Chris Casacchia

Technology Editor/Reporter

Chris Casacchia covers technology, aerospace and defense and sports. He can be reached at casacchia@ocbj.com.

Email: casacchia@ocbj.com
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Recent Stories

Mavenlink, Prepping for IPO, to Double OC Headcount

SOFTWARE: Goldman, Carrick among top investors

Business software maker Mavenlink Inc. has laid out an aggressive local expansion plan as it eyes an initial public offering.

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Startups & Innovations

Xentaurs LLC, a fast growing IT consultancy established in 2016, has relocated and expanded into new offices at University Research Park for its new Irvine headquarters.

Recall Masters Helps Car Owners, Sees Sales Explode

AUTOMOTIVE: Firm uses AI to find defective parts

The nation’s largest auto safety recall a decade ago provided a foundation to build one of the fastest-growing startups in Orange County.

Boeing’s HB Factory Loses Drone Order to St. Louis

Soccer Club Plays Online; One Stop in Quick Deal

The Boeing Co.’s sprawling Defense, Space and Security division in Huntington Beach will not benefit from the unit’s new $805 million contract from the Department of Defense to manufacture the U.S. navy’s first carrier-based drone.

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in midday trading to 2,889.45.

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Jimmy P is Back, Sees Edge in Small Caps

TECHNOLOGY: Former Microsemi CEO looking for small caps

James Peterson is back in business.

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Testing Company NTS Switches HQ to Anaheim

SERVICES: Says move to better serve customers

National Technical Systems Inc., one of the nation’s largest testing companies, has relocated its headquarters from Calabasas to Anaheim.

Zadara Wows Microsoft Vet to Tune of $25 Million

Microsemi Chip OK’d For Outerspace Work

Irvine-based data storage products maker Zadara Storage Inc. closed a $25 million Series C funding round led by Israel Growth Partners, which was founded by a Microsoft Corp. veteran.

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.5% in midday trading to 2,887.31.

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Lantronix Rises Again on Sales, Well-Known Investor

TECHNOLOGY: Reports first annual profit in 18 years

Wall Street is warming up to networking and Internet of Things equipment maker Lantronix Inc. after years of lackluster performance.

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