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Tech Hub Plans 100 Internships

Irvine-based technology non-profit The Portal plans to create 100 internships this year for college students to work in local startups and other businesses.

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$20.1M for Garden Grove Manufacturer

Pacific Wave Systems, Inc. a microwave component manufacturer in Garden Grove, fetched $20.1 million in a sale to Canada-based telecom systems manufacturer COM DEV International Ltd.

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Incipio Adds Tablet Keyboard Case Maker

Incipio Technologies Inc. in Irvine has acquired ClamCase LLC, a Michigan-based designer and manufacturer of keyboard cases for the iPad family of tablets.

Gross Says Give It Up for Machine

Donation to Smithsonian Recognizes ‘Critical’ Tool of Finance Industry

Bill Gross didn’t invent the Bloomberg terminal.

Kia's Online Hola!

Automaker Hopes to Ride Telemundo’s Web Series to Sales Boost

Some 20% of new vehicles in the U.S. are sold to Latino-Americans, and Kia Motors America Inc. wants to be a household name in the fast-growing segment of the car market.

Nicholas: Broadcom Sale Ticket to ‘Next Level’

TECHNOLOGY: Lauds Avago boss Tan, eyes Intel’s crown

Broadcom Corp. cofounder Henry Nicholas has high hopes for the chipmaker as it heads toward the new leadership and financial muscle expected to come with a proposed $37 billion sale to Avago Technologies Ltd.

Will Allergan Cuts Resound in China? Holte’s High-Rise Act

Jinsong Ni isn’t too worried about the pink slip he got from Allergan last week, perhaps because he has a PhD in chemistry and years of experience on the nonclinical side of the drugmaker’s R&D—the sort of early-stage investments it pledged to cut at its Irvine HQ amid a hostile takeover bid by Valeant last year.

Place in HomeKit Adds to Insteon’s Momentum

TECHNOLOGY: Gets nod on Apple’s hub for connected home

Irvine-based Insteon is among the first companies handpicked by Apple Inc. for the initial lineup of its much-anticipated HomeKit, which offers consumers a selection of services for connected home devices.

Kingston Technology Sells Unit in China

Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Co. sold a subsidiary to Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co. in China.

Volcom Goes For Rocker-Inspired Women’s Line

Pieces Conceived With Singer’s Wardrobe in Mind

Volcom Inc. in Costa Mesa has turned to the singer of indie rock band Grouplove to design its latest women’s collection.

Broadcom Sale Points Up OC Role in Consolidation

2nd Recent Buy Here for Avago Technologies

Orange County has become fertile ground for the chip sector’s ongoing consolidation in the past few years, highlighted by Broadcom Corp.’s record-setting $37 billion sale to Avago Technologies Ltd.

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Experian Names CIO

Experian PLC has hired Barry Libenson as chief information officer, a newly created position for the global information services company, whose North American business is headquartered in Costa Mesa.

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Kingston Sells Chinese Unit

Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Co. has sold a subsidiary to Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Co. Ltd. in China.

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Broadcom in $37B Deal

Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. has agreed to be acquired by Avago Technologies Ltd. for $37 billion.

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UCI to Add Data Science Bachelor’s

University of California-Irvine plans to enroll its first undergraduates this fall in a new bachelor’s of science program in data science. UC Irvine is the first UC campus to offer the degree.