Clark Jernigan

Venture Partner

Clark Jernigan joined Austin Ventures in 2001, and focuses on hardware, clean tech, and technology services investing. Previously, he spent four years with Cirrus Logic as Vice President and General Manager of the Communications Products Division and Vice President of New Business Development. Before joining Cirrus Logic, he spent 12 years in product development engineering at AMD, and one year as a Sell-Side Research Analyst at Alex Brown, covering electronics manufacturing services.

Clark holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Busby Foundation, which supports central Texas ALS sufferers and their families, and is an advisory board member of SURGE, SXSW Eco, and the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship.

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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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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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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Entorian Technologies

Market-leading provider of advanced electronic technologies

Entorian Technologies Inc. is a market-leading provider of advanced electronic technologies and solutions for enterprise, consumer and other high-growth markets. With an IP portfolio of more than 230 patents and pending patent applications, the company offers high-speed, high-capacity solutions, and technology licensing. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Entorian operates two ISO-certified manufacturing facilities in Irvine, California and Reynosa, Mexico.

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Lincoln Renewable Energy

Development of wind and solar projects

Lincoln Renewable Energy develops utility-scale solar and wind power projects from greenfield concept to commercial operation. The company is developing projects across the United States.

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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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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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Omni Water Solutions

Systems for oilfield water recycling

Omni Water Solutions is a provider of highly automated mobile water systems for water treatment and re-use. Through its patent-pending OctoZone technology, Omni's platforms are able to sense and respond to constantly changing contaminant conditions in the field.

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SyChip

Acquired by Murata

Wireless chip modules

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VeriSilicon

Semiconductor IP, design services, and turnkey manufacturing

Founded in 2002, VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. ("VeriSilicon") is a fast growing IC (integrated circuit) design foundry providing custom silicon solutions and SoC (System-on-A-Chip) turnkey services.

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