Orange County Business Journal

TECHNOLOGY

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

Oculus Moves HQ to Silicon Valley

TECHNOLOGY: Sets up shop next to Facebook’s new campus

One of Orange County’s most promising technology companies has moved to Silicon Valley.

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OC Firms Outpace US Patent Growth

Orange County companies received 3,520 U.S. patents in 2014, up 12% year-over-year.

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NB Company Invests in Biotech Firm

Newport Beach-based CureDuchenne Ventures LLC said today that it invested $1 million in Capricor Therapeutics Inc. to fund research for treating heart disease associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Local Tech Covers Spread in Vegas

Games, Drones & Automobiles

The diversity of Orange County’s technology sector was on full display in Las Vegas for the International CES convention last week, as chipmakers, smart-products manufacturers, component suppliers, and the biggest auto brand based here launched products and teased others in development.

OC Tech on Target; Sage Hill’s Science Scholar; Early Picks

Anyone who doubts that science and technology are all over the place—or that Orange County is all over tech—can check our Chris Casacchia’s front-page piece on the CES show in Las Vegas.

Call Center Operator Set to Double on $275M Deal

SERVICES: Alorica grows list of industries, geographic reach

Alorica Inc. has purchased some units of Omaha, Neb.-based West Corp. for $275 million.

Clean Energy Sells Dallas Facility Stake

Newport Beach-based alternative fuel developer and supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp. sold its majority stake in a biomethane production facility in Dallas to a minority owner for $40.6 million.

HB Startup Olloclip to Pursue $7.5M From Investors

Aims to Increase Brand Awareness, Sales Efforts

Huntington Beach startup olloclip has hired Irvine-based Moss Adams LLP to help the company attract institutional investors.

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Incipio Gets $55M Financing

Irvine-based mobile device accessories maker Incipio Technologies Inc. secured $55 million in financing from Monroe Capital LLC.

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Broadcom Notes Design Wins at CES

Broadcom Corp. announced two design wins this week at International CES in Las Vegas and also showcased several chipsets geared for the automotive, cable and home networking markets.

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UCI Clean Energy Innovator Dies

Former University of California-Irvine physics Professor Norman Rostoker died Christmas Day at the age of 89, the school said.

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Insteon Partners With Nest

Irvine-based home-automation technology provider Insteon has gained Nest certification and launched a program for developers to build software applications for its products, the company announced Tuesday in Las Vegas at the world’s largest technology convention.

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Clean Energy Sells Majority Stake in Dallas Plant

Newport Beach-based alternative fuel developer and supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has sold its majority stake in a biomethane production facility in Dallas to a minority owner for $40.6 million.

Telogis Leads OC’s Rookie Lineup at CES

TECHNOLOGY: Hitches ride with GM for debut at tech’s big show

More than 100 Orange County companies will be in Las Vegas this week for the world’s largest technology convention.

Technology: Palmer Luckey

Virtual Reality Gets Real

Catching up with Palmer Luckey is a lot more difficult these days.