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Broadcom Connectivity Chip in New Apple iPhones

Could Come to $850M in Annual RevenueConsider Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. a winner when it comes to Apple Inc.’s latest smartphone models.

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QLogic Beats Quarterly Estimates

QLogic Corp. after the close of trading Thursday reported revenue and adjusted profits in the September quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.

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Fountain Valley App Maker Sells Division

Fountain Valley-based startup MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc. has agreed to sell its custom development division to BBK Holdings in Massachusetts.

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Alphaeon Buys Utah Software Co.

Irvine-based Alphaeon Corp. has bought the worldwide licensing rights to TouchMD, a line of software for doctors, for $22 million.

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WD to Pay $758M to Rival

Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. will has been ordered to pay its chief rival $758 million related to a bevy of trade secrets claims.

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Irvine Big Data Firm Raises $60M

Irvine-based Alteryx Inc., a fast-growing data analytics software company, has raised $60 million in a venture round.

Broadcom Chip In Apple Watch?

It appears Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. is primed to supply a key component for the long-awaited Apple Watch.

CoreLogic’s Patent Play

Tabaddor Took Reins of IP, Turned Department Into Profit Center

Moving from defense to offense has paid dividends for the intellectual property legal team at Irvine-based CoreLogic Inc.

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Costa Mesa Chipmaker Seeks BK

Costa Mesa-based chipmaker ISC8 Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Convention Center’s Summer Sleeper Hit: VidCon

YouTube Stars Put Annual Show on Fast Track

The once-a-year event that brings YouTube stars under one roof with their screaming fans is set to return to Anaheim.

Costa Mesa Circuit Board Maker Could Top Field

TECHNOLOGY: Deal for rival would lift TTM near top of global ranks

Thomas Edman’s first deal at the helm of Costa Mesa-based TTM Technologies Inc. could create the world’s largest printed circuit board maker.

Rebranding Puts Consulting Firm on Path of Growth

Says Unique Identity Makes It Stand Out From Crowd

Stantec Consulting Services Inc. was able to put its best foot forward when competing for business this year, thanks to a major rebranding effort initiated by its parent, Stantec Inc. in Edmonton, Canada.

Focus on Wireless Networks Looks Like Good Call

Rome & Associates Built On Telecommunications Work

Jeffrey Rome never thought when he got his degree in architecture that he’d spend most of his time designing wireless networks. Now, some 24 years later, 90% of billings at his Jeffrey Rome & Associates Inc. firm come from projects for major telecommunications companies such as AT&T, Crown Castle International Corp. and Verizon.

Engineering Firms’ Revenues Drop After 3-Year Jump

39 Bring in $2.8 Billion In OC-Generated Billings

The top engineering firms with headquarters or significant operations in Orange County ended a three-year streak of gains with a 1.5% drop in local billings during the 12-month period ending June 30.

Kelley Blue Book Markets New Product: Itself

AUTOMOTIVE: Car info firm hires first PR agency of record

Kelley Blue Book Co., in search of new audiences, has hired M Booth in New York as its first public relations agency of record.