Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Nov 16 2009 | 11:06am ET
November has brought with it significant venture capital injections for companies producing solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing storage. The technology’s potential for high-performance, as well as environmental friendliness, are part of the attraction.
The trend was actually apparent in late October, when Samsung invested millions in Fusion-io, a startup that had already received $47.5 million from investors including Lightspeed and Dell Ventures. Fusion-io makes PCI Express-based storage modules for standard servers (pictured right).
Then California-based Link_A_Media Devices, a system-on-a-chip producer for storage devices, raised $18 million in Series C funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Another California-based storage firm, SandForce, a maker of SSD control chips that boost SSD performance, raised $21 million in a round including existing investors DCM and Storm Ventures, but led by newcomer TransLink Capital, which brought in four new investors. One of these was LSI Corporation, a supplier of disk drive arrays.
Sandforce CEO and President Alex Navqui said the money would be used for “our expansion phase as well as [accelerating] our new products development that will help us maintain our market leadership.”
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
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Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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