Electronic ‘Whiteboards’ Part of 20% Growth
Brea-based visual display maker ViewSonic Corp. puts stock in going to school.
CYBERSECURITY: Harmer says to stop blaming users
Bil Harmer, the recently appointed “chief evangelist” at identity security software maker SecureAuth Corp. of Irvine, wants businesses to safeguard their systems better and stop blaming individual employees for inadvertent data breaches.
Accurate Background Plans Push on CareerBuilder Unit Buy
Technology has greatly changed Irvine-based Accurate Background, which is slated to become one of the largest U.S. employment screening companies with its planned purchase of a CareerBuilder unit.
TELECOM: 5G for Bay Area’s ‘Fleet of the Future’
Wireless infrastructure firm Mobilitie LLC expects an ambitious telecommunications project it is working on for the Bay Area’s main public transportation system will lead to similar undertakings elsewhere in the U.S. and overseas.
Uses: Finding Weapons, Inspecting Boat Hulls
Picture a drone—not an ordinary sky-high kind, but one that zips around underwater, inspecting boat hulls, maintaining fish farms, and helping cops find discarded weapons.
Grant to Boost Tech Curriculum
The University of California-Irvine School of Law aims to help its students and the legal profession as a whole keep up with challenges posed by artificial intelligence, from its impact on bail decisions to product liability and privacy.
Irvine-based unit makes ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘World of Warcraft’
GAMING: Brookfield joins Simon as investor
Allied Esports Entertainment Inc. Chief Executive Frank Ng is optimistic about the future of his company that operates venues and live events for video gaming enthusiasts, and the Irvine-based entertainment firm has new real estate-related deals to bolster his point.
HQ Move to Long Beach in Midyear
Small-satellite launcher Rocket Lab, which recently said it’s moving operations about 10 miles from Huntington Beach to a spot near Long Beach Airport, sees a future in national security missions like the one it’s carrying out for the U.S. spy satellite agency.
Lake Forest Firm Explores Console Gaming
Lake Forest-based Panasonic Avionics is doing its part to improve air travel—at least in terms of in-flight entertainment options.
AEROSPACE: $60M war chest could increase
Derek Coppinger, the newly appointed chief executive of Raptor Scientific LLC, is pursuing an aggressive rollup strategy of small to midsize companies to consolidate the testing and measurement sector of the aerospace and defense industry for his recently formed company’s owners, Newport Beach-based investment firm L Squared Capital Partners.
CHIPMAKERS: CEO Busch courts new investors for 2020
... and that word is 'ubiquitous AI'
Alliance Has 120 Members; Separate Product Company
In an increasingly interconnected world, the Newport Beach-based industry group known as the ioXt Alliance is trying to set the global security standard for products that consumers buy and use every day.
China’s US Outpost Hires Former Toshiba Exec
Scott Ramirez, senior vice president for the recently formed North America unit of Chinese television giant Konka Group Co., is quickly getting to business from his new outpost in Irvine.
ECONOMY: D.C. disputes, trade tops list of concerns
Orange County executives are heading into the new year with a fresh dose of optimism, while they’re still keeping a wary eye on the how political turmoil in the nation’s capital may affect their companies, California State University-Fullerton economists said in their latest business expectations survey.
IoT Firm Could Double Footprint
Irvine-based Advantech Co., a maker of industrial PCs and embedded Internet of Things devices, is looking to build a new campus in Orange County that will strengthen its operations in California and will serve as North American headquarters.
Move to OC On Track for Summer
Epson Inc., best known for its printers and scanners, has introduced a new family of big-screen streaming laser projectors for improved at-home viewing of their favorite television shows and online content, at what the company thinks is an advantageous price.
TECHNOLOGY: CEO Chen talks machines at CES
BlackBerry Ltd. Chief Executive John Chen said the company’s Irvine-based BlackBerry Cylance cybersecurity unit will become increasingly important for the Canada-based company.
TECHNOLOGY: Contract Wins for Defense Disruptor
A quick recap of some, but certainly not all, of Palmer Luckey’s more notable activities in 2019:
TECHNOLOGY: Bay takes over key revenue unit
Paul Bay has taken over operations of Ingram Micro Inc.’s worldwide technology solutions business, which last year accounted for about 90% of the Irvine-based tech wholesale distributor’s revenue.
Inter Milan Using AI To Manage Game, Media Data
Professional soccer club Internazionale Milano has enlisted Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq:VERI) to help manage its archived footage.
OC’s Standing As Hub Could Suffer
Mike Gentile, CEO of San Clemente-based cybersecurity company Cisoshare, says Orange County’s technology industry is well placed to benefit from new developments but needs the right professional training programs—and more of them.
Slower Growth Forecast in OC, Tech Jobs Lag
Predictions for the Orange County economy in 2020 vary, but one thing people agree on is the need to watch the tight, and potentially troublesome, local labor market.
TECHNOLOGY: Partnering, acquisitions possible
Data analytics software maker could pursue partnerships, licensing, buys.
With a move to larger Irvine headquarters on the docket for 2020, Alteryx Inc. is expected to see an already rapid hiring push continue in Orange County.
Automation, AI, Aerospace, 5G Push the Pace
Orange County’s tech companies will be focusing on automation, artificial intelligence and more ways to speed up tedious, routine office processes in 2020.