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ClariPhy Communications  Acquired by Inphi (2016 $ 275,000,000 )

4920 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Nariman Yousefi (7/31/2011)
President/COO/Operations: Timothy Heenan
Finance: Christopher Kitching (2005)
Sales/Marketing: Paul Voois

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Susan A. Mason (Onset Ventures) Robert B. Abbott (Norwest Venture Partners) Jonathan E. Funk (AllegisCyber ) Stephen Zadig (Marvell) John Cioffi (ASSIA CEO/Chairman)
Former outside board: Dubravko Babic (Alvesta Founder)

Business description: ClariPhy Communications develops state-of-the-art mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for 10, 40 and 100 Gb/s optical networking and communication applications, aiming to capitalize on this dynamic market growth. Initially funded in June 2004, the company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with an office in Silicon Valley and a design center in Cordoba, Argentina (under the subsidiary ClariPhy Argentina SA). ClariPhy has assembled a world-class international team with deep experience in digital signal processing (DSP) and mixed-signal IC design. Its ICs incorporate sophisticated signal processing algorithms that increase the performance, speed and reach of optical networks while simultaneously reducing their cost. ClariPhy’s customers are OEMs of networking equipment such as switches, servers, and optical modules. The Company addresses several major markets including: • Enterprise local area networks (LANs), which use multi-mode fiber (MMF) to connect workgroup and backbone switches in floor-to-floor, building-to-building, and riser environments; • Enterprise datacenters, which require minimal cost, power, and data latency for switch-to-switch, switch-to-server, and switch-to-storage connectivity; and • Telecom wide area networks (WANs) utilizing single-mode fiber (SMF) for data transmission across distances up to several hundred kilometers in metro, regional and long haul environments.
Partners include: Mintera

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: May 2010   Nov 2004
Capital raised: 32.0M
Last Round: 24.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Inphi (2016 $ 275,000,000 )
VCs include: AllegisCyber Norwest Venture Partners ;  Pacific General Ventures HighGear Ventures
Corporate investors: Oclaro Onset Ventures

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Record updated: Mar 2012
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 2003
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: May 2010   Nov 2004
Capital Raised: 32.0M
Last Round: 24.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Inphi (2016 $ 275,000,000 )