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First Solar, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, manufacture, and sale of solar electric power modules. The solar module is a polycrystalline thin film structure that employs cadmium telluride semiconductor material to convert sunlight into electricity. The company sells its products to solar project developers and system integrators primarily in Germany. The company was founded as First Solar Holdings, LLC in 1999 and changed its name to First Solar Holdings, Inc. Further, it changed its name to First Solar, Inc. in 2006. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sigma Designs, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of silicon-based digital moving picture experts group decoders primarily for consumer appliances and commercial systems. The company offers media processor chipsets for consumer appliances, including Internet protocol television set-top boxes, digital media receivers, high definition digital versatile disk players, high definition television, and portable media players, based on its proprietary REALmagic Video technology. It also provides hardware and software support services. The company sells its products through its direct sales force, as well as through distributors and manufacturer representatives worldwide. The company was founded in 1982 by Thinh Q. Tran. Sigma Designs is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
ADVANCED ANALOGIC TECHNOLOGIES INC (AATI)
Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated engages in the design, development, marketing and sale of power management semiconductors. It supplies power management semiconductors for mobile consumer electronic devices, such as wireless handsets, notebook and tablet computers, smart phones, digital cameras, and personal media players. The power management semiconductors deliver power and regulate voltage, controlling the flow of electrical energy among the various power loads and energy sources in a product or system. These semiconductors are designed primarily as analog circuits to support a wide and continuous range of input and output voltage and current. The company offers a portfolio of approximately 480 power management products, comprising power management application-specific standard products and selected general-purpose analog ICs in single-chip and multichip packages. Advanced Analogic Technologies sells its products through its direct sales and applications support organizations, as well as through distributors to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and contract electronics manufacturers. The company operates in the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, the People's Republic of China, Japan, Macau, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Advanced Analogic Technologies was co-founded by Richard K. Williams, Kevin P. D'Angelo, and Allen K. Lam in 1997. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Advanced Analogic Technologies Incorporated acquired Analog Power Semiconductor Corporation, which develops components for various mobile consumer electronics markets with a focus on the design of highly integrated analog power management integrated circuits, and with customers primarily located in China, Taiwan, and Japan in November 2006.
ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES INC (ASTI)
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a development stage company, engages in the commercialization of certain photovoltaic (PV) technology developed by ITN Energy Systems, Inc. for extraterrestrial, terrestrial, and near-space applications. Its PV modules use a thin-film copper-indium-gallium-diselenide absorbing layer on a flexible plastic substrate. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Littleton, Colorado.
TRINA SOLAR LIMITED (TSL)
Trina Solar Limited, through its subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd., engages in the manufacture and sale of solar-power products primarily in China. The company's solar modules provide electric power for residential, commercial, industrial, and other applications worldwide. It produces solar modules ranging from 160 watts to 185 watts in power output. The company manufactures monocrystalline ingots, wafers, and solar cells for use in its solar module production. Trina Solar Limited provides silicon wafers to toll manufacturers and purchase solar cells from toll manufacturers. It also sells a portion of its ingots to toll manufacturers and purchase wafers from toll manufacturers. Trina Solar Limited sells its products to distributors, wholesalers, and system integrators. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Changzhou, the People's Republic of China.
MONOLITHIC POWER SYSTEMS INC (MPWR)
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for computing, consumer electronics, and communications markets. The company offers direct current (DC) to DC converters that are used to convert and control voltages within a range of electronic systems, such as portable electronic devices, wireless LAN access points, home appliances, automobiles, and medical equipment. These products include light emitting diode driver integrated circuits (ICs) that are used in lighting displays in small, portable devices, such as color cellular handsets, personal digital assistants, global positioning systems, and electronic gaming systems, as well as in emerging applications, such as traffic lights and automobile signal lights. It also provides liquid crystal display (LCD) backlight inverter ICs, which are used in systems that provide the light source for LCD panels found in notebook computers, LCD monitors, car navigational systems, and LCD televisions; and audio amplifier ICs that are used to amplify sound produced by audio processors. Monolithic Power Systems offers Class D audio amplifiers for applications in products, such as plasma televisions, LCD televisions, and DVD players. It sells its products through third party distributors and directly to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and electronic manufacturing service providers principally in China, Taiwan, Korea, Europe, Japan, and the United States. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
NVIDIA CORPORATION (NVDA)
NVIDIA Corporation engages in the design, development, and marketing of graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), wireless media processors (WMPs), related software for personal computers (PCs), handheld devices, and consumer electronics platforms worldwide. The company's GPU products support desktop PCs, notebook PCs, and professional workstations. GPU's consist of GeForce, Go, and Quadro families. The GeForce family represents desktop GPUs; Go family notebook GPUs, which are designed to deliver desktop graphics performance and features for multiple notebook configurations; Quadro products are designed for various workstation applications, such as industrial product design, digital content creation, nonlinear video editing, scientific and financial visualization, general purpose business, and financial trading. The company's MCP product family, nForce, supports desktop PCs, notebook PCs, and professional workstations. It also provides a derivative of the NVIDIA nForce2 chipset for the Microsoft Xbox video game console. NVIDIA Corporation's WMP product family, GoForce, supports handheld personal digital assistants and cellular phones. The company also offers mobile PCI-Express module and notebook GPU module for adoption of GPUs in notebooks. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, add-in-card manufacturers, system builders, and consumer electronics companies in the United States, Europe, China, Taiwan, and other Asia Pacific regions. The company was co-founded by Jen-Hsun Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem in 1993. NVIDIA Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
CEVA, Inc. engages in the design, development, and support of communications and multimedia solutions for the semiconductor industry. It offers digital signal processor (DSP) cores, including CEVA-X, CEVA-X1620, CEVA-Teak, and CEVA-TeakLite-II; multimedia; global positioning systems (GPS); integrated application solutions that power wireless and digital multimedia products, such as cellular phones, music players, digital television, and personal digital assistants; VoIP communications and Bluetooth communications; and storage platforms. The company licenses a family of programmable DSP cores; associated system-on-chip system platforms, including CEVA-X System1100, CEVA-X System1200, and Xpert-Teak; and a portfolio of application platforms, including video processing, audio processing, speech processing, GPS location, and Serial-ATA. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California.
ARM Holdings plc engages in the design of reduced instruction set computing (RISC) microprocessors and related technology. It licenses and sells its technology and products to electronics companies, which manufacture, market, and sell microprocessors, application specific integrated circuits, and application specific standard products based on the ARM architecture to systems companies for incorporation into various end products. ARM's products include 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software, and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. The company also licenses its development systems directly to systems companies, and provides consulting, support services, platforms, and application software to its licensees, systems companies, and other systems designers. Its principal markets are Europe, the United States, and Asia Pacific region. The company was formerly known as Advanced RISC Machines Holdings Limited and changed its name to ARM Holdings plc in 1998. ARM is based in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Zoran Corporation engages in the development and marketing of integrated circuits (IC), IC cores, and embedded software used by original equipment manufacturers in digital video and audio products for commercial and consumer markets, digital television applications, as well as digital imaging products. It operates in four segments: Digital Versatile Disc (DVD), Imaging, Mobile, and Digital Television (DTV). The DVD segment provides products for use in DVD players and recordable DVD players. The Imaging segment provides products used in digital copiers, laser and inkjet printers, and multifunction peripherals, as well as imaging software. The Mobile segment focuses on solutions for multimedia mobile phone products and digital camera products. The DTV segment provides products for standard and high definition digital television products, including televisions, set top boxes, and personal video recorders. The company markets its products through direct sales force, and a worldwide network of independent sales representatives and resellers. It has operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. Zoran Corporation has a strategic cooperation agreement with Xiamen Overseas Chinese Electronic Co., Ltd. to establish a joint lab for flat-panel televisions. The company was co-founded by Levy Gerzberg in 1981. Zoran Corporation is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
SILICON LABORATORIES INC (SLAB)
Silicon Laboratories, Inc. engages in the design and development of analog-intensive mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a range of applications worldwide. The company offers ICs that can be incorporated into communications devices, such as wireless phones and modems, as well as cable and satellite set-top boxes, residential communication gateways for cable or digital subscriber line (DSL), satellite radios, and networking equipment. It also offers a family of 8-bit microcontrollers for use in an array of applications, such as industrial automation and control, automotive sensors and controls, medical instrumentation, and electronic test and measurement equipment. The company's product portfolio includes mixed-signal microcontrollers, Aero GSM/GPRS/EDGE transceivers, GSM/GPRS power amplifiers, satellite radio tuners, radio frequency synthesizers, silicon direct access arrangements, ISOmodem embedded modems, ProSLIC subscriber line interface circuits, DSL analog front-end ICs, voice codecs, SiPHY optical networking transceivers, clock and data recovery ICs, and precision clock ICs. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and other providers of applications in various markets through its direct sales staff, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and electronics distributors. The company has design, engineering, marketing, sales, and applications offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Silicon Laboratories was founded by Nav Sooch, Dave Welland, and Jeff Scottin in 1996. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
ALTERA CORPORATION (ALTR)
Altera Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of programmable logic devices; hardcopy devices; predefined design building blocks; and associated development tools. The company's communications applications/products include routers, switches, access systems, metropolitan area networks, optical networks, cellular base stations, and wireless local area networks. Its computer and storage applications/products include mainframes, servers, copiers, multifunction peripherals, printers, redundant array of inexpensive disks systems, and storage area networks. Its consumer applications/products include studio editing, satellite equipment, broadcasting equipment, audio/video systems, video display systems, and televisions. The company's industrial applications/products include car entertainment systems, navigation systems, manufacturing systems, medical diagnostic systems, test equipment, guidance and control, radar systems, secure communications, automatic teller machines, card readers, and energy management systems. The company also offers proprietary development tools, consisting primarily of the Quartus II software, which enables customers to complete all necessary programmable logic devices design steps. Its tools facilitate design entry, design compilation, design verification, and device programming during the initial design and subsequent design revisions. The company markets its products through a network of third-party distributors, independent sales representatives, and direct sales personnel worldwide. Altera was co-founded by Robert Hartmann, Michael Magranet, Paul Newhagen, and Jim Sansbury in 1983. Altera Corporation is headquartered in San Jose, California.
SOLARFUN POWER HOLDINGS CO. LTD (SOLF)
Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., through its subsidiary, Jiangsu Linyang Solarfun Co., Ltd., engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of photovoltaic (PV) cells and PV modules primarily in the People's Republic of China. It offers monocrystalline silicon cells and modules, and multicrystalline silicon cells and modules to system integrators, as well as through third party distributors. It also provides PV cell processing services to convert silicon wafers into PV cells on behalf of third parties, including silicon suppliers; and solar system integration services to end-users in China. The company's customers include solar energy product distributors, engineering and design firms, and other energy product distributors. It also has operations in Germany, Italy, and Spain. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Qidong, the People's Republic of China.
ULTRA CLEAN HOLDINGS INC (UCTT)
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and supply of gas and liquid delivery subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment industry. The company develops, designs, prototypes, engineers, produces, and tests gas delivery systems that enable the precise delivery of specialty gases used in the semiconductor manufacturing process, including deposition, etch, chemical mechanical planarization, cleaning, and annealing. Its gas delivery products control the flow, pressure, sequencing, and mixing of specialty gases into and out of the process chambers of semiconductor manufacturing tools. The company's gas delivery system consists of one or more gas lines, comprised of filters, mass flow controllers, regulators, pressure transducers and valves, associated interconnect tubing, and an integrated electronic and/or pneumatic control system. It also manufactures and delivers other sub-assemblies related to original equipment manufacturers wafer processing equipment, which include frame assemblies and chamber top plates. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers of semiconductor capital equipment in the United States and internationally. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of FP-Ultra Clean LLC.
ALLIANCE FIBER OPTIC PRODUCTS INC (AFOP)
Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP) engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of fiber optic components for communications equipment manufacturers in the United States and Asia Pacific. The company offers a range of products, including interconnect devices that are used to connect optical fibers and components; couplers and splitters, which are used to divide and combine optical power; and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) devices that separate and combine multiple specific wavelengths. It also provides wavelength management solutions, which comprise WDM and DWDM components and modules that utilize thin film filter technologies to separate optical signals. In addition, AFOP offers optical devices, which consists of optical depolarizer that reduces the degree of polarization of a light source; automatic variable optical attenuator, which controls the amount of power in an optical fiber; and switchable optical drop/add module that inserts or extracts specific wavelengths in a DWDM system. The company's products are deployed by customers in long-haul networks, metropolitan networks, last mile access networks, and enterprise networks. AFOP was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
IXYS Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets power semiconductors, radio frequency power transistors and systems, and digital and analog integrated circuits. The company offers power metal oxide silicon field effect transistors; insulated gate bipolar transistors; and thyristors and rectifiers, including fast recovery epitaxial diodes. These power semiconductors are used to control electricity in power conversion systems, including uninterruptible power supplies, and switch mode power supplies, as well as in communications infrastructure, including wireless base stations, network servers, and telecommunication switching stations; motor drives for industrial applications, such as industrial transportation, robotics, automation, and process control equipment; plasma display panels; medical electronics for applications, such as defibrillators and magnetic resonance imaging equipment; and renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines and solar systems. IXYS Corporation also provides integrated circuits, including solid-state relays; and power management and control integrated circuits, such as current regulators, motion controllers, and digital power modulators. The company's mixed signal integrated circuits are used in telecommunications products, central office switching equipment, customer premises equipment, set top boxes, remote meter reading equipment, security systems, flat displays, medical electronics, and defense aerospace systems. Its radio frequency power devices are used in wireless infrastructure, industrial radio frequency applications, medical systems, and defense and space electronics. IXYS Corporation sells its products in North and South America, Europe, and Asia through direct sales personnel, independent representatives, and distributors. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Santa Clara, California.
ESS TECHNOLOGY INC (ESST)
ESS Technology, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of analog and digital processor chips, imaging sensor chips, digital amplifiers, and camera lens modules worldwide. Its digital processor chips are the primary processors driving digital video and audio devices, including DVD, video CD, consumer digital audio players, and digital media players. The company's imaging chips utilize complimentary metal oxide semiconductor sensor technology to capture an image for digital still cameras and cellular camera phone applications. ESS Technology's digital amplifiers increase the digital sound to a level required to drive loudspeakers in applications, such as DVD and CD players, home theater systems, audio receivers, boom boxes, and televisions sets. Its camera lens modules provide camera capabilities to electronic devices, such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants. The company also offers encoding processors for digital video recorders, recordable DVD players, digital still cameras, and digital camcorders. In addition, it supplies chips for use in modems, other communication devices, and PC audio products. ESS Technology markets its products through direct sales force, distributors, and sales representatives. It serves consumer digital entertainment, digital home, and camera-enabled cellular phone markets. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
NEOMAGIC CORPORATION (NMGC)
NeoMagic Corporation delivers mobile solutions that enable new multimedia features for handheld devices. The company delivers its solutions with the combination of low power consumption, small form-factor, and high performance processing. It developed one of the first solutions used for H.264 video decoding in a digital mobile TV phone, and is developing and delivering solutions for audio/video processing of the mobile TV standards, including ISDB-T, DMB, and DVB-H. NeoMagic provides multiple operating system ports with customized drivers for its complete system solution, the MiMagic product family. In addition, the company developed a suite of middleware and sample applications for video and audio functionality. It has a patent portfolio of 22 patents that cover the company's proprietary array processing technology and embedded DRAM technology. NeoMagic has research and development centers in Israel and India. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Xilinx, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of programmable logic solutions. It offers programmable logic devices, including field programmable gate arrays and complex programmable logic devices, software design tools, and predefined system functions delivered as intellectual property cores. The company's products are used by electronic equipment manufacturers primarily in the communications, storage, server, consumer, industrial, and other markets. In addition, Xilinx offers education, design, and support services. The company sells its products through independent domestic and foreign distributors, a network of independent sales representative firms, and through a direct sales management organization to original equipment manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, and Asia Pacific. Xilinx has a strategic foundry relationship with Toshiba Corporation for the production of advanced silicon wafers in Japan. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in San Jose, California.
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (LLTC)
Linear Technology Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of linear integrated circuits. Its products include amplifiers, comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, data converters, communications interface circuits, radio frequency signal conditioning circuits, and other analog functions. The company's products are used in various applications, including telecommunications; cellular telephones; networking products, such as optical switches; notebook and desktop computers; computer peripherals; video/multimedia; industrial instrumentation; security monitoring devices; consumer products, such as digital cameras and MP3 players; complex medical devices; automotive electronics; factory automation; process control; and military and space systems. Linear Technology markets its products through direct sales force and electronics distributors, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives to customers in diverse industries worldwide. The company was co-founded by Robert H. Swanson and Robert C. Dobkin in 1981. Linear Technology is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
NVE Corporation engages in the development and sale of spintronics devices. Spintronics is a nanotechnology that utilizes electron spin rather than electron charge to acquire, store, and transmit information. Its offers sensor products that detect the presence of a magnet or metal to determine position or speed, and couplers, which transmit digital data at high speed and are used for factory and industrial networks. The company also licenses its spintronic magnetoresistive random access memory technology. It sells its products through manufacturers' representatives and distributors primarily in the United States. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Bookham, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of optical components, modules, and subsystems that generate, detect, amplify, combine, and separate light signals with primarily application in communications networks. The company operates in two segments, Optics, and Research and Industrial. The Optics segment engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of optical solutions for telecommunications and industrial applications. The Research and Industrial segment engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sale of photonics and microwave solutions. The company's product portfolio comprises transmitters, transceivers, tunable lasers and transmitter modules, receivers, amplifiers, pump laser chips, transponder modules, thin film filters, and transmitter optical assemblies/receiver optical assemblies. It primarily sells its optical component products to optical systems vendors, as well as to customers in the data communications, military, aerospace, industrial, and manufacturing industries. The company's customers for photonics and microwave products include academic and governmental research institutions that engage in advanced research and development activities. It markets its products primarily in the United Kingdom, China, France, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Italy, and the United States. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
VIRAGE LOGIC CORPORATION (VIRL)
Virage Logic Corporation provides semiconductor intellectual property (IP) platforms based on memory, logic, and input/output interface components (I/Os). Its semiconductor IP offerings consist of embedded memories; compilers that allow chip designers to configure the company's memories into different sizes and shapes on a single silicon chip; memory test processor and fuse box components for embedded test and repair of defective memory cells; software development tools that are used to build memory compilers; logic elements; and I/Os. The company's products enable its customers to design and manufacture system-on-a-chip integrated circuits that are used in consumer, communications and networking, handheld and portable, computer and graphics, and automotive applications. Virage Logic also provides custom design services to the semiconductor industry. It markets its products and services directly and through distributors to fabless semiconductor companies and integrated device manufacturers. These customers are located in North America, Europe, and Asia. Virage Logic was incorporated in California in 1995 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (MCHP)
Microchip Technology Incorporated engages in the development and manufacture of semiconductor products for various embedded control applications worldwide. Its product portfolio comprises PICmicro fieldreprogrammable (Flash) RISC microcontrollers, which serve 8-bit and 16-bit embedded control applications; linear and mixed signal, power management and thermal management devices; and complementary microperipheral products, including interface devices, Serial EEPROMs, and application-specific standard products. Microchip Technology also operates a Web site that provides engineers with the technical tools and resources needed to create utility metering applications, including energy, water, gas, and heat meters. The company markets its products through sales personnel and distributors to the automotive, communications, computing, consumer, and industrial control markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Microchip Technology was incorporated in 1989 and is based in Chandler, Arizona.
Cirrus Logic, Inc. engages in the development and supply of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a range of consumer and industrial markets worldwide. Its products include analog and mixed-signal audio ICs for consumer, professional, and automotive entertainment applications, as well as high-precision analog and mixed-signal ICs for industrial applications, such as industrial measurement, analytical instruments, consumer utility, digital power meters, and seismic systems. Cirrus Logic also develops embedded processor ICs, such as audio-optimized digital signal processors for consumer and professional audio applications, and ARM-based embedded processors for consumer and industrial applications. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
LSI LOGIC CORPORATION (LSI)
LSI Logic Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of integrated circuits (IC) and storage systems. The company operates in two segments, the Semiconductor and the Storage Systems. The Semiconductor segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets three enabling system-on-a-chip technologies, which includes platform Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC), standard-cell ASICs, and standard products, as well as host bus adapters and supporting software. Its ICs are used in various communication devices, including devices used for wireless and broadband data networking applications. The Storage Systems segment provides disk storage systems and subassemblies to server and storage original equipment manufacturers. The company primarily operates in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Japan. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers through direct sales force, independent component and commercial distributors, channel customers, and manufacturer's representatives. LSI Logic was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
CANADIAN SOLAR INC (CSIQ)
Canadian Solar, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of solar module products that convert sunlight into electricity for various uses. Its products include a range of standard solar modules to general specifications for use in various residential, commercial, and industrial solar power generation systems. The company also designs and produces specialty solar modules and products based on customers' requirements. Its specialty solar modules and products consist of customized modules that its customers incorporate into their own products, such as solar-powered bus stop lighting, and complete specialty products, such as solar-powered car battery chargers. In addition, the company implements solar power development projects, primarily in conjunction with government organizations to provide solar power generation in rural areas of the People's Republic of China. It sells standard solar modules to distributors and system integrators, and specialty solar modules and products directly to various manufacturers, who integrate these solar modules into their own products or sell and market them as part of their product portfolio. Canadian Solar offers its products to customers located in various markets worldwide, including Germany, Spain, Canada, China, Japan, and the United States. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Suzhou, the People's Republic of China.
LOGIC DEVICES INCORPORATED (LOGC)
LOGIC Devices Incorporated engages in the development and marketing of digital integrated circuits that perform storage and signal/image processing functions. Its products enable high definition video display, transport, editing, composition, and special effects. The company also provides solutions for digital filtering in television broadcast stations and image enhancement in medical diagnostic scanning and imaging equipment. LOGIC Devices markets its products primarily through a direct sales force and international electronics distributors to broadcast video, medical imaging, surveillance, instrumentation, and telecommunications companies. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
ON TRACK INNOVATIONS LTD (OTIV)
On Track Innovations, Ltd. (OTI) engages in design, development, and marketing of contactless microprocessor-based smart card systems. Its contactless microprocessor-based products are based on a platform known as the OTI Platform. The OTI Platform combines the company's patented technologies and consists of its smart cards, smart card readers, software that enables the development of applications for the smart card, and a communications technology that ensures that the transmission of data to and from the card is secure. The company offers micropayments solutions, petroleum payment systems, gasoline management systems, electronic parking payment systems, homeland security solutions, electronic passports and IDs, and mass transit ticketing systems. It also offers products designed to secure, process, and manage medical information by providing doctors and hospital administrators with information regarding the patient's identity, medical history, insurance coverage, and payment history. In addition, OTI offers campus systems, which provides applications, such as access control, prepaid value cards for small purchases, cafeteria access, and copy machine payments on a single card. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers. It markets and sells its products in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Israel. OTI was co-founded by Oded Bashan and Ronnie Gilboa in 1990 under the name De-Bug Innovations, Ltd. It changed its name to On Track Innovations, Ltd. in 1991. OTI is headquartered in Rosh Pina, Israel.
DAYSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INC (DSTI)
DayStar Technologies, Inc. engages in the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of products to the renewable energy/photovoltaic industry. The company principally focuses on Photovoltaic Foil that converts sunlight into energy. Its patented and proprietary products include silicon-free CIGS solar cells, which are deposited on flexible metal foils using production processes adapted from commodity computer component manufacturing. The combination of its CIGS solar cell design coupled with proprietary manufacturing processes on flexible metal substrates would lead to adoption of solar energy. DayStar Technologies was co-founded by Eric Cole and John R. Tuttle in 1997. The company is headquartered in Halfmoon, New York.
Actel Corporation engages in the design, development, and marketing of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and supporting products and services worldwide. Its product line consists of reprogrammable FPGAs, one-time programmable FPGAs, and high-reliability FPGAs. The company's FPGAs are used by manufacturers of automotive, communications, computer, consumer, industrial, military and aerospace, and other electronic systems. It also offers IP products; design and development of software; programming hardware; debugging tool kits and demonstration boards; a Web-based resource center; and system design, online prototyping, and volume programming services. The company markets its products through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and electronics distributors. Actel was co-founded by Esmat Z. Hamdy in 1985 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
TRIDENT MICROSYSTEMS INC (TRID)
Trident Microsystems, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of integrated circuits for digital media applications, such as digital television, liquid crystal display television, and digital set-top boxes. Its products include video decoding, format conversion, MPEG2 decoding, and image enhancement processors. The company serves the personal computer and consumer television markets. It markets its products through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors worldwide. Trident Microsystems was founded in 1987 by Frank C. Lin and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC (HIMX)
Himax Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, and marketing of semiconductors that are used as components of flat panel displays. Its principal products include display drivers for large-sized thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels, which are used in desktop monitors, notebook computers, and televisions; and display drivers for small- and medium-sized thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels for mobile handsets and consumer electronics products, such as digital cameras, mobile gaming devices, and car navigation displays. The company also offers display drivers for panels using organic light-emitting diode technology and low temperature poly silicon technology. In addition, Himax Technologies provides television semiconductor solutions, as well as liquid crystal on silicon products. It markets its products to panel and television makers in Taiwan, the People's Republic of China, Korea, Japan, and Europe. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan with additional offices in Hsinchu and Taipei, Taiwan; Suzhou and Shenzhen, China; Yokohama, Japan; Anyangsi Kyungkido, South Korea; and Irvine, California.
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (LSCC)
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSC) engages in design, development, and marketing of programmable logic devices and related software primarily in the United States. Its programmable logic products are semiconductor components that could be configured by end customers as specific logic circuits. The company offers field programmable gate arrays, which include LatticeEC/ECP product families. These product families feature built-in double data rate memory support, a flexible DSP block and support for industry standard SPI-flash boot memories. LSC also provides field programmable system chips, known as ORCA 4 FPSC, which enable its users to develop designs for the implementation of 10 gigabit Ethernet and SONET applications; and IspXP products based on SRAM technology for security, instant-on logic functionality, and the elimination of external programming devices. In addition, the company offers ispGDX product family, which extends in-system programmability to the circuit board level using digital cross-point switch architecture for digital signal interconnect and interface applications. Further, it provides programmable logic devices for handheld and portable equipment. LSC's customers primarily include original equipment manufacturers in various markets, including communications, computing, industrial, automotive, medical, and consumer, as well as in the military end market. The company markets its products directly to end customers through a network of independent manufacturers' representatives and indirectly through a network of independent distributors. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.
ACTIONS SEMICONDUCTOR CO. LTD (ACTS)
Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as a fabless semiconductor company in the People's Republic of China. The company designs, develops, and markets integrated platform solutions, including system-on-a-chips (SoCs), firmware, software development tools, and reference designs for manufacturers of portable media players. It offers SoCs, which are integrated circuits that incorporate digital signal processor, a micro controller unit, embedded memory, codec, a power management unit, and other components. The company's SoCs products also comprise on-chip memory, controllers for color liquid crystal display, and analog components, including digital-to-analog converters, phase lock loops, and USB transceivers. It also offers solution development kits, which include the embedded firmware code, software tools, and documentation to utilize SoCs in portable media players. The company's firmware utilizes an embedded structure design with interface that allows customers to pick and choose functionalities and add new device drivers. Its manufacturing software tools also allow its customers in the mass production of products based on turnkey process. Actions Semiconductor Co. sells its products in the People's Republic of China and internationally through distribution arrangements and direct sales force to value-added distributors, contract manufacturers, and brand owners. The company was founded in 2001. It was formerly known as Cristo Capital, Inc. and changed its name to Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. in 2005. The company is headquartered in Zhuhai, the People's Republic of China.
STAKTEK HOLDINGS INC (STAK)
Staktek Holdings, Inc. provides stacked memory solutions for original equipment, silicon, memory module, and contract manufacturers in the United States and Mexico. It also licenses its technologies to customers to enable them to manufacture stacked memory products. In addition, the company offers a range of services, including design of custom-stacked memory assemblies, electrical modeling assistance, and component inventory management. Staktek Holdings was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
VIMICRO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (VIMC)
Vimicro International Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, and marketing of mixed-signal semiconductor products and solutions for the consumer electronics and communications markets in the People's Republic of China. It offers mixed-signal multimedia processors for personal computer and embedded notebook cameras, as well as for mobile phones. The company provides system-level solutions that include integrated semiconductors, customizable firmware and software, software development tools, reference designs, and applications support. It also involves in packaging, testing, and reselling third party image sensors. Vimicro International sells its products through direct sales force to distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and design houses and module manufacturers. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.