Early Stage Portfolio

Active Power

NASDAQ: ACPW

Smart energy solutions

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Alchemy Semiconducter

Acquired by AMD (NYSE: AMD)

Ambiq Micro

Fabless Semiconductors

Ambiq Micro products are redefining the meaning of ultra-low power integrated circuits. The company’s proprietary SPOT™ design platform dramatically reduces energy consumed in standard CMOS chip designs to subthreshold levels – up to orders of magnitude below the power required in today’s traditional semiconductor product designs. Significantly increased battery life frees product designers to expand the features and functions incorporated in their products and exceed battery life requirements. Ambiq Micro’s products inherently change the design and use of energy critical products used in consumer, industrial, automotive and medical applications. Go to www.ambiqmicro.com for additional information about the company, technology and its products.

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Augmentix

Acquired by Entorian

Augmentix builds applied computing servers for the defense, telecom, industrial and medical markets. Their servers are designed for mission critical applications that demand greater environmental ruggedness, reliability, expandability and serviceability.

Benchmarq

Acquired by Unitrode (NYSE: UTR)

Black Sand Technologies

Acquired by Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM)

Black Sand Technologies, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor company dedicated to building solutions for the wireless industry by combining sensitive analog and powerful digital circuits in silicon.

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ClearCube

Desktop PC blade computing

ClearCube is a recognized leader in centralized computing, thin client computing and desktop virtualization markets. ClearCube seeks to reduce IT management costs by consolidating resources, improve manageability and enhance security while maintaining full PC capabilities for users. The company delivers centralized desktop computing solutions that leverage its Sentral centralized management software to integrate powerful PC blade technology, cutting-edge user access devices and expert professional services to give organizations comprehensive, high-performance centralized computing and virtual desktop solutions. ClearCube has thousands of customers around the world in the financial services, government and education, healthcare and commercial and manufacturing industries. ClearCube has won numerous awards, including InfoWorld's prestigious "Technology of the Year Award" for the best blade system in 2006.

ColdWatt

Acquired by Flextronics International (NASDAQ: FLEX)

ColdWatt offers best in class AC-DC and DC-DC power converters that initially target computing, telecommunications, networking and storage applications. Using breakthrough innovations in magnetic components, circuit design, semiconductors, and materials, they offer the most efficient, highest density, and coolest power supplies available.

Entrepreneurs

Conformative

Acquired by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC)

XML Servers

Copan Systems

Acquired by SGI (NASDAQ: SGI)

Copan is a storage systems company developing a disk system that can beat the price and performance of automated tape libraries.

Credence Systems

NASDAQ: CMOS
Manufacturer of testing equipment for semiconductor industry (NASDAQ: CMOS)
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Crossroads Systems

NASDAQ: CRDS

Storage area network routers

Crystal Semiconducter

Acquired by Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS)

Cygnal

Acquired by Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB)

Programmable mixed-signal system-on-chip products; acquired by Silicon Laboratories

Entrepreneurs

D2 Audio

Acquired by Intersil (NASDAQ: ISIL)

D2Audio builds mixed-signal semiconductor products that are a part of digital power amplifiers used in consumer and professional audio/video equipment.

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Draker

PV solar performance management

Since 1999, Draker has led the industry with innovative monitoring, management and control solutions for commercial and utility-scale PV systems. Draker’s products and services allow PV developers, owners and operators to predict, measure, monitor, manage, optimize and control their solar assets to increase yield and maximize profitability. Draker’s complete panel-to-grid (P2G) solutions include data acquisition and control hardware, Clarity™ DC analytics, Intelligent Array™ software, and a wide range of project and field-based services.

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Egenera

Virtualized servers

Egenera is a high-end server company that sells an Intel and AMD-based platform with virtualization and management capabilities normally found only in expensive Unix and mainframe systems

Innovative Silicon

DRAM memory IP

Innovative Silicon, Inc. (ISi) is a fast-growing, venture-backed company that develops and licenses Z-RAM - the world's densest, lowest-cost memory technology. Z-RAM  which stands for Zero-Capacitor DRAM is a direct replacement for today's DRAM technologies and is ideal for complex Systems-on-Chip (SoC), microprocessors, and stand-alone DRAMs. Innovative Silicon has harnessed the floating body effect of SOI semiconductor devices to develop memory cells that are twice as dense as existing DRAM and five times as dense as existing SRAM. Innovative Silicon proprietary memory technology, called Z-RAMTM (for Zero capacitor DRAM), uses a standard SOI logic processes without new materials or extra process or masking steps. For most SOC and Microprocessor ICs, this results in SOI being a lower-cost solution than bulk silicon.

LifeSize Communications

Acquired by Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI)

LifeSize is the first company to develop and deliver high definition video communications products. Founded by industry veterans and Headquartered in Austin,Texas, LifeSize's award winning solutions combine superior quality of experience, unique flexibility and unmatched price performance to make video communications a productive, true-to-life experience. LifeSize is headquartered in Austin, TX with subsidiaries in Europe and Asia Pacific, and a network of channel partners reaching more than 80 countries.

Entrepreneurs

McData

NASDAQ: MCDT

Data center network switches (NASDAQ: MCDT)

Navini Networks

Acquired by Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)

Navini Networks provides portable, plug-n-play broadband wireless access solutions. Navini's Ripwave portable, zero-install, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) product line of customer modems, base stations, and element management systems (EMS) run in the full range of spectrums for the broadband and WiMAX markets.

NetEffect

Acquired by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC)

NetEffect is a network solutions company developing products to enable the next generation of high-performance, multi-gigabit Ethernet. NetEffect's products are full implementations of the iWARP Ethernet standards and fully compatible with the Ethernet infrastructure found in today's data centers.

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NetStreams

Acquired by ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO)

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NetStreams delivers the Ultimate IP A/V Experience by distributing high definition audio and video over TCP/IP networks. NetStreams' products, designed for commercial and residential use, offer unprecedented levels of performance, functionality, simplicity, reliability, and expandability. By combining audio/video content, meta-data and control signals into one stream and incorporating industry standards, NetStreams solutions are a smart investment. NetStreams is enabling the future of IP A/V - today.

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Newisys

Acquired by Sanmina-SCI (NASDAQ: SANM)

Opteron servers

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Nitero

Next generation WiFi (60 GHz WiGig) chips

Nitero is a fabless semiconductor company with offices in Austin, Texas and Melbourne Australia. We are designing an ultra-low power 60 GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi solution that performs at speeds up to 10X faster than even the very latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi solutions - all that with close to zero latency.

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OpenIncubate

Accelerator program to fund teams using open source IP to transform the IT infrastructure layer

OpenIncubate was formed by venture investors, tech industry leaders, and academic advisors in key technology hubs around the world to fund and foster innovative companies using open source to transform the IT infrastructure layer. Founding investors are Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures and The Valley Fund, located in the program’s first 3 hubs:  Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; and Menlo Park, California. Advisors include Open Compute Foundation’s Cole Crawford, Capital Factory’s Joshua Baer and Akamai’s Mike Afergan. Teams are admitted and funded on a rolling basis throughout the year.

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Proteon

Acquired by NSGDatacom post-IPO

High-performance local area networking products

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Reactivity

Acquired by Cisco Systems

Reactivity provides secure XML infrastructures used by enterprises to realize the promise of web services architectures.

Santera Systems

Acquired by Tekelec ( NASDAQ: TKLC)

Voice switching products

Silicon Laboratories

NASDAQ: SLAB
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