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Panasonic Avionics to Add Specialist

Lake Forest-based Panasonic Avionics Corp. is set to acquire a satellite communication services provider with headquarters in Australia, operations around the globe, and a specialty of working in extreme conditions.

Ingram Micro Buys in South America

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. said it bought businesses in Peru and Chile from Clearwater, Fla.-based Tech Data Corp., on undisclosed terms.

Olloclip, Peri Get Exclusive With Amazon Exclusives

Cut Select Products With Big-Box Retailers

Irvine startup Peri Inc. and Huntington Beach-based olloclip were handpicked to distribute a limited number of products on Amazon.com Inc.’s newly launched marketplace, but the designation carries some interesting stipulations: namely, cutting ties for those products with Wal-Mart, Costco, Target and other big-box retailers.

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Ceradyne Founder Moskowitz Dies

Joel Moskowitz, cofounder of Costa Mesa-based Ceradyne Inc., has died, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

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Seven Honored for Entrepreneurship

Members of the Orange County business community celebrated seven winners during a luncheon Wednesday for the Business Journal’s 14th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.

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Ingram Buys in South America

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. said it bought businesses in Peru and Chile from Clearwater, Fla.-based Tech Data Corp., on undisclosed terms.

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Microsemi in $389M Deal

Microsemi Corp. has agreed to acquire Camarillo-based networking chip maker Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for $389 million.

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New CEO to Octane

Finance and sales veteran Bill Carpou has been named chief executive of Irvine-based nonprofit Octane, which links startups and emerging companies with resources and investors.

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BlizzCon Dates Set

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s annual fanfest BlizzCon will be held Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Peri, Olloclip Part of Amazon Launch

At least two Orange County consumer electronics makers will get prime positioning on Amazon.com Inc.’s new marketplace launched today.

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Kareo Buys San Francisco Company

Irvine-based Kareo Inc. said today that it bought San Francisco-based DoctorBase Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

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SJC Startup in $1M Seed Round

San Juan Capistrano startup GlobeChat has raised nearly $1 million in a seed round as it gets closer to bringing its video and text messaging service to the market.

Mazda’s Latest Marketing Course: SXSW

Executives of Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations will aim to keep their minds open as they gauge the brand’s first year as the official automotive sponsor of the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, also known as SXSW.

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Higher Ed Tech Firm in Course Deal

Santa Ana-based Greenwood Hall Inc. said it would work with Boston-based curriculum provider Cengage Learning to offer online course content to Greenwood’s higher education clients.

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AtheroNova Files for Bankruptcy

Irvine-based AtheroNova Inc. and a subsidiary have filed for bankruptcy protection.