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SILICOM DELEGATION TO THE CANARY ISLANDS  

As a follow up event to the Spain/Canary Islands Technology Showcase we held on May 16th of this year, on November 20th-22nd a delegation of Silicom Ventures members will travel to the Canary Islands to participate in a three day event that will take place in the Gran Canaria and Tenerife Islands.

The event will showcase about 20 companies that were selected to present to the Canary Islands investors and will be eligible to receive funds from the local investors. If you are interested to join the Silicom delegation please contact click here

 
NEW INVESTMENT 

Swapthing an online platform that empowers and creates networked communities through the exchange of goods and services received additional funding from a Silicom member.

Yoggie, a security solution company lead by Shlomo Touboul (Founder of Finjan Software), presented to Silicom members and received some funding from members.

Satori Labs is a leading provider of digital pen-and-paper solutions for healthcare forms automation presented in the meeting prior to summer break and closed round A with a few Silicom investors joining the round.

 
UNDER DUE DILIGENCE 

TripCart, a travel planning site targeted at the US family leisure market (Israeli based).

ASSESSx Technology biosensor device to optimize pain locations (Canadian based).

Both companies presented in the last event on 8/15 event, if you are interested in these companies please contact Gadi

 
PORTFOLIO UPDATES  

Chakshu Research is currently enrolling patients in a FDA Phase I/II clinical trial. These trials are being conducted at multiple sites across the USA, including research institutions and private sites. The company is operating under budget and expects to raise the next round of equity after the end of current clinical trials, in 2H/2007.

DeviceScape
addresses the #1 challenge for WI-FI users: Simple and Secure Setup More

eAsic
Down to the Wire (and Wireless): Is Structured ASIC poised to be or not to be? More

GuideTech Welcomes New President and CEO Frank McKiney More

Integrated Materials Hynix Semiconductor selects IMI SiFusion Furnaceware More

InterVideo acquired by Corel in an all-cash deal More

Knowlent Ensures Analog Sign-off with Latest Opal Verification Platform More

Luidia, this past quarter, Luidia completed shipments for the Mexico Education Ministry bid, in which thousands of interactive whiteboards were installed in Mexican public schools. The company currently is participating in education bids throughout the world. In June, Luidia gave a sneak preview of new hardware and software at Infocomm, the largest A/V industry show in the U.S.

OnVantage, StarCite and OnVantage merge More

Ponte Solution: Do ESL and DFM connect? More

Spectros entered into a trial license with Rita Medical Systems to test incorporation of the T-Stat Molecular Detection System to real-time cancer surgical guidance in the breast.

3DVU 10 high-tech car features that are pushing the envelope More

 
OPEN SOURCE PANEL
This Tuesday September 19th we will focus on Open Source Software from an investor point of view. Following a five minutes introduction to OSS, industry leaders such as Sun, IBM, Google and more will share with us their experience with the rising power of open source. Click here for the invite
 
ANNUAL COCKTAIL PARTY
On October 11th we will celebrate Silicom Ventures SEVENTH Annual Cocktail Party. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
 
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR SILICOM MEMBERS
Silicom Ventures members have been looking at a real estate deal in San Antonio Texas. The deal is run by a couple of Israelis who have been living in the East Bay for many years and have developed an impressive track record in buying rundown commercial R/E properties, rehabbing the properties and exiting with a substantial profit a few years later. Israel Niv and Amos Barzilay flew to the property and investigated extensively on this deal. If you would like to receive more information on the real estate deal and the due diligence results please email Gadi.
 
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2006
On June 26th to the 28th Silicom Ventures held an International Summit in Israel. Delegations from Spain, Netherlands, China, UK and Argentina participated and shared some good time mixing business with pleasure. The summit showcased over 40 speakers and panelists and 13 Israel based technology startups, for pictures please click here. The next International Summit in 2007 will take place in China.
 
SEMINAR ON EYE GAZING TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
On September 6th Dr. Arnon Amir of IBM Almaden Research Center shared his research on eye gazing tracking technology. Dr. Amir and his team conducted the research as part of the BlueEyes project, in which he jointly developed a calibration-free eye gaze tracking system with free head motion and a single-chip eye detection prototype.
 
IN THE NEWS

Allium a biomedical start-up (presented at Silicom 5/04) planning to go public on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Governor signed three bills specifically designed to assist small businesses 9/13/06

Local firm eyes future in 'smart meters', Sacbee.com 9/5/06

Chip forecaster riles industry, San Jose Mercury News 8/24/06

 
THE SECURED FUNNY CORNER 
New mail box (designed only for payment bills)
 
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