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Virtual Silicon Technology  Acquired by MOSAID (2005 $ 5,300,000 )

1322 Orleans Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Website Company Summary Management Team

Sales/Marketing: Fernand Forcier; Jeff Elias
Not listed on the website: (May no longer be at the company) Bill Becker*;  Ed Chates*;  Eric Laurent*;  John Ford*;  Mahesh Tirupattur*;  Terry Thomas*

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Mike Kliment (Mentor Graphics Director of Business Development);  Raghav Nandagopal (U.S. Trust);  Michael J. Callahan (Waferscale Integration CEO) Danial Faizullabhoy (Walden International) Sam H. Lee (Information Technology Ventures)
Former outside board: Bernie Aronson (Synplicity CEO) Somshankar Das (Walden International);  Doug Lindgren (US Trust Prvate Equity PQ)

Business description: Virtual Silicon provides a comprehensive set of SoC building blocks consisting of standard cells, high-speed interface, basic I/Os, PLLs, and embedded SRAM memories. The company's focus is on process technologies of 0.18-micron and below, as well as application-specific technologies such as low power processes. Customers include fabless semiconductor companies, semiconductor foundries, ASIC manufacturers, IDMs, and systems-on-chip developers who demand the highest quality, maximum performance, and optimum densities for their semiconductor innovations.
Customers include: K-Micro
Partners include: BOPSHitachi, Ltd.IBMInsiliconInTime SoftwareLogicVisionMentor GraphicsMonterey Design SystemsNumerical TechnologiesRealChip CommunicationsSequence DesignSynopsysSynplicityTalityTensilicaTSMCUMC;  1st Silicon;  Aquarius Technologies;  CLIOsoft;  OCP;  Soliton Systems;  Sycon

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Feb 2002   Oct 2000
Capital raised: 43.5M
Ownership: Acquired by MOSAID (2005 $ 5,300,000 )
Angels/other VCs: Jack Carsten

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Record updated: Apr 2005
Sector: Semiconductor
Year Founded: 1997
Headcount: 26-50 as of May 1999
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Feb 2002   Oct 2000
Capital Raised: 43.5M
Ownership: Acquired by MOSAID (2005 $ 5,300,000 )