Quantenna Communications

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Quantenna Communications
Type Public
Industry Semiconductors
Founded 2006
Headquarters W. Warren Ave Fremont, CA, United States
Key people Sam Heidari (CEO), Sean Sobers (CFO), Farhat Jahangir, Narayanan Bharath, Thomas L. MacMitchell Esq. [1]
Investors Amidzad Partners, Bright Capital Private Equity,Centerview Capital, DAG Ventures, Grazia Equity, NTT Group, RUSNANO, Sequoia Capital, Sigma Partners, Southern Cross Venture, Swisscom Ventures, Telefonica Ventures, Venrock and Vivint [2]
Number of employees 303 [3]

Quantenna Communications, Inc. designs, develops, and markets wireless communication solutions enabling wireless local area networking for telecommunications service provider market in the United States and internationally. Its solutions portfolio comprised of radio frequency chips and digital baseband chips, which support the IEEE Wi-Fi standards, including 802.11n and 802.11ac [4]
Quantenna solutions provide the industry-first 4x4 architecture with multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology, dynamic-digital beamforming and support for four HD video streams to deliver unsurpassed performance. Quantenna’s Wi-Fi chipsets are being deployed by Tier One retail OEMs and service providers worldwide including AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Swisscom, and Telefonica. [5]

History

  • 2006 - Quantenna Communications was founded
  • 2007 - Quantenna Communications raise $12.5M via Sigma Partners, Venroc, Grazia Equity and Sequoia Capital[6]
  • 2009 - Quantenna Communications raises $1.4M in venture round
  • Dec 2009 - Quantenna raises $15M to make Wi-Fi faster and more reliable[7]
  • 2010 - Quantenna brings in $21M to carry faster Wi-Fi into the home[8]
  • 2011 - Telefónica invests in semiconductor solutions company Quantenna
  • 2012 - Quantenna gets $79M to pursue multi-gigabit Wi-Fi dreams
  • 2013 - Quantenna's new chip turns 802.11ac Wi-Fi up a notch
  • 2014 - Quantenna Communications Receives Strategic Investment from NTT Finance Corporation
  • 2015 - Quantenna Demonstrates The World’s First Business Class MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gateway Scalable To 10Gbps With New Freescale® QorIQ® LS1043A Processor Based On ARM® 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Technology
  • 2016 - LitePoint and Quantenna Collaborate to Accelerate Ultra High-Throughput Wi-Fi Products to Consumers
  • Oct 2016 - Quantenna files an IPO under the name (QTNA)


Controversies

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Top 5 Recent News Headlines

  • IPO pace picks up with 2 more big ones from Bay Area set for next week - For the first time in more than a year, two major IPOs are expected from Bay Area companies in the same week next week. [9]
  • Quantenna Communications seeks to raise up to $107 million in IPO - Quantenna Communications Inc. said its coming initial public offering would be priced at $14 to $16 a share, giving the wireless chip company a market value of up to $524 million. [10]
  • Quantenna Communications Mulls Acquisitions - The company has filed for an IPO. "We may also use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire complementary businesses, products, services or technologies. [11]
  • Faster Wi-Fi coming your way: Quantenna Communications sets terms for $101 million IPO - Quantenna Communications, which sells next-generation semiconductor chipsets for high-speed Wi-Fi networks, announced terms for its IPO on Monday.[12]
  • devolo and Quantenna Communications Introduce the GigaGate Wi-Fi Bridge Based on Quantenna 4x4 802.11ac Wave 2 Solutions - devolo AG and Quantenna Communications announced the release of devolo GigaGate in the first quarter of 2017. [13]

References

  1. http://www.quantenna.com/about/#team
  2. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/quantenna#/entity
  3. http://www.nasdaq.com/markets/ipos/company/quantenna-communications-inc-716511-81807
  4. http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=36034583
  5. https://www.linkedin.com/company/quantenna-communications
  6. https://www.crunchbase.com/funding-round/d631143b1c0e3a2a17277d302088348c
  7. https://www.crunchbase.com/funding-round/ee6626d2a2079bdf144acac3dd7f8a93
  8. https://www.crunchbase.com/funding-round/6b456089ca17feec0a3000051cccafd9
  9. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2016/10/21/ipo-pace-picks-up-with-2-more-big-onesfrom-bay.html
  10. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/quantenna-communications-seeks-to-raise-up-to-107-million-in-ipo-2016-10-17
  11. http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=36034583
  12. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/faster-wi-fi-coming-your-way-quantenna-communications-sets-terms-for-101-million-ipo-cm694037#ixzz4O1GfE0A7
  13. http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=36034583

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