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OC 50 Tech Titans

WHY: Runs chipmaker that’s OC’s third-largest public company, with recent $15 billion market cap. Provides Apple with mobile communications systems and radio frequency semiconductors.

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Chip Switch: Skyworks Expands Local Ops

REAL ESTATE: Takes over former Broadcom office near UCI

Skyworks Solutions Inc., Orange County’s third largest maker of computer chips by local employee count, appears poised to significantly expand its operations after striking a large lease near its existing Irvine offices.

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OC 500: Liam Griffin

Leads OC’s third-largest chipmaker … 400 local workers; 8,700 companywide … $16B market cap, $3.7B revenue … Fortune 100 fastest grower three years; Forbes top public cos. 2017 … Skyworks’ local competition has included former Microsemi, bought by Microchip Technology (see Jim Peterson) … Skyworks bought Oregon-based Avnera, $405M cash, in August ... Business Journal OC 50

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