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Irvine Co. Is Making Space for an EvoNexus Incubator in the O.C.

The EvoNexus technology business incubator, which cut its teeth in San Diego, is expanding into Orange County.

When Luckey Met Zuckerberg

How Oculus Went From Startup to FB Venture

You won’t find virtual reality gaming developer Oculus VR Inc. on this week’s list of the biggest private companies based in Orange County—and the maker of virtual reality headsets didn’t make the rankings last year, either.

Kingston Plans to Boost Stake in Taiwanese Chipmaker

TECHNOLOGY: To buy 5M shares of NAND flash maker

Fountain Valley-based storage products maker Kingston Technology Corp. is poised to boost its stake in another Taiwanese chipmaker as it hedges against rising component prices.

Kia Motors Puts Mark on Vans Tour, World Cup

Stages, Commercials Help It Spread Message

Kia Motors America Inc. is continuing its sponsorship of the Vans Warped Tour, now in its 20th year of showcasing some 30 punk and indie rock bands from across the country.

Kurion Nabs Another Nuclear Plant Cleanup Contract

Adds to Japan Work To Double Its Revenue

Irvine-based Kurion Inc. has been awarded another lucrative contract from the Tokyo Electric Power Co. related to the massive cleanup efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

Oculus to Take on Role as Publisher for Initial Virtual Reality Game

MEDIA: Could be bundled with consumer Oculus Rift

Oculus VR Inc. will publish its first game exclusively made for its breakthrough virtual reality headset as the device nears a launch date for the consumer market.

QLogic Chairman Passes Unexpectedly

Longtime QLogic Corp. Executive Chairman HK Desai died suddenly June 8 of cardiac arrest, the Aliso Viejo-based networking gear maker said.

Manufacturer Opens Irvine R&D Center

BIT Group, a contract developer and manufacturer of diagnostic testing products, opened a research and development center in the Irvine Spectrum.

Telogis Wins Hino Motors Contract to Equip Vehicles

Models to Get Telematics System Hino Insight 2.0

Aliso Viejo-based Telogis Inc. has followed up its software deal to equip General Motors’ commercial vehicles with its first contract with the U.S. unit of Hino Motors Ltd., the third largest truck maker in the world.

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QLogic’s Desai Dies at 68

Longtime QLogic Corp. Executive Chairman HK Desai died suddenly Sunday night of cardiac arrest, the Aliso Viejo-based networking gear maker announced Monday.

Emulex Board Revamped for Future

New Faces Give It Tools to Maximize Emerging Lines

The board at Emulex Corp. has undergone a significant turnover in the past year, replacing nearly half of its 11 seats with new directors who bring executive leadership, operations experience, and deep industry connections to the conference table.

Upping Its Game

Little Orbit Seeks to Double Revenue

Santa Ana video game publisher Little Orbit LLC aims to double business this year with an aggressive rollout plan that kicks off this week with the release of an adventure game based on a DreamWorks blockbuster.

D-Link Expects Bump From Facebook Hook Up

Wireless Router Provides Small-Business Hot Spots

Fountain Valley-based D-Link Systems Inc. has partnered with Facebook Inc. to roll out a wireless router geared toward small-business owners.

Broadcom Leaves Baseband Chips Behind

Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. is exiting the baseband chip business, a segment dominated by San Diego rival Qualcomm Corp.

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Broadcom to Exit Baseband Business

Broadcom Corp. shares surged in early trading Monday after the Irvine-based company announced it was exiting the baseband chip business, a segment dominated by San Diego rival Qualcomm Corp.