October 31, 2016, anysilicon
Aura Semiconductor, a provider of high performance analog mixed signal solutions, today announced that it has completed Series A round of equity investment from Bay Area based WRV Capital.
Aura has innovative semiconductor technology related to the Internet of Things (IoT) Radios, Timing and Portable Audio markets. Aura’s products bring significant differentiation with emphasis on high performance, low area and reduced power consumption.
“We have developed state of the art solutions across multiple verticals that are sampling with customers worldwide,” said Srinath Sridharan, CEO of Aura. “We stand to benefit immensely from WRV’s unmatched semiconductor sector knowledge and relationships to accelerate our growth.”
“We are excited to support Aura in all their product verticals,” said Lip-Bu Tan, Founder Partner of WRV Capital. “Their accomplished management team is tackling compelling market opportunities, with differentiated products that have clear benefits to end customers. We look forward to helping them scale globally.”
WRV Capital is a venture capital firm focusing primarily on early stage investments in hardware, semiconductor and other technology-related companies. It seeks to invest globally in core technology companies. WRV Capital was co-founded by Nicholas Brathwaite, Michael Marks, and Lip-Bu Tan. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA.
Aura is a fabless semiconductor company providing high-performance solutions in IoT Radios, Timing and Portable Audio markets. Aura was founded in 2010 by engineers with extensive global semiconductor product development experience, and is located in Bangalore, India. The products designed with Aura’s core technology and IP are currently sampling with customers worldwide.