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Techwell  (Stock symbol: TWLL ) Acquired by Intersil (2010 $ 418,000,000 )

408 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
Website Company Summary Management Team

General Management: Joe Kamei
Sales/Marketing: David Nam

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Rick Kimball (TCV) Phillip J. Salsbury (SEEQ Former President/CEO) Justine F. Lien (Integrated Circuit Systems CFO) C. J. Koomen (Securealink co-Founder) Robert Cochran (securities lawyer)
Former outside board: Will Griffith (TCV General Partner) Mike Lee (United Test and Assembly Center President)

Business description: Techwell is a privately held fabless semiconductor company developing proprietary digital video decoding technology that converts a variety of analog video signals into standard digital video formats. As a core building block in any video display or video storage application, we have spent over 7 years perfecting our digital video decoder core to meet the strictest performance, robustness and feature requirements while maintaining a highly dense architecture to minimize die size and deliver the lowest cost solutions in the marketplace. To leverage our video decoding technology, we supply a family of general-purpose video decoders that target high growth video display and video storage applications including Advanced LCD, Plasma and CRT TV, Recordable DVD & HDD players and Media Center PCs. In addition, we develop integrated application specific ICs for specialty markets including security surveillance, Car TV, Portable DVD and PC TV Capture Cards.
Customers include: LG Electronics Sanyo ;  Bosch Security Systems ;  Rosen Aviation
Partners include: Pericom Semiconductor Texas Instruments ;  Casio;  China Security and Surveillance Technology ;  Hikvision ;  Maximo Products

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Oct 2003
Capital raised: 60.0M
Last Round: 20.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Intersil (2010 $ 418,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: TWLL
Corporate investors: Genesis MicrochipPanasonicSanyo

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Record updated: Mar 2010
Sector: Semiconductor
Year Founded: 1997
Headcount: 51-75 as of Jun 2006
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Oct 2003
Capital Raised: 60.0M
Last Round: 20.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Intersil (2010 $ 418,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: TWLL