Raytheon Moves Headquarters From El Segundo
MAY 3, 2013
In what is not a surprise for Southern California''s shift away from the industry, defense contractor Raytheon said Thursday that it is shutting down its business headquarters locations in El Segundo, and moving its Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business headquarters to McKinney, Texas. READ MORE>>.
ConsumerTrack Expands In El Segundo, Ramps Hiring
JANUARY 12, 2017
Los Angeles-based ConsumerTrack , the operator of GoBankingRates.com and other personal finance content and lead generation sites, said today that it is expanding its headquarters in El Segundo. ConsumerTrack says its customer include such companies Fidelity, Transunion, Chase Bank, and many other financial institutions. READ MORE>>.
Kite Pharma Opens New Facility In El Segundo
JUNE 21, 2016
Santa Monica-based biopharmaceuticals developer Kite Pharma has opened up a new, 43,500 square foot manufacturing facility in El Segundo, the company said today, to manufacture its cancer immunotherapy products. READ MORE>>.
Swagbucks Taps Shopzilla's Weinrot As COO
AUGUST 26, 2014
El Segundo-based Prodege , the parent company of Swagbucks , has named a new COO, naming former ShopZilla executive David Weinrot to the new position. Weinrot had been heading up operations and business management for Shopzilla, heading up its marketing, product management, sales and operations functions. READ MORE>>.
iRise Rolls Out Free iOS App Prototyping Product
MAY 8, 2012
El Segundo-based iRise , the developer of enterprise visual prototyping tools, looks to be looking to broaden the use of its products, saying today that it has released a free version of its tool to allow users to prototype iPad and iPhone applications. READ MORE>>. simulation prototoype application iphone ipad irise
Mattel Partners With Stardoll
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
El Segundo-based toy maker Mattel has inked a licensing agreement with online fashion game maker Stardoll , Stardoll announced today.
DIRECTV, Panasonic Fund 3D Films
MAY 3, 2011
El Segundo-based satellite TV operator DIRECTV and consumer electronics firm Panasonic said Tuesday that the two will be funding six 3D films, as part of an effort to train filmmakers on 3D equipment. directv panasonic film production content hollywood satellite contestThose efforts are all tied to DIRECTV's n3D, 3D channel.
International Rectifier Buys CHiL Semiconductor
FEBRUARY 25, 2011
El Segundo-based International Rectifier said Friday that it has acquired CHiL Semiconductor Corporation , a supplier of digital power management products, in a deal worth $75M in cash. IR said the buy will expand its technology position in the digital power market. READ MORE>>.
How Kaleo Is Tackling Enterprise Knowledge Sharing
JUNE 30, 2016
Phil Hui-Bon-Hoa , the CEO of El Segundo-based Kaleo (www.kaleo.com), is a serial entrepreneur who has previously built and sold four companies, including one acquired by IFILM, and another by Sun Microsystems. We're trying to save companies money, and increase the productivity of employees. What is Kaleo? Thanks, and good luck!
iRise Takes On Government Market
JULY 26, 2012
Pricing on the new software was not announced by the company. READ MORE>>. irise government application prototype visualization visual
NEOGOV Snags Funding From Warburg Pincus
OCTOBER 18, 2016
El Segundo-based NEOGOV , the developer of human resources automation software for the public sector, has raised a round of growth equity from private equity investor Warburg Pincus. The company's software-as-a-service products are used to manage recruitment, onboarding, and performance evaluation for government agencies.
Fetch Technologies Raises $4.6M
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
Fetch said its products are being used by such companies as Dow Jones, Reuters, McGraw Hill and Verifications, Inc. READ MORE>>.
AWR Links With Antenna Software
OCTOBER 10, 2011
are in a joint marketing relationship, and will connect their two software products via a new product called AWR Connected for Antenna Magus.
JustFabulous Lands $33M
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
El Segundo-based Just Fabulous , a new startup spun out of Intelligent Beauty, the e-commerce firm headed by Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg, said this morning that it has raised $33M in a Series A funding round, for its "fashion styling" and fashion site. Simmons also has been appointed President and Creative Director of the site.
International Rectifier Gets $100M In Credit Facility
OCTOBER 25, 2012
El Segundo-based integrated circuit maker International Rectifier said this morning that it has raised $100M in four year, senior unsecured credit facility. International Rectifier is a developer of power management ICs, used across a wide range of electronics products. The facility is at an interest rate of LIBOR plus 1.25
iRise Takes On iPhone Apps
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
iRise's products are used by companies to mock up screen layouts and inputs for actual applications, to make it easier to develop. Keeffe III.
How ConsumerTrack Has Created A Growing, Profitable--and Mostly Unknown Business
AUGUST 27, 2014
We spent time going out there and really talking to customers, doing primary research, and have our customers actually help us build our products.
Interview with Damir Davidovic, NEOGOV
DECEMBER 3, 2012
New products we've launched include performance, onboarding, and backend HR functionality. What is Neogov? How did you come across the market?
Ace Metrix Gets $8M For TV Ad Analytics
MAY 29, 2012
The firm, which is headquartered in Mountain View, also has operations in El SEgundo, and was founded in Los Angeles. The company said the new funding round will go towards accelerating growth, product development, and expansion into new markets. Ace Metrix is headed by Peter Daboll. READ MORE>>.
iSuppli Gets Focus From Japan Disaster
MARCH 23, 2011
El Segundo-based market research firm iSuppli , which is now owned by IHS, has gotten major focus in the last week and a half, as the electronics industry continues to figure out the scope of damage to supply chains from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. iSuppli was acquired by information publisher IHS in November. READ MORE>>.
Vantage Media Launches New Educational Marketplace Product
MARCH 21, 2012
The firm said it has launched a new, post-secondary school marketplace today, called Vantage Media SchoolSelect. READ MORE>>.
Stamps.com Buys ShippingEasy
JUNE 23, 2016
El Segundo-based Stamps.com said this week that it has acquired ShippingEasy , a developer of web-based multi-carrier shipping software product that helps e-commerce providers process, fulfill, and ship their products. Stamps.com said it would pay $55M in cash for ShippingEasy, which was based in Austin, Texas.
PCM Buys TigerDirect, Other Assets From Systemax
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
El Segundo-based PCM , the IT services provider once known as PCMall, said it has acquired the business-to-business assets of Systemax's North American Technology Group. Those businesses include IT products brand TigerDirect. pcmall systemax tigerdirect merger acquisition electronics retailer products accessories
BridgeCo Upgrades Music Networking Products
JANUARY 8, 2010
The firm said its new, JukeBlox 2.0 connections. READ MORE>>.
SoCal Tech Calendar
JANUARY 13, 2017
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Cereplast Shifts Production To Indiana
JANUARY 12, 2010
Hawthorne-based Cereplast , a developer of bio-plastics, said today that it is moving all of its R&D and production lines to Indiana, as it looks to reduce its footprint in Southern California. Cereplast is developing bio-plastic resins, an alternative to petroleum-based plastics.
PCM Opens New Data Center In Ohio
JUNE 20, 2014
El Segundo-based PCM , formerly known as PC Mall, said Thursday that it has opened up a new data center in New Albany, Ohio. PCM provides products to the business market, and has approximately $1.4 pcmall cloud hosting products PCM said the new data center is on 7.9 acres of land it purchase back in December of 2012.
GoGuardian Takes On Chromebook Management For Schools
APRIL 21, 2016
El Segundo-based GoGuardian , a developer of digital learning software, said today that it has launched a new product to help schools manage their deployment of Chromebooks. Pricing on the new tool was not announced. GoGuardian said it expects the tool to be available to the public in June. READ MORE>>.
iRise Rolls Out New User Requirements Software
MAY 20, 2016
El Segundo-based iRise , which develops application prototyping software used for developing enterprise applications, says it has rolled out a new, user requirements management feature for its product. The new features are part of all of its subscription plans, according to the ompany. READ MORE>>.
VoiceVault Takes On Voice Biometrics With SDK
JULY 10, 2014
El Segundo-based VoiceVault , a developer of biometrics technology, said this week that it has released a new software development kit to help developers add voice biometrics on their mobile apps. Pricing on the product was not announced. The 15-person company is led by Andrew Lawson. READ MORE>>. voicevault biometrics voice
Interview with Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital
MARCH 30, 2011
We felt we could win against extremely well funded companies by just having the best product out there, which is what Accordent was able to do.
Navitas Launches Gallium Nitride ICs For Power Conversion Market
MARCH 16, 2016
El Segundo-based Navitas Semiconductor announced the launch of its first product this morning, a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) power IC, aimed at the power electronics market. READ MORE>>. navitas gallium nitride power semiconductor converter electronics
iRise Ships With HP
JULY 20, 2010
HP Quality Center is a requirements management and testing software product. The firm did not release pricing details on the new product.
PCM Powers Wi-Fi For Cincinnati Bengals
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
El Segundo-based technology provider PCM reports this morning that it is providing the high density, Wi-Fi products for Paul Brown Stadium, the home of the Cincinnati Bengals. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>. wifi cincinnati bengals integrator technology extreme networks deployment
BridgeCo Wins Pioneer
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.
International Rectifier Acquired By Infineon In $3 Billion Deal
AUGUST 20, 2014
El Segundo-based International Rectifier , the developer of power conversion semiconductors, has been acquired by Infineon , in a deal worth $3 billion in cash. Infineon said the deal would help bolster its expertise in compound semiconductors and drive greater economies of scale in production. READ MORE>>.
Social Media 101
SoCal Tech Calendar
AUGUST 17, 2012
Learn about the basic apps such as Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin while also learning how Google Reader, Quora, and IFTTT can help you be more productive and find more clients! Experience a new co-working space in El Segundo as we will be hosted by the Action Factory. Thursday, August 23, 2012 -- Social Media 101.
Infrascale Raises $16.3M, Acquires Eversync
JUNE 5, 2014
El Segundo-based Infrascale , which provides cloud-based data backup, disaster recovery, archiving, and other services, said today that it has raised $16.3M in a Series B funding, and also acquired EverSync, a developer of cloud-based backup appliances. The funding came from Carrick Capital Partners. READ MORE>>.
iRise In Canadian Win
AUGUST 25, 2009
El Segundo-based iRise , the software visualization firm backed by Morgan Stanley Venture Partners and Deutsche Bank, reported another win today.
iSuppli Acquisition Completes
NOVEMBER 22, 2010
The acquisition of El Segundo-based iSuppli , worth $95M, has completed, according to acquiring firm IHS Inc. iSuppli is a provider of analyst services for the consumer electronics and other industries, and is well known for their tear-downs of electronic products. The acquisition had originally been announced on November 2nd.