Orange County Business Journal


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

Friedman’s New Gooaaalll!!! Co-Owner Fires Up

Robert Friedman didn’t sink much into—a 1994 bargain at $70.

Broadcom Aims for Qualcomm Stronghold

TECHNOLOGY: Set to debut chips for 4G in Samsung phone

Broadcom Corp.’s long-awaited push into the developing LTE smartphone market is under way.

Kiani’s Patient Safety Bid Gains Look of Movement

HEALTHCARE: More companies, hospitals join Masimo-led initiative

More companies and hospitals are being drawn to the patient safety movement spearheaded by the chief executive of Irvine-based patient monitor maker Masimo Corp.

Microsemi Out for Conquest in New Chip Segment

TECHNOLOGY: Eyes 2 bigger competitors in $1.2B market

Microsemi Corp. Chief Executive Jim Peterson has laid out the company’s next growth market.

Taco Bell in Beta Stage on App for Mobile Orders

RESTAURANTS: Chain spent two years developing technology

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. may have found the answer to the operational challenges that have postponed the proliferation of mobile ordering in the fast-food industry.

ADDENDUM - February 17, 2014

Other items of interest in this week's Orange County Business Journal

Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo is headed to South Coast Plaza.

Kia, NBA Continue Synergies With Caped Crusade

LA Clipper Griffin and Fans Play Superheroes

Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. is in its seventh season as the Official Automotive Partner of the NBA.

Kofax Makes Grade After Its Initial Public Offering

Double-Digit Growth Seen in New Software Package

Irvine-based business software maker Kofax Ltd. received good early grades from two investment firms that recently initiated coverage.

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A listing of business events happening all around Orange County.

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NB Investor in $5M Deal for Santa Ana Clean-Tech Manufacturer

Private equity investor Kodiak Capital Group LLC has agreed to buy up to $5 million worth of common stock from Greenkraft Inc., a Santa Ana-based manufacturer of alternative-fuel automotive products.

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Ingram Micro Has Record Year, Announces Restructuring

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter revenue and adjusted profits that beat Wall Street expectations and announced a global restructuring that will be implemented through the first half of the year.

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Local VCs Back Margolis’ Healthcare Company

A couple of Orange County venture capital firms participated in a $22.1 million funding round for Welltok Inc., a healthcare software company in Denver.

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Newport Corp. Beats Expectations in Q4

Shares of laser maker Newport Corp. surged in afterhours trading Wednesday after the Irvine-based company reported fourth quarter revenue and adjusted profits beat Wall Street expectations.

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Argyros Nominates Clark to DST Board

The Argyros Family Trust has nominated private-equity investor John Clark to the board of directors of DST Systems Inc., where the trust is the largest shareholder and George Argyros serves as a director.

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Broadcom Debuts LTE Chip

Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. on Tuesday announced its first system-on-a-chip geared for the latest generation of smart phones and other mobile devices, commonly referred to as LTE, or Long-Term Evolution.