I’ll Take ‘Orange County Technologies that Could Change Your Life’ for $200

Facebook changed the way that you keep in touch with your former high school friends, but how significantly did it impact your day-to-day life? While Silicon Valley gets all of the attention, Orange County is churning out radical innovations ranging from life-saving medical inventions to sustainable technology. It’s a thriving technological landscape that just might make a real impact on your life – if it hasn’t already. And yet, if Orange County technologies were a category on Jeopardy!, how well would you do?

At $300B in revenues, the chip industry still embraces its cool startups

The global semiconductor industry will grow 1 or 2 percent this year and finally hit $300 billion revenue in 2011, marking the first time it has done so. At the At the Global Semiconductor Association’s annual awards dinner today in Santa Clara, Calif., analysts predicted the industry might grow 1 percent to 5 percent in 2012.