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Berkana Wireless  Acquired by Qualcomm (2006 $ 56,000,000 )

1359 Dell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Website Company Summary Management Team

President/COO/Operations: Mike Choi (7/04)
General Management: Cormac Conroy
Technology: Beomsup Kim

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) David Tahmassebi (Storm Ventures) Bruce Hallett (Miramar Venture Partners);  Dae-Kyoo Kwon (Hansol Capital Investment);  Tae Hea Nahm (Storm Ventures) Sung Y. Yoon (KTB Ventures);  Albert Yu (Intel)

Business description: Berkäna, a fabless semiconductor company based in Campbell, California, designs and develops highly-integrated mixed-signal / RF ICs for cellular and wireless applications using proprietary digital CMOS techniques. Berkäna's innovative RF ICs dramatically reduce cost, size and power requirements and will drive the replacement of current SiGe, BiCMOS and Bipolar discrete ICs with highly-integrated CMOS products. Berkäna's mission is to be the leading provider of highly-integrated silicon solutions for wireless connectivity. Berkana is launching a family of highly integrated series of frequency synthesizers with integrated RF voltage controlled oscillators for CDMA/PCS and GPS. The BKW8XXX family performs both IF and RF synthesis and includes two RF VCO's, reference and VCO dividers and phase detectors. The integrated RF VCOs reduce power consumption and eliminate the use of bulky external VCO modules.
Partners include: TSMC

Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: May 2004   Dec 2002
Capital raised: 37.0M
Last Round: 9.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Qualcomm (2006 $ 56,000,000 )
VCs include: Miramar Venture PartnersStorm VenturesPTI VenturesKTB VenturesHotung Capital Management;  Hansol Capital;  Authosis;  ICCP Ventures

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Record updated: Jan 2006
Sector: Semiconductor
Year Founded: 2001
Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: May 2004   Dec 2002
Capital Raised: 37.0M
Last Round: 9.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Qualcomm (2006 $ 56,000,000 )