Orange County Business Journal

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Luck Didn’t Hurt

Shutterbug Built Olloclip Business With Persistence, Help From Unforseen Events

Three years ago, Patrick O’Neill was making the final tweaks on a prototype double-sided camera lens that users could attach to their iPhone 4s.

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.”

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.

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.

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.