Company name: UbiNetics
Where it's based: N/A
When it was founded: 1999
What year it was a Fierce 15: 2004
Why it was a Fierce 15: UbiNetics was selected as a Fierce 15 because it had developed one of the first WCDMA protocol stacks, offering a range of WCDMA test products that could be used in both GSM/GPRS and WCDMA systems. UbiNetics claimed partnerships with Texas Instruments and Spirent Communications, and a network contract with NTT DoCoMo. Click here for more.
What has happened since it was awarded the Fierce 15: In July 2005, CSR (a Fierce 15 winner in 2003) purchased UbiNetics' software business for $48 million. It was one of many acquisitions CSR made to accelerate its software developments in Bluetooth, WiFi and UWB.