Orange County Business Journal

Michael Lyster is editor of the Business Journal. He directs the paper's coverage and layout and oversees a team of award-winning reporters. He also oversees the paper's Web site. He can be reached at

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CEO, CFO of Lantronix Step Down

The chief executive and chief financial officer of Irvine networking gear maker Lantronix Inc. have stepped down over protracted tensions stemming from a board battle last year.

By Michael Lyster June 27, 2011 10:11 a.m. share »
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Network Chipmaker Raises $14 Million

ClariPhy has raised $14 million in a round of venture funding

By Michael Lyster June 26, 2011 midnight share »
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Simons’ New House Venture Sells 103 Homes

Ron Simon’s home development near Temecula has sold out

By Michael Lyster June 26, 2011 midnight share »

Western Digital Jumps on Bullish Analyst Comments

Shares of Irvine disk drive maker bucked a down day on Wall Street Thursday after an analyst offered an upbeat projection on the company’s performance for the current quarter.

By Michael Lyster June 23, 2011 4:16 p.m. share »

Former Disney, Corinthian Exec Ouimet To Run Knott's Berry Farm Parent

Matt Ouimet, a onetime head of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and a former executive at Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., has been tapped to lead the parent company of Knott’s Berry Farm.

By Michael Lyster June 20, 2011 2:55 p.m. share »

Networking Chipmaker ClariPhy Raises $14M

Irvine-based networking chipmaker ClariPhy Inc. has raised $14 million in a round of venture funding led by Europe’s Nokia Siemens Networks.

By Michael Lyster June 20, 2011 9:10 a.m. share »

Medical Services Company Alliance Seeks Debt Deal

Newport Beach-based Alliance Healthcare Services Inc. is looking to borrow $590 million to pay off existing debt.

By Michael Lyster June 19, 2011 midnight share »
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Circuit Board Maker Expands With Plants in China

M-Flex opened two plants in China

By Michael Lyster June 12, 2011 midnight share »

WSJ: Pimco Lost $3.4B Investing in Lehman Debt

Newport Beach-based Pacific Investment Management Co. lost more than $3.4 billion investing in Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. debt before the investment bank failed in 2008, according to a story in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal.

By Michael Lyster June 7, 2011 8:17 a.m. share »

Quest Acquires Network Software Maker

Aliso Viejo-based business software maker Quest Software Inc. has acquired a maker of software that boosts access to data stored on various computers on a network.

By Michael Lyster June 6, 2011 6:39 a.m. share »

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