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Beceem Communications  (Stock symbol: BECM ) Acquired by Broadcom (2010 $ 316,000,000 )

3960 Freedom Circle #101
Santa Clara, CA 95054
USA
(408)-387-5000
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Management

President/COO/Operations: Rajat Gupta (03/31/2004)
General Management: Thirumalai Sridhar
Technology: Arogyaswami Paulraj
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Shahin Hedayat (Beceem Communications Chairman) Lip-Bu Tan (Walden International)
Advisory board: Sung Y. Yoon (KTB Ventures Managing Partner)
Company

Business description: Beceem Communications Inc. was founded in October 2003 with the goal of building a wireless technology company offering semiconductor solutions for the wireless broadband market. Beceem is the leading supplier of chipsets for the recently ratified, IEEE 802.16e standard on which Mobile WiMAX is based. The WiMAX Forum recently defined its first Mobile WiMAX profile at its General Assembly Meeting in Beijing in November of 2005. The company's solutions target both base station and subscriber terminal applications.
Customers include: Sanyo;  Quanta Computer
Partners include: ACER Samsung Electronics Smith Micro Software
Capital

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Apr 2009   Feb 2007
Capital raised: 104.6M
Last Round: 20.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Broadcom (2010 $ 316,000,000 ) Ipo Filing
Stock Symbol: BECM
VCs include: Global Catalyst PartnersIntel Capital Sequoia CapitalWalden Internationaldocomo;  Ambex Venture Group;  KTB Ventures;  United Capital Investment Group;  Khosla Ventures;  Teachers' Private Capital
Angels/other VCs: Vinod Khosla (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
Corporate investors: NEC ;  Samsung Ventures America ;  Mitsui Incubase

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Overview
Record updated: Oct 2010
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 2003
Headcount: 201-300 as of Feb 2007
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Apr 2009   Feb 2007
Capital Raised: 104.6M
Last Round: 20.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Broadcom (2010 $ 316,000,000 ) Ipo Filing
Stock Symbol: BECM