Inphi Corp.

Inphi Corp.

Inphi Corp.

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Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Wireless Telecommunications
Appliances & Electronics
Electrical Products

Company Description

Inphi is a leading provider of high-speed, mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets. Inphi’s solutions provide a vital interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems and minimize latency in computing environments to enable the rollout of next-generation communications infrastructure.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Senior Vice President

General Counsel

Senior Vice President-Engineering

Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President-Operations

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Senior Vice President, Networking Interconnect

Senior Vice President, Networking Interconnect

Vice President, Memory & Storage Interconnect

Vice President, Optical Transport Networks

Board of Directors

Managing Partner & Founder at Tallwood Venture Capital

Director at Optichron, Inc.

Professional at Inphi Corp.

Chief Operating Officer at Bossa Nova Robotics, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Anchor Semiconductor, Inc.

Founding Partner at Riverwood Capital Management LP

President & Chief Executive Officer at Inphi Corp.

Chief Financial Officer at Bitvore Corp.

Vice President at Google, Inc.

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Geneva Capital Management (GCM) specializes in making growth stock investments in US companies and offer five styles of growth-stock investing: Small-Cap, Small/Mid-Cap, Mid-Cap, Large-Cap and All-Cap. They select investments based primarily on fundamental analysis, rather than market timing. GCM also offers investments in taxable and tax-exempt fixed income securities. For fixed income investments, they use corporate bonds, municipal bonds, government securities and bank certificates of deposit. GCM may use other types of fixed-income securities based on the needs and objectives of particular clients. The firm also provides their model portfolio to a small number of financial firms.For equity securities, GCM employs fundamental analysis to identify high quality companies with superior management teams, leadership positions in their industries, low debt, and consistent earnings growth. GCM believes that investing in proven, high quality companies can lead to superior returns with below average risk over the market cycle. They generally do not invest in IPOs, companies with headquarters outside the US whose management teams do not operate in the US and whose equity securities do not trade on a US exchange, highly leveraged companies, or turnaround situations. GCM generally purchases stocks with the intent of holding them for long periods of time.For fixed income securities, GCM engages in fundamental fixed income analysis to identify high quality debt issuers with superior management teams, low leverage and consistent earnings. In addition, they apply traditional credit analysis to assess the capacity, collateral and character of each issue. GCM generally purchases fixed income securities with the intent of holding the investments until maturity.

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Cavalry Management Group employs a long/short strategy that primarily invests in the technology sector, on a global basis. The firm conducts in-house fundamental research to make investment selections.

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HRCM primarily uses fundamental methods of security analysis. The firm uses include direct interviews with management, inspections of corporate activities, research materials prepared by others, corporate rating services, annual reports, prospectuses, filings with the SEC, company press releases, financial newspapers and magazines as well as proprietary financial models as their main sources of information. They believe that the smaller-cap market is relatively inefficient. The investment strategies used to implement any investment advice given to clients include long-term purchases and short-term purchases. HRCM's research process begins by screening a universe of stocks with future expected earnings growth and a market cap consistent with the range of market caps of each strategy's respective benchmarks. To uncover companies with dominant competitive positions, positive business and market trends, and solid management teams that are committed to enhancing shareholder value, they make an additional research to the most promising purchase candidates.

Recent Transactions
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Inphi Corp. purchases eSilicon Corp. from Crosspoint Venture Partners, Crescendo Venture Management LLP, SVB Capital, RWI Ventures, Catamount Ventures Management LLC, TPG Growth LLC, Gold Hill Capital Management LLC, CrossBridge Venture Partners LLC, Fremont Ventures, Patricia Industries, Inc., Cisco Investments

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Inphi Corp. purchases ClariPhy Communications, Inc. from AllegisCyber, ONSET Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Pacific General Ventures LLC

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Rambus, Inc. purchases Inphi Corp. /Memory Interconnect Business from Inphi Corp.

Insider Transactions
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Advised onInphi Corp. purchases eSilicon Corp. from Crosspoint Venture Partners, Crescendo Venture Management LLP, SVB Capital, RWI Ventures, Catamount Ventures Management LLC, TPG Growth LLC, Gold Hill Capital Management LLC, CrossBridge Venture Partners LLC, Fremont Ventures, Patricia Industries, Inc., Cisco Investments

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Advised onInphi Corp. purchases eSilicon Corp. from Crosspoint Venture Partners, Crescendo Venture Management LLP, SVB Capital, RWI Ventures, Catamount Ventures Management LLC, TPG Growth LLC, Gold Hill Capital Management LLC, CrossBridge Venture Partners LLC, Fremont Ventures, Patricia Industries, Inc., Cisco Investments

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Advised onInphi Corp. purchases eSilicon Corp. from Crosspoint Venture Partners, Crescendo Venture Management LLP, SVB Capital, RWI Ventures, Catamount Ventures Management LLC, TPG Growth LLC, Gold Hill Capital Management LLC, CrossBridge Venture Partners LLC, Fremont Ventures, Patricia Industries, Inc., Cisco Investments

Advisors & Consultants

Co-Founder & Partner at Greycroft LLC

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Partner, Silicon Valley at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Senior Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP


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Founding Partner at Redpoint Ventures

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Tallwood Venture Capital invests exclusively in semiconductors and semiconductor-related technologies and products. They focus on early-stage investments but will also consider investments in later-stage opportunities. The firm's average investment is $4 million to $6 million per round and about $15 million per company over the life of the investment. They may also make smaller investments. Tallwood is the lead investor in almost all of their investments. The firm focuses on companies in the US but also invests internationally.

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Walden International focuses on investments in the following sectors: semiconductors, software, internet & digital media and emerging technologies. They make seed stage, early-stage and expansion round investments. The firm prefers to invest in the US and Asia. The firm generally seeks board representation.

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. Semiconductors | Migdal Haemek, Israel

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | Taiwan

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Kyocera Corporation Appliances & Electronics | Kyoto, Jpn

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Qorvo, Inc. Semiconductors - Greensboro, NC

Qorvo, Inc. engages in the provision of core technologies and radio frequency solutions for mobile, infrastructure, and aerospace or defense applications. It operates through the following reportable segments: Mobile Products and Infrastructure & Defense Products. The Mobile Products segment supplies of RF solutions that perform various functions in the increasingly complex cellular radio front end section of smartphones and other cellular devices. The Infrastructure & Defense Products segment supplier of RF solutions that support diverse global applications, including ubiquitous high-speed network connectivity to the cloud, data center communications, rapid internet connectivity throughout the home and workplace, and upgraded military capabilities across the globe. Its products include amplifiers, control products, discrete transistors and integrated circuits, filters and duplexers, frequency converters, integrated modules, optical components, oscillators, passives and switches. The company was founded on December 13, 2013 and is headquartered in Greensboro, NC.

Broadcom, Inc. Semiconductors - San Jose, CA

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Semtech Corp. Semiconductors - Camarillo, CA

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