April 21, 1999 |
Cable modem chip supplier Broadcom Corp. on Tuesday said its earnings more than doubled in the past quarter as revenue skyrocketed, fueled by strong growth in sales of its networking products and digital television set-top box and cable modem chips. In the first three months of this year, the Irvine-based firm earned $19.3 million, or 19 cents a share, up from $7.7 million, or 9 cents a share, a year ago.
March 25, 1999
Microsemi Corp., Santa Ana-based supplier of semiconductors and other products, said it signed an agreement to supply Compaq Computer Corp. with $3.5 million worth of power-protection devices over the 1999 calendar year. The contract could be renewed annually, Microsemi said.
March 23, 1999 |
I/OMagic Corp.'s shares on Monday climbed 36%, or 63 cents, to $2.38 as the Irvine company said Circuit City Group, the No. 2 consumer-electronics chain, will begin selling such I/OMagic products as modems, CD-ROM drives and other personal-computer peripherals. The stock is traded over the counter.
March 12, 1999 |
In another sign that the weak global economy is taking its toll locally, computer distribution giant Ingram Micro Inc. said Thursday that it will cut 1,400 jobs, or 10% of its work force, because of slowing sales abroad and intense price cutting in the U.S. Santa Ana-based Ingram, the world's largest distributor of personal computers, is the second major Orange County company this week to announce sizable job cuts tied in part to lower global sales.
March 4, 1999 |
Microsoft Corp. has filed suit against nine Southland firms--three in Orange County--as part of an ongoing effort to crack down on software counterfeiting. The software giant accused Nova Tek of Orange, Pan Computer of Santa Ana and PD Software of Westminster of selling fake copies of Office Professional 97.
March 1, 1999 |
Irvine-based Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. today will join the growing ranks of computer manufacturers defecting from Intel Corp.'s chips when it introduces two new laptop computers as part of its annual roll-out of new models. As part of its move to capture more price-conscious small-business customers and general consumers, Toshiba will feature chips by Advanced Micro Devices Corp., which consistently undercuts Intel's prices.
March 1, 1999 |
The high-tech world has long been criticized for its stinginess toward charities. Given its affluence, some say, digital corporations should don the cloak of civic responsibility once worn by those working in the aerospace, utility and telecommunications worlds. A recent study by the Urban Institute found that Orange County ought to be doing better, citing that it fell outside the top 10% of metropolitan areas known for fund-raising.
February 26, 1999 |
Computer graphics equipment maker CalComp Technology Inc. of Anaheim said Thursday that it is negotiating to sell its North American service businesses and worldwide parts business to an Atlanta computer graphics distributor. Tekgraf Inc., which also manufactures custom personal computers, said it signed a letter of intent to enter negotiations to buy the operations from CalComp, which last month had said it would liquidate the company.
February 23, 1999 |
Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. said Monday it had completed its bid for control of a Singapore electronics distribution company, paying $232 million for 74.2% of Electronic Resources Ltd. The offer brings Ingram's overall investment in the company to $303 million and increases its stake in the firm to 95.1%, giving it a toehold in Asia's relatively undeveloped technology distribution. More than a year ago, Ingram Micro acquired 20.
February 15, 1999 |
These are promising times for Platinum Software Corp. The Irvine company is riding high on its corporate growth, reporting that it surged 66% and 54% in its last two quarters. Earnings for the three-month periods, minus one-time charges tied to a recent acquisition, also were up. But more important, say company executives, is that Platinum's product lineup has the future looking so rosy.