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IMI Completes Series B Round With $8.5M
Integrated Materials Inc., a manufacturer of silicon products used in semiconductor diffusion processes, closed an $8.5-million Series B financing round. The round marked the first time the company had received investments from venture capital firms.

InterVideo InstantON PC/CE Technology Integrated with New NEC VALUESTAR and LaVie PCs

V-Secure Technologies appoints Izhar Shay as a new CEO. Izhar Shay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Izhar has more than 20 years of experience in management, business and technical positions. He was the co-founder and CEO of Business Layers, the company that pioneered the eProvisioning space. Izhar managed Business Layers through its various stages of growth, achieving international recognition, global fortune class customers and strategic partnerships. Under his leadership the company became a leading vendor in the Identity Management space, and was recently sold to Netegrity (Nasdaq: NETE). Izhar had previously been Vice President of Business Development with the BRM Group, an international investment firm. Prior experience includes business and technical positions with services, networking and telecom vendors. Izhar holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from the Technion Institute, in Haifa, Israel.

Silicom Summer Break Party

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Past presenting companies

CVidya, presented to Silicom Ventures members on April 10, 2001, is completing a $7M round of led by Carmel Ventures. The company's previous investors including Hyperion and Het Mer are joining the round. cVidya Networks provides management solutions targeted towards Communication Service Providers (CSP) through a set of applications, providing a view of costs and revenues across the CSP infrastructures and operations. To learn more pls visit them at www.cVidya.com

Kashya which presented in Silicom Ventures Storage Symposium on February 10 , 2004, raised $15 M. Kashya, a developer of enterprise-class data protection solutions, has raised $15 million in Series C financing in a round led by new
investor TL Ventures. Current backers Battery Ventures and Jerusalem Global Ventures also participated. The company was founded in 2001 by Michael Lewin, Yair Heller and Ziv Kedem. www.kashya.com

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