VentureTech Alliance
  • NASDAQ: IKAN
    Fremont, California


    Ikanos Communications develops robust, high performance semiconductor and software products that enable network equipment manufacturers and service providers to deliver broadband to the digital home. Ikanos is the world's leading supplier in the VDSL market, with more than...
    www.ikanos.com
      
  • Private company
    San Jose, California


    Validity Sensors is a provider of the world's most durable, high-performance finger print sensors for the PC & Networking, Wireless, Portable Storage and Access Control markets. Validity's biometric security products enable a wide range of product enhancements across numerous...
    www.validityinc.com
      
  • Quake Technologies, Inc. acquired by AMCC (Nasdaq: AMCC)
    Sunnyvale, California


    Applied Micro Circuits Corporation blends systems and software expertise with high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon integration to deliver silicon, hardware and software solutions for global wide area networks (WAN), embedded applications, storage area networks (SAN), and high-growth...
    www.amcc.com
      
  • Private Company
    Taipei, Taiwan


    Mutual-Pak provides ODM & OEM service for RFID Strap, RFID Inlay, RFID Tag Assembly, HF, UHF, RFID Antenna Design and Manufacturing, PET Substrate, Cu etching, Ag printing, and RFID System Integration...
    www.mutualpak.com
      
  • Accelerant Networks, Inc. Acquired by Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS)
    Mountain View, California


    Synopsys is a world leader in delivering the semiconductor design software, intellectual property, design for manufacturing solutions and professional services that companies use to design systems-on-chips and electronic systems. The company's products enable...
    www.synopsys.com
      
  • Private Company
    Taipei, Taiwan


    Sentelic is a privately held IC design house found in year 2000 by Silicon Valley veterans with broad technical background including mixed-mode signal processing, communication and advanced multimedia processing. Sentelic embraces the vision of...
    www.sentelic.com
      
  • NASDAQ: NETL
    Mountain View, California


    NetLogic Microsystems designs, develops, and markets high performance knowledge-based processors for a variety of advanced Internet, corporate and other networking systems. The knowledge-based processors employ an advanced processor architecture and...
    www.netlogicmicro.com
      
  • Public Company
    Taipei, Taiwan


    Auramicro was acquired by BCD Semiconductor, once a public company listed on NASDAQ, in June 2011. Subsequently BCD Semiconductor was acquired by Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD) in March 2013. Auramicro provided customers with high quality and value products by advanced analog and mixed-signal designs...
    www.diodes.com/
      
  • Private Company
    Petaluma, California


    Teknovus is the leading provider of proven triple-play (voice/data/video) broadband-access semiconductor chipsets. Teknovus designs, develops, and delivers the only, fourth-generation, proven EPON chipset for fast, easy-to-deploy, low-cost triple-play (voice, data, video) broadband...
    www.teknovus.com
      
  • Private Company
    Taipei, Taiwan


    YoBon Technologies is focused on Power Management IC solutions for portable consumer electronics. YoBon Technologies delivers innovative products to emerging Asia OEM/ODM/OBM markets with its advanced technologies and customer service oriented...
    www.yobon.com.tw
      
  • Public Company
    Itasca, Illinois


    Audience is a voice processor company that enables clear communications anywhere with noise suppression technology based on the intelligence of the human hearing system...
    www.audience.com
      
  • AGEIA Technologies, Inc. acquired by Nvidia (Nasdaq: NVDA)
    Santa Clara, California


    AGEIA was the pioneer of hardware-accelerated physics for games. Its flagship product, the PhysX processor, was the world's first dedicated physics processing unit - a completely new hardware category. The PhysX processor and supporting software deliver the processing...
    www.nvidia.com
      
  • Private Company
    Irvine, California


    Founded in 2002 with patented breakthrough technology developed at the California Institute of Technology, Axiom Microdevices is the first company to use commodity complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes to produce fully integrated power amplifiers for...
    www.axiom-micro.com
      
  • Iridigm Display Corporation acquired by QUALCOMM (Nasdaq: QCOM)
    San Jose, California


    terferometric Modulator (IMOD) technology was conceived and developed by Iridigm Display Corporation. Founded by two MIT researchers in 1996, Iridigm was acquired by QUALCOMM in October 2004 to form QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies (QMT) and...
    www.qualcomm.com
      
  • Miradia, Inc. acquired by Touch Micro-System Tech
    Taoyuan, Taiwan


    Touch Micro-System Tech is aiming to become a professional high-productivity 8-inch MEMS Foundry. Using 4-inch and 6-inch technologies development as foundation, Touch Micro-System Tech is continuously enhancing its R&D and production capacity, and growing steadily...
    www.tmt-mems.com
      
  • Private Company
    Seattle, Washington


    Impinj®, Inc. is the world's leading technical innovator in developing UHF Gen 2 RFID solutions for both item-level and supply-chain tagging. Impinj draws on its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver a wide range of...
    www.impinj.com
      
  • Centrality Inc. acquired by SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRF)
    San Jose, California


    SiRF Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of GPS-enabled silicon and premium software location platforms. Centrality Communication is focused on providing the most cost/performance effective silicon and software platforms for...
    www.sirf.com
      
  • NYSE: INVN
    Sunnyvale, California


    InvenSense (NYSE: INVN) is the world leader in motion sensing solutions for mobile devices and is dedicated to bringing solutions to market that have best-in-class performance, size and cost. The company's efforts have resulted in the introduction of the world's first...
    www.invensense.com
      
  • Private Company
    San Jose, California


    SVTC supports its fab access by offering development tools, sophisticated analytics capabilities and commercialization services as needed, so customers can more rapidly translate their innovative silicon concepts into reality...
    www.svtc.com
      
  • Private company
    Santa Clara, California


    Tilera Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company and the industry leader in highly scalable multicore embedded processor design. Tilera's Tile processors are based on a new mesh architecture that scales to hundreds of full-featured cores on a single chip...
    www.tilera.com
      
  • Private Company
    Santa Clara, California


    Xceive Corporation is the leading edge producer of single-chip RF-to-baseband transceivers for TVs and set top boxes. Consumer electronics products such as analog and digital TVs, set top boxes, VCRs, and Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), will all benefit from Xceive's advanced...
    www.xceive.com
      
  • Private company
    Santa Clara, California


    Quellan designs and markets specialized analog integrated circuits that dramatically improve the signal integrity of system interconnects. These devices, when embedded in line cards, connectors, cabling, or hand held devices, seamlessly improve...
    http://www.quellan.com
      
  • Private Company
    Taipei, Taiwan


    By Unique and Innovative Pattern Design – "Liquid Immersed Thermal Management Solution (LITMS)", LiquidLEDs had solved the problems of "Light Decay", "Heat Dissipation", and "Light Shape" at high power LED field successfully and launched...
    www.liquidleds.com.tw
      
  • Private Company
    Sunnyvale, California


    Bridgelux is the first, new US-based light-emitting diode (LED) chip company in the past 20 years. The Company's focus is bringing innovation to light by providing high power, energy-efficient and cost-effective LED solutions. Bridgelux actively supports its customers by...
    www.bridgelux.com
      
  • Mobilygen, Inc. acquired by Maxim (Nasdaq: MXIM)
    Sunnyvale, California


    At the core of any electronic product is a microprocessor that interacts with its environment—people, the physical world, power sources, and other digital systems. Maxim is a worldwide leader in the design, development, and manufacture of analog, mixed-signal, high-frequency, and...
    www.maxim-ic.com
      

Private Company
Taipei. Taiwan


5V Technologies Ltd. is a fabless developer of versatile and complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions that address applications in the broadband communications market. 5V's initial focus is on the fast developing VoIP and Wifi phone markets. The company is currently developing a 32-bit MCU SoC with system software that is being targeted at ODM/OEM VOIP/Wifi phone manufacturers.
The worldwide trend towards VOIP-based communications services is driven by VoIP lower costs, greater functionality, and integration of voice and data applications. The rapid proliferation of Wifi networks is also a global trend, and Wifi further extends the utility of VOIP and creates a convenient, inexpensive approach to wireless voice communications..
www.5vtechnologies.com
  
Private Company
Taipei, Taiwan


Aiconn Technology was acquired by Accton Wireless Broadband Corp., one of subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation (TWSE: 2345) in March 2011. Aiconn Technology was devoted to developing and focusing on wireless technology to become one of the most specialized companies in making more affordable and user- friendly wireless connection devices. To realize the goal of "anytime, anywhere wireless internet connectivity", Aiconn provided not only hardware, but also solid software services for customers.

  
Quake Technologies, Inc. acquired by AMCC (Nasdaq: AMCC)
Sunnyvale, California


Applied Micro Circuits Corporation blends systems and software expertise with high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon integration to deliver silicon, hardware and software solutions for global wide area networks (WAN), embedded applications, storage area networks (SAN), and high-growth storage markets such as Serial ATA (SATA) RAID.

Quake strengthened the foundation of optical networking with high-speed, high-performance Mixed Signal ICs. Quake designs, develops and supplies 10 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s ICs for physical layer applications. Targeted at LANs, MANs and WANs, our ICs have the performance and depth of features to optimize 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Infiniband, Fibre Channel, SONET and SDH applications.
www.amcc.com
  
Optimal Corporation acquired by Apache Design Solutions
San Jose, California


Apache delivers Power-Noise-Reliability (PNR) platform for SoC and System designs.

Optimal Corporation is the leading provider of high-performance EDA tools, serving the IC, Package and PCB design markets. Our leading-edge solutions enable advanced designers to accurately and rapidly analyze the signal integrity, power integrity and thermal/mechanical characteristics of their IC, Package and PCB designs. Optimal's breakthrough technology has helped leading chip and system companies solve challenging high-speed design problems and bring industry-leading products to market by providing customers with co-design and verification capabilities from IC to Package to PCB.

www.apache-da.com
  
Private Company
Milpitas, California


Aquantia delivered the industry's first monolithic low-power 10GBASE-T solutions, which will enable the expansion of 10GE within the data center and the enterprise. Copper interconnect has dominated each generation of Ethernet in the past, and Aquantia is committed to make 10GBASE-T as ubiquitous tomorrow as copper GE is today. Aquantia is developing physical layer transceiver ICs which address challenging high-bandwidth applications, answering the call for solutions that meet the market requirements. The most widely used cabling in data communications is unshielded twisted pair (UTP). The IEEE is developing standards to permit 10 gigabit Ethernet operation over UTP. The market is eagerly anticipating this low-cost solution.

www.aquantia.com
  
Public Company
Itasca, Illinois


Audience is a voice processor company that enables clear communications anywhere with noise suppression technology based on the intelligence of the human hearing system. The technology is applicable across a broad range of consumer products where voice needs to be intelligible in noisy environments. The company went IPO on NASDAQ in May 2012 and was acquired by Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN), a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and specialty components in July 2015.
www.audience.com
  
Public Company
Taipei, Taiwan


Auramicro was acquired by BCD Semiconductor, once a public company listed on NASDAQ, in June 2011. Subsequently BCD Semiconductor was acquired by Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD) in March 2013. Auramicro provided customers with high quality and value products by advanced analog and mixed-signal designs. Its product lines include LED drivers, power management ICs, and touch screen controllers for LCD panels. The applications targeted portable consumer products, general IT products, consumer products for automobiles, and LED decoration and backlighting.

www.diodes.com/
  
Private Company
Irvine, California


Founded in 2002 with patented breakthrough technology developed at the California Institute of Technology, Axiom Microdevices is the first company to use commodity complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes to produce fully integrated power amplifiers for the cellular telephone market. This technology creates breakthroughs in cost reduction and integration.
www.axiom-micro.com
  
Private Company
Santa Clara, California


Beceem was founded in October, 2003, as a fabless semiconductor company specializing in the emerging WiMAX marketplace. Beceem offers baseband & RF chips as well as complete hardware & software solutions.. In 2005, it was the first to market with a pre-WiMAX chipset called the MS100, and followed that success with the first Wave 1 (released January 2006) and Wave 2 (released December 2006) mobile WiMAX chipsets.

These chipsets can be found at the core of a variety of wireless products, including computing devices, mobile devices, modules, routers and gateways. Its solutions offer unprecedented performance yet consume minimal power and require minimal space - an absolute must in the wireless device industry where these factors are at a premium.

www.beceem.com
  
Private Company
Sunnyvale, California


Bridgelux is the first, new US-based light-emitting diode (LED) chip company in the past 20 years. The Company's focus is bringing innovation to light by providing high power, energy-efficient and cost-effective LED solutions. Bridgelux actively supports its customers by delivering value-added, application-specific solutions that will open up new markets in solid-state lighting (SSL). Customers leverage Bridgelux's technology to replace traditional lamp and luminaire technologies (such as incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lighting solutions) with solid-state products that provide high performance and energy-efficient white light for general lighting applications.
www.bridgelux.com
  
Private company
Santa Clara, California


Exclara's mission is to become a leading supplier of high-performance LED Driver ICs and integrated lighting electronics to enable revolutionary penetration of 21st Century Solid State Lighting technology into existing and emerging markets.
www.exclara.com
  
Private Company
Fremont, California


Gemfire specializes in applying planar semiconductor-type processing to optical platforms, creating an innovative new family of high performance telecom components. Their PhotonIC optical circuit technology comprises a suite of materials, processing and packaging methods that enable the integration of multiple optical functions on a single device.
www.gemfire.com
  
NASDAQ: IKAN
Fremont, California


Ikanos Communications develops robust, high performance semiconductor and software products that enable network equipment manufacturers and service providers to deliver broadband to the digital home. Ikanos is the world's leading supplier in the VDSL market, with more than 30 million ports shipped to date, and a top provider of network processors and other products that enable the cost-effectively delivery of triple- and quadruple-play services.
www.ikanos.com
  
Private Company
Seattle, Washington


Impinj®, Inc. is the world's leading technical innovator in developing UHF Gen 2 RFID solutions for both item-level and supply-chain tagging. Impinj draws on its technical expertise and industry partnerships to deliver a wide range of products and solutions comprising high-performance tag chips, readers, reader chips, software, antennas, and systems integration. Impinj's products provide unprecedented performance, integration, and cost effectiveness to a global customer base, in applications across numerous vertical markets, including inventory management, asset tracking, authentication, and serialization.

www.impinj.com
  
NYSE: INVN
Sunnyvale, California


InvenSense is the world leader in motion sensing solutions for mobile devices and is dedicated to bringing solutions to market that have best-in-class performance, size and cost. The company's efforts have resulted in the introduction of the world's first integrated dual-axis gyroscope to target applications which include: image stabilization in digital cameras and camera phones; gesture-based applications to navigate content using 3D mice and television remotes; user interface navigation and gaming for mobile handsets; and dead reckoning and location-based services for portable navigation devices (PNDs) and mobile phones.
www.invensense.com
  
Private Company
Hsin-chu, Taiwan


Leadtrend Technology Corporation, established in Hsinchu Taiwan in 2002, is an advanced analog IC design company. Leadtrend Technology specializes in high-performance power management IC. It is also one of the few IC Design Companies majoring in both AC/DC and DC/DC Converters in Taiwan. With strong background in the field of power management IC, the company can quickly respond and bring the most effective and reliable component in time to the market.
www.leadtrend.com.tw
  
Private Company
Taipei, Taiwan


By Unique and Innovative Pattern Design – "Liquid Immersed Thermal Management Solution (LITMS)", LiquidLEDs had solved the problems of "Light Decay", "Heat Dissipation", and "Light Shape" at high power LED field successfully and launched the first high power AC LED bulb that had passed UL certification. Base on "LITMS" core technology, LiquidLEDs will develop more Innovative, Environment and Economical Lighting Product - high power AC LED bulb that can apply in Indoors and Outdoors lighting field.
www.liquidleds.com.tw
  
NuCORE Technology, Inc. acquired by MediaTek (TSE:2454)
Sunnyvale, California


MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and blue-ray products.

NuCORE Technology is a developer of leading-edge digital and analog imaging devices for digital still and video cameras. NuCORE's products offer high definition film-like image quality, enhanced camera performance and reduced power consumption. By providing a total solution, including software and reference design kits, NuCORE helps camera makers speed new products to market. NuCORE solutions are shipping in volume to major digital camera manufacturers.

www.mediatek.com
  
Private Company
Taipei, Taiwan


Mutual-Pak provides ODM & OEM service for RFID Strap, RFID Inlay, RFID Tag Assembly, HF, UHF, RFID Antenna Design and Manufacturing, PET Substrate, Cu etching, Ag printing, and RFID System Integration.
www.mutualpak.com
  
Mobilygen, Inc. acquired by Maxim (Nasdaq: MXIM)
Sunnyvale, California


At the core of any electronic product is a microprocessor that interacts with its environment—people, the physical world, power sources, and other digital systems. Maxim is a worldwide leader in the design, development, and manufacture of analog, mixed-signal, high-frequency, and digital circuits that enable all four of these key interactions. Mobilygen develops low-power H.264 video compression ICs for mobile products. Our patented EVE (Enabling Video Everywhere) architecture combines data-driven media engines, an ultra-efficient memory controller, and hardware multithreading, each tuned specifically for mobile video applications. The result is extremely low-power ICs that run at very low clock rates and can utilize standard commodity memories. The EVE architecture is capable of scaling up to HD resolutions with measurable results.
www.maxim-ic.com
  
Private Company
Sunnyvale, California


Neoconix provides advanced, high-density electrical interconnect solutions that optimize the performance of electronic systems.

Neoconix's products live inside devices ranging from cell phones to high-end mainframes, and the company's product development model gets applications to the market fast. Neoconix products include: IC sockets; Flex connectors; Board-to-board connectors; Package-to-board interposers; and Embedded interconnects.

www.neoconix.com
  
NASDAQ: NETL
Mountain View, California


NetLogic Microsystems designs, develops, and markets high performance knowledge-based processors for a variety of advanced Internet, corporate and other networking systems. The knowledge-based processors employ an advanced processor architecture and a large knowledge database containing information on the network as well as applications and content that run on the network to make complex decisions about individual packets of information traveling through the network.
www.netlogicmicro.com
  
Private Company
Austin, Texas


NextIO, Inc. provides next-generation I/O virtualization solutions for enterprise class servers. Leveraging PCI Express, NextIO offers true virtualization for ANY end-point technology. NextIO's products enable a new architecture for server-class machines. The NextIO architecture lowers costs dramatically, while also greatly improving flexibility for IT professionals.
http://www.nextio.com
  
AGEIA Technologies, Inc. acquired by Nvidia (Nasdaq: NVDA)
Santa Clara, California


AGEIA was the pioneer of hardware-accelerated physics for games. Its flagship product, the PhysX processor, was the world's first dedicated physics processing unit - a completely new hardware category. The PhysX processor and supporting software deliver the processing horsepower to calculate real-time interactive worlds. Developers can define these worlds to obey the laws of classical physics, or create their own physical laws that make their game a unique, hyper-dimensional experience and deliver the next generation of physically immersive entertainment.
www.nvidia.com
  
Private Company
Fremont, California


Optichron®, Inc., a leader in nonlinear signal processing technology, designs and manufactures integrated circuits that enable significant improvements in system-level cost:performance for communications applications. Optichron embeds the linearization technology in practical, high-performance linearization products for applications such as wireless communications, software-defined radio, medical imaging, satellite communications, radar, infrared imaging, and test and measurement instrumentation.
www.optichron.com
  
Private Company
Mountain View, California


Pixim's Digital Pixel System® technology revolutionizes the way video cameras capture and process images. Unlike traditional cameras, where each pixel cannot adjust to highlights and lowlights in the same scene, Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® technology empowers hundreds of thousands of pixels to act like individual cameras constantly self-adjusting. This all-digital system enables Pixim-powered cameras to efficiently capture the whole picture, regardless of lighting condition or application – thus securing the highest resolution, natural color and clarity, while automatically eliminating image-compromising visual noise (e.g., glare, reflections). The result is more than superb image quality; it is accurate, actionable information that gives users the strength of certainty.
www.pixim.com
  
Private Company
Santa Clara, California


Power Analog Microelectronics, Inc.(PAM) focuses on advanced analog, and high-voltage power integrated circuits. The company's mission is to deliver environmentally friendly "green" integrated circuits that are both highly efficient and space saving allowing customers to deliver the most advanced and cost effective solutions to the market place focuses on advanced analog, mixed-signal and power management integrated circuits.
www.poweranalog.com
  
Private Company
Limerick, Ireland


Powervation provides a new class of Auto-control™ digital power IC solutions that optimize power-supply performance and efficiencies for manufacturers of electronic systems used in computing, communications and consumer applications.
www.powervation.com
  
Iridigm Display Corporation acquired by QUALCOMM (Nasdaq: QCOM)
San Jose, California


terferometric Modulator (IMOD) technology was conceived and developed by Iridigm Display Corporation. Founded by two MIT researchers in 1996, Iridigm was acquired by QUALCOMM in October 2004 to form QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies (QMT) and reinforce QUALCOMM's role in delivering innovative technologies for mobile products. QMT currently has locations in San Diego, California; San Jose, California; and Hsinchu, Taiwan.

QUALCOMM is aggressively moving forward with the development and commercialization of IMOD technology — including opening a MEMS Research and Innovation Center in San Jose, California. Currently in development for applications such as wireless phones, GPS units and industrial devices, QUALCOMM's IMOD technology opens up a new world of display innovations and opportunities for exploration.
www.qualcomm.com
  
Private company
Santa Clara, California


Quellan designs and markets specialized analog integrated circuits that dramatically improve the signal integrity of system interconnects. These devices, when embedded in line cards, connectors, cabling, or hand held devices, seamlessly improve existing infrastructure speed or platform density by up to 400% — all without the need to reinstall new system architectures.
http://www.quellan.com
  
Private Company
Taipei, Taiwan


RichWave Technology Corp, founded in Jan 2004, is a leading company in design, integration, and manufacturing of RF ICs for wireless communication products in a variety of applications. The company mission is to be the top-notch RFIC provider and a service oriented system enabler with innovative design methodology and business models.

Its core competencies are: total solutions tailored to customers needs, best performance IC, BOM for best cost-performance, instantaneous customer support and short lead time, commitment to quality, strategic alliances with partners, outstanding and versatile development team and innovation emphasis: on circuit, system and process technology.
www.richwave.com.tw
  
Private Company
Taipei, Taiwan


Sentelic is a privately held IC design house found in year 2000 by Silicon Valley veterans with broad technical background including mixed-mode signal processing, communication and advanced multimedia processing. Sentelic embraces the vision of enabling applications for computer peripheral, portable devices and home entertainment applications, and networking with our proprietary wired/wireless technology.

Sentelic has been actively conducting research and developing the best of the class intellectual properties (IP), products and system-on-chips (SOC) that offer high-performance, low power at significant cost advantage, in the fields of audio/video processing, wired /wireless communication, high-speed serial links, power management and human-machine interfaces.

www.sentelic.com
  
Centrality Inc. acquired by SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRF)
San Jose, California


SiRF Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of GPS-enabled silicon and premium software location platforms. Centrality Communication is focused on providing the most cost/performance effective silicon and software platforms for Navigation Infotainment Systems aimed at the mainstream consumer. This market integrates GPS navigation, information and entertainment functions in handheld portable products, evolving in the future to include vehicle installed systems. Centrality's Atlas Processor platform is driving a new generation of Navigation and Infotainment devices at cost points previously unavailable to the mainstream consumer through the integration of advanced GPS, Graphics and Multimedia hardware and software technology.
www.sirf.com
  
Private Company
San Jose, California


SVTC supports its fab access by offering development tools, sophisticated analytics capabilities and commercialization services as needed, so customers can more rapidly translate their innovative silicon concepts into reality.
www.svtc.com
  
Accelerant Networks, Inc. Acquired by Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS)
Mountain View, California


Synopsys is a world leader in delivering the semiconductor design software, intellectual property, design for manufacturing solutions and professional services that companies use to design systems-on-chips and electronic systems. The company's products enable semiconductor, computer, communications, consumer electronics and other companies that develop electronic products to improve performance, increase productivity, and achieve predictable success from systems to silicon.
www.synopsys.com
  
Private Company
Petaluma, California


Teknovus is the leading provider of proven triple-play (voice/data/video) broadband-access semiconductor chipsets. Teknovus designs, develops, and delivers the only, fourth-generation, proven EPON chipset for fast, easy-to-deploy, low-cost triple-play (voice, data, video) broadband access via fiber optical networks. The Teknovus EPON chipset is fundamentally changing the way broadband access networks are designed and deployed, including their ability to improve transport capacity, optimize fiber infrastructure, provide management capability, integrate broad service functionality, and reduce the cost of optical access.
www.teknovus.com
  
POWERPRECISE Solutions, Inc.
Dallas, Texas


Texas Instruments develops analog, digital signal processing, RF and DLP® semiconductor technologies that help customers deliver consumer and industrial electronics products with greater performance, increased power efficiency, higher precision, more mobility and better quality.

POWERPRECISE Solutions develops battery management ICs and integrated solutions for military and commercial applications ranging from laptop computers to hybrid electric vehicles. Based on patented Virtual Analog technology, their chips outperform other solutions through the use of breakthrough signal processing techniques. POWERPRECISE developed the industry highest accuracy gas gauging (battery capacity circuit) for both primary and rechargeable battery packs. Their proprietary PowerPump active cell balancing enables increased lifecycle runtime performance and reliability for rechargeable batteries. They also invented the world's only scalable battery management architecture - PowerLAN- for use with large multi-cell battery strings.

www.ti.com
  
Reflectivity, Inc. acquired by Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN)
Dallas, Texas


Texas Instruments develops analog, digital signal processing, RF and DLP® semiconductor technologies that help customers deliver consumer and industrial electronics products with greater performance, increased power efficiency, higher precision, more mobility and better quality.

Reflectivity developed innovative optical MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical-systems) devices for high definition displays and other exciting applications. Reflectivity's proprietary core micromirror array and micro-assembly technologies offer manufacturability, product performance and reliability advantages over other approaches through attention to both fundamental design & materials considerations as well as close collaboration with the manufacturing environment.

www.reflectivity.com
  
Britestream Networks, Inc. acquired by nCipher, nCipher acquired by Thales UK Limited (Paris:CGEP.PA)
London, UK


With operations in 50 countries and 68,000 employees, Thales is a world leader in Mission-critical information systems for the Aerospace, Defence and Security markets.Britestream Networks is a leading provider of hardware-based data privacy technology. This technology is offered via a security network interface card (NIC), which is based on the SSL standard. Britestream's solution is the first SSL/TLS security NIC that is completely self-contained and manages all facets of SSL/TLS processing on a single PCI card while providing 100% SSL offload. With sensitive information stored in hardware, Britestream solutions are tamper-proof. Britestream's NIC and chip solutions offer a valuable combination of fortified security, scalability and simplicity.
www.thalesgroup.com
  
Private company
Santa Clara, California


Tilera Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company and the industry leader in highly scalable multicore embedded processor design. Tilera's Tile processors are based on a new mesh architecture that scales to hundreds of full-featured cores on a single chip. The distributed nature of Tilera's revolutionary iMesh™ architecture provides an unprecedented combination of performance, power efficiency and programming flexibility.
www.tilera.com
  
Miradia, Inc. acquired by Touch Micro-System Tech
Taoyuan, Taiwan


Touch Micro-System Tech is aiming to become a professional high-productivity 8-inch MEMS Foundry. Using 4-inch and 6-inch technologies development as foundation, Touch Micro-System Tech is continuously enhancing its R&D and production capacity, and growing steadily towards its vision of becoming a leading edge provider of MEMS technology platforms and volume production.

Miradia Microsystems develops, manufactures, and markets key components for high definition digital displays for business and consumer electronics products. These proprietary technologies provide a competitive alternative to the existing products available to the OEMs. Miradia Microsystems products provide superb image quality and performance at very competitive prices.

www.tmt-mems.com
  
Private company
San Jose, California


Validity Sensors is a provider of the world's most durable, high-performance finger print sensors for the PC & Networking, Wireless, Portable Storage and Access Control markets. Validity's biometric security products enable a wide range of product enhancements across numerous market segments including password replacement for PCs and applications, centralized management for corporate network security, secure mobile transactions, protection of portable data, identity verification for government and military applications, and physical access control.

www.validityinc.com
  
Private Company
Santa Clara, California


Xceive Corporation is the leading edge producer of single-chip RF-to-baseband transceivers for TVs and set top boxes. Consumer electronics products such as analog and digital TVs, set top boxes, VCRs, and Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), will all benefit from Xceive's advanced, patent-pending QuickTune technology.
www.xceive.com
  
Private Company
Taipei, Taiwan


YoBon Technologies is focused on Power Management IC solutions for portable consumer electronics. YoBon Technologies delivers innovative products to emerging Asia OEM/ODM/OBM markets with its advanced technologies and customer service oriented strategy.
www.yobon.com.tw