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GainSpan

GainSpan brings Ultra-low-power Wi-Fi to sensors and embedded applications. The company’s semiconductor solutions break new ground in Wi-Fi applications by enabling years of battery life for Wi-Fi sensors and other devices.

In September of 2006, a core team of engineers and thought leaders spun off from Intel Corporation to form Emphany Systems, later GainSpan. The vision was simple… enable and accelerate the adoption of new wireless usage models for sensor network applications using an existing widely deployed standard technology.

The challenge was daunting… while wireless sensor networks have seen steady growth over the past few years, their market potential has, in fact, been hindered by power consumption issues and lack of mature standards based solutions.

The solution was innovative… new Wi-Fi semiconductor and software solutions that enable sensors and other devices to run up to 10 years on a single AA battery. This allows users to leverage the global Wi-Fi infrastructure, existing tools and knowledge investments, for new applications such as temperature monitoring for energy management, condition monitoring of industrial equipment in manufacturing plants or streetlights in metro areas.

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    GainSpan received $19M in Series D funding. (6/26/13)
    Posted 6/25/13 at 6:50pm via techcrunch.com
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    GainSpan received $7.38M in Venture Round funding. (10/1/12)
    Posted 10/30/13 at 9:31pm
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    GainSpan received $19M in Partial Close funding. (6/20/12)
    Posted 8/9/13 at 3:30am via sec.gov
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    GainSpan received $18M in Series C funding. (12/5/11)
    Posted 12/5/11 at 8:05pm via gainspan.com
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    GainSpan received $16.5M in Partial Close funding. (5/19/11)
    Posted 11/8/13 at 2:29am via sec.gov
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    GainSpan added Greg Winner as President and CEO. (1/1/10)
    Posted 12/21/10 at 3:57pm
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    GainSpan received in Venture Round funding. (9/10/09)
    Posted 9/24/09 at 3:14pm via silicontap.com
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    GainSpan received $20M in Series B funding. (12/19/07)
    Posted 1/29/09 at 3:54pm via gainspan.com
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    GainSpan received $13.4M in Series A funding. (9/1/06)
    Posted 1/29/09 at 3:54pm via venturebeat.com
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    GainSpan added Vijay Parmar as President and CEO.
    Posted 1/29/09 at 3:54pm

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  1. Emphany Systems, wireless sensor Co., raises $13.35M (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  2. GAINSPAN SECURES $20 MILLION IN SERIES B FUNDING (gainspan.com) [edit]
  3. GainSpan Gets Funding From In-Q-Tel (silicontap.com) [edit]
  4. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  5. GainSpan Closes $18 Million Series C Financing (gainspan.com) [edit]
  6. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  7. VC funding: Q4 2012 [edit]
  8. Intel Spinoff GainSpan Closes On $19M In Series D Funding For Its WiFi Chip Technology (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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