TECH: 5G, computerized contacts; gaming masks
OC companies used a new virtual format to show their wares at the online CES 2021 show, after the coronavirus made the usual in-person Las Vegas extravaganza impossible to hold in person
Revenue Doubled in ’20; More in Store for 2021
Irvine-based Cloudvirga, a fast-growing mortgage software company, said its revenue doubled last year and it expects similar growth in 2021, spurred on by millennials and other first-time homebuyers
CEO Cotner Sees Strong Start to Year
Irvine-based Infinite Electronics Inc., a global supplier of electronic components for wired and wireless communications networks, has expanded its family of brands as the company got off to a strong start for this year
SOFTWARE: Ad tech firm files for $150M IPO
Irvine’s Viant Technology Inc., advertising software company known for purchasing Myspace.com, plans to go public in the booming digital ad market
Cunningham Sees ‘Bleak’ Outlook as Dangers Mount
With cybersecurity taking on even greater prominence, the Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine will be undertaking several initiatives to analyze and help counter increasingly dangerous computer threats.
TECHNOLOGY: Gaming venue sponsorship renewed
Kingston Technology doesn’t just know how to make computer storage and memory products.
Costa Mesa Firm’s Stock Sees Resurgence
Veritone Inc. Chief Executive Chad Steelberg believes his artificial intelligence company’s recently announced partnership with Alteryx Inc. is a step towards making Orange County an AI powerhouse.
Ships NDP100 and NDP101 processors to global customers
Giant CES tech show goes online due to coronavirus
Passenger Satisfaction And Revenue Generation
Lake Forest-based Panasonic Avionics Corp. sees growing role for AI in struggling airline industry
CHIPMAKERS: Auto-focused firm expects $1.4B valuation
Indie Semiconductor in Aliso Viejo plans to go public at a valuation of about $1.4 billion, as it seeks a larger piece of the growing automotive technology market.
TECHNOLOGY: CEO expects ‘significant’ ’21 revenue
Irvine chip technology company Syntiant Corp. has added a second-generation AI processor, aims for a significant revenue increase in 2021
‘HyperApp’ to Accelerate Loan Document Processing
Irvine-based software developer Ephesoft Inc. and automation technology company JIFFY.ai in Milpitas have teamed up to promote digital change in the financial services and mortgage industries
White Deer Buys Costa Mesa Electric Charging Station Firm
EV Infrastructure in Costa Mesa says it’s looking forward to increasing its presence in existing markets and expanding within the U.S. with its electric vehicle charging stations, following its acquisition by Houston-based White Deer Energy.
TECH: Sun, Tu see revenues top $13B
The way Kingston Technology co-founder David Sun tells it, the giant computer storage and memory products maker in Fountain Valley traces its roots to a fortune teller in Taiwan more than 30 years ago.
Optical Cables Increasingly in Demand, Says CEO
Cosemi Technologies Inc., an Irvine-based maker of high-speed active optical cables, said it plans to accelerate growth and address market opportunities after obtaining $8 million in a financing round led by Nitto Denko Corp. of Japan.
ECONOMY: Views differ on timing of recovery
Cal State University of Fullerton economists report OC executives' economic outlook remains optimistic into 2021, though sentiment is not as positive as three months ago
Plan to develop additional carbon-negative fuel and infrastructure
ECONOMY: Lag for higher-paying jobs
Orange County employment will make a strong comeback in 2021, while home building will pick up along with tourism and hospitality; higher-paying jobs remains challenge for the region
CEO Outlines Future Plans After Sale by HNA
Alain Monié, chief executive of wholesale technology distributor Ingram Micro in Irvine, has given some insights into the company’s way forward under its new U.S. owner, Platinum Equity of Los Angeles.
NASA Among Customers For Radiation Monitoring
Mirion Technologies Inc.’s Irvine-based division, a manufacturer of personal radiation monitoring devices widely used by healthcare clinicians, power plants, the military, government agencies, and most notably NASA will expand its offerings with the acquisition of German firm Dosimetrics.
DEFENSE: Luckey questions role of China on U.S. firms
Anduril Industries founder Palmer Luckey says big tech companies steer clear of U.S. military innovation projects due to a wariness of China coupled with financial and PR reasons.
TECHNOLOGY: $7.2B sale marks 20% premium from 2016
Platinum Equity agreed to acquire Orange County’s largest tech firm Ingram Micro in a deal valued at $7.2B; deal reported to be this year's biggest disposal by a Chinese company
Ransomware Risks at Top of Year-End List
Irvine-based cybersecurity firm Netwrix predicts worse threats in 2021.
Energy, Transportation, Water Among Key Goals
Sustain SoCal President Scott Kitcher points to growing investor numbers to demonstrate the increasing importance of clean technology.
Madison-based firm provides travel information tech, applications
Also challenges employee concerns as reasons for reluctance to military
Market Cap Boost After Nvidia Deal
Costa Mesa-based artificial intelligence company Veritone Inc. is projecting its upward trend will continue next year