Folsom, Calif. Dec. 11, 2006 – Akros Silicon Inc., a fabless semiconductor company bringing power to the Ethernet world by enabling large-scale deployment of network-attached appliances, today announced that it has won the prestigious 2006 FSA Fabless Start-up to Watch Award.
Through an exhaustive nomination process by the FSA Venture Capital Advisory Board, Akros Silicon was identified as the most promising fabless semiconductor company that demonstrated the potential to positively change its market or the semiconductor industry through the innovative use of or new application for semiconductor technology.
“We are thrilled to be awarded for our commitment to innovation and strategic vision,” said J. Francois Crepin, Akros Silicon۪s President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Along with John Camagna and Sajol Ghoshal, co-founders of Akros, I am very proud to receive this award, which honors the significant achievements of Akros Silicon and of our incredibly talented engineering team.”
In less than 18 months, Akros Silicon has developed the industry۪s first mixed signal system-level IC solution that provides a unique seamless integration of Power over Ethernet (PoE) control, power management and interface to the Ethernet world. The company is sampling two highly integrated and differentiated ICs used for bringing power to network attached appliances such as voice over IP phones, wireless LAN access points, RFID tag readers, point-of-sale terminals, security cameras, remote access and home networked systems which will accelerate the convergence of data, audio and video transmission.
“Akros Silicon, who joined FSA this year and has exhibited great promise in bringing innovative solutions to networking and broadband communications, has been honored with this year۪s Fabless Start-Up to Watch by the FSA Venture Capital Advisory Board,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and executive director of FSA. “The company provides chips for the network appliance marketplace, an industry sector with strong growth potential. We commend Akros Silicon on its achievements and look forward to watching what impact the company will make in the future.”
About Akros Silicon
Headquartered in Folsom CA, Akros Silicon develops highly differentiated system- level ICs using proprietary technology on a standard, high volume CMOS process. The Akros Silicon architecture creates a significant opportunity for new silicon solutions in the fast growing network appliances marketplace.
FSA is the voice of the global fabless business model. Incorporated in 1994, FSA positively impacts the growth and return on invested capital of this business model to enhance the environment for innovation. It provides a platform for meaningful global collaboration between fabless companies and their partners; identifies and articulates opportunities and challenges to enable solutions; and provides research, resources, publications and survey information. Members include fabless companies and their supply chain and service partners, representing more than 21 countries across the globe.