Financing to fund global expansion and fulfill fast-growing product demand
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 9, 2013 — eASIC Corporation, a leading provider of Single Mask Adaptable ASIC™ devices today announced that it has closed a $23.5M growth capital financing. The funding includes investment from Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Crescendo Ventures, Seagate Technology and Evergreen Partners. eASIC® will use the capital to fund expansion of its US and European development organizations and to provide working capital associated with the fast-growing demand for its Single Mask Adaptable ASIC devices.
“eASIC has become the go-to provider for cost effective, mass customization devices,” said Ronnie Vasishta, President and CEO of eASIC. “Our success in wireless infrastructure and the storage market, coupled with several new key design wins in the high-volume automotive market drove the targeted $20M round to be oversubscribed to $23.5M. This significant funding by leading venture firms and a strategic partner positions us well to expand our development and customer organizations as we execute on our recent wins and broad customer pipeline.”
“The convergence of eASIC’s unique technology, the demand for mass customization combined with the need for low-cost and fast time to market solutions is creating an unprecedented opportunity for eASIC to emerge as the de facto solution for custom silicon platforms,” said Mike Kourey, a Partner at Khosla Ventures. “With this growth capital financing, eASIC and its strong leadership team is in a position to fully execute on its strategy and fulfill the demand of its broadening base of customers and platforms.”
eASIC is a fabless semiconductor company offering breakthrough Single Mask Adaptable ASIC devices aimed at dramatically reducing the overall cost and time-to-production of customized semiconductor devices. Low-cost, high-performance and fast-turn ASIC and System-on-Chip designs are enabled through patented technology utilizing Via-layer customizable routing. This innovative fabric allows eASIC to offer a new generation of ASICs with significantly lower up-front costs than traditional ASICs.
Privately held eASIC Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB), Crescendo Ventures, Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX) and Evergreen Partners. For more information on eASIC please visit www.easic.com.
eASIC and Single Mask Adaptable ASIC are trademarks of eASIC Corporation and registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements related to eASIC’s future sales and distribution of its Single Mask Adaptable ASIC devices. Words such as “expects” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon eASIC’s current expectations. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The company’s actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, economic conditions, customer business environment and inventory levels, government and technological factors outside of our control, adoption and roll-out of products, risks related to ability to capitalize on growth opportunities and markets, risks related to our ability to manage our growth and other risks that may cause our business, industry, strategy or actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. eASIC expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein.
Jasbinder Bhoot, 408-855-9200