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DSP Communications  (Stock symbol: DSPC ) Acquired by Intel (1999 $ 1,600,000,000)

20300 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Website Company Summary Management Team

Finance: David Aber
Sales/Marketing: Arnon Kohavi; Shaul Berger
General Counsel/Legal: Steve Pelloza

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Lewis Broad (private investor);  Neill H. Brownstein (Brownstein Investments);  Davidi Gilo (DSP Group);  Shigeru Iwamoto (Kenwood Mgr);  Igal Kohavi (Dovrat-Shrem);  Andrew Schonzeit (Idesco President)

Business description: DSP Communications, Inc. (DSPC) provides the hardware and software building blocks necessary for building handsets to wireless phone manufacturers worldwide. The technology enables phone manufacturers to introduce smaller, lighter, more cost-effective phones while reducing time to market. DSPC's fifth generating WorldTDMATM baseband processor chipset, the D5205, reduces overall system size, power, and cost while optimizing performance. DSPC is a leading developer of chipsets and products for cellular, personal communication services (PCS), and wireless local loop (WLL) markets. The company develops, markets, licenses and supports application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and software, based on digital signal processing (DSP) technology for a number of wireless applications.
Customers include: KyoceraSanyo;  Kenwood
Partners include: Texas InstrumentsVLSI Technology

Ownership: Acquired by Intel (1999 $ 1,600,000,000)
Stock Symbol: DSPC
VCs include: Poly Ventures
Corporate investors: Clal Electronics;  Kenwood

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Record updated: Jul 2000
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1991
Headcount: 301-400 as of Jul 2000
Ownership: Acquired by Intel (1999 $ 1,600,000,000)
Stock Symbol: DSPC