Orange County Business Journal

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Circuit Board Maker Finds Grass Greener in S. Dakota

Legacy Electronics has moved to South Dakota, in Technology

By Sarah Tolkoff April 3, 2011 midnight share »

Ingram Takes Aim at Higher Margins With Cloud Service

Ingram Micro is branching into cloud computing

By Sarah Tolkoff April 3, 2011 midnight share »

Stability, Sales Growth Eyed as Boost Shakes Out Latest Buy

Boost Mobile is seeing stability after a rocky combination with Virgin Mobile

By Sarah Tolkoff April 3, 2011 midnight share »

Jazz Links to French Nonprofit in Bid for Global Deals

Jazz Semiconductor inked a deal with a French nonprofit, in Technology

By Sarah Tolkoff March 27, 2011 4:03 p.m. share »

From $100 to $280M

ENTREPRENEURS: Profiles of the Business Journal’s Entrepreneur of the Year award winners: Hayes Drumwright, founder and Chief Executive, Trace3.

By Sarah Tolkoff March 27, 2011 midnight share »

Clarke: Ups, Downs, Growing Stability for Local Search Site

ENTREPRENEURS: Profiles of the Business Journal’s Entrepreneur of the Year award winners: Heath Clarke, Local.com Corp. cofounder and Chief Executive

By Sarah Tolkoff March 27, 2011 midnight share »

Microsemi Pops on Analyst's Bullish Sales Outlook

Shares of Irvine-based Microsemi Corp., a maker of chips for military, aerospace and consumer uses, jumped on Thursday after an analyst said its March quarter sales could come in above its outlook.

By Sarah Tolkoff March 24, 2011 9:19 a.m. share »

San Clemente's Legacy Electronics Moving HQ to South Dakota

Legacy Electronics Inc., a local maker of memory boards for computers, is moving its headquarters to South Dakota from San Clemente.

By Sarah Tolkoff March 23, 2011 12:56 p.m. share »
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EA Planning Push Into Blizzard’s Realm: Online Games

Blizzard’s top rival plans a new online game, in Technology

By Sarah Tolkoff March 20, 2011 midnight share »
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Software Maker Set To Open Santa Ana Office

Florida’s Ultimate Software Group plans to open an office in Santa Ana

By Sarah Tolkoff March 20, 2011 midnight share »
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Japan Fallout?

Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami could disrupt production for Kingston

By Sarah Tolkoff March 20, 2011 midnight share »

Kingston Technology: 2010 Sales of $6.5 Billion

Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Co., the top maker of memory products for computers and consumer electronics, reported a big boost in 2010 sales after a year of rebounding prices for memory chips and improving demand.

By Sarah Tolkoff March 14, 2011 8:06 a.m. share »
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Meeting of Minds on Tech Valuations

Technology buyers and sellers seem to be finding a happy medium in their valuations, prompting a growing number of deals this year.

By Sarah Tolkoff March 13, 2011 midnight share »
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Video Play

Irvine’s Specific Media is betting on streaming video commercials

By Sarah Tolkoff March 13, 2011 midnight share »
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Irvine’s Smarthome: Skymall Gadgets, Then Some

A look at Irvine gadget maker Smarthome

By Sarah Tolkoff March 13, 2011 midnight share »
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Broadcom Engineer, Helicopter Buff Visits Science Fair

Broadcom sponsored an Irvine science fair for kids, in Technology

By Sarah Tolkoff March 13, 2011 midnight share »
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Western Digital Clear No.1 with $4B Hitachi Buy

Western Digital is set to become the leader in drives with a recent buy

By Sarah Tolkoff March 13, 2011 midnight share »

Western Digital to Lead Disk Drive Market with $4.3B Hitachi Play

Shares of Irvine’s Western Digital Corp. soared on Monday on the announcement that it’s set to buy Northern California’s Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Ltd., a move that will make it the undisputed top disk drive maker.

By Sarah Tolkoff March 7, 2011 8:45 a.m. share »

Conexant Boss Set Under Buyer Golden Gate

Conexant Systems’ chief executive position has been settled

By Sarah Tolkoff March 6, 2011 midnight share »

Westinghouse Keeps Toehold as Vizio, Samsung Rule TVs

Westinghouse Digital is holding on as big rivals gain market share

By Sarah Tolkoff March 6, 2011 midnight share »

Western Digital Tops Seagate in Disk Drives in 2010

Western Digital topped Seagate by market share but still trails in revenue

By Sarah Tolkoff March 6, 2011 midnight share »

Western Digital’s Singapore Operations Expanding

Western Digital is expanding operations in Singapore, in Technology

By Sarah Tolkoff March 6, 2011 midnight share »

Report: Broadcom Rumored to Buy Israeli Chipmaker Provigent

Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. is thought to be in talks to buy Israeli chip startup Provigent Ltd.

By Sarah Tolkoff March 2, 2011 9:42 a.m. share »

Conexant's Chittipeddi Set to Run Chipmaker Under Private Equity Firm

Newport Beach chipmaker Conexant Systems Inc. plans to keep its top guy in place as chief executive under its new private equity parent.

By Sarah Tolkoff March 1, 2011 9:49 a.m. share »
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CORNER OFFICES: Inside TTM

A look at the fast-paced culture at Santa Ana’s TTM Technologies

By Sarah Tolkoff February 27, 2011 midnight share »
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Private Equity Firm Wins Conexant; CEO?

Questions remain about who will run chipmaker Conexant Systems

By Sarah Tolkoff February 27, 2011 midnight share »

Local.com Picks Up Division, Boss From Digital Post

Local.com’s latest buy has ties to a past executive, in Technology

By Sarah Tolkoff February 27, 2011 midnight share »

WebVisible Slashes Jobs, Looks to Consolidate HQ

Irvine-based software startup WebVisible Inc., which helps businesses buy and target online ads, is set to cut its workforce by half and consolidate its Southern California operations.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 25, 2011 2 p.m. share »

Vizio Still No. 1 in U.S., Grew Share in 2010

Irvine’s Vizio Inc., which designs and markets flat TVs here, said Thursday it grew its market share last year and stayed on top as the biggest seller of liquid-crystal display sets.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 24, 2011 10:23 a.m. share »

Conexant Selling to Private Equity Firm

Chipmaker Standard Microsystems Corp. is folding in a brief contest to acquire Newport Beach-based Conexant Systems Inc., which now is set to be sold for $282 million to a San Francisco private equity firm.

By Michael Lyster, Sarah Tolkoff February 23, 2011 6:32 a.m. share »

Conexant Sides With Private Equity Offer, Appeals to Standard

The board of Newport Beach-based chipmaker Conexant Systems Inc. has sided with a higher buyout offer from a private equity firm and appealed to original suitor Standard Microsystems Corp. to up its bid.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 22, 2011 7:23 a.m. share »
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Quest Acquisition Part of Larger Focus on Network Security

Quest Software has been on a buying spree in the past year

By Sarah Tolkoff February 20, 2011 midnight share »

GPS Software Maker Buys Rival, Boosts Customers

Aliso Viejo’s Telogis picked up a New Jersey-based rival, in Technology

By Sarah Tolkoff February 20, 2011 midnight share »
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Blizzard Turns 20, Enters New Era

Blizzard kicked off its 20th anniversary with banners, parties and special awards

By Sarah Tolkoff February 20, 2011 midnight share »
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New Solid State Players Hit STEC Profits

STEC is seeing more competition in the solid state drive market

By Sarah Tolkoff February 20, 2011 midnight share »

STEC's Results Top Expectations, Investors Focus on Competition

Shares of Santa Ana’s STEC Inc., a maker of flash memory drives for corporate data networks, slumped Monday, despite a better than expected outlook for the current quarter.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 14, 2011 12:05 p.m. share »

Quest Acquires Security Software Company

Aliso Viejo-based business software maker Quest Software Inc. on Monday said it purchased Morrisville, N.C.-based e-DMZ Security LLC, a privately held maker of security software for corporate networks.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 14, 2011 8:54 a.m. share »

Incipio Is Accessory to Verizon’s iPhone Sales Record

Incipio Technologies is profiting from soaring iPhone sales at Verizon, in Technology

By Sarah Tolkoff February 13, 2011 midnight share »
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Previous Chief Part of Rival Bid for Conexant

A rival bid for Conexant is being headed by the company’s former leader

By Sarah Tolkoff February 13, 2011 midnight share »
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Western Dig’s HQ: Back to the Future

Western Digital was thrifty in its design of a new headquarters

By Sarah Tolkoff February 13, 2011 midnight share »

Report: Kingston's $3M Investment in Taiwanese Chipmaker Confirmed

Fountain Valley’s Kingston Technology Co., the top maker of memory products for computers, on Friday was confirmed to have made a roughly $3 million investment in Taiwanese chipmaker JMicron Technology Corp., according to reports.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 11, 2011 9:10 a.m. share »

Ingram CEO Gives Muted Q1 Outlook, Investors Shrug

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc., the biggest distributor of computers, software and other technology products, on Thursday gave a muted outlook for the current quarter.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 10, 2011 1:34 p.m. share »

Circuit Board Maker TTM Technologies Slumps on Outlook

Shares of Santa Ana-based TTM Technologies Inc., a maker of printed circuit boards for networking gear and consumer electronics, slumped on Thursday after the company gave a lukewarm outlook for the current quarter.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 10, 2011 1:20 p.m. share »

Epicor Gives Tepid Outlook, Q4 Results Miss Expectations

Shares of Irvine-based business software maker Epicor Software Corp. fell on Wednesday after the company gave an outlook for the current quarter that failed to woo investors.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 9, 2011 2:12 p.m. share »

Smith Micro Plummets on Outlook, Slowing Orders

Shares of Aliso Viejo’s Smith Micro Software Inc., a maker of connection management software for mobile devices, plummeted Wednesday after the company lowered its sales outlook for the current quarter, citing a sudden drop off in orders and a slower roll out of next-generation wireless networks.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 9, 2011 9:23 a.m. share »

Chipmaker Conexant Soars on Rival Buyout Offer

Shares of Newport Beach-based Conexant Systems Inc. soared on Tuesday to reflect a rival buyout bid by San Francisco’s Golden Gate Private Equity Inc.

By Michael Lyster, Sarah Tolkoff February 8, 2011 9:39 a.m. share »

Irvine's Kofax Reports Higher Profit; Bullish Sales Outlook

Irvine software maker Kofax PLC doubled profits for the six months through December and sees sales rising 14% in the first half of the year.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 7, 2011 12:07 p.m. share »

Blizzard Sets Date for Local Fanfest

Irvine’s Blizzard Entertainment Inc. got a jump on things this year and announced on Monday the dates of its annual fan convention, which attracts nearly 30,000 people to Anaheim.

By Sarah Tolkoff February 7, 2011 9:33 a.m. share »
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Smith Micro’s Shares Fall Back to Reality on 4G Concerns

4G’s bumpy path for Smith Micro

By Sarah Tolkoff February 6, 2011 midnight share »
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Memory Products Maker Viking Retools, Diversifies

Viking Modular Solutions is looking to diversify

By Sarah Tolkoff February 6, 2011 midnight share »

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