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.
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.
REAL ESTATE: Starwood, CIM, Torchlight buy into office recovery
There’s a new set of owners overseeing four of the most prominent office buildings on the skyline of Orange and Anaheim following a series of sales that reached about $250 million combined.
OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan
MARKETING: This year’s mix adds Nascar to TV, radio, digital
Kelley Blue Book Co. wants to be the brand for all seasons.
TECHNOLOGY: Eyes 2 bigger competitors in $1.2B market
Microsemi Corp. Chief Executive Jim Peterson has laid out the company’s next growth market.
AUTOS: Brand looks to get back on growth track after 4% dip
Officials at Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. have done some internal restructuring coming off a sales slowdown for the automaker.
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.
APPAREL: Core shops key to retail strategy for dormant brand
Sole Technology Inc. is testing the waters with a limited-edition run of a skate shoe brand it put on hiatus in late 2012, and it’s also expanding the apparel lineup of another.
Three Orange County-based architects were named to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows.
San Clemente-based ICU Medical Inc. appointed Vivek Jain chief executive, effective last week.
The Argyros Family Trust 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.
The 177-bed Newport Specialty Hospital laid off its staff of 147 workers and was set to close Feb. 15, according to a state filing.
A two-building industrial park in Cypress that holds the headquarters of apparel company Vans Inc. sold for $60 million.
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A general rise in life expectancy has been the focus of many a conversation among wealth managers and their clients of late, regardless of how far the clients may be from planned retirement.
WEALTH MANAGEMENT: Family Office Grows in West
GenSpring Family Offices LLC is expanding the role and reach of its regional headquarters in Costa Mesa as it bolsters its service to the wealthy in California and the rest of the West.
Other items of interest in this week's Orange County Business Journal
Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo is headed to South Coast Plaza.
Philanthropy Column by Kim Haman
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.
Advertising Budget 13% Higher Than 2013’s
Irvine-based Allergan Inc. may be on the hunt for new products, both internally and externally, but it’s still working its core brands by investing in advertising campaigns, according to Chief Executive David Pyott.
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.
Short-Term Deals Possibility For Chipmaker?
Irvine city officials have acted as though it’s a fait accompli, but regulatory filings of Broadcom Corp. continue to suggest that a move of the chipmaker’s headquarters to a new office development at Orange County Great Park is not set in stone.
REAL ESTATE WATCH: LOS ANGELES COUNTY
The Greater Los Angeles office market had a strong year in 2013, as all real estate indicators had slight year-over-year improvement.
A listing of business events happening all around Orange County.
Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments
Lifetime Achievement Winner’s Experience Spells Versatility
Kevin Manion specializes in swooping in with new ideas and plenty of energy for his employer, whether it’s a distributor of wine and spirits, investment firm, produce grower or a national snacks brand.
Private Equity Gives Trade Show Outfit New Vigor
Emerald Expositions Inc. functions like a modern-day matchmaker, setting the mood and bringing interested parties under one roof.
Wine Lovers Look Down for Million-Dollar View at St. Regis Monarch Beach
Forget the sweeping ocean vistas, Tuscan-inspired architecture, champagne-feted sunsets, or even the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course.
Land in Newport Center that currently holds a car wash is being eyed for a boutique hotel, one of several development projects being proposed for the area around Fashion Island, pending changes to the general plan of the city of Newport Beach.
HEALTHCARE: Plenty of cash, little debt, wider market focus
Put Allergan Inc. down as a big shopper this year, thanks to a full coffer of cash and a corporate credit score that could accommodate as much as $10 billion worth of deals.
OC INSIDER Column by Jerry Sullivan
RETAIL: Owners to seek new restaurants, spruce up entrances
The Village at Orange is set to undergo more than $15 million in improvements that its new owner hopes will help drive more traffic and encourage longer stays at the mall.
HOSPITALITY: New dining options among upgrades
Several improvement projects are in the works at Balboa Bay Resort and its members-only sister property now known as Balboa Bay Club.
TECHNOLOGY: Lines up new customer, reseller with pact
Smith Micro Software Inc. landed a deal that makes Japanese conglomerate Panasonic Corp. a customer and reseller for the Aliso Viejo-based software maker.
CFO Built on Industry Connections to Help Company Become No. 2 U.S. Water Bottler
Kent Ratzlaff ran up to the podium to receive the Rising Star award at the Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Awards, followed by lively cheers from the crowd—a bit more than a typical financial industry’s “attaboy” applause.
Data Analytics Provider’s Market Value Tops $3B, Critics Turn Quiet
Frank Martell has helped oversee one of Orange County’s biggest turnaround stories over the past 2 ½ years.