Thursday, September 23, 2004
Exhibit at VentureNet 2004
Exhibit at VentureNet 2004

You will meet venture capital firms, angel groups, investment bankers,
and the most influential opinion-leaders in Southern California's
technology industry, including accounting firms, law firms, banks and
executive recruiters. Even if you're not looking for funding, by
exhibiting at VentureNet you meet those who have the experience, tools
and connections to help you grow your business. You will make
important business and financial contacts, disseminate information
about your company and learn from those who are "in the know". If you
are in any way involved with software or information technology, this
is the place to be. Cost is $400 and includes a registration to the
conference. See this webpage for details:

Avamar Raises $15M
Irvine-based Avamar Technologies has raised another $15M in venture funding. The company said yesterday that funding came from Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Goldman Sachs, Benchmark Capital, and CMGI@Ventures. The company said that the funding would be used to ramp its sales and marketing efforts. Avamar develops disk-based data protection and backup products, and has raised at least $55M in venture capital.

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Broadcom Buys Cell Chip Maker for $120M
Irvine-based Broadcom ( has made another acquisition, this time for UK-based chip maker Alphamosaic. The company said it would pay $120M in stock for the company, which develops mobile imaging and 3D graphics technology for use in cell phones and other devices. Alphamosaic's current first generation multimedia co-processors is being used by handset maker Samsung, and provides MP3 player, video on demand, and megapixel-class camera for Samsung phones. Alphamosaic is also sampling (More info...)

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Microsoft, Qualcomm Team On Wireless Media Streaming
San Diego-based Qualcomm ( and operating system giant Microsoft Corp. ( announced that Qualcomm will integrate Windows Media audio and video components into Qualcomm's Qtv video decoder solution. Qualcomm's Qtv solution provides multimedia capability combined with wideband CDMA and CDMA2000. The license means that manufacturers who design in Qualcomm chips for wireless devices will be able to play back Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV). Th (More info...)

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XIMETA Announced Partnerships With Set Top, Multimedia Companies
Irvine-based Ximeta ( announced today that it has signed strategic partnerships with Sigma Designs and Syabas, to add its network storage technology to digital media players and set top boxes. Sigma's reference designs for its video processing chipsets will feature Ximeta's NDAS device driver and compatible operation. The company also said that its drivers will be compatible with the Syabas myiBox solution, which allows people to use PC-based music, movies, and photos from their l (More info...)

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