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Broadcom Moves on Android, IP Get Strong Reviews

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

Seagate Rebuff Could Mean Rising Tide for Western Dig

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

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Blizzard Wishes Electronic Arts Best With Challenger

Price Right Again on Linc Sale to ABM; Broadcom’s Residual Honors From Beceem Deal

A Northern California rival of Blizzard Entertainment is coming out with its own multiplayer game, in the Technology column

Conexant Puts Chittipeddi in Charge, Next in Line

Broadcom Keeps Buying; E-Reader Price Cuts Won’t Hit Chips; Microsoft Vet for Predixion

Newport Beach’s Conexant has promoted Sailesh Chittipeddi to president and chief operating officer, putting him next in line for the top post, in the Technology column

Symwave Deal Has Cohen, Crew Considering Options

Broadcom Takes More Space in Silicon Valley; Consumer Electronics Poised for Holidays

A number of executives at Laguna Niguel's Symwave are up for grabs now that the company has been sold, in the Technology column

Aliso Viejo Startup Finds Revenue in Epicor Legacy

China Hire for QLogic; 3-D Royalties for Quartics; M86 Gets $3 Million in Venture Funding

Two former executives from Epicor are seeing success as software consultants, in the Technology column

Universal Electronics Builds Market Share With Buy’s New Website Targets Soccer Moms; Tech Coast Hosts Event to Find New Ideas

Universal Electronics in Cypress bought a Chinese remote control and TV maker, in the Technology column

Broadcom Ready to Ride Apple Tablets to Sales Gains

Seagate Deal Could Ease Drive Price Wars for Western Digital; Dressler, SRS Adds Advisers

Irvine’s Broadcom stands to benefit from an increase in sales of tablet PCs, in the Technology column

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Specific Media Gets Into Video With N.Y Acquisition

$4 Million in Funding for Applied Voice; Desai’s Deal Helps Sell QLogic Succession Plan

Irvine’s Specific Media acquired a New York-based video advertising provider, in the Technology column

Kingston to World: Please Destroy Our Solid State Drive

Analyst: Western Digital May See Flat Quarter; Incubator Opens at University Research Park

Kingston Technology put out a call for participants in its annual competition to destroy its solid state drive, in the Technology column

Toshiba Teams With Best Buy on Computer for Kids

Blizzard Cofounder Adham Turns Up With Hedge Fund; $5 Million in Funding for Predixion

Toshiba’s laptop division is coming out with a laptop specifically designed for kids, in the Technology column

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Blizzard Sites Rank High as Online Game Sales Reign

Iteris Makes Lane-Departure Warning System Sale; Broadcom Foundation Hosts Science Fair

For the first time more computer games were sold online than in stores, in the Technology column

Ingram Micro Makes Cloud Computing Buy in Belguim

Newport, QLogic Add Directors; Fleet Tracking Software Maker Telogis Signs Chilean Seller

Ingram Micro bought a small software company in Belgium, in the Technology column

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Fortune’s Fast-Growing List: M-Flex’s Only Local Co.

Permlight Raises Round of Financing; DealGooder Launches Website with Charitable Side

Anaheim’s Multi-Fineline Electronix was ranked No. 35 on Fortune magazine’s list of 100 fastest-growing companies, in the Technology column

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Integrien Buy Part of Wave of Cloud Computing Deals

Western Digital Adds Director; Gartner Forecasts Jump in Chip Sales, Slower Growth in ’11

Integrien in Irvine is being bought by a software company in Palo Alto, in the Technology column

Emulex Names Benck President, Closes Key Acquisition

Smart Card Maker CardLogix Plans To Raise Money, Targeting Healthcare as Growth Area

Jeff Benck took over the No. 2 spot as president at Costa Mesa’s Emulex, in the Technology column

Mindspeed Announces Board Member, Design Win

Western Digital Starts Irvine HQ Relocation; WebVisible Expands in India, Adding Workers

Mindspeed added Robert Conrad to its board earlier this month, in the Technology column

Analyst Gives Props to Netlist on Emerging Turnaround

Broadcom Gets Another Independent Director; Solarflare, WiSpry Add Engineering, Sales VPs

Netlist in Irvine is turning business around with a new business strategy, in the Technology column

Blizzard Provides Needed Boost for Parent Company

Smith Micro Adds Verizon Vet as Director; Software Startup Hires Executives, Gets Funding

Blizzard shattered sales records with its latest release, in the Technology column

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Quest Software Back To Buying with Two Recent Deals

Parallax Capital Acquires Seattle-Based Co.; UST Global Looking to Triple India Workforce

Quest Software bought two companies in the last month, in the Technology column

Foothill Ranch Software Co. Buys Telecom Technology

‘World of Warcraft’ Movie Moving Ahead Slowly; Irvine’s Integrien Picks Up Another Patent

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies in Foothill Ranch bought some assets from a Canadian software company, in the Technology column

Microsemi Lands Government Contract for GPS Chips

Western Digital Taps Ray To Take Larger Role; WiSpry Working in Denmark on Antennas

Microsemi landed a $22 million government contract via its newest acquisition, a Phoenix-based chipmaker, in the Technology column

Web Traffic Manager BandCon of Costa Mesa Bought

Blizzard Holding Creative Writing Contest; AT&T Upgrades Cell Phone Network in County

Costa Mesa’s BandCon was recently bought, but plans to keep its local office and network operations here, in the Technology column

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Ingram Micro Adds Broadcom’s McGregor to Board

Chip Sales Forecast to See Big ’10 Rebound; Software Startup Names Tech Veteran Chairman

Ingram Micro added a top Broadcom executive to its board, in the Technology column

Legal Software Maker Sets Up Shop Here, Taps Exec

Blizzard Convention: Field Day for Scalpers; Ingram Caps Busy Few Weeks with Green Nod

A legal software startup relocated to Santa Ana and named a local executive as its top guy, in the Technology column

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MegaPath Acquires Best Buy Tech Unit Speakeasy

Irvine Sensors Lands $6 Million in Contracts; Ingram Micro Brings on Veteran Logistics Exec

A Costa Mesa company bought a Best Buy unit, in the Technology column

Software Veterans Raise Venture Cash at Latest Startup

Private Equity Firm Buys Anaheim Electronics Maker; Tech Companies, Executives Honored

A startup software company raises $3.3 million in its first round of funding, in the Technology column

Cell Phone Chipmaker WiSpry Sees Leadership Shift

Kingston Increases Lead in Key Memory Products Segment; Chip Startup Raises $24 Million

A cofounder is back in charge at chip startup WiSpry, in the Technology column

Irvine Software Startup Integrien Raises $8M in Funding

Toshiba Consolidating N.J. Operations into Irvine Unit; Vizio Launches Canada Web Site

Irvine-based software startup Integrien recently raised $8 million in venture funding, in the Technology column

Dwight Decker Gives Up Seat at Chipmaker Conexant

Sales at Sage Continue Downward Slide; Irvine Software Maker Bought for $40 Million

Dwight Decker gave up his board seat at Conexant, in the Technology column

Western Digital Acquires Glass Maker Hoya for $235M Hires AOL Exec With Local Search Know-How; MegaPath Hires Sales Veteran

Western Digital acquired some assets of Japanese glass maker Hoya for $235 million, in the Technology column

Microsemi Cleared of Patent Infringement Charges

Western Digital Makes Software Application for Apple Products; YouMail Buys Customer List

Microsemi was cleared last month by a federal trade watchdog of infringing on patents owned by 02Micro International, in the Technology column

Seal Beach Maker of Solar Power Panels Raises $129M

Broadcom Makes Headway in GPS Patent Case; StrataCare Buys Unit of Insurer March Inc.

Seal Beach-based Amonix Inc. said it raised $129 million in a second funding, in the Technology column

MegaPath of Costa Mesa Combines With San Jose Co.

Federal Judge Reverses Ruling in Broadcom-Qualcomm Case; Kingston Buys Elpida Shares

Costa Mesa’s MegaPath is combining with a data services provider to form a new private company, in the Technology column

Microsemi Buys Phoenix Chipmaker White Electronic

Irvine Startup YouMail Counts a Million Users; WebVisible Plans Doubling of Workforce

Microsemi is set to acquire a Phoenix chipmaker for $100 million, in the Technology column

Chinese Co. Buys Online Game Maker Red 5 of Irvine

Blizzard Dispels Rumors and Keeps BlizzCon in Anaheim; Epicor’s Former No. 2 Lands Gig

Irvine’s Red 5 Studios was acquired by a Chinese video game developer, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

Extron Electronics Nabs Unit of Burbank’s Electrosonic

Quartics Sets Up Systems Engineering Shop in Shanghai; RFaxis Adds Cisco Veteran to Board

Anaheim’s Extron Electronics earlier this month acquired a division of Burbank-based Electrosonic, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

QLogic Continues Sales Hiring With Japanese Addition

OptionEase Hires Software Head; Acer Grabs No. 2 Spot; Analyst: Conexant Moves Positive

QLogic is continuing its yearlong push to beef up its sales staff, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

Report: Drive Maker Rally May Be at Peak of Run-Up

January Sales Could Lead Chipmakers to Up Outlooks; Broadcom Saves Irvine Science Fair

One analyst sees disk drive makers hitting a wall this year after a big stock run-up in the past year or so, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

Local Chipmaker Nabs $15 Million in Venture Round

Software Maker 3Tera Bought by CA; Broadcom, Others Pledge to Hire Grads, Back Startups

Newport Media recently landed $15 million in a round of venture funding, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

Report: Chip Industry in Recovery From Dismal 2009

DDi Buys Canadian Printed Circuit Board Rival; Mobile Edge Announces Line of Green Bags

The chip industry is slowly emerging from its worst downturn since 2001, in the Technology column

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TTM Buys Printed Circuit Board Unit for $521 Million

Ex-Jazz CEO Amelio Advises at Newport’s InteliCloud; Broadcom Foundation Hires Director

TTM Technologies recently agreed to buy the printed circuit board business of Hong Kong-based Meadville Holdings, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

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Broadcom’s McGregor on OC: ‘Culture of Creativity’

Ingram Inks Deal With Cisco to Push Sales of Networking Gear; Skullcandy Opens OC Office

The chip industry is slowly emerging from its worst downturn since 2001, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

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Security Software Maker M86 Buys Israeli Company

Kingston Selling Movies on USB Drives, Memory Cards; Universal Electronics Adds Director

A local maker of Web filtering servers and software for small businesses and schools has acquired an Israeli company, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

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Ingram Makes Small Storage Buy; Optimistic Outlook

Microsemi Cutting Costs in Arizona Plant Closure ; Vizio, Sony License Other’s Technology

Ingram Micro recently made a small acquisition, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

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Three Local Cos. Land on Fast 500 List; Semicoa Plugging Away After Private Equity Sale is launching Web sites for international shoppers, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolfkoff

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Lantronix Looks to Cut Shares, Boost Price for Nasdaq

Jazz, Microsemi Sign Government Chip Contracts; Ready at Dawn to Sell Game Development

Lantronix is set to appeal its delisting from the Nasdaq exchange, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

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Local Software Maker Tracking Swine Flu Vaccinations

Vehicle Maker T3 Lands Deal With Target; True Games Interactive Opens Studio in Austin

A Lake Forest software maker is tracking swine flu vaccines, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

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German Co. Buys Smart Card Cos., Keeps Operations’s Stock Runs Up on Growth, Rumors; Tech Evolution Awards Inaugural Event

The parent company of Hirsch Electronics is continuing its roll-up strategy, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

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Analyst: Broadcom Patent Infringement Case a Hard Sell

Now Independent Semicoa Gets $16 Million Investment; D-Link Continues Exec Hiring Streak

One analyst thinks Broadcom’s patent infringement claim against Emulex is a hard sell, in the Technology column

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UCI Expanding Study of Computer Games with Center

Smith Micro Buying Maker of Smartphone Software; Dwight Decker Named to New Board

UC Irvine is expanding its study of computer games, in the Technology column by Sarah Tolkoff

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Latest in Sage Restructuring: VP To Oversee Resellers

Targus Turns Focus to Consumers With Logo, New Line; Kofax Buys Company to Fill Need

Sage Software is revamping how it sells its software for small and midsize businesses, in the Technology column

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TTM Technologies Shifts Work to Santa Ana from L.A.

Marshal8e6 Shortens Name Again After Year of Changes; Broadcom Lands Chip Customers

Circuit board maker TTM Technologies is closing two California plants and moving some work to Santa Ana, in the Technology column

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Emulex, IBM Team Up on Adapter Contract, Licensing

Toshiba Launching Social Network Site for Employees; BlizzCon Close to Max Attendance

Emulex recently broke protocol and revealed a customer, in the Technology column

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Blizzard Starting Subscription Magazine for ‘Warcraft’

Vizio Keeps Top Market Share for Flat LCD TVs; UST Global Enticed to Open Office in Chile

Blizzard is launching a quarterly magazine, in the Technology column

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Motion Animation Company Acquired, CEO Stays Put

New Execs at Marshal8e6, OptionEase; H Box Video Display Wraps Up Run at Art Museum

A San Clemente motion animation company is bought, in Technology column

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