Orange County Business Journal

QLogic Chairman Passes Unexpectedly

Longtime QLogic Corp. Executive Chairman HK Desai died suddenly June 8 of cardiac arrest, the Aliso Viejo-based networking gear maker said.

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QLogic’s Desai Dies at 68

Longtime QLogic Corp. Executive Chairman HK Desai died suddenly Sunday night of cardiac arrest, the Aliso Viejo-based networking gear maker announced Monday.

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QLogic’s Desai Dies at 68

Longtime QLogic Corp. Executive Chairman HK Desai died suddenly Sunday night of cardiac arrest, the Aliso Viejo-based networking gear maker announced Monday.

D-Link Expects Bump From Facebook Hook Up

Wireless Router Provides Small-Business Hot Spots

Fountain Valley-based D-Link Systems Inc. has partnered with Facebook Inc. to roll out a wireless router geared toward small-business owners.

Broadcom Leaves Baseband Chips Behind

Irvine-based Broadcom Corp. is exiting the baseband chip business, a segment dominated by San Diego rival Qualcomm Corp.

Emulex Board Revamped for Future

New Faces Give It Tools to Maximize Emerging Lines

The board at Emulex Corp. has undergone a significant turnover in the past year, replacing nearly half of its 11 seats with new directors who bring executive leadership, operations experience, and deep industry connections to the conference table.

Upping Its Game

Little Orbit Seeks to Double Revenue

Santa Ana video game publisher Little Orbit LLC aims to double business this year with an aggressive rollout plan that kicks off this week with the release of an adventure game based on a DreamWorks blockbuster.

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Broadcom to Exit Baseband Business

Broadcom Corp. shares surged in early trading Monday after the Irvine-based company announced it was exiting the baseband chip business, a segment dominated by San Diego rival Qualcomm Corp.

3-D Printer Startup Picks Industry Vet As CEO

TECHNOLOGY: Taps ex-Toshiba America executive

Airwolf 3D, the Costa Mesa startup that’s shaken up the nascent 3-D printing industry, has hired its first executive as the manufacturer aims to scale the business and attract venture capital funding.

UST Global Makes Another Purchase

Aliso Viejo-based information technology provider UST Global Inc. acquired its second company in May.

Manufacturer Moves HQ to Fremont

Identiv Inc. moved its corporate headquarters from Santa Ana to Fremont as part of a series of corporate initiatives to improve its financial standing that also included a reverse stock split.

Netwin’s Software Geared to ‘Conflict Minerals’ Rule

Takes Effect Under Terms of Dodd-Frank

Irvine-based Netwin Solutions Inc. has introduced a software program to help publicly traded companies comply with new regulatory requirements regarding the origin of certain minerals in products.

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UST Makes Another Buy

Aliso Viejo-based information technology provider UST Global Inc. has acquired its second company this month.

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Santa Ana Tech Company Moves HQ to Fremont

Identiv Inc. has moved its corporate headquarters from Santa Ana to Fremont as part of a series of corporate initiatives to improve its financial standing that also included a reverse stock split on Tuesday.

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Santa Ana Tech Company Moves HQ to Fremont

Identiv Inc. has moved its corporate headquarters from Santa Ana to Fremont as part of a series of corporate initiatives to improve its financial standing that also included a reverse stock split on Tuesday.

UST Global Buys Wisconsin Company

Aliso Viejo-based information technology provider UST Global Inc. acquired an engineering firm in Wisconsin.

Aliso Viejo-based information technology provider UST Global Inc. acquired an engineering firm in Wisconsin.

Boeing Wins $32.5 Million Radio-Support Contract

System Used by Air Force in Search and Rescues

Boeing Co. has landed a four-year, $32.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for logistics support related to a specialized communications system made at its sprawling Huntington Beach operation.

Blizzard Scores With New Kind of Game

Already 10M Users of Blizzard’s Hearthstone

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s free-to-play collectible card game has amassed more than 10 million users since its March release, setting the foundation for a potential new franchise and an emerging business model at one of the gaming industry’s most successful and influential companies.

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UST Global Buys in Midwest

Aliso Viejo-based information technology provider UST Global Inc. has acquired an engineering firm in Wisconsin.

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UST Global Buys in Midwest

Aliso Viejo-based information technology provider UST Global Inc. has acquired an engineering firm in Wisconsin.

Can Broadcom Do Baseband?

Answer Expected in 2nd Half of Year

The stage is set for Broadcom Corp. to show whether it has the stuff to become the clear-cut No. 2 supplier of baseband chips to longtime rival Qualcomm Corp.

Ex-sTec Exec Faces Trial on Insider Trading Charges

SEC Says He Didn’t Share ‘Critical’ Information

Former sTec Inc. Chief Executive and Chairman Manouch Moshayedi is set to go to trial this week as he faces insider trading charges levied by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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NB Firm to Provide Wireless Infrastructure for 9/11 Memorial

Newport Beach-based Mobilitie LLC will install one of the nation’s largest underground distributed antenna systems at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City.

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Pacific Club, Lott Team Up on New Programs

The Pacific Club Impact Foundation in Newport Beach announced two new initiatives geared for elementary and high school students, outlining the programs during a luncheon for National Football League Hall of Famer and onetime USC star Ronnie Lott’s annual award program.

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Pacific Club, Lott Team Up on New Programs

The Pacific Club Impact Foundation in Newport Beach announced two new initiatives geared for elementary and high school students, outlining the programs during a luncheon for National Football League Hall of Famer and onetime USC star Ronnie Lott’s annual award program.

Vizio Part of $5.3M Round for Wearable Tech Firm

MANUFACTURING: Pear has fitness device, app on market

Irvine-based Vizio Inc. has taken a minority stake in a local startup that’s aiming to gain a foothold in the emerging wearable technology market.

Apple Cofounder Wozniak Sings Oculus VR Praises

Doubts Morphed Into Admiration for Technology

Count Apple Inc. cofounder Steve Wozniak among the backers of Facebook Inc.’s $2 billion buy of Irvine-based startup Oculus VR Inc.

HB Home to Key Project for Boeing’s Other Business Line

TECHNOLOGY: Aerospace giant chases potential of deep-sea vehicles

A six-man team at Boeing Co.’s sprawling Huntington Beach operation is working on a little-known unmanned, underwater vehicle program that could reshape deep-sea search and exploration.

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Oculus Denies Infringement Claims

Irvine startup Oculus VR Inc., which is set to be acquired by Facebook Inc., has denied charges made by a Maryland video gaming company that it infringed on key technology that powers its breakthrough virtual reality headset.

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Oculus Denies Infringement Claims

Irvine startup Oculus VR Inc., which is set to be acquired by Facebook Inc., has denied charges made by a Maryland video gaming company that it infringed on key technology that powers its breakthrough virtual reality headset.

Ingram Adds Verizon Dealers to Mobile List

TECHNOLOGY: Multiyear pact follows Apple pact in Europe

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. has landed one of its largest mobile device distributions deals, adding to its client list in the higher-margin segment targeted by Chief Executive Alain Monie when he spearheaded the priciest acquisitions in the company’s history 18 months ago.

Giving Up a Dream

John Hamilton’s eyes tear up and his voice trembles as he recalls the stories and friendships behind his private sports memorabilia collection, one of the largest and most impressive in the world.

Samsung Galaxy 5 Has New Broadcom Technology

Improves Download Speed, Phone Sales Off to Fast Start

Samsung Electronics Co.’s highly touted smartphone released last month is carrying several Broadcom Corp. technologies, including a key combo chip that enables a clearer and more powerful Wi-Fi signal and increases power efficiency.

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Mixed Quarter for WD

Irvine-based disk drive maker Western Digital Corp. on Wednesday reported March quarter revenue in line with Wall Street estimates and net income that beat expectations.

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Mixed Quarter for WD

Irvine-based disk drive maker Western Digital Corp. on Wednesday reported March quarter revenue in line with Wall Street estimates and net income that beat expectations.

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Kia, Yokohama Latest to Cut Ties with Clippers

Kia Motors America Inc. and Fullerton-based Yokohama Tire Corp. are the latest companies to cut ties with the Los Angeles Clippers in the wake of owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist rant caught on tape.

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Kia, Yokohama Latest to Cut Ties with Clippers

Kia Motors America Inc. and Fullerton-based Yokohama Tire Corp. are the latest companies to cut ties with the Los Angeles Clippers in the wake of owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racist rant caught on tape.

Software Makers Continue Streak of Job Gains

Add 223 Local Positions for Biggest Jump in 3 Years

Orange County’s largest software makers added 223 jobs in the past year, up 2.8% from a year ago.

Upscale Gym Debuts Here as Chain’s Entree Into West

SERVICES: Life Time Enters LA, 24 Hour Fitness Territory

Life Time Fitness Inc. has entered the California market with a bang, opening the largest health club in Orange County.

Computer Products Makers Increase Local Employment

4.7% Jump Reverses Loss; 5 Add, 8 Cut, 2 Flat

The largest computer products makers in Orange County posted strong employment gains during the past year as local acquisitions helped fuel growth.

Emulex, Broadcom May Be Near Peace in Old Fight

New Agreement Hoped to Resolve IP Dispute

The long-standing legal feud between Emulex Corp. and Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. appears to be over.

Dates for Annual BlizzCon Event Set

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

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Broadcom Q1 Report Beats Estimates

Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter revenue and earnings that beat Wall Street expectations and provided a revenue target for the current quarter in line with estimates.

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Microsemi’s March Quarter Meets Expectations

Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. on Thursday reported March quarter earnings in line with Wall Street expectations.

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Broadcom Q1 Report Beats Estimates

Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter revenue and earnings that beat Wall Street expectations and provided a revenue target for the current quarter in line with estimates.

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Microsemi’s March Quarter Meets Expectations

Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. on Thursday reported March quarter earnings in line with Wall Street expectations.

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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 below 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.

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.