Founded in 1993, Accent is a ISO 9001:2008 certified world leader in semiconductor integration of communications and metering technologies for the Smart Grid industry. The company is backed by renowned investors such as Sofinnova Partners and Tallwood Venture Capital. Accent is a worldwide operation with offices in Italy, China, France, and United States. Accent's ASMgrid modular, silicon platform offering integrates the widest technology breadth providing Smart Grid equipment manufacturers solution flexibility, rapid time to market, and significantly lowered production costs.
Enabling the photonic future. Alphion develops, manufactures and markets integrated photonic components, communications systems and subsystems based on its proprietary QLight™ technology platform.
Audience (acquired by Knowles)
Audience is a fabless semiconductor company bringing human-quality hearing to wired and wireless communications terminals, automobiles and consumer electronics.
Axiom Microdevices (acquired by Skyworks Solutions, Inc.)
Axiom Microdevices, the world's only volume supplier of CMOS-based power amplifiers for mobile phones. Axiom Microdevices' patented technology, deployed in the AX502 and AX508, allows the use of 0.13um Silicon CMOS process technology to integrate all of the functions between transmitter output and transmit/receive switch.
Calypto Design Systems Inc. (acquired by Mentor Graphics)
Calypto is focusing on bridging electronic system-level design and integrated circuit (IC) implementation. Calypto products reduce IC design verification time and costs and increase flexibility and confidence in design and architectural optimization.
Using its proprietary RF-MEMS process, Cavendish Kinetics supplies RF tuning components to top tier mobile device makers. Cavendish’s high-efficiency tunable components enable tuned antennas, load-matching for PAs and tunable filters. These components are essential for high performance 4G mobile devices.
Crossing Automation, Inc. (acquired by Brooks Automation Inc.)
Crossing offers an evolutionary approach to wafer automation for semiconductor process equipment. Our unique building block approach enables customers to effectively outsource the automation portion of their current and future technologies.
Cyras Systems (acquired by Ciena)
Cyras, developer of data-optimized optical switching systems for metropolitan area networks, was acquired by Ciena Corp. (Nasdaq: CIEN).
Ikanos (acquired by Qualcomm)
Ikanos develops robust, high performance semiconductor and software
products that enable network equipment manufacturers and service
providers to deliver broadband to the digital home. We're the world's
leading supplier in the VDSL market, with more than 30 million ports
shipped to date, and a top provider of network processors and other
products that enable the cost-effective delivery of triple - and
Inphi Corp. (NYSE: IPHI)
Inphi delivers high-speed precision electronic components that enable its customers to build the highest performance, most cost-competitive computing, communications and instrumentation systems.
Marvell Technology Group (Nasdaq: MRVL)
Marvell offers revolutionary devices that touch every point of the communications infrastructure: switching, transceivers, wireless, PC connectivity, communications controllers and storage.
NewPort Communications (acquired by Broadcom)
NewPort Communications, a supplier of mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for the high-speed communications infrastructure, was acquired by Broadcom (Nasdaq: BRCM).
Ozmo Devices is a fabless semiconductor company that has identified a unique opportunity in the low-power wireless space.
Pixim, Inc. (acquired by SONY Electronics)
Pixim, Inc. has developed imaging technology and products that revolutionize the way video surveillance cameras capture and process images. Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System¨ (DPS) silicon and software technology produces superior image quality under a wide variety of lighting conditions.
Qspeed Semiconductor (now part of Power Integrations, Inc.)
Qspeed Semiconductor develops and manufactures breakthrough power semiconductor products that allow electronic equipment to run cooler and to be more energy-efficient. Qspeed's technology helps power supply manufacturers meet Energy Star and EPA guidelines for energy efficiency as well as helping reduce overall product cost and component count.
Quintic (acquired by NXP Semiconductors)
Quintic Corporation is a leading provider of low-powered, high-quality integrated circuits for next-generation portable multimedia devices such as MP3 Players, Portable Media Players, Mobile Phones, and Portable Navigation Devices.
RIO (Redfern Integrated Optics)
RIO develops and manufactures optical transmitters based on proprietary planar technology, which enable transceivers and transponders to deliver telecom-grade performance with datacom economics.
Sandbridge Technologies, Inc. (acquired)
Sandbridge Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, develops multimode baseband/multimedia processors for mobile devices. Its products include SB3500, a processor that provides the ability to design, test, and revise in software development methodology; Sandblaster LeaP Card, a self-contained development card that offers a hardware platform for the evaluation of the processor, as well as for software development and testing; and software that enables developers to program processors.
SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. (acquired by CSR)
SiRF develops and markets semiconductor and software products that are designed to enable location awareness utilizing GSP and other location technologies, enhanced by wireless connectivity capabilities such as Bluetooth, for high-volume mobile consumer devices and commercial applications.
Silicon Clocks (acquired by Silicon Labs)
Silicon Clocks develops best-in-class timing products based on innovative resonator and IC technologies for communications, storage, automotive, consumer, and computing applications.
Stream Machine (acquired by Cirrus Logic)
Stream Machine, a leading supplier of MPEG-2 video recording technology, was acquired by Cirrus Logic Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS).
TrueSpan (acquired by SiRF)
TrueSpan, developer of a silicon and software platform that brings high-quality digital audio and video experiences to consumers in mobile environments, was acquired by SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: SIRF).
Wave Semiconductor is addressing the burgeoning demand for a programmable alternative to ASSPs & ASICs that is total-solution-cost effective. We will do this with a family of programmable standard-product ICs (codename: Azure) that eliminates the huge up-front NRE development costs of deep submicron custom silicon, provides the time-to-market and design-change flexibility advantages of FPGAs, and meets performance/power/total-cost requirements for volume production.
Wilocity (acquired by Qualcomm)
Wilocity is a fabless semiconductor company developing innovative gigabit wireless solutions enabling distributed computing and next generation wireless networking, was acquired by Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM).