Orange County Business Journal

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Mixed Q1 for Ingram Micro

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter revenue in line with Wall Street expectations and adjusted profit that beat estimates.

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Blizzcon 2014 Date Set

Irvine-based video game maker Blizzard Entertainment will hold its annual fanfest November 7 and 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Blizzcon 2014 Date Set

Irvine-based video game maker Blizzard Entertainment will hold its annual fanfest November 7 and 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Aerospace, Defense Contractors Back to Even on Jobs Here

Reverse Employment Dip, Adding 147 Local Jobs

Employment at Orange County’s largest aerospace and defense contractors was about flat over the past 12 months, an improvement from slight job loss last year.

Firm Snags Boeing Work for Military Radios

MANUFACTURING: Plans to build components in Santa Ana

A Santa Ana-based manufacturer has landed a multimillion-dollar contract to supply key electrical components for specialized radios made by Boeing Co. in Huntington Beach for military search-and-rescue missions.

Toshiba America Pays Up in Price-Fixing Settlement

Company Says It Did No Wrong, Ponies Up $7.4M

Toshiba Corp. and its North American chip and memory products unit based in Irvine paid $7.4 million as part of a $310 million settlement claim in a class-action lawsuit that alleged price fixing on one of the most common types of memory components.

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Acacia Shares Fall on Q1 Report

Shares of Acacia Research Corp. fell in after-hours trading Thursday after the Newport Beach-based company reported first quarter revenue and adjusted profits that widely missed Wall Street expectations.

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Acacia Shares Fall on Q1 Report

Shares of Acacia Research Corp. fell in after-hours trading Thursday after the Newport Beach-based company reported first quarter revenue and adjusted profits that widely missed Wall Street expectations.

Space Tech Expo Draws OC Contingent for LB Run

Aerospace Electronics Show Full of Opportunities

Several Orange County technology companies drummed up new business leads and met with key customers at the world’s only expo dedicated to onboard aerospace electronics.

Clean-Tech Company Raises $9.2 Million

Irvine-based clean technology company Newlight Technologies, which converts greenhouse gases into plastics, has raised $9.2 million in its latest funding round.

Company Fuels Growth on Nuclear Energy Waste

SERVICES: WWII leavings, disasters give it valuable foothold

A little-known Irvine company that played a key role in stabilizing a contaminated nuclear power plant in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami three years ago is hunting for more acquisitions to capitalize on a stream of new opportunities.

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Boeing to Bring 1,000 Jobs to Seal Beach, LB

Boeing Co. is adding about 1,000 engineering positions in Seal Beach and Long Beach in the next two years as part of companywide consolidation plan to boost efficiencies and meet the global demand for new aircraft production and related support.

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Boeing to Bring 1,000 Jobs to Seal Beach, LB

Boeing Co. is adding about 1,000 engineering positions in Seal Beach and Long Beach in the next two years as part of companywide consolidation plan to boost efficiencies and meet the global demand for new aircraft production and related support.

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Irvine Clean-Tech Company Raises $9.2M

An Irvine-based clean technology company that converts greenhouse gases into plastics has raised $9.2 million in its latest funding round.

Analysts in Holding Pattern on Facebook’s Oculus Buy

Prescient Move or Fateful Bet on Virtual Reality?

Wall Street appears to be taking a wait-and-see approach on Facebook Inc.’s $2 billion cash and stock buy of Irvine startup Oculus VR Inc.

Ingram Micro’s Step to Next Level Located Behind the Scenes

CIO Charged With Marrying Tech Backbone, New Business Lines

Ingram Micro Inc.’s push into higher-margin business lines, namely mobility and the cloud, were spearheaded by Chief Executive Alain Monie, who took over the top post more than two years ago.

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Diablo III Expansion Sells 2.7M Units

The newest title of Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s popular Diablo franchise has sold more than 2.7 copies since its March 24 release.

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Diablo III Expansion Sells 2.7M Units

The newest title of Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s popular Diablo franchise has sold more than 2.7 copies since its March 24 release.

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Florida Company Buys Irvine IT Unit

An information technology provider in Florida has acquired the Irvine operations of Reston, Va.-based GovPlace, which sells IT equipment and related services to local, state and federal government agencies.

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Florida Company Buys Irvine IT Unit

An information technology provider in Florida has acquired the Irvine operations of Reston, Va.-based GovPlace, which sells IT equipment and related services to local, state and federal government agencies.

Call Your Mom!

Incipio’s Fast Growth Keeps Fathollahi Busy

Andy Fathollahi characterized Incipio Technologies Inc. as “the famous case maker that makes everything and cases.”

Inventor Tied to Moon Landing Dies

Newport Beach resident Marlan Bourns, whose inventions were instrumental in the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Mars Rover expedition, died this month. He was 93.

Facebook’s OC Focus

$2B Deal on Heals of Google Hookup With Oakley

Orange County gave Silicon Valley and the rest of the world plenty to talk about in a 24-hour burst last week.

FirmGreen Praises Ex-Im Bank on Trash-to-Gas Project

Company Built Energy Station at Brazil Dump

The chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States was in Orange County this month to get an update on a Newport Beach-based company’s large-scale project to convert methane gas into clean energy at one of the world’s most notorious garbage dumps.

Zuckerberg’s Reality

Facebook Inc.’s eye-popping $2 billion acquisition of Irvine startup Oculus VR Inc. is a long-term bet on the future of computing, Mark Zuckerberg told analysts last week.

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Marlan Bourns: Engineering Innovator, Newport Beach Resident

Newport Beach resident Marlan Bourns, whose inventions were instrumental in the Apollo 11 moon landing and Mars Rover expedition, died earlier this month at the age of 93.

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Marlan Bourns: Engineering Innovator, Newport Beach Resident

Newport Beach resident Marlan Bourns, whose inventions were instrumental in the Apollo 11 moon landing and Mars Rover expedition, died earlier this month at the age of 93.

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Garden Grove Manufacturer Takes Stake in 3D Printer

A Garden Grove manufacturer has taken a minority stake in Beijing-based 3D printing company TierTime Technology Co. Ltd.

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Facebook to Pay $2B for Irvine Startup

Irvine-based start-up Oculus VR Inc. has agreed to a $2 billion sale to Facebook Inc.

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Garden Grove Manufacturer Takes Stake in 3D Printer

A Garden Grove manufacturer has taken a minority stake in Beijing-based 3D printing company TierTime Technology Co. Ltd.

Startup Woos IP Licensing Expert, Ex-Qualcomm Exec

Steve Altman Joins MagnaCom’s Board

A Laguna Niguel chip startup launched by a former Broadcom Corp. executive has attracted the former president and vice chairman of Qualcomm Inc. to its board.

Startup Raises $4.5M in 1st Round

Irvine startup Bitvore Corp., which mines information from email, social media and websites for business customers, closed a $4.5 million inaugural fundraising round.

Wall Street Backer for Cruttenden’s Main Street Micro-Investing App

FINANCE: Looks to link mass market, money managers

Walter Cruttenden, an investment banking pioneer in Orange County, has secured $5.5 million in funding from a Wall Street fund manager to bring his latest business venture to market.

Acacia Bruised in Past Year But Expects Rebound

TECHNOLOGY: Rugged run wiped out 45% of market value

Three straight disappointing quarters for Acacia Research Corp. has zapped 45% of the company’s market value, leaving it at $789 million as of late last week, but executives say they’re confident it will bounce back through pending patent lawsuits.

$4.5M Round for Irvine Data Miner

An Irvine startup that mines information from websites, blogs, social media and email for business customers closed a $4.5 million inaugural fundraising round.

The New Fine Print

Costa Mesa Couple’s 3-D Machines Push Envelope on Materials, Sell Fast

A startup launched by a husband and wife in Costa Mesa who had no manufacturing experience is landing big-name customers for its evolving line of 3-D printers that can churn out everything from tools and toys to car components and machine parts.

Latest Sign of Telogis’ Potential: Deal on GM Commercial Vehicles

TECHNOLOGY: Software option part of automaker’s OnStar system

A deal to equip General Motors’ commercial vehicles with software that links operation centers with far-flung fleets is the latest harbinger of potential that led backers last year to invest $93 million in Telogis Inc.’s initial funding round.

Microsemi Prevails in Lawsuit On Old Business Line

Wins $5.3M in Damages From Local Company

Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. was awarded $5.3 million in damages from another local technology company in a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed four years ago.

Swiss Manufacturer Puts U.S. Unit in OC

A Swiss commercial printing equipment maker established its North American headquarters in Laguna Niguel.

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Opus Bank Files for IPO

The largest bank based in Orange County’s has filed documents with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for an initial public offering.

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Opus Bank Files for IPO

The largest bank based in Orange County’s has filed documents with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for an initial public offering.

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Swiss Manufacturer Enters OC

A Swiss commercial printing equipment maker has established its North American headquarters in Laguna Niguel.

Lantronix Wows With Cool Products It Helps Power

Small Embedded Wireless Device Key to Innovations

Irvine-based Lantronix Inc. turned some heads late last month at the Embedded World 2014 show in Nürnberg, Germany, with some cool demos of its networking technology using a humanoid robot, a drone and a Wi-Fi-enabled electric bike.

Company’s Tough Computers Produce Steady Growth

TECHNOLOGY: Irvine-based Getac supplies military, cops

Getac Inc.’s line of rugged computers are built to withstand the harshest conditions on the battlefield and some of the most extreme climates on earth. Its U.S. operation, headquartered in Irvine, supplies the Department of Defense and several U.S. law enforcement agencies with specialized laptops and tablets.

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Time Warner to Shift 72 Sales Jobs From Cypress

Time Warner Cable Inc. has cut 72 jobs from an office in Cypress, according to a filing with the state’s Economic Development Department.

Pair of Tech Companies Improve Cash Positions

Quantum, Netlist Avoid Delistings, Build Up

Two Orange County technology companies that faced delistings on the Nasdaq exchange last year have recently raised money in public offerings to shore up their cash positions.

M-Flex to Consolidate in China, Close UK R&D

Irvine-based printed circuit board maker Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. will consolidate its factories in China and close a research and development center in the U.K. as part of a restructuring plan intended to return the company to profitability.

New Emulex Chair; McCluney to Octane

TECHNOLOGY: Dissidents add three to gear maker’s board

Networking gear maker Emulex Corp. has a new Orange County-based chairman and three directors from outside the area.

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Clean Energy Misses Q4 Estimates

Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Thursday reported revenue and adjusted profits for the fourth quarter that missed Wall Street expectations.

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Clean Energy Misses Q4 Estimates

Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Thursday reported revenue and adjusted profits for the fourth quarter that missed Wall Street expectations.

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