“GCP played a key role in the creation of Newport Media and in building its differentiation strategy. ”

Mohy Abdelgany
Newport Media
Portfolio Companies

  • Actelis Networks allows carriers to deploy fiber-quality transport services rapidly and inexpensively over existing local loop copper. Its patented spatial division multiplexing (SDM) technology optimizes transmission over multiple copper pairs while complying with telecom standards. As the industry leader, Actelis has deployed solutions in more than 30 countries, on six continents. Actelis is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.
    Privately held


  • Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) has developed a portfolio of proprietary wafer fabrication solutions designed to increase productivity and reduce manufacturing costs for semiconductor manufacturers. AMEC's etch systems combine unique technology solutions with economic innovations for the 65/45-nm nodes and beyond. AMEC's global infrastructure includes R&D, manufacturing, business and support operations in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.
    Privately held


  • Beceem Communications Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company focusing on WiMAX wireless chipset solutions. Beceem has been first to market with both WiMAX Wave 1 and Wave 2 chipsets, found at the core of computing devices, mobile devices, modules, routers, and gateways. Beceem is an active leader in developing industry standards, and co-chairs the WiMAX Forum Certification Group. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Beceem has additional facilities in Irvine, California, and Bangalore, India.

    Beceem Communications was acquired by Broadcom in November 2010.


  • Greenfield Networks developed semiconductors to improve Ethernet packet processing for the metro Ethernet market. The Packetry™ family of Ethernet switching solutions provided the scalability to address a broad range of system architectures and applications. Based in Sunnyvale, California, with facilities in Bangalore, India.

    Greenfield Networks was acquired by Cisco Systems in December 2006.


  • KargoCard has developed a retail pre-paid card switch/process network that has already integrated with the largest payment network in Asia which enables KargoCard to cover all key Asian countries. KargoCard also provides the distribution services for Asian retailers to expedite gift card deployment to consumers and the corporate markets.
    Privately held


  • SoundHound delivers innovative technologies and compelling user experiences in sound recognition, revolutionizing the way people interact with connected devices. SoundHound's breakthrough Sound2Sound technology searches sound against sound, bypassing traditional sound to text conversion techniques even when searching text databases. Sound2Sound has resulted in numerous breakthroughs including the world's fastest music recognition, the world's only viable singing and humming search, and instant-response large scale speech recognition systems. SoundHound has produced multiple award-winning applications in music and voice search on platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices. SoundHound also has numerous partnerships with global companies, including leading device manufacturers and operators. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SoundHound is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors, including Global Catalyst Partners, TransLink Capital and Walden Venture Capital.
    Privately held


  • Newport Media is a fabless semiconductor company that develops highly integrated solutions for emerging digital audio and mobile TV broadcast standards. Recognizing an opportunity when technologies in wireless handsets and digital set-top boxes converged, Newport developed broadcast multimedia architectures and IC implementations that offer unprecedented advantages in performance, power consumption, size and cost. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Newport has facilities in Egypt and Korea.
    Privately held


  • P-cube developed application and subscriber-aware IP service control solutions that allow service providers to classify applications, identify subscribers, improve service performance and charge for multiple IP services. Previously, IP networks could not differentiate between services such as voice-over-IP, Web browsing, music downloads, video streaming and P2P traffic. P-Cube was headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with R&D facilities in Herzliya, Israel, and offices in the United Kingdom, China, and Argentina.

    P-Cube was acquired by Cisco Systems in August 2004.


  • Teranetics is a mixed-signal IC company developing silicon solutions that enable significantly higher data rates over structured copper cabling than currently available. The products enable data centers and enterprise networks to cost-effectively scale their networking bandwidth. Teranetics was the first company to ship a production-ready 10GBASE-T semiconductor designed for next-generation network appliances. Teranetics headquarters are in Santa Clara, California.

    Teranetics was acquired by PLX, Inc. in October 2010.


  • Velio Communications, Inc., developed semiconductor solutions for the scaling and evolution of telecom, storage, and enterprise networks. Velio's products included high-speed interconnect and switch fabric application specific standard products (ASSPs). Based in Palo Alto, California.

    Velio was acquired by LSI Logic, Corp. in 2004.


  • Verient develops technologies and products that enable financial institutions (FIs) and merchants to customize payment choices for their customers, thereby offering more convenient and more secure transactions for both Internet and in store purchases. This capability results in the capture of additional customer payments, thus increasing revenue, while at the same time reducing fraud losses. Verient is located in San Jose, California.
    Privately held