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Regulators Grant New Edwards Sapien XT Clearance

Can Now Be Used For A Different Procedure

Irvine-based Edwards Lifesciences Corp.’s Sapien XT replacement transcatheter heart valve gained another approval this month.

PacSun Tries Out App Game Product Placements

Players Pick Characters’ Favorite Spring Duds

BRAVEN LC, a subsidiary of Incipio Technologies Inc. in Irvine, signed on as the official sponsor of the Australian Open of Surfing.

Ubiquity Says New Licensing Deal a ‘Turning Point’

Software Agreement Could Help Reverse 2-Year Slide

Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc. has signed its first major licensing agreement to integrate its operating system software after years of development and patent approvals.

Masimo’s New Irvine Space Leads to Musical Chairs

Boot Barn HQ, Printronix Office Also Part of Move

An expansion of Masimo Corp.’s local facilities appears to have set off a chain reaction of corporate relocations in the Irvine Spectrum area involving Boot Barn Holdings Inc. and Printronix Inc.

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Boeing Unveils Echo Voyager

Boeing Co. introduced its latest unmanned, underwater vehicle this morning at its Huntington Beach facilities that holds vast applications in sea exploration, surveillance and analysis.

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Taylor-Dunn Acquired

Minneapolis-based Polaris Industries Inc. acquired Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing Co. in Anaheim on undisclosed terms.

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Kia Leads OC Auto Brands

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

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Kawasaki USA Chief to Retire

Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A President Masafumi Nakagawa plans to retire in April.

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Billabong Posts Narrow Loss

The parent of Irvine-based action sports apparel maker and retailer Billabong USA saw global revenue of $400.63 million in the first half of its fiscal 2016, a 7.6% increase excluding the impact of exchange rates.

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Fujifilm Moves Optics to OC

The optical device division of Fujifilm North America Corp. has moved its West Coast headquarters from Redondo Beach to the company's facility in Cypress.

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Peregrine Drops Trial; Shares Crash

Shares of Tustin-based drug developer Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell sharply today, a day after the company said it would discontinue a third-phase clinical trial.

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Gaming Products Maker Gets $75M

Irvine-based Razer Inc. sold a 5% stake in the gaming technology company for $75 million to China-based LianLuo, an affiliate of Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Technology, news reports and Hangzhou said.

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Masimo Q4 Profits, Revenues Up

Irvine-based patient monitor maker Masimo Corp. today reported financial results.

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Newport Corp. Bought for $980M

Irvine-based Newport Corp. has agreed to a $980 million all-cash sale to Massachusetts-based MKS Instruments. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.

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WD Deal for Stake by Chinese Investor Off

Irvine-based Western Digital Corp. said a unit of China-based Unisplendour Corp. Ltd. would not buy a 15% stake in the storage products maker for $3.8 billion after a U.S. government agency said the deal would undergo a formal review.