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Nicholas: Broadcom Sale Ticket to ‘Next Level’

TECHNOLOGY: Lauds Avago boss Tan, eyes Intel’s crownBroadcom Corp. cofounder Henry Nicholas has high hopes for the chipmaker as it heads toward the new leadership and financial muscle expected to come with a proposed $37 billion sale to Avago Technologies Ltd.

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Stem Cell Company Opens New SA Facility

PrimeGen Biotech LLC, a stem cell company, has moved from Irvine to a new facility in Santa Ana.

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Ingram Micro Buys Two Companies

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. has acquired two companies that add to its higher-margin and growing recycling and mobile services business.

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World Poker Tour Sells for $35M

Irvine-based WPT Enterprises Inc., which runs the World Poker Tour, has been acquired for $35 million by one of China’s largest gaming companies.

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Fisker to Open Moreno Valley Plant

Costa Mesa-based Fisker Automotive and Technology Group said in a press release that its first U.S manufacturing plant for the relaunch of the Karma hybrid electric car will be in Moreno Valley.

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Ingram Acquires Saudi Arabia Reseller

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. has furthered its reach in the Middle East by acquiring the assets of Arabian Applied Technology, the largest value-added reseller in Saudi Arabia.

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Irvine-Based Software Maker Raises $6.5M

Irvine startup Connectifier has raised $6.5 million in a Series A funding round led by True Ventures in Palo Alto.

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Irvine Firm to Makes Games for Oculus Rift

Irvine-based video game designer Ready at Dawn will be among the first companies to partner with Oculus VR Inc. on new gaming titles for the highly anticipated Oculus Rift headset that was unveiled today in San Francisco.

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Tech Hub Plans 100 Internships

Irvine-based technology non-profit The Portal plans to create 100 internships this year for college students to work in local startups and other businesses.

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$20.1M for Garden Grove Manufacturer

Pacific Wave Systems, Inc. a microwave component manufacturer in Garden Grove, fetched $20.1 million in a sale to Canada-based telecom systems manufacturer COM DEV International Ltd.

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Incipio Adds Tablet Keyboard Case Maker

Incipio Technologies Inc. in Irvine has acquired ClamCase LLC, a Michigan-based designer and manufacturer of keyboard cases for the iPad family of tablets.

Gross Says Give It Up for Machine

Donation to Smithsonian Recognizes ‘Critical’ Tool of Finance Industry

Bill Gross didn’t invent the Bloomberg terminal.

Kia's Online Hola!

Automaker Hopes to Ride Telemundo’s Web Series to Sales Boost

Some 20% of new vehicles in the U.S. are sold to Latino-Americans, and Kia Motors America Inc. wants to be a household name in the fast-growing segment of the car market.

Will Allergan Cuts Resound in China? Holte’s High-Rise Act

Jinsong Ni isn’t too worried about the pink slip he got from Allergan last week, perhaps because he has a PhD in chemistry and years of experience on the nonclinical side of the drugmaker’s R&D—the sort of early-stage investments it pledged to cut at its Irvine HQ amid a hostile takeover bid by Valeant last year.

Place in HomeKit Adds to Insteon’s Momentum

TECHNOLOGY: Gets nod on Apple’s hub for connected home

Irvine-based Insteon is among the first companies handpicked by Apple Inc. for the initial lineup of its much-anticipated HomeKit, which offers consumers a selection of services for connected home devices.