Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Quellan Raises $20 Million for Analog Signal Processing and RF Noise Cancellation

Quellan, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, closed $20 million in its Series C round of venture financing for its work in analog signal processing and RF noise cancellation.

Quellan recently announced a wide range of new product offerings including it's flagship QNx RF Noise Canceller product line for consumer and mobile product applications, the QHx Harmonic Suppressor for digital harmonic noise suppression, and the QLx product line for enterprise and data center applications.

"The noise cancellation opportunity has expanded to include consumer electronics, enterprise, mobile wireless, computing and automotive," said D. Tony Stelliga, President and CEO of Quellan.

New investors include W.L. Gore & Associates, Harbinger Venture Management, JAFCO, and Glynn Capital Management. These new investors join Menlo Ventures, Yamacraw Capital Seed Fund, Cordova Ventures, Samsung Ventures America, and VentureTech Alliance.

The company also announced that Robert C. Dobkin has made an investment in the company and has joined its Advisory Board. Mr. Dobkin is a veteran of the analog semiconductor industry and the Founder of Linear Technologies, a world leader in analog IC's, and currently serves as its Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering.

Separately, Quellan announced a strategic alliance with W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore), a global leader in electronic signal transmission. The companies are collaborating on high performance data center interconnects that reduce power, extend reach and increase speed. The companies will integrate Quellan's Q:ACTIVE semiconductors with Gore's advanced cabling to deliver dramatically lighter, thinner and further reaching cabling to data centers.

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