Soliant Gets Install Win In Chatsworth

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Monrovia-based Soliant , the developer of concentrating photovoltaic solar panels, reported an install in Chatsworth today, saying it has installed its systems on the roof of MBK Tape Solutions, a firm which fabricates adhesive tape and flexible materials. Soliant has just recently been rolling out its systems, targeting the commercial rooftop market, where companies need to increase the amount of solar power capacity in a more limited rooftop space.

MRV Names Sales, Marketing VP

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Chatsworth-based MRV Communications , the developer of optical communications and networking equipment, said today that it has name David Stehlin as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of its Optical Communications System Division. Stehlin has previously served as CEO and President of Ceterus Networks, was President of Overture Networks, and also has been at Valo, OnePath Networks, Keptel, and other firms. READ MORE>>. communications optical network

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MRV Communications Upgrades To NASDAQ Global Market

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Chatsworth-based optical networking hardware provider MRV Communications said this morning that it is upgrading its stock listing from the over-the-counter market, to the NASDAQ Global Market. According to MRV Communications, it has been approved to list on the NASDAQ Global Market under its existing ticker symbol, MRVC.

Aleratec Hires Sales, Marketing VP

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Chatsworth-based Aleratec , a manufacturer of hard drive, DVD and CD duplication and other hardware, said Monday that it has hired on Howard Wing as the firm's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Wing joins the company from Plextor, where he was VP of Sales and Marketing. Aleratec's hardware includes hard disk duplicators, and DVD and CD publishing products. Aleratec's products are sold through online and other retailers.

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SANYO Names North American Consumer Head

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Chatsworth-based SANYO North American Corporation said today that it has named Andrew Nelkin as President of the firm's Consumer Solutions Division, the unit of the firm which markets SNAYO's consumer electronics in the US. SANYO's Chatsworth division handles consumer electronics, digital projectors, home appliances, consumer batteries and battery-related products, and security video equipment. Tags: sanyo executive north american marketing

Boulder Electric Vehicles Shuts LA Facility

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Boulder Electric Vehicles , a startup developing electric powered has shut down its production facility in Chatsworth, as the company looks for a buyer. The DailY News reports that the family laid off around 50 people at the Chatsworth plant as a result of the shutdown, as the company has "mothballed" its operations. Boulder Electric Vehicles had been developing medium- and light-duty electric trucks, aimed at the corporate and municial market READ MORE>>.

DDN Completes Acquisition Of Tintri, Pays $60M For Bankrupt Data Storage Firm

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DataDirect Networks , which develops high performance data storage for the enterprise and high-performance-computing (HPC) market, has completed its acquisition of Tintri , the bankrupt flash data storage developer. DDN--which has major operations in Chatsworth, but calls Santa Clara its headquarters--said it paid $60M for Tintri.

DDN Acquires Intel's Lustre File System Business

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Chatsworth-based DataDirect Networks (DDN), which develops data storage equipment and software, has acquired the Lustre File System business from Intel , according to DDN late Sunday evening. Intel's Lustre File System is heavily used in the cluster computing market, which DDN's storage hardware is also used.

MRV Gets Win With T-Mobile In Czech Republbic

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Chatsworth-based MRV Communications , which develops packet and optical products for the telecom market, reported a deployment in the Czech Republic today, with T-Mobile Zech Republic. The company said it is launching a 100G bandwidth interconnect for an unnamed, package delivery company which MRV says is one of the world's largest package delivery companies. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

LogiCube Debuts New Product

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Chatsworth-based Logicube , the developer of hard drive duplication and forensics technology, has debuted a new product, aimed at the digital forensics market. According to the firm, its new Forensic Falcon product allows users to image and verify hard drives at rates of 20GB/min, and is aimed at the government and private sector. Logicube said the devices supports SAS/SATA/USB/Firewire drive interfaces, with adapters to support IDE, eSATA, mSATA, microSATA and flash drives.

DataDirect Networks Expands In Paris, Claims Growth

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DataDirect Networks , the data storage systems developer which has significant operations in Chatsworth, reports that it is opening up a new technology center in Paris. The company said the expansion comes as it saw double digit, profitable growth in the first half of 2014, when it said it doubled its revenues in the enterprise Big Data market.

DataDirect Networks Ships With HP

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Chatsworth-based DataDirect Networks , a developer of high speed data storage devices for the high performance computing (HPC) market, said Thursday that the firm's DDN Extreme Storage platform is now available as part of a HP offering. DataDirect said its DDN S2A9900, along with the Lustre file system, is available directly from HP. Financial details of the relationship with HP were not disclosed.

DataDirect Networks In Play?

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Chatsworth-based DataDirect Networks , a developer of data storage arrays for the high performance computing (HPC) market, appears to be in the midst of a possible acquisition deal, according to documents uncovered by PEhub. The deal--of which no information has been released--appears to be between DataDirect and Technology Crossover Ventures. DataDirect, which is headed by Alex Bouzari, denied a deal was in the works, according to PEHub's reporting.

Kinetic Traction Systems Signs European Partner

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Chatsworth-based Kinetic Traction Systems , which is applying flywheel energy storage technology to the rail market, said today that it has partnered with Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited (Williams F1), on advancing and promoting its flywheel-based energy storage and recycling systems for the mass transit rail industry.

QLogic Snags VP From DataDirect

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QLogic said Darling will be based in Singapore and will report to Scott Genereux, the company's senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. Prior to joining QLogic, Darling worked as vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific for Chatsworth-based DataDirect Networks.

DataDirect Networks Get Win At LLNL

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Chatsworth-based data storage provider DataDirect Networks is reporting this morning that the firm's products have been selected by Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL) for a supercomputer storage installation. DataDirect Networks manufactures high speed data storage devices, specifically geared toward the high performance computing (HPC) market.

QLogic Snags Sales VP From DataDirect

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has snagged a sales VP from Chatsworth-based DataDirect Networks, naming Scott Genereux as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Genereux has served at DataDirect, where he was SVP of Worldwide Sales, Marketing, and Support, as well as Hitachi Data Systems, where he served for 17 years in a number of sales positions, most recently EVP and GM of Worldwide Sales, Marketing, and Suport. Aliso Viejo-based data storage networking hardware firm QLogic Corp.

Capstone Lays Off 22

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Chatsworth-based Capstone Turbine , a manufacturer of microturbine systems for the power generation market, announced this morning that the firm has laid off 22 positions at the firm. According to Capstone, the cuts came on March 23rd, and are on top of a February cut of 19 employees and 16 open positions at the company, bringing the firm's total employees to 212.

Provision Interactive Snags Apple's Amelio

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Chatsworth-based Provision Interactive Technologies, which is developing 3D display technology, has snagged former Apple Computer CEO Gil Amelio for the firm's board of advisors. Provision is developing technology it says can project full-color, high-resolution videos in 3D; the firm is targeting the technology toward the advertising and merchandising market.

QLogic, DataDirect Certify Storage Products

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Aliso Viejo-based QLogic said earlier this week that it has certified the firm's InfiniBand adapters and switches with Chatsworth-based DataDirect 's S2A InfiniBand storage arrays. The firms said the certification is aimed at customer in the high performance computing (HPC) market.

Pentadyne Gains $22M

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Chatsworth-based Pentadyne Power said Monday that it has raised $22M in a financing round. The firm, which develops flywheel energy storage systems, said the funding will go to fuel expansion of the firm into new markets.

MRV Dropped From Nasdaq

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Chatsworth-based MRV Communications has been dropped from the NASDAQ Stock Market, the firm said this morning, saying that it has failed to demonstrate compliance with various Nasdaq Marketplace Rules around filing of quarterly and annual reports. In the meantime, MRV said it will trade on the Pink Sheets and over the counter markets.

DataDirect Sets Sights On Cloud Storage

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Chatsworth-based DataDirect Networks , a manufacturer of storage systems focused on the high performance market, said Monday that the firm has created a storage system specifically targeted at cloud storage. DataDirect said its new Web Object Scaler (WOS) product is specifically focused on solving performance, scalability, and management problems associated with content creation, storage, and distribution.

Kyocera Forms New Business In San Diego

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Kyocera said that the business will combine the sales, marketing, and service functions of Kyocera Wireless Corp. and was previously headquartered in Chatsworth. Wireless firm Kyocera Corporation disclosed this morning that the firm has created a new business, Kyocera Communications Inc. in San Diego. and Kyocera Sanyo Telecom Inc., and manage both Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless devices in the Americas. Kyocera Wireless Corp.

Kinetic Traction Systems, With VC Backing, Takes On Mass Transit Energy Storage

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Chatsworth-based Kinetic Traction Systems , a new startup headed by former Pentadyne Power COO Richard Newark, said today that it has launched the firm, and is looking to apply flywheel energy storage to the mass transit and rail market. The company--which is backed by Rustic Canyon Partners, Loudwater Trust, and DTE Energy Ventures--is aiming to make mass transit and rail systems more energy efficient.

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