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Stance Socks Get Spot in MLB Lineup

San Clemente-based Stance Inc. now provides the official Major League Baseball sock.

PE Firm Sells Electronics Supplier

Newport Beach-based Windjammer Capital Investors, one of Orange County’s long-standing private equity firms, sold Irvine-based electronics components supplier Infinite RF Holdings Inc. on undisclosed terms to San Francisco-based private equity firm Genstar Capital.

Software Maker Takes in $1.4 Million

San Juan Capistrano-based data-analysis software maker NarrativeWave Inc. received $1.4 million in new funding, bringing its cumulative amount raised to $2 million.

Allergan Gets Japanese Approval for New Botox Use

Drug Will Treat Crow’s Feet in Those Up to 65

A product developed by Allergan PLC’s medical aesthetics hub in Irvine has a new use in the fast-growing Japanese market.

Redone SCP Rolex Boutique Mimics Ocean’s Waves

2,100-SF Shop Opens With Exhibit on Grant Recipients

Rolex helped watch retailer Baron & Leeds celebrate the reopening of its 2,100-square-foot boutique at South Coast Plaza with a photo and video exhibit showcasing Rolex Awards for Enterprise recipients in the Costa Mesa-based shopping center’s Jewel Court.

Toshiba Chief Nominee Had Six-Year Tenure in OC

37-Year Company Vet Ran Medical Systems Unit

The executive in line to take over Toshiba Corp.’s struggling global operation and tarnished brand spent six years in Orange County leading a key U.S. unit based in Tustin during his long tenure with the Japanese conglomerate.

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Kia, Hyundai Aid UCI Power Program

Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. and Chino-based Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. will work with the Advanced Power and Energy Program at University of California-Irvine.

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New CEO for GPS Software Maker

Irvine-based Spireon Inc. today announced that Kevin Weiss was named chief executive and the company surpassed 3 million subscriptions for its GPS vehicle telematics software.

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Broadcom Shares Up on Outlook

Shares of Broadcom Ltd. were up after the chipmaker announced adjusted profits in the May quarter that topped Wall Street expectations and gave a sales outlook for the current quarter.

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Santa Fe Springs Distributor Sold

Santa Fe Springs-based distributor USE Co. Inc. has been sold on undisclosed terms to Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, N.C.

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OC Auto Brands Beat Sales Slowdown

All four Orange County-based automakers exceeded the national sales pace for new vehicles in May, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Windjammer Sells Electronics Supplier

Windjammer Capital Investors, a private equity firm in Newport Beach, sold Irvine-based electronics components supplier Infinite RF Holdings, Inc. on undisclosed terms to San Francisco-based private equity firm Genstar Capital.

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Carbon-Capture Co. Gets $29M

Costa Mesa-based Newlight Technologies LLC, founded to make technology that captures and converts carbon and methane into plastics, received $29.2 million in “Form D” venture funding, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday.

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More Job Cuts at WD

Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. is cutting nearly 100 more jobs in Orange County as the company begins to integrate its $17 billion buy of SanDisk Corp. that closed two weeks ago.

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Alphaeon CEO Steps Down

Robert Grant is no longer the chief executive of Irvine-based Alphaeon Corp., a lifestyle healthcare company he founded three years ago.