TECHNOLOGY

Mazda Hires CMO

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations hired Dino Bernacchi as its chief marketing officer, a new position.

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OC TV Stations Get $115M

PBS SoCal KOCE, with headquarters in Costa Mesa, will receive $49 million and KDOC-TV in Santa Ana will receive $66 million from the Federal Communication Commission’s “World's First Broadcast Incentive Auction,” which closed today.

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Quality Systems in $34M Buy

Quality Systems Inc. subsidiary NextGen Healthcare Information Systems LLC will buy Entrada Inc. for $34 million.

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Ubiquity Shareolders to Testify Before SEC

Shareholders in the troubled Ubiquity Inc. of Irvine are permitted to testify at a Security and Exchange Commission public hearing on April 17 in Washington, D.C., according to its majority owner Strategic Capital Management Ltd.

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WD Leads $33M Investment Round

Irvine-based Western Digital Corp. led a $33 million strategic funding round for a Northern California company that specializes in flash storage systems.

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UCI Prof Gets $1M Grant

DK Electronic Materials Co Ltd. in Jiangsu, China, gave $1 million to University of California-Irvine to support the work of chemical engineering and materials science Professor Frank Shi.

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Vizio’s $2B Sale Axed

Irvine-based Vizio Inc.’s proposed $2 billion sale to Chinese conglomerate LeEco has been terminated due to “regulatory headwinds,” the companies said Monday morning.

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Concierge Health App Planned

Former Alphaeon Corp. Chief Executive Robert Grant said he will launch an app this fall for consumers to schedule and access on-demand specialist physicians in fields such as orthopedics, cardiology and brain surgery.

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Cylance Cuts Jobs

Cylance Inc. in Irvine has initiated a round of job cuts in a restructuring.

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UCI’s Burk Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Dan Burk, the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at University of California-Irvine’s School of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award in cybersecurity to the Oxford Internet Institute in the U.K., according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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Chapman Gets Experian Gift

Chapman University plans to expand work in data science and artificial intelligence with a $750,000 donation from Experian PLC, which creates the Experian Assistant Professorship in Machine Learning.

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OC Automakers’ March Sales Mixed

Two of the four largest 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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Chinese Co. Establishes Brea HQ

Shenzhen Rapoo Technology Co. Ltd. has established its North American headquarters in Brea.

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Samuelis Give $20M to UCLA

The Samueli Foundation in Corona del mar gave $20 million to the University of California-Los Angeles’ Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, the foundation said.

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Cloudvirga Raises $15 Million

Irvine-based mortgage software developer Cloudvirga raised $15 million in Series B funding.

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