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TECHNOLOGY: LoJack adds to satellite-heavy CalAmp’s line
CalAmp Corp.’s latest acquisition strengthens the company’s long-running diversification strategy crafted by Chief Executive Michael Burdiek.
Genetic testing provider Ambry Genetics Corp. will open a new, 65,000-square-foot laboratory across the street from its Aliso Viejo headquarters this month.
Buyers Now Want Practical Innovation in Retrofits
A recent survey by Coldwell Banker reveals that the growth curve of connected-home devices, such as smart thermostats, door locks, smoke detectors and light switches, is on track to beat that of smartphones and tablets over the next five years, expanding from 20.7 million units in 2014 to 35.9 million units by 2017.
Co-Developed Product To Be Unveiled This Year
Netlist Inc.’s new joint venture with the world’s largest electronics company paves a path to produce a new hybrid storage-class memory product geared for cloud computing, big data, and server and storage customers that could ultimately reshape the Irvine-based company’s story on Wall Street.
One of China’s largest sheet metal suppliers is set to acquire Irvine-based printed circuit board maker Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. for $610 million.
LinkedIn plans to acquire Costa Mesa-based startup Connectifier on undisclosed terms.
Tustin-based smartphone battery case maker Mophie Inc. has been acquired for at least $100 million by rival Zagg Inc. in Utah.
Irvine-based Kurion Inc., which played a key role in stabilizing the contaminated Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan nearly four years ago, has been sold for $350 million to Paris-based nuclear cleanup specialist Veolia.
Two out of four Orange County-based automakers exceeded the national sales pace for new vehicles in January, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.
Broadcom Corp.’s $37 billion sale to Avago Technologies Inc. in Singapore closed today, ending the Irvine chipmaker’s 20-year history as a locally based company.
Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. after the close of trading reported December quarter revenue in line with Wall Street expectations and adjusted profits that narrowly beat estimates.
Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. reported financial results that missed Wall Street expectations for the three months ended Dec. 31.
Irvine-based security software maker SecureAuth Corp. has raised another $10 million and expanded operations to the Beltway.
Irvine-based Axonics Modulation Technologies Inc. raised $38.5 million in Series B financing.
Brand Teams With Journeys for ‘16 Contests
Quiksilver Inc.’s DC Shoes brand has partnered with the Journeys retail chain as the exclusive footwear sponsor of the 2016 American Motorcyclist Association Supercross season.