Wednesday, November 18, 2009

picoChip Secures $20 Million for Femtocell Silicon

picoChip, a start-up based in Bath, UK, secured $20 million in new venture funding for its femtocell silicon products.

picoChip's femtocell solutions cover all the major 3G standards (WCDMA/HSPA+, TD-SCDMA and cdma2000/EvDO), as well as 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) and LTE.

Announced customers include Alpha Networks, AT4 Wireless, Airspan (partnered with Fujitsu), Intel, ip.Access, Ubiquisys (supplying NEC and Motorola), Willtek, Xinwei Telecom, Zyxel and a number of other major OEMs and ODMs.

picoChip's investors include financial investors, Atlas Venture, Highland Capital Partners, Pond Venture Partners, Scottish Equity Partners, and Rothschild plus strategic investors AT&T, Intel and Samsung.


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