Orange County Business Journal

TECHNOLOGY

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Ubiquity Restructures

Nicholas Mitsakos today was named interim chief executive of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc. as part of its corporate restructuring.

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Cylance Raises $100M

Irvine-based security software maker Cylance Inc. has raised $100 million in a Series D funding round led by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and Insight Venture Partners.

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Sniper Scope Maker in $81M Contract

Irvine-based N2 Imaging Systems LLC has been awarded a five-year, $81 million Defense Department contract to develop and manufacture sniper scopes.

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Blizzard-Facebook Tie-In

Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc. today announced a partnership with Facebook Inc. that aims to connect millions of gamers while boosting content on the world’s largest social network.

Inventory of Experts

Wing of UCI Incubator Roster Includes 400 ‘Experts-in-Residence’

Startup Flyt turned to Dan Jenkins when it needed a mentor.

Oculus Buttons Up Last Operations at Original HQ in Irvine

TECHNOLOGY: Software team will head to Silicon Valley

Oculus VR Inc., a trailblazer that put Orange County on the virtual reality map, has moved the last remnants of its local operation to Silicon Valley.

PE Firm Sells Electronics Supplier

Newport Beach-based Windjammer Capital Investors, one of Orange County’s long-standing private equity firms, sold Irvine-based electronics components supplier Infinite RF Holdings Inc. on undisclosed terms to San Francisco-based private equity firm Genstar Capital.

Software Maker Takes in $1.4 Million

San Juan Capistrano-based data-analysis software maker NarrativeWave Inc. received $1.4 million in new funding, bringing its cumulative amount raised to $2 million.

Toshiba Chief Nominee Had Six-Year Tenure in OC

37-Year Company Vet Ran Medical Systems Unit

The executive in line to take over Toshiba Corp.’s struggling global operation and tarnished brand spent six years in Orange County leading a key U.S. unit based in Tustin during his long tenure with the Japanese conglomerate.

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Data Analytics Company Launches

A Frost Data Capital data analytics startup officially launched today.

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New CEO for GPS Software Maker

Irvine-based Spireon Inc. today announced that Kevin Weiss was named chief executive and the company surpassed 3 million subscriptions for its GPS vehicle telematics software.

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Broadcom Shares Up on Outlook

Shares of Broadcom Ltd. were up after the chipmaker announced adjusted profits in the May quarter that topped Wall Street expectations and gave a sales outlook for the current quarter.

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OC Auto Brands Beat Sales Slowdown

All four Orange County-based automakers exceeded the national sales pace for new vehicles in May, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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SJC Software Maker Gets $1.35M

San Juan Capistrano-based data-analysis software maker NarrativeWave Inc. has received $1.35 million in new funding, bringing its cumulative amount raised to $2 million.

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Windjammer Sells Electronics Supplier

Windjammer Capital Investors, a private equity firm in Newport Beach, sold Irvine-based electronics components supplier Infinite RF Holdings, Inc. on undisclosed terms to San Francisco-based private equity firm Genstar Capital.