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Inphi, supplying high-speed precision ICs, confirms $12m funding but refuses further comment
Announced Date: 12/5/2005 Published Date: 12/8/2005

Socaltech.com, a web site covering Southern California technology issues, reported that Inphi of Westlake Village,

  1. A privately held fabless electronic components company founded in November 2000, with strengths in high-speed analogue IC design and packaging, including specifically experience in multiple semiconductor processes such as CMOS, GaAs, SiGe and InP.

  2. Whose product portfolio comprises more than 80 components for the timing, instrumentation, optical and microwave communication markets.

  3. Also working closely with select customers to develop customised high-speed, high precision analogue components for a variety of applications.

  4. Which in December 2004 secured investment funding of $18 million from new corporate investors and business partner Cadence Design Systems, along with participation from existing investors Tallwood Venture Capital, Mayfield Fund and Walden, which Inphi said at the time would be used to expand production to meet increasing demand for Inphi's DDR2 logic devices as well as to launch Inphi's Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB) in early 2005.

Had confirmed a recent regulatory filing in which Inphi reported a further $12 million funding raised from Mayfield, Tallwood Venture Capital, Walden International, and new investor Flextronics, but refused to comment further.