Symwave is a global fabless semiconductor company developing
connectivity SoCs (Systemson- Chip) and software solutions that enable PCs and
other consumer electronic devices to realize the benefits of SuperSpeed USB 3.0.
The USB 3.0 standard improves device power management, transfers data tenfold
faster and maintains backwards compatibility with the billions of USB ports
shipped to date. Symwave's high-performance analog/mixed-signal products
leverage the company's proprietary technology, IP and silicon design
capabilities to bring the benefits of uncompromised speed in low-cost standard
CMOS processes. The company is privately held with headquarters in Orange
County, Calif., and design centers in Shenzhen, China, and San Diego, Calif.
Symwave is backed by top-tier venture capital firms including Kodiak Venture
Partners and CMEA Ventures and a recent investment by SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC).
Additional information is available at www.symwave.com.
- editor's comments:- Symwave was acquired by SMSC
in November 2010
Prior to that -
Symwave's products had
included chip level designs for
USB 3.0 and
November 2009 -Symwave
that its USB 3.0
controller has been designed into a new
flash SSD by
OCZ - which will be shown
at CES in January 2010.
Symwave's controller design includes a fully integrated USB 3.0 to
device (SoC with software) - making it easier to modify existing designs for
SATA SSDs. It's very fast. In September 2009 - Symwave demonstrated
R/W throughput for its new USB 3.0 controller.
Lots of companies
have already announced USB 3.0 devices -
although most won't ship till the new year.