Sunday, March 9, 2008

WiSpry Targets RF Silicon, Adds DoCoMo as Investor

WiSpry, a start-up based in Irvine, California, closed an additional $7 million of Series B financing for its programmable radio frequency (RF) semiconductor products. This brings the total of the Series B round to $18 million.

WiSpry is developing highly-integrated, and cost-effective, programmable RF products for multi-band, multi-standard handsets including tunable antennas and, tunable impedance matching networks. The company integrates a patented tunable digital RF-MEMS capacitor devices in an industry standard RF-CMOS process flow, thereby enabling convergence of digital, analog, RF and MEMS functionality on a single chip.

The funding round was led by present WiSpry investors American River Ventures, Blueprint Ventures, and L-Capital Partners. The company also announced DoCoMo Capital has made a strategic investment in the company. Participating in the round was another new investor, Arkian, WiSpry's Korean sales representative, as well as existing investors, Hotung Capital Management, In-Q-Tel, and Shepherd Ventures.

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