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TECHNOLOGY: Battling STEC on solid state drives
Viking Modular Solutions is looking to diversify
TECHNOLOGY: Long rollouts dim outlook; hot-spot boost?
4G’s bumpy path for Smith Micro
Shares of Aliso Viejo’s Quest Software Inc., a maker of business software, continued their bearish slide on Friday, a day after the company gave mixed fourth quarter results.
Aliso Viejo-based Buy.com Inc., an online retailer, said Thursday it agreed to buy Maryland-based DecisionStep Inc. for undisclosed terms.
Shares of Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. slumped Tuesday as investors looked past fourth-quarter results that topped expectations and an in-line forecast for the current quarter and seemed to seize instead upon a slip in profit margins.
THE LIST: Oakley, Blizzard rule; 560 new jobs in past year
ABOUT THE LIST: The county’s largest foreign-owned companies saw an uptick in hiring. Includes the 2011 OC's FOREIGN-OWNED COs List for download (pdf)
TECHNOLOGY: 250 people at tech center, stores, acquisition
Microsoft is planning a second store here
Already Has Dublin Site, Joins Other OC Companies
Quest Software is expanding in Ireland, in Technology
Shares of Aliso Viejo’s QLogic Corp., a maker of electronics for data storage networks, rose Thursday after the company’s December quarter profits trounced Wall Street’s expectations.
Shares of Irvine-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. rose Thursday after the company gave an outlook for the current quarter that was in line with Wall Street’s expectations.
Newport Beach-based Acacia Research Corp. said Tuesday it moved its patent licensing unit to Texas. The unit, dubbed Acacia Research Group LLC, has relocated its corporate headquarters to Frisco, Texas.
Newport Beach-based Mindspeed Technologies Inc., a maker of networking chips, on Monday reported an outlook for the current quarter that’s in line with Wall Street’s expectations.
Fountain Valley’s Kingston Technology Co., the top maker of memory products for computers, is said to be making an investment in Tawainese chipmaker JMicron Technology Corp., according to reports.
Settlement With CSR Ends Five-Year Case on Patent
Broadcom settled a lawsuit over GPS chips, in Technology
Shah Does Books, Streamlines Onetime Maker of Amps for Zeppelin, Cream
Profile, CFO of the Year, Rising Star award - Jatan Shah, QSC Audio Products LLC
Profile, CFO of the Year, Public Company award - Bret Johnsen, Mindspeed Technologies Inc.
TECHNOLOGY: Scanner unit has seen slipping sales; frees up focus for software
Kofax is selling its scanner business
Obama administration aims to cut process time by half
Faster pace on patents spur IP work
Shares of Costa Mesa-based Emulex Corp., a maker of electronics for data storage networks, slumped on Thursday after the company gave a tepid outlook for the current quarter.
Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software Inc., a maker of business software, said Thursday it’s set to expand its operations in Ireland.
Shares of Irvine’s Western Digital Corp., a maker of disk drives for computers, servers and consumer electronics, rose on Tuesday after the company reported results for the December quarter that bested Wall Street’s expectations.
Irvine’s Kofax PLC, a maker of software that helps businesses cut down on paper and data entry, said Monday it’s shedding its European division that distributes scanners and servers in a private equity buyout valued at about $23 million.
TECHNOLOGY: set to run unit, products, engineering for parent
Conexant’s Sailesh Chittipeddi will play a big role after the chipmaker is bought
Box sends media from PCs to TVs; social media apps
D-Link Systems is seeing growing sales for its Boxee Box, in Technology
TECHNOLOGY: combined PC, TV units want to link “screens”
Toshiba hopes its combined PC and TV units will connect with consumers
There’s chatter that Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. could be looking to buy Taiwan’s Ralink Technology Corp.
Shares of Santa Ana’s TTM Technologies Inc., a maker of printed circuit boards, soared on Thursday after the company boosted its outlook for the fourth quarter.
Aliso Viejo-based QLogic Corp., a maker of electronics that speed up the flow of data on corporate storage networks, on Wednesday boosted its profit outlook and narrowed its sales outlook for the December quarter.
Shares of Aliso Viejo’s Smith Micro Software Inc., a maker of software for cell phones and for connecting mobile devices to wireless networks, rose Tuesday after the company narrowed its outlook for the fourth quarter in line with Wall Street’s expectations.
Newport Beach chipmaker Conexant Systems Inc. is being acquired for $284 million by Hauppauge, N.Y.-based Standard Microsystems Corp., which is offering nearly 20% more than what the company was worth before the deal was announced.
HID Set to Put Mountain View Firm Into Fold; ‘Warcraft’ Boosts Claim on Gamers’ Time
Blue Cava aims to recruit with a gourmet food truck, in Technology
TECHNOLOGY: Court plans new way of considering award to close case against Microsoft
Uniloc won a patent fight against Microsoft, but what it will reap is unclear
TECHNOLOGY: Vizio joins fray; Broadcom’s big claims
Companies made their way to CES to show off their newest products
Shares of Newport Beach-based chipmaker Mindspeed Technologies Inc. plummeted after the company gave a glimpse at its first quarter results, which fall below Wall Street’s expectations
Retail buyers, businesspeople, press and thousands of gadget-gawkers descended on Las Vegas Wednesday to kick off the year’s biggest technology trade show.
Irvine’s Uniloc USA Inc., a maker of security, anti-piracy and fraud prevention software, claimed a final victory on Tuesday in its long-running legal battle with software kingpin Microsoft Corp.
Shares of Irvine’s Broadcom Corp., a maker of chips for computers, cell phones and consumer electronics, rose on Monday after an analyst said it's set to be among the big winners at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
European Sales Boost Outlook on Ingram Micro; HID Global Pays $162M for Fremont Firm
Irvine’s Broadcom made a series of new product announcements at its annual analyst conference in December, in the Technology column
TECHNOLOGY: Companies do bigger booths, send more people, book more meetings
Local companies are spending more on this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
TECHNOLOGY: Frenchman takes over after restructuring led by outgoing boss Swenson
Sage Software has tapped Frenchman Pascal Houillon as CEO to replace Sue Swenson
TECHNOLOGY: Competitor eyes bigger share on Infiniband
Aliso Viejo electronics maker QLogic could see a threat to a niche line from the combination of two Israeli competitors
Kingston Technology Leaders Rode Rebound, Expanded Industry Dominance
The Business Journal takes a look at the businesspeople who excelled in 2010. Kingston Technology Co. cofounders David Sun and John Tu
MARKETING: New features, add-ons; sights on bigger players
Irvine’s Vizio is looking to grab more market share from its competitors in the maturing market for flat TVs
Spierkel’s Pair of Influential Listings; Tech Sector Ranks 14th; Lawyer Blogs Latest Patents
Western Digital’s recent failed attempt to buy its biggest rival may bode well for the Lake Forest chipmaker, in the Technology column
Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. said Wednesday it won an early round in a patent dispute with onetime acquisition target Emulex Corp. of Costa Mesa.
Lake Forest disk drive maker Western Digital Corp. can expect a happy holiday due to an end-of-the-year boost in shipments, according to recent data from El Segundo-based market researcher iSuppli Corp.
The chief executive of Irvine-based Sage Software Inc., one of the highest ranking female technology executives in the area, is set to leave the company next year.
Newport Beach chipmaker Conexant Systems Inc. said Wednesday it renewed a $20 million line.
Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. forecast sales for the current quarter to come in at the high-end of an earlier projection.
Irvine-based Epicor Software Corp., a maker of business software for manufacturers, retailers and distributors, said Monday it agreed to buy Denver’s Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corp. for $16 million.