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Atheros Communications  (Stock symbol: ATHR ) Acquired by Qualcomm (2011 $ 3,100,000,000 )

5480 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Charles E Harris (Intellon Former CEO/Chairman) Dan Atrusi (Motorola Semiconductor Former Sr. Management) Willy Shih (Thomson Former EVP Technology) Tesera H Meng (Atheros Communications Former CTO) Christine King (AMI Semiconductor Former CEO) Marshall L Mohr (Intuitive Surgical) John L Hennessey (Stanford University President) Andrew S Rappaport (August Capital Partner)
Advisory board: S Simon Wong (Stanford University Professor of Engineering);  Bruce Wooley (Stanford University Chairman Engineering Department)
Former advisory board: Robert W Brodersen (University of California, Berkeley Professor);  Adam Grossner (Foundation);  Harvey C Jones (Synopsys)

Business description: Atheros Communications is the leading developer of networking technologies for secure, high-performance wireless local area networks. As the industry innovator and market-share leader in wireless OFDM technology compliant with the IEEE 802.11 specifications, Atheros is driving transparent connections among electronic devices in the office, home and on the road. Atheros AR5004 chipsets feature breakthrough technologies to extend the range and reduce the power consumption of 802.11 wireless networks. When they are incorporated into WLAN devices, AR5004 chipsets will offer end users extended range, longer battery life, and network management tools that help reduce the cost of operating and owning wireless networks.
Customers include: Ambit Design SystemsAruba Networks AsusIntelintermecJuniper Networks NECNETGEARPhilipsProxim WirelessSamsungSMC NetworksSONYTropos Networks ;  AccessCard;  ACCTON;  Acrowave Systems;  Actiontec;  AirVast Technology;  ALPS;  Askey;  Belkin;  BENQ;  Contec;  CyberTAN;  Delta Networks;  D-Link;  Gemtek;  Gigabyte Technology;  Global Sun Tech;  ICOM;  I-O Data;  KT ;  Lenovo Group ;  Linksys;  livedoor;  Promix;  Senao;  Strix Systems ;  symbol;  TDK;  TECOM;  USI;  W2 Networks;  Wistron Neweb;  Xircom;  Z-Com
Partners include: PCTELSONYSpansion TSMCUTstarcom Wind River Systems;  China Netcom Broadband;  Wilocity

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    Apr 2001
Capital raised: 98.3M
Ownership: Acquired by Qualcomm (2011 $ 3,100,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: ATHR
Corporate investors: Proxim Wireless

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Record updated: Jan 2011
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1998
Headcount: 1601-2000 as of May 2011
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    Apr 2001
Capital Raised: 98.3M
Ownership: Acquired by Qualcomm (2011 $ 3,100,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: ATHR