Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Apple
Founders:
Dan Dobberpuhl, Amarjit Gill, Leo Joseph
Funding:
$86M
Categories:
Semiconductors
Description:
PA Semi develops high-end, low-power microprocessors for embedded computing.

Detailed Description

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PA Semi is a fabless semiconductor company founded in Santa Clara, California in 2003 by Dan Dobberpuhl who was the lead designer for the DEC Alpha and StrongARM processors. The company previously worked on processors like Itanium, Opteron and UltraSPARC.

Apple Inc acquired P.A. Semi for $278 million in April 2008.

Current Team (1)

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Past Team (3)

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    Amarjit Gill

    Co-Founder and EVP of Business Development and Sales
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    Leo Joseph

    Co-founder and Key Member of the Senior Executive Management Teams
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    Ken Way

    Senior Director, US Sales
    2008 - Jan, 2008

Funding Rounds (3) - $86M

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Investors (6)

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    Silicon Valley Bank

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    Venrock

    Venrock is a venture capital firm investing in technology and healthcare companies.
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    Bessemer Venture Partners

    Bessemer Venture Partners has over 100 years of investing experience, with a portfolio ranging...
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    Focus Ventures

    expansion stage, I.T. focused VC fund
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    Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments develops semiconductor and computer technology for cellular handsets, digital...
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    Highland Capital Partners

    Global Venture Capital Firm

Competitors (2)

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    Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments develops semiconductor and computer technology for cellular handsets, digital...
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    Intel

    Intel manufactures microprocessors for personal computers and a range of hardware, including...