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GCT Semiconductor

2121 Ringwood Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: John Schlaefer (2006)
President/COO/Operations: Jongdo Yoon
Finance: Gene Kulzer (6/30/2011)
Technology: Albert Hong; Jeff Lee (8/00) ; Jeongmin Kim (2003); Joonbae Park (2003); Suwon Kang (2003)
Sales/Marketing: Alex Sum

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Robert J Barker (Micrel Semiconductor Former CFO) Kyeongho Lee (GCT Semiconductor) Paul H J Kim (Parakletos Ventures Managing Director) Joe Sundance (Anapass Former CEO)
Former outside board: George A De Urioste (Marvell Former Interim COO & CFO) Young K Sohn (Panorama Capital sr. advisor) Gregory J Rossmann (Pequot Ventures (FirstMark Capital) Managing Director);  Kary Eldred (Parakletos Ventures Principal)

Business description: GCT Semiconductor is a leading fabless designer and supplier of advanced 4G LTE and WiMAX semiconductor solutions. GCT’s market-proven LTE solutions, commercially available since 2010, have enabled fast and reliable LTE connectivity to numerous commercial devices such as smartphones, tablets, hotspots, USB dongles, routers, M2M applications, etc., for the world’s top LTE carriers. GCT’s system-on-chip solutions integrate radio frequency, baseband modem and digital signal processing functions, therefore offering complete 4G platform solutions with small form factors, low power consumption, high performance, high reliability and cost effectiveness.
Partners include: Ecrio LG Electronics ;  Open Interface;  YTL Communications

Rounds: 6
Recent Fundings: Sep 2014   Jan 2011
Capital raised: 212.5M
Last Round: 53.8M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Parakletos VenturesPequot Ventures (FirstMark Capital)East Gate Capital Management;  KGI Partner;  AT Ventures;  Nexus Investment;  UOB Venture Technology Fund;  3V SourceOne Ventures;  IXT International Equity;  DFJ JAIC Draper Nexus
Corporate investors: Pericom SemiconductorSK Telecom;  Hyundai;  Mizuho Capital;  Samsung Venture Investment Corporation;  DoCoMo Capital

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Record updated: Nov 2016
Sector: Semiconductor
Year Founded: 1999
Headcount: 101-150 as of Aug 2006
Rounds: 6
Recent Fundings: Sep 2014   Jan 2011
Capital Raised: 212.5M
Last Round: 53.8M
Ownership: Private