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InterWest is proud and privileged to partner with visionary management teams who are shaping the future of Information Technology and Healthcare. The companies they have started are vital parts of the portfolio of industry-leading startups that InterWest has helped over the last four decades.

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Information Technology

Information Technology


Fri, 06/22/2012 - 09:14 -- HolaKo

Founded by three salesforce.com veterans, AppMesh is building the next generation business platform for mobile devices. AppMesh believes that in the post-PC era, business applications need to be personal, seamless and intuitive.

Valid Logic Systems

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:10 -- HolaKo

Valid Logic Systems was among the first commercial electronic design automation (EDA) companies. Its initial products included hardware and software for schematic capture, logic simulation, static timing analysis, and packaging. Over the years, Valid acquired Telesis, Analog Design Tools, Calma and other companies. In 1991 Valid was acquired by Cadence Design Systems.

Lam Research

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:08 -- HolaKo

Lam Research has been a major supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry for more than 30 years. As the market leader in plasma etch and a leading supplier of single-wafer clean products, Lam Research consistently delivers technically advanced, cost-effective solutions to meet the ever-expanding manufacturing requirements of the semiconductor industry.

Silicon Graphics

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:51 -- HolaKo

InterWest was an early investor in SGI, a leader in high-performance computing. SGI delivers a complete range of high-performance server and storage solutions, along with industry-leading professional services and support.


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:43 -- HolaKo

InterWest participated in the early financing of this established maker of
user-programmable gate arrays and associated development systems.
Xilinx's (XLNX) unique technology opened an enormous new segment in the
application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) market and today, Xilinx is
the world's leading provider of programmable platforms.


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:42 -- HolaKo

SpectraLinear is a pure-play integrated timing solutions company that focuses on consumer, computer, and communication markets using innovative, high-performance, fast time-to-market silicon platforms. Acquiring Cypress's PC Clock division at the end of 2006 immediately established SpectraLinear as a leader in the field. Silicon Labs acquired SpectraLinear in 2011.


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:41 -- HolaKo

SiTera was a fabless semiconductor company that designed and built chip sets for communications and networking equipment companies. SiTera's chips were used as incremental additions to existing architectures or together as a complete system in network components such as routers and switches. The company was acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor in June 2000.


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