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StrongMail Raises $6M
Los Angeles-based StrongMail Systems has raised $6M from Sequoia Capital and Evercore Ventures. StrongMail is developing next generation email servers focused on customer communications. The company is headed by Frank Addante, former CTO and founder of L90.

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Linksys Offers Parental Control
Cisco's Irvine-based Linksys division (www.linksys.com) announced that it is now offering parental control systmes from Netopia in its wireless routers. The parental control features ability to restrict time-of-week an day-of-week access to the Internet, support for most major operating systems, web site filtering, and online reporting of web surfing habits. The service will be bundled with Linksys products but requires a yearly subscription beyond a trail period.

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Vitesse Expands Products
Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor (www.vitesse.com) has introduced several new products. The company has added a new failover switch for Serial ATA (SATA) and a line-driver/buffer/mux-demux for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). The two new components are focused on the company's storage IC business. Separately, the company announced a new quad 6.5 Gbps transciever for high speed networking, computing, storage networking, and metropolitan area networking applications.

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Avamar Touts Patent
Irvine-based Avamar (www.avamar.com) announced that it has been granted a patent for its disk-based backup system. The company's patent was on a hash file system used to reduce the amount of data that needs to be stored for disk-based backup. Avamar is backed by cmgi@ventures, Benchmark, Lightspeed, and Goldman Sachs.

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Silicon Wave Ships Bluetooth IC
San Diego-based Silicon Wave (www.siliconwave.com) has shipped a new single-chip IC which provides Bluetooth capability combined with CDMA. The CMOS chip provides a low power, low cost method for manufacturers to provide CDMA and Bluetooth capability. The company is developing low power, highly integrated RF communications systems for the Bluetooth wireless market.

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Mobile Automation Revs Patch Management Solution
Westlake Village-based Mobile Automation (www.mobileautomation.com) has upgraded its systems management tool. The company's new 6.0 Mobile Lifecycle Management Suite adds automated software patching for both applications and the Microsoft operating system.

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