Chris Casacchia covers technology, aerospace and defense and sports. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Englebrecht Makes Bucks on Boxing
2Pac’s “California Love” bumps over the loudspeakers as Gennady Golovkin begins his walk to the ring, sending the sold-out crowd at the Forum in Inglewood into a frenzy.
TECHNOLOGY: Plans pivot to business, education PC market
Toshiba Corp.’s U.S. electronics unit, headquartered in Irvine, has exited the consumer PC business in a major strategic shift that underscores the changing habits of end-users and lingering challenges facing legacy manufacturers in Japan and across the world.
TECHNOLOGY: Skyworks banks on region as power source
Skyworks Solutions Inc.’s new chief executive, Liam Griffin, will run the chipmaker from Irvine, swinging the pendulum of corporate influence from Woburn, Mass., in the Boston metro area to Orange County.
Class-Action Deal Comes As It Battles Another Case
The $2.3 million settlement Irvine-based Vizio Inc. recently reached to stave off a proposed class-action lawsuit regarding false advertising carried an interesting payment mechanism.
Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. is cutting nearly 100 more jobs in Orange County as the company begins to integrate its $17 billion buy of SanDisk Corp. that closed two weeks ago.
TECHNOLOGY: Computer science, law, engineering schools drive effort
University of California-Irvine is in the early stages of establishing a cybersecurity research institute that will become the first of its kind in the state with a national scope and profile.
Otherwise Laments State Of Overall Fuel Market
Count Clean Energy Fuels Corp. co-founder and corporate raider T. Boone Pickens among the throngs of company backers who thought a profitable quarter would come years ago.
TECHNOLOGY: 39 Largest Combine For 8,000-Plus Jobs
The county’s largest software makers grew employment by 5.1% in the 12 months through April as several emerging companies joined the ranks of the largely mature local industry.
‘Center of Gravity’ Draws Wireless Products Maker
CalAmp Corp.’s recent headquarters move from Oxnard to Irvine provides a boost in the middle market for Orange County’s roster of publicly traded tech companies.
ECONOMY: WD, Toshiba react to external, internal factors, trim staff
Orange County is home to a vibrant sector of companies that make and market consumer electronics, the largest among them accounting for more than 4,500 jobs, even with a recent rough patch for local employment at the top.