VC: Wireless broadband VC takes the lead



WiFi, WiMax and UWB are receiving a lot of attention from VCs these days.

VENTURE CAPITAL

COMPANY

AMOUNT/ROUND

LEAD INVESTORS

DESCRIPTION

FyreStorm
Sunnyvale, CA

$25M
third

Worldview Technology Partners

FyreStorm develops power management and conversion chips for the consumer electronics industry, including mobile phones.

Wisair
Israel

$20M
third

Apax Partners

Wisair will use the funds to produce ultra-wideband chipsets.

Magnolia Broadband
Bedminster, NJ

$14M
fourth

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham, ECenturyCapital Partners, SCP Private Equity Partners

Magnolia Broadband is a fabless semiconductor company and maker of antenna diversity solutions for the wireless industry.

TeleCIS Wireless
Santa Clara, CA

$10M
third

ATA Ventures

WiMax chipset provider TeleCIS plans to use the funds for its upcoming launch of a WiMax fixed/portable subscriber device chip and the development of the second TeleCIS chip.

Apprion
Mountain View, CA

$7.5M
first

Advanced Technology Ventures, Allegis Capital

Apprion is developing an industrial wireless integration platform that will allow industrial sensors to communicate efficiently with central monitoring systems.

Extricom
Israel

undisclosed
undisclosed

Motorola Ventures

Extricom technology enables the enterprise to build wireless LAN infrastructure that is as dependable as the wired network and supports triple play services without trading off throughput performance, seamless mobility and security.

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