Welcome to Silicom Ventures eNewsletter!

In this issue...

       Portfolio's updates/investment opportunity

       Silicom Ventures Advisory Board grows

       Website updates

       Articles send by Silicom Ventures' members


       Job opportunities

       Office space


       Congratulatory notes

       The funny corner


Portfolio's Updates / Investment Opportunities

       NanoMuscles in the News
Motion Technology Maker NanoMuscle Gets Money from Jetta
Business 2.0
5 minute live broadcast TV spot on CNNfn
Industrial Market Trends
EE Times (Lead Story On Home Page)
IDG.SE (a Swedish Site)

Rod MacGregor NanoMuscles� CEO is planning on holding a general meeting at the end of October with all investors in which the up to date information will be shared. At that meeting, board members will be elected.

       GuideTech completes it's third round of financing

       FlyOver-Japan Internet Report

       Walden Israel

       Akroria Networks

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Advisory Board grows


We welcome Simon Bloch, Dan Kikinis, Itzik Goldberger and Christopher Heiser, which joined SV advisory board.


Mr. Bloch is a senior technology executive with 20 years of experience in software,

semiconductors and systems, with a track record in building products and growing

successful organizations. Most recently, Mr. Bloch was founder, President & CEO of
Aristo Technology. Mr. Bloch completed strategic merge of the company with Monterey
Design Systems. More about Mr. Bloch

Dan Kikinis has more than 20 years of experience in the development of high-technology
products and intellectual property, with more than 250 registered patents worldwide
in technology areas such as PCs, Net/Web, networks, and systems. Before joining
iSurfTV, Mr. Kikinis was founder and President of Lextron Systems. More about Mr. Kikinis

Itzik Goldberger is the managing partner of Moran Marketing. Mr. Goldberger has over 16 years of management experience in technology companies. More about Mr. Goldberger

Christopher Heiser is the founding partner of 122 West, a venture services firm in the San Francisco Bay area. More about Mr. Heiser

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Silicom Ventures' website updates
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Job Opportunities

Sales Manager
Job # 102

Seeking a seasoned Sales Manager w/exp. in electro mechanical software controlled components. A BA in business or equivalent, and at least 3 years of related experience. Must be able to travel to client locations, document sales contacts, contracts, etc. and have a proven track record. This position must be filled NOW, so please email your resume to: [email protected] and include job # in the subject line

Senior Embedded Hardware Engineer
Job # 103

Creative hardware engineer experienced in embedded systems with a willingness to develop new approaches! Will be responsible for designing complete embedded systems for real-time control of linear actuators, wireless communications, audio input and output, and several other sensors and subsystems. Must be willing and able to document and test designs. Both a BSEE & MSEE plus 8 years exp developing hardware for process and/or motion control systems, embedded microcontrollers, embedded systems, RC servos, robotics for a variety of applications and industries. Analog sensor interface, ASIC, and DSP design experience is a plus.
Please email your resume to: [email protected] and include job # in the subject line.

Quality/Test Engineer
Job # 104

Develop tests for company products, document results. Review new designs, product/board specs to develop test strategies and test plans. Write scripts to automate function, system, and burning tests for new products. As Senior Test Development Engineer, you will have project ownership, and will identify, spec, procure and deploy test equipment, and assist contract manufacturers in setting up and running tests. Execute process evaluation, technologies qualification and product monitoring. Establish design guidelines for engineering to ensure product and component reliability. Develop detailed test plans, test tools, test suites and life test methodology and statistical models for lifetime prediction. Perform design verification, bench and ATE test development, characterization, yield enhancement, failure analysis, analyze failure mechanisms. Debug and analyze automated test results. BSEE plus minimum 5 years experience in a similar position.
Please email your resume to: [email protected] and include job # in the subject line.

Director of Engineering
Job # 105

Join expanding Engineering team in this hands-on position! You'll be managing the development of leading edge technology products, and electro/mechanical and software engineering team of 6 - 10 employees. Lead the product design including, material selection, design and implementation of the motor controller, PCB design, software development, manufacturability and testing of the company's actuators. Develop and maintain department guidelines and procedures, and work closely with manufacturing team to get product to market. Generate and implement the schedules and department budgets. The ideal candidate will have a BSME, strong mechanical engineering background, knowledge of motion devices (linear actuators, solenoids, motors, etc.), and a proven track record in leading the development of commercial products. Talent in selecting, nurturing and leading teams of cross functional engineers is critical.
Please email your resume to: [email protected] and include job # in the subject line.

Vice President, Sales - Enterprise

Position Summary: Identify, develop, manage and close product and services revenue in Fortune 1000 accounts through a network of value added resellers, strategic business partners, global integrators and consulting services organizations. Requires prior experience in strategic selling and large account sales within an indirect sales model where fulfillment is through distributors and other partners. Must possess executive selling skills to build account relationships at the CIO/CTO/VP, etc. level while engaging tactically at the business executive and staff level within divisional or departmental IT initiatives. Requires proven experience in identifying specific opportunities within the enterprise and then negotiating complex licensing contracts within the context of the enterprise's procurement practices - all the while maintaining strong relationships with partners engaged in the selling and supporting of the account.
Please email your resume to: [email protected] and include job # in the subject line.

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Office space


9000 sq feet (could be divided to two offices) with wide range of services to start-ups is available for sub lease in Santa Clara $3/sf.
For more details please contact [email protected]

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       Our group has grown from 61 to 84 members in the last quarter.

       Depending on availability, members may bring guests. Please let us know ahead of time.

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Congratulatory notes

       Congratulation to Boaz and Ana Blumovitz for the birth of Ayelet the baby sister of Maya.

       Mazal Tov to Jonathan and Nili Tal for the birth of their daughter Maya click to see the beauty.

       Mazal Tov to Nitzan and Sivan Sternheim who got married in Israel on June. Click to see the chupa.

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The funny corner


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