PicoChip set to close fifth financing round
November 06, 2008 //
PicoChip Design Ltd. (Bath, England), a developer of processors and software for communications basestations, is about to close a fifth round of finance, according to CEO Guillaume d'Eyssautier.
LONDON PicoChip Design Ltd. (Bath, England), a developer of processors and software for communications basestations, is about to close a fifth round of finance, according to CEO Guillaume d'Eyssautier.
D'Eyssautier was speaking at the European Tech Tour Semiconductor Summit held in Montreux, Switzerland, to an audience of venture capital fund managers and executives from semiconductor startups. He did not reveal the size of the investment, or whether the money is for a specific purpose.
As a late-stage startup PicoChip has considerable operating costs and predictions for the markets it seeks to address are likely to be reduced in light of recent global economic events.
Since its formation in 2000 PicoChip has raised $71 million in four rounds with venture capital companies and strategic investors including AT&T, Atlas Venture, Highland Capital Partners, Intel, Pond Venture Partners, Rothschild, Samsung, and Scottish Equity Partners.
As of July 2008 PicoChip had 155 full time employees and operations in the San Jose, Calif.; Shenzhen, and Beijing in China and Seoul, Korea; besides its Bath headquarters. PicoChip's fourth funding round of $27 million closed in June 2007, led by Highland Capital Partners and incorporating Samsung, as well as existing investors.
So far PicoChip has only operated in the digital area, offering a multicore DSP and software to provide basestation functions for a variety of wireless LAN and cellular mobile phone standards. It has partnered with RF chip companies to date.
DecaWave preps for expansion, next location chip.
September 03, 2015
Even though ultrawideband fabless chip company DecaWave Ltd. (Dublin, Ireland) has only recently raised funding of $4.5 million ...
These five trends drive automotive innovation
How to increase your engineering value in just 20 minutes a day
Google-led group preempts HEVC
IT security is changing: if the SIEM is dead, what's next?
Serdes startup Credo raises $8 million
September 03, 2015
Credo Semiconductor Inc. (Milpitas, Calif.), a developer of serializer-deserializer circuits, technology and IP cores, has ...
The future of print and paper: digital hybrids
Google backer offers $50 million quantum computer investment
Solar-charged transparent Li-ion battery promises 'smart windows'
- High Voltage CMOS Amplifier Enables High Impedance Sensing with a Single IC
- Software-Defined Radio Handbook
- Why Making the Move from a Variable Transformer to a VariPLUS is the Right Decision
- Automating Leakage and Functional Testing
InterviewCEO interview: Ambiq sees broader options for low voltage
Mike Noonen, recently appointed interim CEO at microcontroller startup Ambiq Micro, discusses the focus and opportunities for this pioneering company designing circuits that can operate below the threshold ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Altera is giving away three of its second-generation Nios II Embedded Evaluation Kit (NEEK), worth 9 each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.
The feature-rich platform provides a fast and simple way for embedded designers to experience the capabilities of a custom embedded processor in a non-volatile FPGA.
MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.