition targeting smaller companies in the healthcare, financial service and retail industries.

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Oakley, Garmin in Goggle Deal

Oakley Inc. said it has partnered with Garmin International Inc., which makes GPS navigation devices, to “expand functionality” of its Oakley Airwave 1.5 alpine ski and snowboard goggles.

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Kia Motors Signs New NBA Deal

Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. will continue as the Official Automotive Partner of the National Basketball Association, and its K900 sedan will take on the role of the league’s official luxury vehicle.

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AtheroNova Prices Offering

Irvine-based biotechnology company AtheroNova Inc. priced an offering of 4 million shares of its stock and warrants to buy its stock.

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GM Ventures Takes Stake in Telogis

Aliso Viejo-based Telogis Inc. has received an equity investment from GM Ventures, the venture capital arm of General Motors Inc.