Orange County Business Journal

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Gymnastics Competition, Trade Show to Honda Center

The Honda Center in Anaheim will host the 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships and a meeting and trade show related to the event.

Vizio Will Fight Viewer’s Tracking-Habits Lawsuit

TV Owner Says Data- Capture Disable Difficult

A class-action lawsuit in Indiana challenges a potential new revenue stream for Vizio Inc. as it weighs an initial public offering.

Big-Name Backers For NB Fintech Startup

TECHNOLOGY: NEFT seeks 30 million app users this year

A Newport Beach-based startup backed by former heads of Apple, Morgan Stanley and Nordstrom aims to bring transparency to the murky world of credit ratings.

Fearless of Failure

Entrepreneur Bounced Back from Setbacks to Create Again

A cancer diagnosis before he turned 21 changed Hayes Drumwright’s perspective on life and pushed him to take chances on business ventures.

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Clean Energy Reports Losses

Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. reported lower annual revenue and income and its stock declined in trading Friday.

Blizzard Ends 2015 Strong, Looks Ahead to Releases

Free-to-Play Game Helps Offset Subscriber Losses

Analyzing Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s performance is a bit trickier these days after the Irvine-based video game publisher stopped disclosing subscription figures for its World of Warcraft franchise, but other metrics point to a strong close to 2015 and positive indicators for the new year.

Layoffs Not In Plans for Ingram

TECHNOLOGY: Sale to Tianjin won’t impact day-to-day operations

It appears the $6 billion deal for Irvine-based Ingram Micro Inc. will not result in the type of layoffs and management changes that ushered in a new era for Broadcom Corp. after its blockbuster sale closed a month ago.

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Fujifilm Moves Optics to OC

The optical device division of Fujifilm North America Corp. has moved its West Coast headquarters from Redondo Beach to the company's facility in Cypress.

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WD Investor Opposes $19B SanDisk Buy

One of Western Digital Corp.’s largest investors plans to vote against its $19 billion takeover of Milpitas-based SanDisk Corp. at a special shareholders meeting next month.

NextVR Lands 5-Year Fox Sports Deal

Laguna Beach-based NextVR Inc. will broadcast virtual reality content in a five-year agreement with Fox Sports.

Irvine Outfit Gets Early Stake in Body Camera Trend

Zadara Partners With Firm For Storage, Organization

In Irvine-based startup is providing key technology to a growing number of law enforcement agencies that are equipping officers with body cameras.

Broadcom Shifts Into Higher Auto Tech Gear

TECHNOLOGY: Patent OK accelerates role in hot segment

A recent patent approval for Broadcom Ltd. highlights the chipmaker’s ongoing push to become an influential supplier in the hot automotive sector.

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Ingram Micro Sold for $6B

Ingram Micro Inc. shares surged more than 21% in midday trading after the Irvine-based company said it’s set to be sold for $6 billion to a Chinese conglomerate.

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NextVR Inks Fox Sports Deal

Laguna Beach-based NextVR Inc. will broadcast virtual reality content in a five-year agreement with Fox Sports.

California Fantasy Sports Regulation Bill Advances

Would Introduce Player Vetting, Operator Licenses

Daily fantasy sports operators and fans in California notched a big win at the state legislature late last month that would pave a path to regulating a booming segment of the gaming world.

Fast-Growing Startup Looks to Speed Up

TELECOM: Ultra Mobile tops $150M in revenue in third year

A Costa Mesa-based startup is rolling out two brands to complement its booming international calling card business.

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Big Job Cuts at Broadcom

San Jose-based Broadcom Ltd. will slash nearly 700 employees in Irvine as part of a nationwide cost-cutting plan under Chief Executive Hock Tan.

New Generation in OC Seeks Own Bite of Apple

TECHNOLOGY: New products in position to ride brand’s wave

Broadcom Corp. rode the Apple wave for years, growing fast on sales of connectivity chips that powered Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth applications for the iPhone and other devices.

Cuts Start at Top In Aftermath Of Broadcom Sale

TECHNOLOGY: Chipmaker’s top executives yield to Avago vets

Chief Executive Hock Tan cleared out nearly the entire management team at Broadcom Corp. following last week’s close of Avago Technologies Ltd.’s $37 billion buy of the Irvine-based chipmaker.

Netlist Partners With Samsung in $23M Memory Deal

Co-Developed Product To Be Unveiled This Year

Netlist Inc.’s new joint venture with the world’s largest electronics company paves a path to produce a new hybrid storage-class memory product geared for cloud computing, big data, and server and storage customers that could ultimately reshape the Irvine-based company’s story on Wall Street.

Manufacturer’s Recent Buy to Boost Sales by 50%

TECHNOLOGY: LoJack adds to satellite-heavy CalAmp’s line

CalAmp Corp.’s latest acquisition strengthens the company’s long-running diversification strategy crafted by Chief Executive Michael Burdiek.

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M-Flex Sold for $610M

One of China’s largest sheet metal suppliers is set to acquire Irvine-based printed circuit board maker Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. for $610 million.

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Tustin Case Maker Sold for $100M

Tustin-based smartphone battery case maker Mophie Inc. has been acquired for at least $100 million by rival Zagg Inc. in Utah.

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Kurion Sold for $350M

Irvine-based Kurion Inc., which played a key role in stabilizing the contaminated Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan nearly four years ago, has been sold for $350 million to Paris-based nuclear cleanup specialist Veolia.

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Broadcom Acquisition Closes

Broadcom Corp.’s $37 billion sale to Avago Technologies Inc. in Singapore closed today, ending the Irvine chipmaker’s 20-year history as a locally based company.

Software Maker Takes in $10 Million

Irvine-based security software maker SecureAuth Corp. raised another $10 million and expanded operations to the Beltway.

Mentor, Mom Rises at Ingram Micro

‘Focus on Great Talent Will Accelerate the Role of Women’

Gina Mastantuono has overcome more than a few challenges that pervade the male-dominated technology and finance industries in rising to a leadership position at the world’s largest distribution company.

Kia’s Road to Driverless Car Runs Through Irvine

TECHNOLOGY: Strategy hinges on voice of North American HQ

A 12-man team at the Irvine headquarters of Kia Motors America Inc. is a key part of a global engineering and development effort to bring an autonomous vehicle to the market by 2030.

OC Companies Show Off New Wares at NAMM Show

Take Advantage of 96K To Expand Penetration

The fusion of music and technology was heard loud and clear at the recently concluded National Association of Music Merchants trade show.

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WDC In-line in Q2 Amid PC Decline, Plant Closure

Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. after the close of trading reported December quarter revenue in line with Wall Street expectations and adjusted profits that narrowly beat estimates.

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Software Maker Gets $10M

Irvine-based security software maker SecureAuth Corp. has raised another $10 million and expanded operations to the Beltway.

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Breakers Tennis Back in Play in NB

The Orange County Breakers tennis club has a new home at the Newport Beach Tennis Club.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 1.47% in midday trading to 1,904.72.

Kingston Notches Firsts With Microsoft Deal

TECHNOLOGY: To make Xbox One headsets, bigger gaming name

Kingston Technology Inc.’s new licensing deal with Microsoft Corp. highlights how far the Fountain Valley company has come since introducing its first gaming accessory less than two years ago.

Soft PC Sales Put Damper on Western Digital’s 2015

Storm of Issues Precipitates 45.8% Share-Price Drop

Another sobering report on PC shipment sales underscores the lumps Irvine-based disk drive maker Western Digital Corp. took on Wall Street last year.

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Software Maker Plans to Hire 200

Smart Utility Systems today announced plans to add 200 workers this year at its new headquarters in Irvine and an international expansion plan with new offices in Asia.

Insteon Gets ‘Smarter’ With Home Audio Partnership

Teams With Sonos Speaker Maker In Latest IoT Deal

Irvine-based home automation and control technology provider Insteon continues to beef up its integration with big-name product makers in a new partnership with Sonos Inc.

OC Entries Grab Share of CES Spotlight

TECHNOLOGY: More than 100 companies join frenzy in Vegas

Orange County companies did their part to cut through the clutter at the world’s largest technology trade show, competing with more than 3,600 product makers from around the world in an effort to grab headlines, distributors and new customers.

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Ricoh Buys CM Printer Maker

Tokyo-based Ricoh Co. has acquired an industrial printer maker in Costa Mesa.

2016 Holds Promise for Abundance of New Technology

Fresh Trends Include 5G, VR, ‘Containers,’ Big Data

'Tis the season for looking ahead to emerging innovations, and perhaps no other industry outside fashion presents more fodder than the fast-moving technology sector.

Tech Firm Raises $45M for Expansion

Irvine-based smart technology provider Greenwave Systems Inc. raised $45 million in a Series C round led by the investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Singapore Technologies Telemedia.

NextVR Touts New Moves in Vegas

Laguna Beach startup NextVR Inc. broadcast last week’s Chicago Bulls-Boston Celtics game in virtual reality at a private event at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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NextVR NBA Broadcast Tonight

Laguna Beach startup NextVR Inc. will broadcast the Chicago Bulls-Boston Celtics game tonight in virtual reality at a private event at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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Kia Plans Self-Driving Car

Kia Motors Corp. aims to bring an autonomous vehicle to market by 2030 built on its newly launched Drive Wise technology that includes advanced driver assistance systems and intelligent safety features.

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Greenwave Raises $45M

Irvine-based smart technology provider Greenwave Systems Inc. raised $45 million in a Series C round led by the investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Singapore Technologies Telemedia.

Fantasy Sports Startup in Lineup for Sacramento Lobby

FantasyAces Teams With Rivals to Press Lawmakers

Aliso Viejo startup FantasyAces LLC is working with the sector’s biggest players to press state legislators to enact regulations in California on the booming daily fantasy sports segment.

Technology: Scott McGregor

Chipmaker’s $37B Price Represents Premium After Decade at Helm

It’s a bit of an understatement to say Broadcom Corp. Chief Executive Scott McGregor is leaving on a high note.

OC to Show Range of Emerging Tech at CES

TECHNOLOGY: Startups leverage convention to gain notice in industry

A startup backed by Tech Coast Angels, a clandestine chipmaker, and a spinoff from one of Orange County’s largest publicly traded companies will be among the locals to debut this week at CES, the world’s biggest technology trade show.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.59% in midday trading to 2,048.87.

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REIT Buys Again in Colorado

Steadfast Apartment REIT, an affiliate of Irvine-based Steadfast Cos., has acquired a 222-unit apartment complex in Colorado for $44.2 million.

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