Orange County Business Journal

TECHNOLOGY

Recent and archived news stories on: Alternative Energy, Automotive, Computing, Engineering, Internet, Nanotech, Software, Telecom, Wireless...

Firms Acquire Stake in Movie Company

Two Orange County-based investment firms have partnered to acquire a majority stake in Mob Scene LLC, an entertainment marketing and production company in Beverly Hills.

Phone Case Maker Nets Kate Spade Deal

Incipio Technologies Inc. signed a licensing agreement with fashion designer Kate Spade & Co. in New York.

Summer Travel Extended In PacSun-Volcom Campaign

Seeks Photos Illustrating What Fans Are ‘True To’

The summer is all but gone, but two Orange County-based brands are offering a chance to keep it alive in a social media contest.

Laser Maker Puts Financial Woes Behind In Strong Q2

Microelectronics Part Of Gains Across All Lines

Newport Corp. is on pace for a record year as the Irvine-based laser maker puts last year’s troubles in the rearview mirror.

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Irvine chipmaker raises $19.7M

Irvine-based networking chipmaker ClariPhy Communications Inc. has raised $19.7 million in venture funding, according to San Francisco-based market tracker CrunchBase.

Software Maker Bought By Texas Firm

A company in Austin, Texas, acquired San Clemente-based Benesan Corp., which makes specialized software for in-home, nonmedical patient care.

Smith Micro, Sprint Team to Boost Digital Art Training

Teachers Get Free Licenses for Students’ Designs

Sprint Corp. and Smith Micro Software Inc. have joined forces to groom the next generation of digital artists.

OC’s Wealthiest

Orange County’s wealthiest person has been putting a fair amount of his fortune back into his business over the past year—but we’re figuring that he’s still likely to have seen a boost to his bottom line of about $1 billion.

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Emulex Shares Rise on Quarterly Report, Outlook

Shares of Emulex Corp. rose in after-hours trading after the Costa Mesa-based networking equipment maker reported June quarter revenue and adjusted profits that beat Wall Street expectations and provided financial targets in the current quarter that were above estimates.

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Vizio Recalls TVs After Tip-Over Warning

Irvine-based Vizio Inc. is recalling about 245,000 flat-screen TVs from its popular E-Series line introduced late last year.

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Con Ed Adds $22.3M to Contract With Anaheim Firm

Anaheim-based engineering firm Willdan Group Inc. has won a $22.3 million contract extension from Consolidated Edison Inc. in New York, taking the total value of the deal to $61.3 million for a job that’s been ongoing since late 2012.

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Laguna Hills Tech Company Gets $4M

OpenSignal, a technology startup in Laguna Hills, got $4 million in a recent funding round led by Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm Inc.

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San Clemente Software Company Acquired

An Austin, Texas company has acquired San Clemente-based Benesan Corp., which makes specialized software for in-home, nonmedical patient care.

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Tustin Engineering Firm Acquired

Tustin-based engineering firm Hall & Foreman Inc. has been acquired by David Evans and Associates Inc. in Portland.