SwitchOn Networks

SwitchOn Networks was a fabless semiconductor vendor that built the first 2.5Gbps classification processor. PMC Sierra acquired SwitchOn networks for $445m, then broadly shipped the SwitchOn technology into a broad array of networking applications that required complex classification of long strings. […]

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Magma Design Automation

Magma Design Automation was a provider of EDA software for designing low power, high performance ICs for mobile and high performance devices. With customers such as Nvidia, Apple, Qualcomm, and Samsung, Magma was instrumental in providing software that was used to design most mobile devices. Magma was acquired by Synopsys in 2012 […]

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LogicVision

LogicVision was a pioneer of test and yield learning software for the semiconductor design-for-test sector. Now part of the Mentor Graphics portfolio, the company offers a portfolio of products for the automated development, integration, and deployment of embedded test technology. Its products comprise technology products, which include the embedded test technology that enables customers to […]

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GoPro

In 2002, GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman took a surfing trip to Australia. An avid surfer and outdoor photographer, Nick was frustrated that there was no effective way to capture the experience of life’s most important and exciting moments “in situ”, when you were actually DOING the activity. His personal unmet need set him […]

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Groupon

Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website that offers its users with discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies. They make life far less boring with 1000s of deals every day. […]

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Abrizio

Based on the “Tiny Tera” project by Stanford EE Professor Dr. Nick McKeown, Abrizio was a fabless semiconductor company that built the first 32 port * 10Gbps per port packet switching fabric. PMC Sierra acquired Abrizio for $400m, and deployed the fabric to tier one OEMs around the globe. […]

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