Sunday, April 17, 2016

ACCO Raises $35 Million for CMOS RF

ACCO Semiconductor, a start-up with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Paris, France, raised $35 million for its CMOS RF solutions.

ACCO has developed and patented RF front-end technology for mobile communications devices (power amplifiers and antenna switches) that uses standard complementary-metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processing. Its bulk CMOS cellular power amplifier offers highly linear performance yet can operate at high power without breakdown or degradation.


ACCO said it is currently accelerating its business into various brands of LTE smart phones now found in several countries throughout Asia and Europe.

The funding round was led by Bpifrance, through its growth fund Large Venture, with participation from investors in both the US and France including Foundation Capital, Pond Ventures, Partech Ventures, Omnes Capital, Siparex Group and A Plus Finance.

"The commitment from Bpifrance and other participating investors validates the importance of building the RF front-end in bulk CMOS—the process used in nearly the entire electronics industry,” states Greg Caltabiano, ACCO President and CEO. “Not only is this important for smart phones, but also critical to IoT where highly integrated, highly functional, low-cost solutions will
drive success of the entire market.”

http://www.acco-semi.com

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