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Acquired byNvidia
Price$367M
Date5/2011
TermsCash

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Icera

Icera has developed a high performance soft modem technology for mobile broadband phone and data devices. These include mobile broadband datacards and USB sticks, cellular modules for laptops and mobile internet devices (MIDs). In addition, Icera’s soft modem provides the ideal slim modem for high performance smartphones.

Providing the highest performance 3G HSDPA and HSUPA data rates at low power and cost, Icera’s platform solutions give manufacturers maximum flexibility to deliver differentiated, high performance mobile broadband devices in the shortest time possible.

The company, founded in 2002 by a highly experienced group of semiconductor executives, is staffed by a team with world leading expertise in custom processor design, wireless algorithm development, CMOS RF design and wireless handset platform integration.

Icera, which has raised venture funding totalling over $300M to date, is headquartered in Bristol UK, with design locations in the UK, France, Canada and US with sales and support in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, the US and Europe.

Recent Milestones

  • Dollar
    Icera received $5M in Debt funding. (6/3/11)
    Posted 10/30/13 at 10:33pm via sec.gov
  • Handshake
    Icera was acquired by Nvidia for $367M. (5/9/11)
    Posted 5/9/11 at 7:44pm via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Icera received $12M in Debt funding. (1/12/11)
    Posted 1/13/11 at 6:16am via dowjones.com
  • Dollar
    Icera received $45M in Private Equity funding. (5/20/10)
    Posted 7/5/10 at 10:45am via socialnews.biz
  • Handshake
    Icera acquired Sirific Wireless. (5/1/09)
    Posted 7/8/09 at 3:35pm
  • Dollar
    Icera received $10M in Debt funding. (12/12/08)
    Posted 6/15/09 at 10:06am via icerasemi.com
  • Dollar
    Icera received $60M in Private Equity funding. (12/12/08)
    Posted 6/14/09 at 10:15am via icerasemi.com
  • Dollar
    Icera received $40M in Series D funding. (9/1/07)
    Posted 2/8/10 at 9:33am via electronicsweekly.com
  • Dollar
    Icera received $40M in Series C funding. (3/15/06)
    Posted 6/14/09 at 9:41am via icerasemi.com
  • Check
    Icera added Dave Edwards as Technology Director, DXP Architecture & Software Tools. (4/2/03)
    Posted 3/5/12 at 5:21am
  • Check
    Icera added Stan Boland as President & CEO. (4/1/02)
    Posted 6/14/09 at 9:52am
  • Check
    Icera added Simon Knowles as Vice President Strategy & DXP® Technology and Founder.
    Posted 6/14/09 at 9:58am

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Products

Adaptive Wirelessâ„¢
Advanced RF CMOS Design
Cellular Broadband
Deep eXecution® Processor
Espresso® Reference Platforms
Livanto® chipsets

Sources

  1. NVIDIA Buys Baseband And RF Technology Company Icera For $367M In Cash (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Cap Index Report [edit]
  3. Icera adds a further $40M in funding (icerasemi.com) [edit]
  4. Funding Icera (electronicsweekly.com) [edit]
  5. Icera Secures $70M Financing Package (icerasemi.com) [edit]
  6. Icera Secures $70M Financing Package (icerasemi.com) [edit]
  7. socialnews.biz [edit]
  8. Icera Secures $12M Debt Facility From Silicon Valley Bank (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
  9. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
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