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UPEK  (Stock symbol: UPEK ) Acquired by AuthenTec (2010 $ 32,200,000 )

5900 Christie Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 420-2600
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Bill Harris (PassMark Security Chairman) Alan E. Baratz (Cisco Systems Former Division SVP) Pier Angelo Martinotti (Sofinnova Partners Consultant) David Lane (Diamondhead Ventures) Roland Manger (Earlybird Ventures) Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (UC Berkeley Ph.D) Jean Schmid (Sofinnova Investments Managing Partner)
Former outside board: Juzar Motiwalla (Green Dot Capital)

Business description: UPEK, Inc. is the global leader in enterprise and consumer biometric fingerprint solutions. UPEK authentication hardware and software are integrated into laptops from the world's top five largest PC makers, as well as USB flash drives, external hard disk drives, and mobile phones from leading manufacturers. UPEK's ecosystem of over 100 hardware and software partners enables strong authentication solutions for market verticals including healthcare, banking, education, and government. UPEK offers the only silicon-based fingerprint device that is FIPS 201 certified for authentication of over 10 million US government employees and contractors. UPEK also provides consumer packaged goods including the CES award-winning Eikon Digital Privacy Manager, the only fingerprint reader on the market that supports Pcs and Macs. UPEK products make your digital world safe and personal. For more info, visit
Customers include: Asus Freescale SemiconductorIBMMontaVista SoftwareSymbian;  MXI ;  National Notary Association;  TI OMAP
Partners include: Cypress Semiconductor Interlink ElectronicsOxford Semiconductor Pay By Touch ;  Cogent Systems ;  Dolphin Digital Media

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Oct 2009   Jun 2006
Capital raised: 42.78M
Last Round: 6.2M
Ownership: Acquired by AuthenTec (2010 $ 32,200,000 )
Stock Symbol: UPEK
VCs include: Diamondhead VenturesSofinnova Investments;  EDBV Management Pte;  Greendot Capital;  Earlybird Venture Capital
Corporate investors: STMicroelectronics

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Record updated: Sep 2010
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 2004
Headcount: 101-150
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Oct 2009   Jun 2006
Capital Raised: 42.78M
Last Round: 6.2M
Ownership: Acquired by AuthenTec (2010 $ 32,200,000 )
Stock Symbol: UPEK