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Comcast to Put $40M Into Supplier in Santa Ana

TECHNOLOGY: Cable outfit aims for Internet of ThingsThe 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.

By Chris Casacchia March 21, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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Big Data Start-Up Gets $5M

Irvine-based Levyx Inc. closed $5.4 million in Series A funding.

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WD Misses Wall Street Targets

Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. reported revenue and adjusted profits in the March quarter that missed Wall Street expectations amid continued sagging PC sales.

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Broadcom Sells IoT Lines

Broadcom Ltd. has sold its Internet of Things business and related assets for $550 million to Cypress Semiconductor Corp. in San Jose

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Quality Systems Cutting Jobs, Restructuring

Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. will cut 150 jobs, or about 6% of its U.S. workforce, as part of an operational realignment.

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Mitsubishi: U.S. Cars OK With EPA

Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. said the fuel economy data for its vehicles model years 2013 to 2017 sold in the U.S. is accurate and is not affected by testing irregularities its Japan-based parent revealed last week.

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Acorns Raises $30M Series D

Irvine-based Acorns Grow Inc. raised $30 million in Series D funding that includes investments from Palo Alto-based PayPal and Rakuten Fintech Fund, the investment arm of an e-commerce company in Tokyo.

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Chinese Company Buys in Santa Ana

Santa Ana-based point-of-sale terminal maker ExaDigm Inc. merged on undisclosed terms with Shenzhen Xinguodu Technology Co., Ltd., a China-based maker of POS systems and electronic payments products.

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Santa Margarita Toyota Sold

Jim Graham, owner of Santa Margarita Ford, acquired Santa Margarita Toyota from John Dinsmore.

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RSM Data Firm Raises $6.7M

Rancho Santa Margarita data analytics software maker Compellon has raised $6.7 million in a Series A funding round.

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BlizzCon Dates Set

Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s annual fanfest is November 4 and 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Engineering Firm Purchased for $7M

Irvine-based Excalibur Engineering, Inc. was acquired April 1 by Transcat Inc. in Rochester, New York, for $7.35 million in cash.

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Mitsubishi Beats National Sales Pace

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

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Brandman Adds to CBE Degrees

Brandman University in Irvine has added a second “competency based education” online bachelor’s degree program—a bachelor of science in information technology.

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FantasyAces Delays College Exit

Orange County’s lone daily fantasy sports operator doesn’t plan to follow the segment’s leaders in immediately closing contests involving college sports.

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UCI to Start E-Sports Program

University of California-Irvine will launch an e-sports program this fall with a new arena equipped with high-end gaming PCs, a staging area for League of Legends competitions and a live webcasting studio at the Student Center.