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Hifn  (Stock symbol: HIFN ) Acquired by Exar (2009 $ 59,000,000 )

750 University Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Richard M Noling (Insignia Solutions);  Taher Elgamal (Ektasis CEO/Chairman) Thomas Lawrence (TJL CEO);  Robert Johnson (private investor)
Former outside board: Dennis DeCoste (Destinator Technologies CEO/Chairman);  Raymond Farnham (private investor);  David A Norman (NetRatings Chairman)

Business description: Hifn supplies the most advanced compression, encryption, authentication, and application recognition technologies. Companies around the world trust Hifn to speed up, secure, and identify their data communication traffic across the Internet. By using, Hifn's comprehensive network security solutions, our customers secure a competitive edge over their competition. The unique Hifn all-in-one technology is inexpensive and easier to implement in all networking hardware than other solutions on the market today. Hifn's unequaled compression expertise with LZS data compression-a de facto networking industry standard-- means interoperability and huge deployment savings for network-based business communications. Hifn integrated secure flow processing into its architecture creating the most powerful security and classification solution for routers, IP service switches, VPN gateways, firewalls and other networking equipment.
Customers include: AvayaBlue Coat SystemsCisco SystemsEMS TechnologiesQuantumSamsung;  ATIO Systems;  Blue Ridge Network;  Bull ;  Global Technologies Group;  Seaway Networks;  Western Datacom;  ZyTrax
Partners include: Agere SystemsApplied Micro Circuits ARC InternationalInterphaseIntotoNeoScaleQlogic;  Ashley Laurent;  Galaxywind ;  GTGI;  Momentum Computer;  picoChip ;  SEPATON ;  Siafu ;  Soekris;  SSH;  Trebia Networks

Ownership: Acquired by Exar (2009 $ 59,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: HIFN
Corporate investors: Microsoft

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Record updated: Feb 2009
Sector: Semiconductor
Year Founded: 1996
Headcount: 151-200 as of Aug 2008
Ownership: Acquired by Exar (2009 $ 59,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: HIFN