Orange County Business Journal

Low-Profile Company Gets High-Profile Work, Value

TECHNOLOGY: DynTek benefits from industry shifts

Newport Beach-based technology service provider DynTek Inc., which has drawn little attention on Wall Street, is on a growth spurt as more businesses and public agencies aim to secure data and link employees’ personal devices with workplace equipment and systems.

QLogic Gets Ethernet Boost on B’Com Buy

TECHNOLOGY: Market share to 18.8%, on par with chief rival

QLogic Corp.’s $209 million deal last week to acquire key Ethernet assets and licenses and engineers from Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. provides a much clearer path for product development in a segment expected to have strong growth in the coming years.

Samsung Widens Lead as Broadcom’s Biggest Customer

May Continue Gain With Latest Galaxy Release

Samsung Electronics Co. has distanced itself from smartphone rival Apple Inc. as Broadcom Corp.’s largest customer.

Mobilitie to Equip Ram’s Stadium

Newport Beach-based Mobilitie LLC landed another major deal to outfit the home of the St. Louis Rams with a distributed antenna system at Edward Jones Dome in downtown St. Louis.

WD’s Final Hurdle on HGST Buy: China Regulators

TECHNOLOGY: 2-year wait nearly up, request on integration expected

Western Digital Corp. is expected to ask China’s government for approval to integrate the Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Inc. unit it acquired in a 2012 deal that had to pass muster with regulators in major markets around the world.

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M-Flex to Close China Factory, R&D in U.K.

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.

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Mobilitie Lands Deal in St. Louis

Newport Beach-based Mobilitie LLC has landed another high-profile deal to outfit the home of the St. Louis Rams football franchise with wireless infrastructure.

QLogic to Buy Some Broadcom Assets

QLogic Corp. has entered a deal with Broadcom Corp. to acquire certain Ethernet assets and non-exclusive licenses related to the technology for $147 million cash, the Aliso-Viejo company announced after the close of trading Tuesday.

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Mobilitie Lands Deal in St. Louis

Newport Beach-based Mobilitie LLC has landed another high-profile deal to outfit the home of the St. Louis Rams football franchise with wireless infrastructure.

Kofax Makes Grade After Its Initial Public Offering

Double-Digit Growth Seen in New Software Package

Irvine-based business software maker Kofax Ltd. received good early grades from two investment firms that recently initiated coverage.

Broadcom Aims for Qualcomm Stronghold

TECHNOLOGY: Set to debut chips for 4G in Samsung phone

Broadcom Corp.’s long-awaited push into the developing LTE smartphone market is under way.

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Ingram Micro Has Record Year, Announces Restructuring

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter revenue and adjusted profits that beat Wall Street expectations and announced a global restructuring that will be implemented through the first half of the year.

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Ingram Micro Has Record Year, Announces Restructuring

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter revenue and adjusted profits that beat Wall Street expectations and announced a global restructuring that will be implemented through the first half of the year.

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Newport Corp. Beats Expectations in Q4

Shares of laser maker Newport Corp. surged in afterhours trading Wednesday after the Irvine-based company reported fourth quarter revenue and adjusted profits beat Wall Street expectations.

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Newport Corp. Beats Expectations in Q4

Shares of laser maker Newport Corp. surged in afterhours trading Wednesday after the Irvine-based company reported fourth quarter revenue and adjusted profits beat Wall Street expectations.

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Broadcom Debuts LTE Chip

Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. on Tuesday announced its first system-on-a-chip geared for the latest generation of smart phones and other mobile devices, commonly referred to as LTE, or Long-Term Evolution.

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Broadcom Debuts LTE Chip

Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. on Tuesday announced its first system-on-a-chip geared for the latest generation of smart phones and other mobile devices, commonly referred to as LTE, or Long-Term Evolution.

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Smith Micro in 2-Fold Panasonic Deal

TECHNOLOGY: Lines up new customer, reseller with pact

Smith Micro Software Inc. landed a deal that makes Japanese conglomerate Panasonic Corp. a customer and reseller for the Aliso Viejo-based software maker.

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TowerJazz Snags Big Contract With U.S. Air Force

Five-Year Deal to Boost Infrared Sensor Research

An unassuming office building on Jamboree Road in Newport Beach houses critical assets for the country’s national defense.

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Mixed Q4 for Blizzard

Irvine-based video game maker Blizzard Entertainment Inc. on Thursday reported mixed results in the fourth quarter as sales dipped and operating profits rose.

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Amazon in Deal for OC Game Maker

Amazon.com Inc. has boosted its presence in Orange County with the acquisition of Irvine-based video game maker Double Helix Games.

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Mixed Q4 for Blizzard

Irvine-based video game maker Blizzard Entertainment Inc. on Thursday reported mixed results in the fourth quarter as sales dipped and operating profits rose.

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Amazon in Deal for OC Game Maker

Amazon.com Inc. has boosted its presence in Orange County with the acquisition of Irvine-based video game maker Double Helix Games.

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Kofax Has Strong Debut Quarter on Nasdaq

Irvine-based business software maker Kofax Ltd. on Tuesday posted strong December quarter results in its first earnings report since it began trading on the Nasdaq Dec. 5.

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Kofax Has Strong Debut Quarter on Nasdaq

Irvine-based business software maker Kofax Ltd. on Tuesday posted strong December quarter results in its first earnings report since it began trading on the Nasdaq Dec. 5.

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HID Leaves Irvine for New HQ, 300 Hires in Texas

TECHNOLOGY: Plans to spend $50M on plant, HQ

HID Global has moved its U.S. headquarters from Irvine to Austin, Texas, where it’s building a 250,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center.

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Western Digital Closely Eyes Thailand’s Political Storm

Company Unaffected by Unrest So Far

Western Digital Corp. executives are keeping a close eye on the escalating tension in Thailand after government officials issued a state of emergency there late last month.

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Decision Time for Toshiba: All In at Spectrum?

Needs More Office Space, Parking to Shift Device Maker, Complete Consolidation

Toshiba Corp. executives are weighing an expansion of the 23-acre campus the company owns in the Irvine Spectrum, which is home to key segments of its sprawling U.S. operations.

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Record Revenue for Broadcom

Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. on Thursday reported fourth quarter revenue and earnings that beat Wall Street expectations and provided a revenue target for the current quarter just below estimates.

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Record Revenue for Broadcom

Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. on Thursday reported fourth quarter revenue and earnings that beat Wall Street expectations and provided a revenue target for the current quarter just below estimates.

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QLogic Shares Surge

Shares of QLogic Corp. continued to surge Thursday, a day after the Aliso Viejo-based networking equipment maker posted December quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations and gave an outlook in the current quarter on the high end of estimates.

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Dyntek Shares Up 42%

Shares of technology service provider DynTek Inc. soared on Wednesday, a day after the Newport Beach-based company posted a strong earnings report for the December quarter.

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Dyntek Shares Up 42%

Shares of technology service provider DynTek Inc. continued to soar Wednesday, a day after the Newport Beach-based company posted a strong earnings report for the December quarter.

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EADS Unit in Irvine Sold for $53M

The Irvine-based test and services division of EADS North America will be sold to an aerospace company in New York, for $53 million in cash.

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Newport Corp. Has Rebound in Sight After Rugged ’13

TECHNOLOGY: Gets lift from from mobile devices, budget deal

Laser maker Newport Corp.’s burgeoning line of products for the microelectronics market is fueling optimism for a rebound this year after the federal government shutdown and sequestration tempered sales in 2013.

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Vizio Ditches Disappointing 3-D Feature in 2014 Models

Removes It From Lineup After Two Years

It appears Irvine-based Vizio Inc. is changing its strategy regarding 3-D TVs.

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Hot on Headsets

Kingston Aims for Gamer Niche

Kingston Technology Co., the world’s largest memory products maker for computers and consumer electronics, is moving into the audio accessories business.

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Western Digital Beats December Quarter Earnings Expectations

Irvine-based disk drive maker Western Digital Corp. on Wednesday reported December quarter earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street expectations.

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Carmakers Steal Show at CES

AUTOMOTIVE: Companies unveil futuristic gizmos in Vegas

Evangelina La needs only a few swipes across the arm of Google Glass to rifle through some applications featured in Hyundai’s latest infotainment system.

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Broadcom Gets Boost From Premier Electronics Show

Analysts More Confident About Its LTE Gains

Broadcom Corp. left Las Vegas and the International Consumer Electronics Show with several analyst nods following executive meetings and product demos at the event.

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Federal Patent Probe of Kingston Technology Ends

Patent Infringement Was Alleged by Patent Troll

The U.S. International Trade Commission has closed a seven-month patent investigation of Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Co. and several other big-name technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Canon and Newegg.

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KISS and Sell

Legendary Rocker Looks to Pack Honda Center With Arena Football

Kiss front man Gene Simmons promises to recreate the same raucous experience that’s defined his rock band’s concerts for more than four decades in his latest business venture: arena football.

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D-Link Debuts Baby Camera at CES

Fountain Valley-based D-Link Systems Inc. introduced a Wi-Fi baby camera among a suite of products that debuted this week in Las Vegas at the International Consumer Electronics Show.

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Broadcom Unveils New Products, Apple Tie-Up at CES

Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. introduced a slew of new innovations at the International Consumer Electronics Show, which officially kicked off Tuesday in Las Vegas.

Broadcom Unveils New Products, Apple Tie-Up at CES

Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. introduced a slew of new innovations at the International Consumer Electronics Show, which officially kicked off Tuesday in Las Vegas.

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Vizio Introduces Ultra High-Def TVs

Irvine-based Vizio Inc. introduced its first line of ultra high-definition TVs on Monday during private meetings with media on the eve of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which opens today.

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OC Tech Sector Well Represented at Electronics Show

Event Puts 3,200-Plus Exhibitors in Spotlight

The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show kicks off this week in Las Vegas with a slew of Orange County technology companies hoping to grab headlines and secure deals at the country’s largest expo.

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BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR - Technology: Steve Milligan

Western Digital Boss Maintains Momentum in 1st Year

Western Digital Corp. Chief Executive Steve Milligan was hand-picked to execute the company’s strategic plan laid out more than a year ago.

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BUSINESS PEOPLE OF THE YEAR: Margin Call

It’s All Good in Monie’s Case as Ingram Micro Shares Climb

Ingram Micro Inc. Chief Executive Alain Monie took the helm of the world’s largest electronics distributor two years ago with an eye toward improving the company’s razor-thin margins and moving into new markets.

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Boost Mobile Cofounder to Move Headquarters for Latest Startup Here

TECHNOLOGY: OC tech talent ‘not as transient’ as LA pool

Peter Adderton, who cofounded Boost Mobile LLC and grew its revenue to more than $500 million before its sale to Nextel Communications, is planning to move his publicly traded technology company from Los Angeles to Orange County.