27 April 2012

Amalfi closes $20m in funding, targeting 3G and LTE

Amalfi Semiconductor of Los Gatos, CA, USA, a fabless semiconductor firm specializing in highly integrated CMOS RF and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), has raised an additional $20m from existing investors Battery Ventures, DCM and Globespan Capital Partners. Amalfi plans to use the funds to expand its business operations and accelerate new product development programs of its next-generation CMOS power amplifier technologies.

“Amalfi is experiencing tremendous growth with worldwide Tier 1 and China ODM handset customers, in addition to having a strong CMOS integration roadmap for the 3G market,” says CEO & president Mark Foley. “This commitment from our existing investors demonstrates the confidence they have in our ability to deliver disruptive technology,” he adds. “We’ve had a tremendous year and a dramatic ramp up in the adoption of our products. As we grow rapidly, this additional funding accelerates our next phase of product development, while allowing us to guarantee exceptional customer service.”

With over 75 million transmit modules shipped, Amalfi claims to be the leading CMOS power amplifier firm. Its existing technology is primarily targeted for use in entry-level and ultra-low-cost 2G GSM/GPRS cellular handsets in emerging markets. The firm launched its first family of CMOS-based 2G GSM/GPRS transmit module (TxM) ICs in 2009. In August 2011, it launched its second-generation AdaptiveRF proprietary CMOS-based architecture, which is designed to deliver performance at significantly reduced costs compared to traditional GaAs-based modules.

“We have clearly been able to demonstrate the benefits of our CMOS technology at the 2G level,” says Foley. “We will further drive these price and performance benefits for feature and entry-level smartphones while introducing new advanced products that apply these same CMOS integration benefits to 3G and LTE mobile phones and data terminals.”

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