Orange County Business Journal

TECHNOLOGY

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UST Emerges

Aliso Viejo-Based IT Services Provider Nears $1B Mark With Fortune 500 Clients, Offshore Hubs

UST Global Inc. is on a fast track to becoming Orange County’s next $1 billion company with its aggressive expansion plan in emerging markets around the globe.

Mitsubishi Calls Play for Super Bowl in Spanish

ADVERTISING: Gets in game with spots on NBC Universo

Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. highlighted its increasing focus on the Latino-American market with Super Bowl ads slotted for the Spanish-language telecast of the game on NBC Universo.

Irvine Startup Seeks Spot in Travelers’ Smartphones

App Gives Details On Locales Via Photo

An Irvine startup launched by two siblings who are University of California-Irvine graduates has launched an iOS app that culls information within seconds on locations, attractions and landmarks with the snap of a photo.

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OC Networking Rivals Report Results

Orange County’s two publicly traded rivals in the networking equipment market posted solid quarterly reports Thursday after the close of trading, but one of the company's projections for the current quarter caused shares of its stock to fall Friday morning.

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Broadcom Beats Q4 Estimates, Sales Forecast in Line

Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. after the close of trading today reported fourth quarter revenue and adjusted profits that beat Wall Street expectations and provided a revenue outlook for the current quarter in line with expectations.

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Anaheim Engineering Firm Buys Two

Willdan Group Inc. in Anaheim purchased two privately held engineering companies for approximately $21.2 million—360 Energy Engineers in Lawrence, Kan. and Abacus Resource Management Co. in Beaverton, Ore.

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UCI Gets $2M Keck Grant

University of California-Irvine has received $2 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles to build a “photonic” microscope that can detect and examine “dark matter.”

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Western Digital Beats Expectations

Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. after the close of trading Tuesday reported revenue and adjusted profits for the December quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.

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NextVR Broadcasts Live Event

NextVR Inc. in Laguna Beach said it conducted the “first ever live, broadcast-quality transmission of a virtual reality experience” over the weekend.

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Western Digital in VC Investment

The venture capital arm of Irvine-based Western Digital Corp. co-led a $29 million funding for memory products maker Everspin Technologies Inc.

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SJC Big Data Firm Raises $10.8M

San Juan Capistrano-based search engine Maana Inc. has raised $10.8 million, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Stem Cells Step Forward With OC Manufacturing

HEALTHCARE: Latest FDA trial, manufacturing set to start here

What could be the most advanced attempt to bring stem cell treatments to the market could start any day now in Orange County.

Can Lu Lift Fisker?

AUTOS: Chinese billionaire vows to restart stalled luxury hybrid brand

About 140 employees at Fisker Automotive and Technologies Group LLC are packed in a conference room to meet the man behind the automaker’s comeback bid.

Ingram Micro Sets Up Shop in Irvine

REAL ESTATE: Park Place lease could bring sale of Santa Ana HQ

Ingram Micro Inc., Orange County’s largest company by sales, is expected to move its headquarters from Santa Ana to Irvine after signing a large office lease at the Park Place mixed-use campus.

Mints to Marketing, Coffee to Cabbies

Orange County’s hotel and resort properties have spawned an industry of local companies that help with everything from purchasing and Pinterest to mints on the pillow.