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Equator Technologies  Acquired by Pixelworks (2005 )

1300 White Oaks Road
Campbell, CA 95008
Website Company Summary Management Team

President/COO/Operations: Yatin Mundkur
Technology: Chris Basoglu (07/1996)
Sales/Marketing: Ted Niday
HR: AJ Newman
General Counsel/Legal: RoseAnn Torandaro
Not listed on the website: (May no longer be at the company) Kip Kokinakis*;  Stephen Diamond*

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Robert Fox (MMC Capital);  Thomas Cusick (CIBC Capital Partners);  Brad Farkas (i-Hatch Ventures);  Francois Laflamme (I.U.Go Ventures);  William Sheehan (Ironside Ventures)
Advisory board: Garth Saloner (Stanford University Professor);  Abraham D Sofaer (Hoover Institute);  Kathleen Sullivan (Stanford Dean)
Former advisory board: Nick Imoarato (University of San Francisco Professor)

Business description: Equator Technologies is a leading provider of high performance, programmable, power efficient System-on-a-chip processors designed for video streaming and image processing applications across a wide range of consumer and enterprise end markets. Equator offers the BSP™ family of Broadband Signal Processor chips, the iMMediaTools® software development toolkit, media libraries, and reference platforms for development and deployment of video streaming and video processing systems. Equator provides solutions to the digital media, digital video communications, video security and surveillance, digital imaging, and automotive video markets. Based on a high-performance VLIW core and optimized for video processing, the BSP-15 family of chips delivers up to 40 GOPS of video processing power. Utilizing Equator's optimizing compiler technology; BSP-15 chips are 100% programmable in C/C++, enabling rapid deployment and field upgradeability of new applications and devices.
Customers include: PolycomRealNetworks;  On2 Technologies;  Zenitron
Partners include: Mediabolic;  Alogics;  Divx Networks;  DynaPel Systems;  Innotech;  IQinVision;  MediaTechnik;  On2;  Polaroid;  Reality Commerce Corporation;  SinoStar;  SteamBox;  Uniform Industrial Corporation;  Unipulse

Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: May 2003   Mar 2001
Capital raised: 141.0M
Last Round: 11.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Pixelworks (2005 )
VCs include: InveStar CapitalIcon VenturesSequoia CapitalTrans Cosmos USA;  Ironside Venture Partners;  i-Hatch VenturesAmidzad Partners
Corporate investors: Cisco SystemsPolycom;  Sojecci;  Orix USA;  GroupVideotron;  Marsh Capital;  Sony Strategic Venture Investment;  Rogers Communications;  CanonHitachi, Ltd.

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Record updated: Apr 2006
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1996
Headcount: 51-75 as of Sep 2004
Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: May 2003   Mar 2001
Capital Raised: 141.0M
Last Round: 11.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Pixelworks (2005 )