Company name: Digital Chocolate
Where it's based: San Mateo, Calif.
When it was founded: 2003
What year it was a Fierce 15: 2006
Why it was a Fierce 15: Founded by Trip Hawkins, who also founded gaming heavyweight Electronic Arts, Digital Chocolate offered a range of games and counted hundreds of carrier distributors. Click here for more.
What has happened since it was awarded the Fierce 15: Digital Chocolate remains focused on mobile gaming, and has more than 80 games available for the Apple iPhone, smartphones, the Web, Facebook, Xbox Live and thousands of different mobile phones in more than 80 countries. The company also plans to add microtransaction capabilities in the future.