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02/05/2007

Vativ Secures $10 Million in Expansion Capital
Intel Capital Leads this Series C Investment

Vativ Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of innovative DSP-based semiconductor solutions for the digital television market segment, announced recently that Intel Capital has led a $10-million round of funding to accelerate adoption of Vativ’s world-class HDMI receiver components into the Digital TV market segment. 

All the existing investors, Redpoint Venture Capital, Mission Ventures, InnoCal Venture Capital, Forrest Binkley Brown, and the Viterbi Group, also participated in the latest round of financing bringing the total investment in Vativ Technologies to $37-million.

“Intel Capital is impressed by Vativ’s execution of its promise to deliver high performance and feature-rich HDMI receiver ICs to the DTV market segment,” said Curt J. Nichols, vice president of Intel Capital and director of Digital Home Sector for Intel Corporation. “We anticipate that top-tier DTV customers will benefit from numerous advantages Vativ’s devices bring to them and we’re excited to lead Vativ’s Series C round of financing to help Vativ accelerate the adoption of its devices.”

“Vativ is thrilled to have Intel Capital lead this latest round of funding,” said Sreen Raghavan, CEO of Vativ Technologies. “This investment enhances the outstanding relationship Intel Capital and Vativ have developed over the past few years. Vativ continues to benefit enormously from the extensive operational knowledge and experience that only the world’s premier semiconductor corporation can offer.”

Earlier this year, Vativ Technologies introduced a family of highly integrated HDMI receivers optimized for the growing Digital TV market segment. The un-matched receiver equalizer performance of Vativ’s VTV23x0 products provides system designers a simple, cost-effective solution for implementing front-panel HDMI input connectors not physically on the main circuit board. In doing so, TV manufacturers have full flexibility in the placement of an increasing number of HDMI inputs in their TV chassis without the need for additional equalizers or switches.

Vativ Technologies, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company focused on providing innovative highbandwidth, advanced digital signal processing solutions for digital television and 10-Gigabit Ethernet LAN markets. Vativ's novel DSP technology has resulted in multiple patents filed in the U.S. and internationally. The company’s advanced architecture enables higher data rate and lower system cost while providing greater robustness and higher performance margins required for the use of low-cost media interconnects. Vativ is headquartered in San Diego, California. 

For more information, please visit: www.vativ.com