Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Apple
Founded:
1996
Funding:
$4.50M
Categories:
Software

Zayante is a developer of low-level FireWire technologies, including controlling software and silicon solutions.

Description

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Apple® announced it has acquired Zayante, a leader in IEEE 1394 (FireWire®) technology. Zayante’s president and CEO Prashant Kanhere will join Apple to promote the adoption of FireWire technology.

“By acquiring Zayante, Apple is extending its commitment to FireWire as the premiere, high-speed digital interface solution,” said Jon Rubinstein, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering. “FireWire is the best technology to connect digital devices that need to transfer lots of data quickly—such as transferring an entire CD from your Mac to your iPod in less than a second.”

Apple invented FireWire in the mid-90s and shepherded it to become the established cross-platform industry standard IEEE 1394. FireWire is a high-speed serial input/output technology for connecting digital devices such as digital camcorders and cameras to desktop and portable computers. Widely adopted by digital peripheral... See More

Funding Rounds (2) - $4.50M

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Investors (1)

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    Sigma Partners

    Sigma Partners is a venture capital firm, founded in 1984, that has invested in over a hundred..