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Irvine-based software maker Vision Solutions Inc. has changed hands again as part of a $1.2 billion sale between two private equity firms.
Newport Beach private equity firm JW Hill Capital has acquired an aerospace parts manufacturer in Burbank.
SPORTS: Team rewards owner, fans, sponsors with televised title
Orange County’s professional tennis team is looking to build momentum off the court after winning the Mylan World TeamTennis championship under first-year owner Eric Davidson.
Chipmaker’s Sales Rose In Three of Four Segments
Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. turned in a strong June quarter, growing sales in three of its four key markets.
Study Shows Strong Personal Tech, Training
C’s three largest cities scored high marks in a new study rating the best gaming markets in the country.
TECHNOLOGY: ‘Very deep pockets ... a very good thing’
Irvine IT services provider Trace3 could change its long-held growth strategy under the financial muscle of new private equity owner H.I.G. Capital.
Toba’s Smith ‘Invests for Impact,’ Others Give Directly to Education, Children
Vinny Smith knows how to make a mark in business.
AEROSPACE: Ducommun HQ to Santa Ana office
Orange County’s public company ranks will gain another member with the recent headquarters move of Ducommun Inc., Los Angeles’ oldest company.
TCL Dials Up Sprint For 1st Distribution of Relaunch
The BlackBerry smartphone, relaunched by Irvine-based TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd.’s North American operation, has lined up its first distribution deal with a major U.S. carrier.
TECHNOLOGY: 10,000 watch live Jenga Match on Twitch TV
It’s early afternoon at HyperX’s Fountain Valley headquarters.
TECHNOLOGY: Ex-Kofaxers’ software firm doubled sales in ’16
A fast-growing business software maker with a management team stacked with former Kofax executives has attracted its first venture capital investment.
Lawsuit Against LeEco Lays Out Accusations
Vizio Inc. will have to reboot its efforts in China after its planned joint venture with LeEco never materialized.
TECHNOLOGY: Irvine software firm sold for 3rd time in 3 years
They say good things come in threes.
To Release Kits, Designs For AI Devices Like Siri
Irvine-based Conexant Systems LLC has connected with China’s largest internet search provider in another strategic deal involving voice recognition and command.
Vizio Inc. filed two separate lawsuits today against LeEco, contending the Chinese conglomerate made false financial statements and claims in the run up to its proposed $2 billion acquisition, which ultimately collapsed in April.
TECHNOLOGY: Looks to protect the home and all in it
Security software maker Cylance Inc. is entering the consumer market.
Friendly Courts Likely To Hear Fewer Patent Cases
A recent Supreme Court ruling regarding where patent lawsuits can be heard is another bruising hit for Newport Beach-based Acacia Research Corp. and could affect the local economy.
Content Creators Move in More Inclusive Direction
Blizzard Entertainment Inc. has taken plenty of flak over the years for developing characters that feed into certain stereotypes.
WD Seeks Injunctive Relief Over Sale to Asian Firms
Circle July 14 on the calendar.
Shares of ADOMANI Inc. surged last week closing at $15.69 on Thursday, the highest price in its short public history on the NASDAQ Capital Market.
Shares of ADOMANI Inc. surged in afterhours trading Wednesday and opened at $17.30 this morning, the highest price in its short public history on the NASDAQ Capital Market.
Infrastructure Connectivity Consultancy His 2nd Family-Owned Firm
Dan Leaf has moved Leaf Communications Consulting LLC to the fast lane in the early going, trying to replicate a track record that ultimately led to the sale of his first company.
Mohaddes Now Heads Anaheim Manufacturer
Abbas Mohaddes is back in the tech transportation business.
Solid-State Drives Fuel Growth
Kingston Technology Inc. is working its way up the global leaderboard in a key product category that has vastly improved the performance of personal and corporate computers.
Ranks No. 87 On List Of Largest Private Cos.
Arbitech LLC’s new headquarters and warehouse near the Irvine Spectrum were renovated to push more product while paying homage to its beachy roots.
Special Toner Can Be Erased Via Internal Heat
Irvine-based Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. has released an eco-conscious commercial printer and scanner that can erase print so that a sheet of paper can be used multiple times.
New York-based Alliance MMA Inc. has acquired Fight Club OC and other entities under the banner of Roy Englebrecht Promotions in Costa Mesa on undisclosed terms.
Shares of Newport Beach-based ADOMANI Inc. surged this morning on its debut on the NASDAQ Capital Market after becoming the first equity crowdfunded company to list on the tech heavy exchange.
TECHNOLOGY: $5B Irvine distributor still seeking carrier retailer
Steve Cistulli has delivered this elevator pitch about the BlackBerry KEYone countless times:
Said to Be Biggest SoCal Confab of Its Type
Octane’s efforts to boost Orange County’s diverse tech scene were evident as Silicon Valley venture capitalists mingled with local entrepreneurs and executives at the organization’s flagship conference.
Boost Mobile LLC’s new retail concept and expansion will add a few hundred jobs in Orange County as the low-cost carrier tries to reverse deep customer losses of the last few years.
Newport Beach start-up Obsidian Security has raised $9.5 million in Series A funding led by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Greylock Partners.
Irvine-based analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. bought a Brooklyn, N.Y. company and debuted a new service developed from another recent purchase.
Licenser to Own Stock, ‘Significant Control’
Veritone Inc.’s $37.5 million initial public offering last month has tied the company’s fate with another Newport Beach technology company.
Case Alleges Chipmaker Infringed on 5 Patents
Netlist Inc., an Irvine-based storage equipment maker, has concluded its patent infringement argument against chip giant SK Hynix Inc. before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington D.C.
TECHNOLOGY: Telecomm unit to close; more local layoffs planned
Financially troubled Toshiba Corp. will shutter its U.S. commercial phone service division based in Irvine in the second local business closure enacted by the Tokyo conglomerate in a year.
Company’s Legacy Even Includes Chargers Team
With news that Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd. could sell its campus at Irvine’s Great Park Neighborhoods for $443 million back to FivePoint Communities Inc., here’s a look at how the chip giant has shaken up the local tech and real estate landscape.
Former Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has joined the board of a nuclear fusion company in Foothill Ranch.
Irvine-based CrowdStrike Inc. has raised $100 million in its latest funding round, the second time the security software maker has hit that investment benchmark.
Ability, Support, Sacrifices Fueled Her Rise at Public Consultancy
Kate Duchene wants to get Resources Global Professionals back on a growth spurt.
Biggest Combine to Trim 15, Leaving 3,947 in OC
Orange County’s biggest chipmakers in the 10 months through the end of April staved off deep job cuts that have defined the sector following Broadcom Corp.’s $37 billion sale to Singapore-based Avago Technologies Inc. last February.
18 Biggest Marketers, Makers Employ 4,618
A headquarters move and an axed sale were the big headlines generated recently by Orange County’s largest consumer electronics makers as employment held steady.
Denies Security Breach Claims in Allegations
U.S. District Judge James Donato has instructed the Federal Trade Commission to dismiss a case against Taiwan-based D-Link Corp., leaving its U.S. subsidiary D-Link Systems Inc. in Fountain Valley as the sole defendant in a case alleging it “failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software for their routers and IP cameras” against hacking methods.
Newport Beach-based start-up Veritone Inc. began trading today on the NASDAQ Capital Markets after raising $37.5 million in an initial public offering.
Irvine-based Alteryx Inc.’s first quarterly financial report as a public company beat Wall Street expectations.
FINANCE: Now at $800M; several deals foreseen in coming weeks
Billionaire entrepreneur and Business Journal OC 50 influencer Vinny Smith (see related stories, this page and page 8) continues to grow and diversify Orange County’s largest venture capital fund
Mogul Chung Searches For Battery Plant Site
More than 200 students will submit projects for the fifth installment of the ocMaker Challenge, which is billed as one of the few school-based 3-D printing competitions in the world.
TECHNOLOGY: Hearthstone’s 70M buy card sets, accessories
Another game, another milestone for OC 50er Michael Morhaime and his Irvine video game publisher, Blizzard Entertainment Inc.
Santa Ana-based Kush Bottles acquired CMP Wellness in a cash and stock deal valued at about $21 million.