2000 - Virata
Another great spot by Business Weekly. Virata provided communications software and semiconductors to manufacturers of DSL, wireless, satellite, and other broadband networking equipment.
It was formed in June 1993 as Advanced Telecommunication Modules Ltd, a company incorporated in the UK, as a spin-off from Olivetti Research Laboratory in Cambridge. The founders included by Dr Hermann Hauser and Professor Andy Hopper. ATML was a manufacturer of ATM products and a player in the ATM to the desktop market. The company was hugely successful in raising finance and revenues and merged with Nasdaq quoted Globespan in 2001.