Monday, September 21, 2009
The 7th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference, Exhibit & Workshops
November 4 & 5, 2009 - Radisson Hotel Newport Beach (Near OC Airport)

Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

Special 2009 Pricing to Support the Tech Community: Additional 30% off the Already-Discounted Early Bird Registration. Don't Miss Out!

The Most Informative Chip Technology Conference of the Year!

Cadence, Intel, IBM, Freescale, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys, LSI, X-Fab, and many other leading-edge companies, universities, and organizations will be sharing their latest technologies, products, and services in this unique Southern California event.

Please share the conference info with interested colleagues!

IEEE Tech Job Fair, Student Design Contest, Keynotes, Panel Discussions, Technology Presentations, Tabletop Exhibit, Networking, Workshops, and Much More.

SEMICOA Ramps Hiring After Revival
Costa Mesa-based Semicoa is looking to staff up, after the firm's revival last month, the firm said today. The firm--which was spun out of Microsemi on August 24th after gaining an investment from private equity firm Vance Street Capital--announced today that it has hired on 30 new employees since last month and is now looking to expand further. The firm did not say how many people it was looking to hire, but said it increasing its production capacity to re-enter the high reliability component m (More info...)

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009(Full story)

Team Closes In On $1M Lunar Lander X Prize
The X PRIZE Foundation, which is based in Playa Vista, said Monday that a team--led by id Software's John Carmack--has qualified for a $1M prize as part of its Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. The foundation said that Armadillo Aerospace, a Texas team, successfully launched and landed its rocket vehicle twice in two hours, flying between two landing pads, making it the first team to qualify for its $1M prize. Two other teams are competing to meet the October 31st deadline to qualify for (More info...)

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009(Full story)

International Rectifier Avoids Legal Investigation
El Segundo-based International Rectifier, a developer of analog and mixed signal ICs, announced today that it has been notified by the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, that it has concluded its investigation and won't be taking any action. The investigation was related to prior restatements by the firm. IR said that the U.S. Attorney has decided not to bring any action against the Company or any of its current or former directors, officers or employees. International Rectifi (More info...)

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009(Full story)

ValueClick Launches Ad Network Focused On Mothers
Westlake Village-based ValueClick said today that it has launched a new online advertising network, targeted at mothers and women. According to ValueClick, the new "Moms Media" vertical is the second for the firm, and will target more than 40 million women in the U.S. with children under 18, and who spent time online. The vertical network. ValueClick's first vertical ad network, AdRx, targeted at health and wellness, was launched back in September of last year. According to the firm, its new ver (More info...)

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009(Full story)

MySpace Adds Twitter Sync
Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace announced today that the firm has rolled out a beta of a feature which allows MySpace users to sync their status updates with Twitter. The firm said the new feature allows for two-way updates between the sites, with MySpace automatically posting status updates to Twitter feeds, and also updating status from Twitter feed updates. MySpace said it has tapped OAuth to authenticate users between the two sites, and that it will also allow mobile updates (More info...)

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009(Full story)

MakeItWork Targets National Expansion
Santa Barbara-based Make It Work, the in-home computer and technology assistance firm known for its bright red Mini-Coopers, is targeting a national expansion, as part of a deal to carry the firm's radio show in twenty three new markets. According to Eric David Greenspan, the firm's founder and CEO, the firm has just signed an LOI to launch its radio show in 23 new markets with Citadel (ABC), and will also be expanding it services beyond the Southern California market as part of that show expans (More info...)

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009(Full story)

SCM Microsystems, Bluehill ID Merge
Santa Ana-based SCM Microsystems, a provider of identity management and access control electronics, reported Monday morning that it is merging with Bluehill ID AG, a European firm developing RFID and smart cards. The firms said that SCM will pay 0.52 shares of its common stock for every share of Bluehill ID. Bluehill was founded in 2007, and has 97 employees. SCM Microsystems merged with Santa Ana-based Hirsch Electronics in May.

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009(Full story)

Activision Delays Game, Reaffirms Estimates
Santa Monica-based Activision Publishing announced this morning that it has delayed the release of one of its highly anticipated titles, Blur, but reiterated its calendar ear 2009 outlook. Activision said it has moved the release of Blur, which is focused on racing, from 2009 to 2010, in order for the firm's development team to "enhance" the multiplayer gameplay. Despite the delay, Activision said it is reaffirming its calendar year 2009 outlook, due to lots of demand for Modern Warfare 2 and ma (More info...)

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009(Full story)

D-Link Names VP
Fountain Valley-based D-Link, a provider of networking products, announced this morning that it has hired Kevin Lahm as an Associate Vice President of North American Field System Engineers. Lahm comes to the firm from 3Com Corporation, where he was Western Region Sales Engineering Manager. D-Link said that Lahm will be in charge of D-Link's network of field systems engineers in the U.S. and Canada. D-Link supplies Ethernet networking products to both the SMB as well as enterprise market.

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009(Full story)

Ingram Micro, QLogic In Distribution Deal
Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro said today that it has inked a distribution agreement with Aliso Viejo-based QLogic Corp., a developer of storage networking products. Ingram, which distribution IT hardware and software, said it would distribute QLogic's 8Gb Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Internet (FCoE), Infiniband, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10Gbe) and other technology throughout the Americas. Ingram Micro supplies resellers with products and supporting services.

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009(Full story)

Quality Systems Names COO, Director
Irvine-based Quality Systems, a provider of IT products for the healthcare market, reported this morning that it has appointed Philip N. Kaplan as the firm's Chief Operating Officer, and added Craig A. Barbarosh to its board. Kaplan was most recently CEO of Deer Valley Ventures, and was co-founder of VitalStream, which was acquired by Internap. He also had co-founded AnaServe, which was acquired by Concentric Network. Kaplan was on the firm's board. Barbarosh is at law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Sh (More info...)

posted on Monday, September 21, 2009(Full story)

Need Office or Tech Space? Think Glendale

The City of Glendale was recently named as a finalist for the “Most
Business Friendly City Award” sponsored by the Los Angeles County
Economic Development Corporation. Learn why Glendale is the perferct
location for your high tech startup, with companies like DreamWorks
and Disney, plus a small but growing contingent of tech firms who have
decided Glendale is the right place to be.

Learn more at

SoCal IP Law Group LLP - IP Counselors For Technology Companies
>> Focused on high tech's unique needs
>> Pragmatic cost-effective IP portfolio management
>> U.S. and international patent and trademark procurement
>> IP Litigation
>> IP Licenses and Agreements: distribution, development, joint venture
>> Intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions

310 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 120, Westlake Village, CA 91362
735 State St., Suite 211, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 -

Deloitte IPO Workshop – September 30, Los Angeles
Curious about the current state of the IPO market? The credit crisis put IPO plans on ice but now rising equity markets coupled with a growing optimism that the worst of the recession could be over are helping to raise hopes that the IPO market is returning.

Join us for an interactive discussion with Barclays Capital regarding market trends and for an in-depth workshop on what it takes to have a successful IPO lead by experts at Barclays Capital, Deloitte LLP, Morrison Foerster, Bowne, and Marsh. Presenters offer a valuable perspective on the process and the marketplace, including topics such as:

* IPO market conditions
* Getting your house in order - preparing for an IPO
* Financial reporting and IPO readiness
* Risk management
* Legal perspectives from the company and underwriters' perspectives
* Managing communications up to and during an IPO

This is a unique and exclusive learning and networking opportunity for CEOs and CFOs in growing companies.

Skirball Cultural Center
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Please note that there is no fee required for this event. If you are interested and would like to be included in future communications about this event please email us at

Binary Pulse Technology Marketing. We Create Demand.
Binary Pulse Technology Marketing
We Create Demand for California's Technology Companies

For more than ten years, dozens of Southern California's industry-leading
tech firms have turned to Binary Pulse for their demand-generating
strategies and programs.

Our services include:

-- Demand Generation Planning and Execution
-- Channel Program Development
-- Lead Capture and Management
-- Web Site Development & Search Engine Marketing
-- Corporate and Product Branding
-- Online Integration Strategies
-- Reseller Recruitment
-- Multimedia Presentations
-- Social Media Marketing

Please visit us at
to learn more or give us a call at 949-336-7400.

Costello and Sons Technology Insurance Brokers
Insuring Innovation.

Executive Moves - sponsored by
Check out's summary of executives moves, sponsored by! Get a complete rundown of significant hires, promotions, and
more from socalTECH, generously sponsored by NeoHire (
which provides executive search services for Southern California's high
tech community.

Sponsored By


Recent Interviews

Browse Issues