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Broadcom Ltd. said in a lawsuit that Space Exploration Technologies Corporation—SpaceX—recruited engineers away from the chip maker after soliciting Broadcom's services and then declining to work with them.
The Wet Seal LLC in Irvine hired Judd Tirnauer as its executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 1.
Aliso Viejo-based Microsemi Corp. has agreed to sell its embedded security, RF, microwave and custom microelectronics businesses for $300 million to Mercury Systems Inc.
Lake Forest-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
San Juan Capistrano-based Seychelle Water Filtration Products has replaced Chief Executive Carl Palmer with Chief Financial Officer James Place, effective immediately.
Proove Helps Docs Manage Patients’ Discomfort
Brian Meshkin sought a way to help doctors make better decisions in the specialty of pain management, acting on the desire in 2009 when he created Irvine-based Proove Biosciences Inc.
TECHNOLOGY: Cable outfit aims for Internet of Things
The largest U.S. cable TV provider plans to invest nearly $40 million in Santa Ana-based remote control maker Universal Electronics Inc. over the next six years.
San Clemente-based rubber products maker IRP Group Holdings recently agreed to combine with Garden Grove-based ProPlas Technologies on undisclosed terms.
Aliso Viejo-based Focal Therapeutics Inc. raised about $3.8 million in venture capital, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
Taco Bell Corp. is planning to open its first location in China by the end of the year, executives of the Irvine-based chain said during a Bank of America Merrill Lynch consumer and retail conference in New York.
Pedego Co-Founder Saw His Spot in Electric Bikes
A taxing task led to a global business for Don DiCostanzo. Tired of peddling his bike uphill on Superior Avenue in Newport Beach for volunteer work and recreation, he knew there had to be an easier way. His solution? An electric bike.
Expert Says Chinese Pullback Not Seen Here
Foreign investment in U.S. real estate is hitting the pause button, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors, and the pullback is most evident among Chinese buyers affected by China’s slowing economic growth, currency devaluation and tightened restrictions on capital outflows. Other reasons the report cites include a stronger U.S. dollar and rising home prices.
Designed to Speed FDA OK for Certain Treatments
A cause dear to the hearts of medical device makers in Orange County and elsewhere—regulatory reform—is moving along in the U.S. Senate.
Gets Equity Share In Exchange for Services
Irvine-based agency INK is taking an active role in its startup clients. It launched an “equity based model for agency-client relationships” that enables it to acquire a stake in promising enterprises.
Chinese Boss to ‘Acquire’ More Business, Up Hires
Don’t expect Irvine-based Ingram Micro Inc. to cut costs under new Chinese owner Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co. Ltd.