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Sonendo Inc. in Laguna Hills raised $50 million in a growth investment round by New York private equity firm General Atlantic.
Arena, Other Facilities To Hum With Printers
Irvine-based Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. has been named the official document solutions provider for the Anaheim Ducks.
AEROSPACE: EnCore Group ‘has that same flavor’
The seat-manufacturing unit of Huntington Beach-based EnCore Group has lined up three launch customers as it awaits clearance for one of the toughest certification approvals in aviation.
Sports agent and attorney Jeff Moorad has been named chairman of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s new global sports business.
Santa Ana-based aerospace manufacturer Ducommun Inc. closed its $60 million cash buy of LS Holdings Company LLC, the company said today.
TECHNOLOGY: Patent enforcement ‘not what it used to be’
Acacia Research Corp.’s prolonged downward spiral on Wall Street has been propelled by recent changes in intellectual property rights and litigation.
Says He’s Considering Picking Up Headset Maker
Is Palmer Luckey seriously contemplating a bid for virtual reality headset maker HTC Vive?
The local units of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins Inc. could be in line for another shakeup in the wake of its planned $30 billion sale to United Technologies Corp.
Seat Producer Gets Indian Work as Rockwell Waits
It doesn’t appear that the local operations of Rockwell Collins Inc. will benefit from the recent push from domestic and international airliners to install plush and pricey premium seating.
Some Businesses Here Suffer Losses; Many Open Hearts and Wallets
While several Orange County companies assess the damage of operations, equipment and property from Hurricane Harvey, others are pulling resources to provide relief for as many as 30,000 displaced residents in southeastern Texas and the Louisiana Gulf Coast.
TECHNOLOGY: Threat solver in early talks with Cylance
A burgeoning concentration of cybersecurity companies and plenty of potential corporate customers has led a Swiss security software maker to establish its North American headquarters in Newport Beach.
Public Safety and Security Soon $500B Market
Two Orange County technology companies are trying to cut down emergency response times when seconds can mean the difference between life and death.
Six List Newcomers in Hot Spaces: AI, Gaming
A mix of new and established companies helped Orange County post solid job growth in the software sector for the second consecutive year.
New Clinic Walks Victims Through Cleanup Process
Bryan Cunningham’s vision, crafted over the past year to create one of the country’s top cybersecurity policy and prevention centers, is taking shape at the University of California-Irvine.
Arts, Charity, Mentoring The Focus, Not Retirement
The Business Journal recently caught up with Victor Tsao, who splits his time between Asia and Orange County.
Obsidian, Veracity, Others Step Into Breach for Firms
Early this year, Glenn Chisholm was contemplating leaving the chief technology officer role at security software maker Cylance Inc. in Irvine.
TECHNOLOGY: Mobilitie grows on 5G buildout
Employment in Orange County’s telecommunications sector was buoyed by strong gains from the local operation of T-Mobile USA Inc. for the second consecutive year.
Ducommun to Make Body Of Converted Freighter
Ducommun Inc., which recently relocated its headquarters from Los Angeles to Santa Ana, has begun manufacturing aluminum aircraft structures for the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
TECHNOLOGY: Looks to protect the home and all in it
Security software maker Cylance Inc. is entering the consumer market.
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.
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.
WD Seeks Injunctive Relief Over Sale to Asian Firms
Circle July 14 on the calendar.
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.