Jim Clardy

Crystal Semiconductor
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Jim Clardy served as a Venture Partner at Austin Ventures from 1998 to 2009. Prior to joining AV, Jim served as President of Cirrus Logic from 1992 to 1998. He co-founded and was CEO of Crystal Semiconductor which was later acquired by Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS). Before that, he spent time at Harris Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, and ARO. He was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1995 and earned a Lifetime Achievement award in Technology by AEA’s Austin Chapter in 1997.


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.


Crystal Semiconducter

Acquired by Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS)


Acquired by Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB)

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


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Acquired by Magma (NYSE: MAGMA)

EDA tools for modeling and analysis