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The cofounder and chief executive of Irvine-based Oculus VR Inc. has pledged $31 million to the University of Maryland-College Park to build a new computer science building focused on virtual reality, according to a report.
Newport Beach-based private equity firm Solis Capital Partners LLC has made an equity investment in LEHR Inc., a manufacturer of propane-powered engines and tools for home and commercial uses.
Aliso Viejo-based software maker Telogis Inc. has secured a strategic investment from a Detroit venture capitalist firm co-founded by William Clay Ford Jr., the executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and the son of the owner of the Detroit Lions.
A Laguna Beach startup that specializes in virtual reality content has raised $5 million from private investors and entered a partnership with Oculus VR Inc. and Samsung in one of the latest developments to hit technology’s hottest emerging consumer segment.
Aliso Viejo-based Microsemi Corp. announced an agreement today to purchase a Santa Rosa chipmaker and also revealed plans to repurchase up to $100 million of its common stock.
Apple Computers co-founder Steve Wozniak will speak at the National Association of Music Merchants show in Anaheim in January, the association said.
MANUFACTURING: Shares near all-time high despite soft aerospace
Shares of Kaiser Aluminum Corp. are nearing their prerecession heyday, thanks in part to small-but-growing sales in the automotive sector that have helped the Foothill Ranch-based company power through a stall in its aerospace business.
Biggest Here Combine For Workforce of 2,728
Local employment growth has evaded Orange County’s largest contract electronics makers for another year, despite a boost in global sales for the industry.
Older Firms Programmed Play for Today’s Innovators
Orange County’s influence in the video game industry traces back decades, from trailblazing studios in the early 1980s to today’s innovators of virtual reality.
Producer Waited 10+ Years To Get Money for Follow-Up
It’s taken Brian Fargo more than a decade to get the band back together for a follow-up release to the smash hit “Wasteland.”
Alleges They Reported Fake Earnings for Device
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Newport Beach-based equipment maker AirTouch Communications Inc. and its former chief executive and chief financial officer with misstating revenue and defrauding an investor.
Irvine-based software maker Kofax Ltd has agreed to pay $34.7 million in cash for Softpro GmbH, a German company that specializes in electronic signature software and services.
Irvine-based Kia Motors America plans to add 17 “fast-charging” electric vehicle charging stations to its 198 in California to support the Kia Soul EV that goes on sale later this year.
Australia-based Billabong International Ltd. said it plans to sell its surf apparel retailer Swell.com in Irvine to a consortium of investors in a spinoff that also includes a 51% sale of SurfStitch, its other e-commerce business.
Brains, Female Enter Mix Of Popular Marketing Stars
Ever wonder who designed Kia Motors America Inc.’s first electric vehicle?