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ChipX  Acquired by GigPeak (2009  amount undisclosed )

2323 Owen Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Doron Birger (Elron Electronic Industries President/CEO) Dominic McCarthy (VantagePoint Capital Partners Principal) George Lauro (Wasserstein Ventures)
Former outside board: Louis DiNardo (Intersil President/COO) Gilbert Amelio (National Semiconductor);  Fred B. Bialek (consultant);  Melissa Guzy (VantagePoint Capital Partners);  Chuck Fox (Xilinx) Uzia Galil (Uzia Initiatives) Michael Guter (Elron Electronic Industries);  Robert Loarie (Morgan Stanley Venture Partners);  Hisayuki Sakai (Toyo Ink Manufacturing);  Yaron Tal (DEP Tech Holdings CFO)
Former advisory board: David Longfellow (Lucent Technologies)

Business description: ChipX is a Silicon Valley-based ASIC manufacturer. We use patented technology to provide significant cost and time advantages over other ASIC vendors. Chip Express serves customers throughout the electronics industry and has completed over 1,000 ASIC designs. We have a solid patent portfolio and are ISO 9001 registered. Chip Express providies laser micromachining for fabrication of ASICS (can make a complex chip in less than 2 weeks) using patented LPGA tech (Laser Programmable Gate Array).
Partners include: AccelChipARMAtrentaCadence Design SystemsChartered Semiconductor ManufacturingiReadyMagma Design AutomationMentor GraphicsSONYSynopsysSynplicityTower SemiconductorUMC;  Aldec;  Beyond Semiconductor;  Cast;  EE Solutions;  Exemplar;  Kaga Electronics;  Seiko Epson;  Syntest;  Yahama

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Aug 2008   Jun 2002
Capital raised: 60.0M
Last Round: 4.0M
Ownership: Acquired by GigPeak (2009  amount undisclosed )
VCs include: Morgan Stanley Venture PartnersNeedham Capital PartnersVantagePoint Capital PartnersParker Price Venture Capital;  Insite Capital;  Wasserstein Ventures;  Newlight Associates

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Record updated: Nov 2009
Sector: Semiconductor
Year Founded: 1989
Headcount: 76-100 as of Mar 2004
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Aug 2008   Jun 2002
Capital Raised: 60.0M
Last Round: 4.0M
Ownership: Acquired by GigPeak (2009  amount undisclosed )