MANUFACTURING

Staar Surgical Has Eyes on 20% Growth

HEALTHCARE: Hiring for new Lake Forest HQ

It has been more than 30 years since ophthalmic device maker Staar Surgical Co. (Nasdaq: STAA) developed its first implantable lens to treat vision issues.

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Samuelis Give $100M+ to UCLA

Henry and Susan Samueli have given more than $100 million to their namesake school of engineering—the school’s biggest donation ever—at University of California-Los Angeles.

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May Auto Sales Mixed

Monthly sales among OC’s largest automakers were mixed last month while three of the four automakers reported an increase for the year.

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Sleep Apnea Device Maker Fresca Links to App Firm

Fresca Aims to Bring To Market in 2020

Doctors will tell you that looking at your smartphone before going to bed is a bad move if you want a good night’s sleep.

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AR Glasses Pass Trial

Eyedaptic Tied to UCI Herbert Institute

Ophthalmology software startup Eyedaptic Inc. in Laguna Beach said it has completed a successful clinical trial for its augmented reality glasses, which are designed to improve quality of life for those suffering from macular degeneration—nearly 150 million people worldwide.

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Hyundai Adds Head of Sales

Randy Parker was named vice president of national sales on Wednesday by Fountain Valley-based automaker Hyundai Motor America.

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Green is Good for Cleaning Product Company

MANUFACTURING: New products, Europe facility

Earth Friendly Products continues to see green from being environmentally friendly.

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CrowdStrike Files for IPO

Crowdstrike Holdings Inc., a security software maker that got its start in OC in 2011, has filed plans to go public.

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Avid Names Interim CEO

Avid Bioservices Inc. (Nasdaq: CDMO) named board member and pharma industry vet Richard ‘Rick’ Hancock interim chief executive, succeeding Roger Lias, who has resigned from the company and its board of directors.

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BlackBerry Sees Cylance Sales ‘Slow’

TECHNOLOGY: Still may reach 30% growth

A possible key customer loss and a revenue projection lower than a prior year have zapped some mojo from Cylance Inc. in the wake of its $1.4 billion sale to BlackBerry Ltd.

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Asics Runs Back to LA Marathon

2020 Return After 5-Year Race Gap

Asics North America is going the distance.

OC 50 Car Land

WHY: Former Nissan executive recently tapped to oversee Hyundai’s Americas operations, as well as global chief operating officer.

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OC 50 Car Land

WHY: First female president for luxury British automaker, responsible for marketing, sales and service in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and South America.

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OC 50 Car Land

WHY: Heads one of the few car companies making vehicles in California at a 556,000-square-foot production hub in Moreno Valley, expansive headquarters in Irvine Spectrum.

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Chipmaker Solarflare Sells

Irvine-based Solarflare Communications is being sold to San Jose-based Xilinx Inc. on undisclosed terms.

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