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2017 Year in Review: Technology

5 Big StoriesWestern Digital Corp.’s decision to quietly redesignate headquarters from Irvine to Silicon Valley highlighted the ongoing challenge of scaling public companies and keeping them here.

Karma Names CEO

Irvine-based Karma Automotive LLC tapped Liang Zhou to replace Thomas Corcoran as chief executive of the luxury carmaker.

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Samueli a Fellow of National Group

Henry Samueli has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for 2017.

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Toshiba, Western Dig Reach Deal

Toshiba Corp., its memory unit and San Jose-based Western Digital Corp. have struck an agreement to resolve several legal and arbitration disputes that stalled the $18 billion proposed sale of Toshiba Memory Co.’s flash storage business.

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Broadcom Beats and Boosts

Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd., which operates a major hub in Irvine, closed the books on its fiscal year with sizeable gains in revenue and net income.

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TTM in $775M Deal for NY Manufacturer

TTM Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $775 million to affiliates of New York private equity firm Veritas Capital for East Syracuse-based Anaren Inc.

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Karma to Open NB Showroom

Irvine-based Karma Automotive LLC will open a showroom and its first company-owned dealership on Monday along the Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach.

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Toshiba America Acquires NorCal Dealer

Lake Forest-based Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. has acquired an equipment distributor and reseller in Northern California.

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Appeals to Nostalgia, League Hype Top Blizzcon 2017

Free Wings for Members Of the Blizzard Family

It was a record year at Blizzcon 2017, though the annual convention lacked the momentous announcements from previous years.

Ubiquity Evicted

Ubiquity Inc. has been evicted from its Irvine headquarters at 9801 Research Drive.

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Alteryx Beats Street in Q3

Irvine-based Alteryx Inc. reported third quarter sales and operating profits that beat Wall Street expectations and provided modestly improved guidance for the current quarter.

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ChromaDex Lands $23M Private Placement

Irvine-based ChromaDex Corp. will sell more than 5.6 million shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $4.10 per share, or about $23 million.

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Cybersecurity Player Shifts to Silicon Valley

TECHNOLOGY: CrowdStrike follows talent, money to new HQ

One of Orange County’s hottest and highest valued private companies has moved its headquarters from Irvine to Silicon Valley.

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OCTANe Pivots to Later-Stage Cos.

Plans to Move Upmarket And Grow Reg’l Presence

OCTANe was created in 2002 to bring together resources, expertise and capital to help grow biomedical and information technology startups.

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Silicon Valley Lease Gives Irvine Co. Notable Name

164,000 SF for Amazon, Takes Ericsson Space

Tasseography followers, take note: Amazon appears to be a fan of Irvine Co. office properties.

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Broadcom Buying Qualcomm?

Broadcom Ltd. is exploring a bid for San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc., according to news reports.

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