Orange County Business Journal


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Quiksilver Sells Retailer to Rival

Quiksilver Inc. has sold online retailer in the United Kingdom to Australia-based rival SurfStitch for $45 million, according to the Australian Financial Review.

Working Wardrobes’ Transition Plan

James Toth was living with his parents and working odd jobs for cash that offered little security and no future.

Toshiba Digital Displays in Staples Center Lineup

MARKETING: Electronics outfit in Irvine lands sponsorship

Diversified electronics maker Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. is supplying digital displays for LA Interactive, a new section of the Staples Center that opened over the weekend.

Mixed Backdrop as Chipmakers Cut Local Jobs by 2.5%

Biggest Here Combine for 4,735 Positions

The largest chipmakers in Orange County cut jobs in the past year as a major restructuring, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and two sales stunted growth.

$4.7B San Onofre Plan Could Help Edison Dividend

ENERGY: Expectations ahead of decision on nuclear plant

Some seemingly disappointing news for Edison International shareholders now had investors cheering in recent weeks.

Irvine Firm Gets More Japan Nuclear Work

Irvine-based Kurion Inc. was awarded a $10 million grant from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to further test its technology to remove tritium at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Tsaos Set for Electronics Hall of Fame

Orange County entrepreneurs Victor and Janie Tsao will be inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame at a special event in Manhattan this week.

Amazing Picture Quality—Nothing Else Matters

Vizio Ads Imply Couch Taters Stop All For Its TVs

Nothing is more captivating than ultra-HD resolution, according to Vizio Inc.’s latest ads.

Telogis Software Aims to Help Cops Do Better Job

Latest Deal With Ford Eyes Driving Performance

Aliso Viejo-based Telogis Inc. is partnering with Ford Motor Co. to develop software that aims to improve law enforcement driving practices and public safety.

Broadcom Near Deal to Buy Great Park Land

Filing Says Talks For New Campus ‘Near Conclusion’

Broadcom Corp. is closing in on its long-awaited deal to buy the land for its new office campus near Orange County Great Park, according to filings with Irvine City Council.

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Microsemi in Line on September Quarter

Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. today reported revenue in the September quarter slightly above Wall Street expectations and adjusted profits in line with estimates.

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Tsaos Earn HOF Nod

Orange County entrepreneurs Victor and Janie Tsao will be inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame at a special event in Manhattan next week.

Broadcom, Microsemi Team Up on New DSL Chips

TECHNOLOGY: Seek new standard for next generation

The two largest chipmakers based in Orange County are working together to develop a new connectivity standard for next-generation digital subscriber lines, commonly referred to as DSL.

GM Venture Arm Takes Telogis Stake in Latest Infusion

TECHNOLOGY: Software firm also inking deals to grow

Aliso Viejo-based Telogis Inc. has received an equity investment from GM Ventures, the venture capital arm of General Motors Inc.