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Job Cuts at WD

Western Digital Corp. has cut 81 positions at its Irvine headquarters, slightly more than 4% of its local employment base, the company confirmed to the Business Journal.

New Owner, Address for Westinghouse TV Brand

MARKETING: China-based company gets license from CBS

Flat TV designer and marketer Westinghouse Digital LLC has relocated its headquarters from Orange to the eastern edge of Los Angeles County and changed its name, the company confirmed to the Business Journal.

Regulatory Step Brings Broadcom Sale Closer to Reality

Clears Antitrust Waiting Period, Close Set for Q1

Irvine-based Broadcom Corp.’s pending $37 billion sale to Avago Technologies Ltd. in Singapore has passed one of the first regulatory hurdles.

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QLogic Makes Leadership Changes

QLogic Corp. this morning announced that two women will take the top management posts of the Aliso Viejo-based-based networking equipment maker.

Blizzard Gains Sales Through Its Free-to-Play Games

Revenue Up 13%, WoW Subscribers Down

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s evolving business model into free-to-play games has helped the Irvine-based video game maker offset the lowest subscription count for its flagship World of Warcraft franchise in more than decade.

Telecom’s Job Cuts Pull Down Local Industry By 6%

Verizon Trims 1,000 in OC, Leads to 2nd Drop in a Row

A companywide restructuring fueled the second straight year of significant job losses among Orange County’s largest telecommunications companies.

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Ultra Mobile Tops Inc. 5000

Costa Mesa startup Ultra Mobile has zoomed to the top of the list of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S., according to Inc. Magazine.

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WD Names New Chairman

Former Western Digital Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Matthew Massengill will regain the top board seat following the retirement of Tom Pardun later this year, the Irvine-based storage products maker announced.

Auto Hackers Could Drive New Microsemi Line

TECHNOLOGY: Chipmaker bills 2 offerings as more secure

Aliso Viejo-based Microsemi Corp. has entered the auto market with two chip offerings as car manufacturers wrestle with mounting security concerns over data breaches and hacking attacks.

More of Vizio’s Ownership Revealed in IPO Filings

Minority Owner Details; Founder Wang Has 54.7%

Regulatory filings from Vizio Inc.’s planned initial public offering uncovered several unknowns behind the Irvine-based consumer electronics brand.

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