The below companies were either founded or funded by Edgewood’s partners.
logoCatamaran Communication
Catamaran Communications was created to develop optical multi-service, multi-protocol, high-speed system solutions on silicon. On April 30, 2001, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX) announced that it was acquiring Catamaran in a stock transaction valued at $250M.
logoCerent Corporation manufactured a SONET multiplexer that aggregates a variety of voice, data and video services and is protocol independent over a SONET or SDH optical infrastructure. Acquired by Cisco for $7B in 1999
logoCo-Design Automation
Co-Design Automation is the design verification solutions provider. On Sept. 6, 2002, publicly held Synopsys (NASDAQ: SNPS), the technology leader for complex integrated circuit (IC) design, completed the acquisition of Co-Design Automation.
logoCyras Systems was created to develop high-speed, multi-service switching platforms for optical metropolitan area networks. On March 29, 2001, CIENA Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN) announced that it had acquired Cyras in a stock transaction valued at approximately $1.1B.
logoEmpowertel enable network equipment vendors to deliver carrier-grade, cost-effective multi-service platforms enabling the transparent convergence of legacy and next-generation services.
logoEpiance enables companies to drive operational results by streamlining processes, improving workforce productivity, and ensuring policy adherence as it relates to their use of enterprise applications. Our solutions are at work in many of the most demanding and respected global organizations-companies including Aetna, SBC Communications, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Nippon Steel, Canon, Microsoft and IBM.
logoForce10 Networks is the pioneer in resilient Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching and routing. Founded in 1999, Force10 revolutionized networking with the E-Series switch/router—the first product to deliver true line rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching and routing. The Force10 E-Series switch/routers provide best-in-class resiliency, unmatched scalability and line rate performance in all deployment configurations. Based on a patented architecture that combines fully distributed hardware and modular software, the E-series switch/router ensures predictable application performance, increases network availability and reduces operating costs.
logoGTRAN, founded in January 1999, has developed and deployed high speed opto-electronic integrated circuits and transponder modules for OC-192 and OC-768 applications. GTRAN's engineers design the critical opto-electronic interface circuits such as Laser Diode drivers, Trans-impedance amplifiers and Limiting amplifiers and integrate them with multiplexers/demultiplexers and optics to provide an integrated 10Gb/s transponder module for IR and SR applications. GTRAN will continue to expand it's 10Gb/s Transponder family by adding transponders for the VSR and the WDM markets.
Hindustan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (HSMC)
HSMC is creating a semiconductor manufacturing facility in India.
The overall investment for establishing such a joint venture is of the order of Rs. 1750 crores
iLeverage system mission is to own “customer exit” in online shopping by creating an inter-merchant affiliate network focused at the point of sale model. Funded by Redwood Ventures Partners. Acquired by E.piphany (NASDEQ: EPNY) March 2000.
logoLiquidMarket makes electronic shopping easier, faster and less expensive for consumers. LiquidMarket is developing world-beating technology to build a comprehensive, searchable catalog of all the products available for sale on the Web. Funded by Draper and Argus Ventures. (www.liquidmarket.com) ACQUIRED BY XOOM.COM (Ticker: XMCM) August 99. (www.xoom.com)
logoMobileWebSurf is a pioneer in interoperable mobile applications technology. MobileWebSurf Product Suite enables businesses to mobilize any kind of information, for use over wireless devices, reducing operating expenses, increasing productivity and creating innovative revenue generating opportunities.
logoNIKSUN® is a privately held company, founded in 1997. With information becoming more accessible, the information network would also become more vulnerable to performance and security issues. NIKSUN® recognized the need for appliances that would assist network administrators and security administrators with these new concerns. NIKSUN’s product line delivers unprecedented flexibility, scalability and real-time response. Today, NIKSUN® is the recognized worldwide leader in developing and deploying a complete range of network performance monitoring, security surveillance and forensic analysis tools.
logoNetStudio is privately held & privately funded, and is the producer of the award-winning Easy Web Graphics software. NetStudio products are designed for non-artists who create Web sites. They are aimed at Webmasters, small business owners, and home users who create Web sites on the Internet or intranets.
logoNuGenesis Technologies, Inc.
NuGenesis Technologies, Inc.. is the leading provider of enterprise-wide Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS) for the fast-growing science-based industries, enabling companies to improve the utility of information generated throughout the laboratory. Funded by BancBoston Ventures, Brentwood, St. Paul Ventures and Highland Capital (www.mantrasoft.com) ACQUIRED BY Waters Technology (Ticker: WAT) August 04.
PointCross, Inc. bringing to market a web based service which will let enterprises transact requirements, propose solutions, and team with other businesses using a set of system engineering and business requirements management tools. They have recently received financing from Chatterjee Group, Skyblaze Ventures and Tricap .
logoPostX develops a security system for electronic commerce over the Net. They have recently funded by Mayfield, Redwood Ventures and Asset.
logoRightworks is the leader in enterprise-class employee-centric applications. They were funded by Alex Brown, I2 Technologies, Lehman Brothers, and Sequoia Capital. ACQUIRED by Internet Capital Group for $1.25B in March 2000 (Ticker Symbol: ICGE).
Acquired by Cisco in 1999
logoSwitchOn Networks
SwitchOn Networks was created to develop technology that enables a host of IP services on a wide variety of networking platforms. On September 26, 2000, PMC-Sierra, Inc. (NASDAQ:PMCS) announced an agreement to acquire SwitchOn Networks in a stock transaction valued at approximately $450M
Xpedion Design Systems, Inc provides accurate transistor-level simulation, analysis and behavioral modeling solutions to RFIC/Wireless and high frequency System-on-Chip (SoC) designers. Our GoldenGate RFIC simulator and GoldenGate Model Compiler are integrated with standard design flows and use existing foundry device model libraries. With Xpedion, design engineers now have the fastest and most accurate transistor level frequency-domain simulation and modeling technologies available for analysis of analog circuit behavior without the usual constraints upon circuit size, frequency or complexity. Our cutting edge technology enables orders of magnitude improvement in simulation performance as well as enabling complex analyses not available from other suppliers.


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