Fulcrum Microsystems, Inc.

Fulcrum Microsystems, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides interconnect devices for storage, computing and networking backplane, and interconnect applications. The company’s products include FocalPoint, which includes Ethernet switch/router chips; ControlPoint Software Suite that comprises Ethernet bridging, switching, and routing software modules; and PivotPoint SPI-4.2 Interconnect Chip that provides interconnection packet and protocol processing resources on a line card. It serves the original equipment manufacturers. Fulcrum Microsystems, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Calabasas, California.

(Fulcrum Microsystems, Inc. was acquired by Intel on July 19, 2011)


Analog Integrations Corporation

Founded in 1992, Analog Integrations Corporation (AIC), a fabless semiconductor company, designs, tests, and markets analog power management integrated circuits. AIC provides total power solutions, including regulators, DC/DC converters, power switches, LED drivers, and battery management for various applications such as LCD TV, DSC, Mobile Phone, MP3, PMP, and etc.

(AIC went IPO on Taiwan Stock Exchange (6291沛亨) on January 28, 2004)



Founded in 1995, NetIQ provides security management software to help IT organizations deliver critical business services, mitigate operational risk, and document policy compliance. Its management portfolio include products for performance management, security management, configuration management and change control. Its flagship products are Access Manager, AppManager, Secure Configuration Manager, Sentinel, and Identity Manager.

(NetIQ went IPO on Nasdaq (NTIQ) on May 27, 1999)


iWatt Inc.

Founded in 2000, iWatt designs, develops and manufactures power supply control ICs using digital algorithms to replace traditional analog control solutions. iWatt patented technology leads competition in size, cost and efficiency, through reduction in component count for lower cost and improved reliability.

(iWatt was acquired by Dialog Semiconductor for USD$345M on July 2, 2013)



Founded in 1995, KillerApp.com operates a comparison shopping site designed to enable people to research “what” and “where” to buy computers online. KillerApp uses a proprietary algorithm to provide user detailed specs, user reviews and personalization features.

(KillerApp was acquired by CNET Networks for USD$54M in 1999)


Silicon Motion Technology Corp.

Founded in 1995 in San Jose, California, Silicon Motion Technology Corporation is a global leader and pioneer in developing microcontroller ICs for NAND flash storage devices and specialty RF ICs for mobile devices. Silicon Motion leads the industry in supplying innovative controllers for managing advanced process geometry NAND flash, the latest generation TLC (3-bits per cell) flash and eMMC controllers for smartphones and tablets and in memory card and USB flash drive controllers, and increasingly we are focused on client SSD controllers for notebook PCs and other applications.

(Silicon Motion went IPO on Nasdaq (SIMO) on June 29, 2005)


Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology Corp

Founded in 1990, TSMT is now the worldwide leader in LC and LED Surface-mount Technology (TSMT) production, covering the procurement and management of materials and components, process engineering design, SMT processing, quality assurance, logistics management and after-sales services. TSMT has production plants in Dongguan, Suzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Xieman, Hefei, Chongqing, Chengdu and Tianjing to service tier-1 worldwide customers.

(TSMT went IPO on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSMT) on August 24, 2010)


SiPix Technology Inc.

Founded in 1999, SiPix is a world leader in ePaper material technology and intellectual properties. In 2007, the Wall Street Journal ranked SiPix’s IP #1 in science strength amongst Electronics & Instruments Companies. In 2008, IEEE Spectrum Patent Scorecards ranked SiPix #10 overall amongst Computer Peripherals and Storage Companies. In its California facility, the firm develops novel materials and scalable roll-to-roll production technologies for low-power Microcup® Electrophoretic Display film.

(SiPix was acquired by E Ink Holdings Inc. for USD$50M on August 4, 2012)


Rackable Systems

Rackable Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of Eco-Logical(TM) servers and storage for medium- to large-scale data center deployments. Rackable’s productsare designed to provide benefits in the areas of density, thermal efficiency, serviceability, power distribution, data center mobility and remote management. Rackable Systems was founded in 1999 and based in Fremont, California.

(Rackable Systems went IPO on Nasdaq (RACK) on February 7, 2005)