Ingram Micro Inc.’s $6 billion pending sale to Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co. Ltd. has gained a key regulatory approval in China.
The gaming accessories unit of Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Co. Inc. will sponsor one of the world’s top “Street Fighter” players.
Startup Says Device Uses NSA-Endorsed Technology
Irvine startup Webcloak is nearing a deal with a national retailer to distribute its USB device, which it says allows users to anonymously browse the web and prevent viruses, data theft or identity breaches.
Leads $39M Round to Join Early Investors Carrick, Toba
Irvine-based Mavenlink Inc. is scouting new headquarters in Irvine to accommodate a hiring push in the wake of raising $39 million from lead backer Goldman Sachs.
SPORTS: Sold out 6-game schedule at 1,250-seat venue
Orange County’s professional tennis team is up for sale.
AUTOS: Carmaker forms IT ‘subdivision’ at FV headquarters
Here’s what the world didn’t see when Hyundai Motor America Inc. showed off its first self-driving vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week:
LeEco Tight On Funds After Overextension
Vizio Inc.’s pending $2 billion sale to LeEco bears watching as chatter picks up in analyst circles that the China-based conglomerate has hit a cash crunch as it expands product lines and markets.
Irvine-based business software maker Mavenlink Inc. has raised $39 million in a Series D round led by Goldman Sachs.
TECHNOLOGY: Longtime acquirer likely to draw several bidders
Another big shake-up could play out soon in Orange County’s chip sector, which has lost several local headquarters over the last few years amid a growing appetite for consolidation.
New Tack on PR Includes Word of e-sports League
Blizzard Entertainment Inc. departed from its standard routine for Blizzcon this year, using the annual fanfest at the Anaheim Convention center to tout upcoming content releases for existing games and plans for a new e-sports league.
Workload Ranges From Irvine HQ to Silicon Valley, China
Western Digital Corp.’s widespread legal team will head to Northern California this week for their annual global meeting.
Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo reported record sales in its fiscal year, and September quarter revenue and adjusted profits that narrowly topped Wall Street expectations.
Showroom, Training Area Featured in Foothill Ranch
The Business Journal got a sneak peek at Iogear’s new 70,000-square-foot digs at Irvine Spectrum, which are outfitted with a product showroom and training space created to drum up more business for its network of resellers and distributors.
E-Tail Giant Continues Content Push at Game Studio in Spectrum
In-house game developers on one team.
TECHNOLOGY: Expert with federal creds leads new venture
National intelligence expert and corporate attorney Bryan Cunningham has been hired to lead the new Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute at the University of California-Irvine.
AERONAUTICS: Tier 1 copter test proves long-elusive concept
A small engineering firm in Costa Mesa is a step closer to bringing the first battery-powered helicopter to market.
LeEco Intros Motley Products With Same Brain
LeEco’s recent U.S. launch, which included a long press event in San Francisco, may have provided a glimpse into why Vizio Inc. agreed to a sale in July to the Chinese conglomerate.
Ricoh Electronics Inc. will eliminate more than one-third of its employment base at its Tustin headquarters as part of a global restructuring of manufacturing operations.
Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. reported revenue and adjusted profits in the September quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.
Newport Beach-based Toba Capital invested in the booming eSports segment, co-leading a $5 million funding round for a Santa Monica company that runs tournaments and related events for amateur gamers.
Sales and leases of offices, industrial buildings, retail space and apartments
Santa Ana HM Property LLC sold a restaurant building in Santa Ana to 99 Motel LLC for $3.7 million, or about $1,584 per square foot.
InXile Entertainment Blows Past Raise Goal
Newport Beach-based video game maker inXile Entertainment knows how to run an online fundraising campaign.
Flatirons Solutions in Irvine acquired the assets of a Colorado company that specializes in flight operations software.
Skyworks, Mavenlink Among Top Honorees
Woburn, Mass.-based chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc., which has an executive base in Irvine, and Irvine-based business software maker Mavenlink Inc. were among the big winners at the 23rd Annual OC Tech Alliance Award Gala at Westin South Coast Plaza.
TECHNOLOGY: Optimistic on heels of strategic buy
Irvine-based smart technology provider Greenwave Systems Inc. is exploring an initial public offering.
Slight Decline 2nd in Row For Biggest With Operations Here
Orange County’s largest aerospace and defense contractors posted a modest drop in local employment in the past year.
CFO Second Recent Big Addition at Chipmaker
Another local addition to the executive brass of Skyworks Solutions Inc. points to Orange County’s growing influence at the Woburn, Mass.-based chipmaker.
TECHNOLOGY: SecureAuth about doubles digs for hires to meet demand
Security software maker SecureAuth Corp. has leased new headquarters at Irvine Spectrum to accommodate a hiring surge as it expands its services.
Newport Beach-based Toba Capital took a lead role in a $10 million initial funding round for San Francisco-based human resources software specialist Restless Bandit.
MARKETING: Sees chance to bolster brand, spur civic engagement
An Irvine-based unit of Sprint Corp. hopes to transform retail stores across the nation into polling places on Election Day in an effort to turn out the vote in underserved, urban communities.
Newport Beach-based Toba Capital took a main role in a $10 million initial funding round for a San Francisco company called Restless Bandit, a specialist in human resources software.
Founder Discovered Calling Through Bet After Cyberattack at Alma Mater
A friendly hacking wager in college ultimately led Stuart McClure into cybersecurity.
Phone Battery Entrepreneur Might Have Game Changer on His Hands
Benjamin Park understands his customers, a likely consequence of using several different smartphones throughout the day.
Group Intends to Cut Off Cyber Attackers at the Pass
Irvine-based security software maker SecureAuth Corp. is taking a lead role in establishing a consortium of private and public entities to solve the growing problem of data breaches.
New Regional Manager Oversees Area Expansion
Sam Attisha, Cox Communications Inc.’s new regional manager for Orange County, has laid out his top priorities in overseeing one of the company’s most important markets.
TECHNOLOGY: Revenue about $100 million for 2 years
Kington Technology Inc. has sold more than 1 million headsets geared for gamers since releasing its first model a little over two years ago.
Gets Analytics Operations in Predixion Deal
A number of local companies and investors stand to benefit from Irvine-based smart technology provider Greenwave Systems Inc.’s acquisition of Predixion Software in Aliso Viejo.
Irvine-based smart technology provider Greenwave Systems Inc. bought Predixion Software in Aliso Viejo on undisclosed terms.
Orange Startup Keeps Seniors Connected
Orange-based startup tablet maker grandPad Inc. has partnered with Switzerland’s largest telecom in its first international expansion.
Uses Artificial Intelligence to Detect Malware; Adds Consumers to Federal, Corporate Clients
Cylance Inc.’s security software was lauded recently by federal officials for playing a key role in discovering and mitigating one of the largest government data breaches in U.S. history.
SPORTS: Team’s training camp was school’s showcase
University of California-Irvine is still buzzing in the aftermath of the Los Angeles Rams holding their first training camp in Southern California in 22 years.
University of California-Irvine next week opens the first eSports area run by a public university.
Former Blizzard Entertainment Inc. Creative Director Rob Pardo has started a gaming studio in Irvine that aims to build the types of interactive worlds that made his former company a pioneer in the industry.
TECHNOLOGY: Will cut 3 plants, 1,900 jobs in Asia as hard drives lag
Western Digital Corp. will close three manufacturing plants and cut 1,900 jobs in Asia in a move that shifts more production to its sprawling Silicon Valley operation and elsewhere.
Aug. 30 Release Already Boosted Company’s Sales
Expect another strong quarter for Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc. with the Aug. 30 release of “World of Warcraft: Legion,” the sixth expansion set of the franchise role-playing game.
TECHNOLOGY: Sees IoT as pathway back to profits
Jeff Benck’s new game plan for Irvine-based Lantronix Inc. is in motion after taking the helm of the sputtering networking equipment maker late last year.
Netlist Inc. will sell $15 million in common stock, the Irvine-based storage equipment maker said today.
Four at EvoNexus Pitch In Huawei Exec Sessions
Three startups housed at the EvoNexus incubator at University Research Park and another startup based in Irvine held private meetings with representatives from Huawei Technologies Co., one of the largest diversified electronics makers in the world.
Smith Micro Software Inc. has regained compliance with the NASDAQ Stock Market’s minimum bid price requirement, the Aliso Viejo company announced today.
The parent company of Aliso Viejo-based startup FantasyAces LLC has entered an agreement to acquire a database of fantasy sports players from Gaming Nation Inc.
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