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Amphion Semiconductor  Acquired by Conexant (2004  amount undisclosed )

1020 Corporation Way #204
Palo Alto, CA 94303
USA
(650)-625-1956
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Management

Technology: Stephen Farson (2004); John McCanny (2004)
Sales/Marketing: Daniel Hauck
Former Employees: Casey Jones Steve Roddy
Board

Company

Business description: Amphion Semiconductor is the leading supplier of semiconductor intellectual-property (IP) for digital video system-on-a-chip (SoC), ASIC and programmable logic (FPGA, PLD) integrated circuit design. Amphion delivers high-performance solutions for video and image compression, wireless baseband, advanced encryption, and speech and channel coding with a comprehensive range of silicon-optimized products. Using proprietary techniques to directly map digital signal processing functions and algorithms into hardware, Amphion develops and licenses semiconductor intellectual-property (IP) cores that are close to optimal in terms of power, cycles, and area – computationally up to several orders of magnitude more efficient than equivalent functions implemented on a programmable processor. Amphion cores operate standalone, or by direct interface to industry-standard RISC and DSP processors, and can be easily migrated through successive generations of fabrication technology, thus preserving engineering investments in SoC design.
Customers include: Dialog SemiconductorHybrid Networks;  Bitboys;  Lambda Systems;  NEC NetworkAndSensor Systems;  TDF;  Wavetrace
Partners include: ActelIBMLeopard LogicQuickLogicSynplicity;  Alliance Care;  AMPP;  Lightspeed;  mp4
Capital

Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Jun 2003   Jan 2001
Capital raised: 15.0M
Last Round: 5.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Conexant (2004  amount undisclosed )
VCs include: Apax Partners

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Record updated: Apr 2005
Sector: Semiconductor
Year Founded: 1994
Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Jun 2003   Jan 2001
Capital Raised: 15.0M
Last Round: 5.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Conexant (2004  amount undisclosed )