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Irvine Clean-Tech Company Raises $9.2M

An Irvine-based clean technology company that converts greenhouse gases into plastics has raised $9.2 million in its latest funding round.

By Chris Casacchia April 7, 2014 6:37 a.m.   Share
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Hyundai Sonata to Get Apple CarPlay System

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. said its 2015 model year Sonata sedan will feature Apple Inc.'s new in-car app system.

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California Stem Cell to Be Bought by NeoStem

Irvine-based California Stem Cell Inc. said today that it was being acquired by NeoStem Inc. in a stock and cash deal that potentially could be worth $124 million.

New Private Equity Firm Raises $10M

Recently formed private equity firm Lotus Innovations LLC has raised $10 million for its first fund, which focuses on early-stage information technology companies.

Clean-Tech Company Raises $9.2 Million

Irvine-based clean technology company Newlight Technologies, which converts greenhouse gases into plastics, has raised $9.2 million in its latest funding round.

Space Tech Expo Draws OC Contingent for LB Run

Aerospace Electronics Show Full of Opportunities

Several Orange County technology companies drummed up new business leads and met with key customers at the world’s only expo dedicated to onboard aerospace electronics.

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Boeing to Bring 1,000 Jobs to Seal Beach, LB

Boeing Co. is adding about 1,000 engineering positions in Seal Beach and Long Beach in the next two years as part of companywide consolidation plan to boost efficiencies and meet the global demand for new aircraft production and related support.

Top Public Cos. Total $134B on 18.7% Gain in Market Cap

ECONOMY: Allergan No. 1 again; Western Digital adds $9.6B

Orange County’s largest publicly traded companies combined for a cool $20 billion boost to their market valuations over the past year, thanks to strong gains by Allergan Inc. and Western Digital Corp., the largest representatives of the local healthcare and technology sectors.

Ingram Micro’s Step to Next Level Located Behind the Scenes

CIO Charged With Marrying Tech Backbone, New Business Lines

Ingram Micro Inc.’s push into higher-margin business lines, namely mobility and the cloud, were spearheaded by Chief Executive Alain Monie, who took over the top post more than two years ago.

Analysts in Holding Pattern on Facebook’s Oculus Buy

Prescient Move or Fateful Bet on Virtual Reality?

Wall Street appears to be taking a wait-and-see approach on Facebook Inc.’s $2 billion cash and stock buy of Irvine startup Oculus VR Inc.

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Irvine Software Firm Draws Palo Alto Private Equity

A private equity firm in Palo Alto has acquired a majority stake in Irvine-based software developer AutoAlert Inc. Terms of HGGC LLC’s investment weren't disclosed.

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Florida Company Buys Irvine IT Unit

An information technology provider in Florida has acquired the Irvine operations of Reston, Va.-based GovPlace, which sells IT equipment and related services to local, state and federal government agencies.

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Mazda Taps Mitsubishi for Solar Panels at Irvine R&D Center

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations' research-and-development facility recently added solar panels to its rooftop in a move that brought two big names in Orange County together.

Facebook’s OC Focus

$2B Deal on Heals of Google Hookup With Oakley

Orange County gave Silicon Valley and the rest of the world plenty to talk about in a 24-hour burst last week.

Luck Didn’t Hurt

Shutterbug Built Olloclip Business With Persistence, Help From Unforseen Events

Three years ago, Patrick O’Neill was making the final tweaks on a prototype double-sided camera lens that users could attach to their iPhone 4s.