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picoChip Designs Limited

picoChip: fabless semiconductor company addressing next-generation wireless Product: multi-core DSP optimized for demanding cellular & broadband wireless: WiMAX, 3G/HSDPA and beyond, MIMO, etc. Crucially, picoChip also supplies complete reference designs & protocol stacks Volume production: major customers include Intel, Airspan, Ericsson, Nortel, Fujitsu, etc The PC102 is the market leading DSP (200GIPS / 40GMACS,10x better than the leading conventional DSP), enabling software-defined radio.

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Elevator Pitch
picoChip dramatically improves the economics of wireless system manufacturers: reducing bill-of-materials by two-thirds, accelerating time-to-market and dramatically cutting development costs. The combination of extremely high-performance/cost-effective processor with complete reference designs enables OEMs to compete far more effectively: to enter new markets easily and quickly; to develop new products and outperform competitors. picoChip is the industry standard in WiMAX infrastructure.

Contact Information

Riverside Buildings
108 Walcot Street
Bath  BA1 5BG
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1225 469744
+44 (0)1225 469767
Rupert Baines
+44 7968 481 831

Company Facts
Founded:Sep 2000
Founders:Peter Claydon
CEO:Nigel Toon
CTO or technical lead:Douglas Pulley
CFO or finance director:Iain Silvester
Head of Sales:Dave Hutton
Head of Marketing:Rupert Baines

Sector:Wireless hardware
Funding raised:Yes
Funding sought:
Seeking Partnerships:

Non-executive Board Members

  • Jonathan Brooks, Pond Venture Partners Ltd.
  • Graham O'Keefe, Senior Partner, Atlas Venture
  • Richard Irving, Chief Executive Officer, Pond Venture Partners
  • Stuart Patterson, Scottish Equity Partners
  • Jamie Urquart

    Key Customers

  • Willtek
  • Airspan Networks
  • Intel
  • Chinese Academy of Science

    Key Business Partners

  • Intel
  • Airspan Networks
  • Wintegra
  • ETRI (Korea)
  • Arraycomm

    Key Competitors

  • Texas Instruments
  • Analog Devices
  • Xilinx

    Capital Raised
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