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SiRF Technology  (Stock symbol: SIRF ) Merged with CSR (2009 $ 136,000,000 )

217 Devcon Drive
San Jose, CA 95112
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Sam S. Srinivasan (Health Language Founder) Diosdado P. Banatao (Tallwood Venture Capital Managing Partner) Mohan Gyani (Mobileum Vice Chairman) Stephen C. Sherman (private investor) James M. Smaha (private investor) Moiz M. Beguwala (SiRF Technology Former Acting CEO)
Former outside board: Kenneth Tai (individual investor)

Business description: SiRF Technology is a world leader in creating technologies that confer “location awareness” or “location intelligence” to a wide range of consumer products. SiRF’s location-awareness solutions are based on the Global Positioning System (GPS), the same technology used to guide everything from the space shuttle to car navigation systems to handheld devices used by backpackers. Created by the U.S. military, GPS uses more than 24 satellites in orbit around the earth to provide always-on location information free of charge to any GPS receiver, anywhere in the world. SiRF capitalizes on its architectural innovations, system design and silicon expertise, RF capabilities and state of the art semiconductor manufacturing technology to make GPS capabilities accurate, affordable, power efficient and compact enough to be used in consumer applications. SiRF’s extensive patent and intellectual property portfolio improves on conventional GPS by providing location awareness where other approaches cannot, including under dense foliage, in steep ravines, in “urban canyons” and even in some indoor environments. In the constant tension between lost and found, SiRF’s GPS solutions tip the odds in favor of being found.
Customers include: CompaqEricssonHTC Nokia
Partners include: Advanced Micro DevicesHitachi, Ltd.IDCIntel MatsushitaMotorolaNECUnwired Planet Wherify Wireless;  Conexant;  CSI;  GeoDiscovery;  Intelinx;  Navman USA;  NTT DoCoMo;  Traxsis Group

Rounds: 6
Recent Fundings: Mar 2002   Dec 2001
Capital raised: 80.0M
Last Round: 19.6M
Ownership: Merged with CSR (2009 $ 136,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: SIRF
VCs include: InveStar CapitalTallwood Venture CapitalWalden InternationalWI Harper GroupHikari Tsushin;  American Pacific Ventures;  Beijing Technology Development Fund;  Concord Financial;  ECICS Ventures
Corporate investors: ACER;  Yamaha;  Conexant SystemsChina Development Industrial Bank;  Matsushita Group;  UMAX

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Record updated: Feb 2009
Sector: Semiconductor
Year Founded: 1995
Headcount: 101-150 as of Dec 2002
Rounds: 6
Recent Fundings: Mar 2002   Dec 2001
Capital Raised: 80.0M
Last Round: 19.6M
Ownership: Merged with CSR (2009 $ 136,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: SIRF