Chris Casacchia covers technology, aerospace and defense and sports. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assimilation, Influence Hallmarks of Community Here
You won’t find a typical Chinatown in Orange County—no ethnic concentration with block after block of storefronts offering goods for new immigrants from the world’s most populous country or tourists anxious to brush up against an outpost of its culture.
$3.8B Minority Stake Could Be Biggest Ever
Unisplendour Corp. Ltd.’s $3.8 billion minority stake in Irvine-based Western Digital Corp. is believed to be the largest single investment a China-based company has made in a local company but still trails some other blockbuster deals initiated by foreign investors.
Business Failure Led Vizio Co-founder to ‘Innovate Myself Out of This Situation’
William Wang owes as much to his failures as his successes.
Telogis Hooks Up With AT&T on Software for Automakers
Telogis Inc.’s new deal with AT&T Inc. marks another significant turn for the Aliso Viejo-based logistics software maker under the leadership of co-founder Newth Morris.
Search Fund Acquires Local Software Maker
Poplar Capital Partners LLC’s recent buy of Yorba Linda-based business software maker mTAB LLC was backed through a rarely used investment mechanism: a search fund.
TECHNOLOGY: $3.8B deal catches Wall Street by surprise
China continued to make waves in Orange County last week with a $3.8 billion deal that will give Unisplendour Corp. Ltd. a 15% stake in Irvine-based Western Digital Corp.
TTM Technologies Inc. will shutter three manufacturing plants and lay off 550 workers as part of a global integration plan following its $927 million June acquisition of Viasystems Group Inc., the Costa Mesa-based printed circuit maker announced today.
Laguna Beach-based startup NextVR will stream the Democratic presidential debate next month in Las Vegas on CNN, adding to its list of firsts in the developing virtual reality segment.
Space Unit Targets Niches In Mission-Critical Work
Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. has supplied several key components on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which was sent in part to study Pluto in a mission launched nearly a decade ago from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Technology industry veteran Joe Bergera was named chief executive of Iteris Inc., a Santa Ana-based data provider and traffic management software maker.