Orange County Business Journal

TECHNOLOGY

Recent and archived news stories on: Alternative Energy, Automotive, Computing, Engineering, Internet, Nanotech, Software, Telecom, Wireless...
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Engineering Firm Purchased for $7M

Irvine-based Excalibur Engineering, Inc. was acquired April 1 by Transcat Inc. in Rochester, New York, for $7.35 million in cash.

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Mitsubishi Beats National Sales Pace

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

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Brandman Adds to CBE Degrees

Brandman University in Irvine has added a second “competency based education” online bachelor’s degree program—a bachelor of science in information technology.

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FantasyAces Delays College Exit

Orange County’s lone daily fantasy sports operator doesn’t plan to follow the segment’s leaders in immediately closing contests involving college sports.

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UCI to Start E-Sports Program

University of California-Irvine will launch an e-sports program this fall with a new arena equipped with high-end gaming PCs, a staging area for League of Legends competitions and a live webcasting studio at the Student Center.

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Broadcom Sues SpaceX

Broadcom Ltd. said in a lawsuit that Space Exploration Technologies Corporation—SpaceX—recruited engineers away from the chip maker after soliciting Broadcom's services and then declining to work with them.

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Microsemi Sells Secondary Lines

Aliso Viejo-based Microsemi Corp. has agreed to sell its embedded security, RF, microwave and custom microelectronics businesses for $300 million to Mercury Systems Inc.

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Quantum Fuel in Chapter 11 BK

Lake Forest-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

He Felt Your Pain

Proove Helps Docs Manage Patients’ Discomfort

Brian Meshkin sought a way to help doctors make better decisions in the specialty of pain management, acting on the desire in 2009 when he created Irvine-based Proove Biosciences Inc.

Experian Offers New Experience

Seeks to Change Reputation From Credit Judge to Consumer Ally

No one wants to be seen as the bearer of bad news, even if it’s part of their job description. Experian plc, one of three major credit reporting agencies, is no exception.

Comcast to Put $40M Into Supplier in Santa Ana

TECHNOLOGY: Cable outfit aims for Internet of Things

The largest U.S. cable TV provider plans to invest nearly $40 million in Santa Ana-based remote control maker Universal Electronics Inc. over the next six years.

New Ingram Micro Owner to Invest in Distributor

Chinese Boss to ‘Acquire’ More Business, Up Hires

Don’t expect Irvine-based Ingram Micro Inc. to cut costs under new Chinese owner Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co. Ltd.

App Beats Pitch Competitors to Take Home $20,000

Tech Coast Angels of Orange County held its inaugural Celebration of Entrepreneurship on March 10, when San Juan Capistrano-based Globe Chat took the overall prize in the Fast Pitch competition.

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Ingram Micro Buys Telecom

Irvine-based Ingram Micro Inc. bought NetXUSA in Greenville, S.C., on undisclosed terms.

PacSun Tries Out App Game Product Placements

Players Pick Characters’ Favorite Spring Duds

BRAVEN LC, a subsidiary of Incipio Technologies Inc. in Irvine, signed on as the official sponsor of the Australian Open of Surfing.