Thursday, June 17, 2004
Interview with Randy Smerik, Tarari
Randy Smerik is the President and CEO of San Diego-based Tarari, which announced the close of a $13.8M funding round this week from Morgan Stanley, Crosspoint Venture Partners, Intel Capital, Miramar Venture Partners, and XMLFund. I caught up with Randy to get a quick glance at what Tarari is doing. BK: Tell me a little bit about Tarari and its products--who is the target customer for your products, and what space are you in? RS: Tarari, Inc., designs and produces Tarari Content Processors tha (More info...)

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Broadcom Acquires Zyray Wireless for $96M
Irvine-based Broadcom has acquired San Diego-based Zyray Wireless, a developer of baseband co-processors for the WCDMA mobile market. Zyray develops a chip for enabling third generation mobile communications, supporting the Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) protocol. The all-stock deal will add Zyray's solutions to Broadcom's existing line of EDGE/GPRS/GSM mobile products. Zyray is backed by EDF Ventures, Formative Ventures, and Mission Ventures.

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FrontBridge Taps Into Secure Transport
Marina Del Rey-based FrontBridge Technologies said yesterday that the company has implemented transport layer security across its entire message network. FrontBridge operates a managed service which filters spam and email viruses from corporate networks, filtering out unwanted email at FrontBridge's network data centers before forwarding on to its customers. FrontBridge said that its implementation of transport layer security (TLS) ensures that the messages that pass through its network are full (More info...)

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SMTEK Gets ISO Certification
Moorpark-based SMTEK International ( has achieved ISO 13485 certification for medical device manufacturers. ISO 13485 specifies that the company provides stringent detail and record-retention of technical data, complaints and follow-up, environment monitoring, risk identification and analysis, and accountability/traceability required of medical device manufacturers and designers.

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