Sunday, February 13, 2011

Intel Invest $26 Million in 6 Mobile Start-ups

Intel Capital announced six new investments totaling $26 million in start-ups focused on mobile hardware, software and applications ecosystems. These are:

Borqs (Beijing) -- an Android software integrator for mobile devices. The company works with name-brand smart phone OEMs, semi-conductor companies, and mobile operators to enhance the Android system to meet their requirements. With expertise ranging from kernel, device-level drivers to top-level user interfaces, Borqs Android solution has been deployed in more than 30 Android mobile devices for W-CDMA networks and TD-SCDMA networks. Borqs Android solution is Google CTS compliant.

CloudMade (Menlo Park, California) -- helps developers to build location-enabled applications and services. The company provides application developers with a range of innovative tools and application programming interfaces to enable the creation of unique location-based applications across all major web and mobile platforms. CloudMade will be certified under the Intel's AppUp application store.

Kaltura (New York) -- provides a widely adopted open source online video platform. More than 100,000 media and entertainment companies, enterprises, small- and medium-size businesses, educational institutions, service providers, platform vendors and system integrators use Kaltura's flexible platform to enhance their websites, Web services and Web platforms with advanced customized rich-media functionalities that are delivered through any connected device.

InVisage Technologies (Menlo Park, California) -- using custom-designed semiconductor materials to develop QuantumFilm, the world's first commercial quantum dot-based material for image sensors. QuantumFilm replaces silicon as the light capture material to enable high-fidelity, high-resolution images from such handheld devices as camera phones and digital cameras.

SecureKey Technologies (Toronto) -- designs hardware and software solutions to enable the strong cryptographic capabilities of debit, credit and identity smartcards -- including those within Near Field Communication-based phones -- for online authentication and online purchases.

VisionOSS Solutions (Reading, UK) -- provides a unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) service delivery and management platform to service providers and large enterprise customers that are planning to, or have already launched, complex, multi-cluster IP-PBX and UC&C architectures. The VOSS technology is a real-time, fully automated, scalable and centralized UC&C service delivery and management platform, which reduces complexity, speeds implementation, and cuts costs for the fulfilment of UC&C services.

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