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CORPORATE BACKGROUNDER

OVERVIEW
GainSpan is a leader in low power consumption Wi-Fi semiconductor and software solutions that enables the development
of battery powered or energy harvesting sensors and embedded applications. As a spin-off of Intel, GainSpan is the first com-
pany to develop an integrated Wi-Fi system-on-a-chip that includes dual ARM processors, SRAM, flash and power amplifier
and runs reliably for up to 10 years on a single AA battery. GainSpan and its ecosystem partners’ solutions take advantage
of the large installed base of Wi-Fi access points in residential, commercial and industrial applications, to enable the low cost
implementation of building automation, smart energy home and asset tracking, and reduce the operation and installation
costs, the energy bill and the carbon footprint in these applications.

EXECUTIVE TEAM
• Headquarters in Los Gatos, California, with R&D in
Bangalore, India Vijay Parmar, President & CEO
Lewis Adams, CTO
• Secured $20 million series B funding in December 2007
Pankaj Vyas, VP, Software & Systems
• Investors: Intel Capital, New Venture Partners,
John Roeser, VP, Worldwide Sales
Opus Capital, OVP Venture Partners, Sigma Partners,
and Camp Ventures. Bernard Aboussouan, VP, Marketing
Haike Dong, VP, Operations

MARKET PRODUCTS
The market for wireless sensors is expected to grow from 19 million GainSpan provides an integrated low power Wi-Fi
units in 2008 to well over 180 million in 2012, according to West Tech- system-on-a-chip, software and development plat-
nology Research Solutions. GainSpan’s products are used in four ma- forms to enable deployment of Wi-Fi based wireless
jor applications: sensors and embedded applications.
1. Asset Tracking: provide real time location based data for track- The GS1010, with its embedded software stack, is a
ing people or assets conditions in the supply chain. highly integrated ultra low power chip which con-
2. Cold Storage Monitoring: monitor temperature of goods tains a standard IEEE 802.11 b radio, media access
through their supply chain. controller (MAC), baseband processor, on-chip flash
memory and SRAM, and a second processor to sup-
3. Building Automation: monitor and control temperature, light- port a hosted customer application all in a single
ing, air quality and reduce energy consumption. package. The GS1010 could be used also in a thin
4. Smart Energy Home: monitor and control temperature, light- client architecture where it is connected to an ex-
ing, air quality and appliances and reduce energy consumption. ternal application processor.
Until recently Wi-Fi was not considered in most of these applications
CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS
due its high power consumption which was unsuitable for long last-
ing battery operated devices. However Wi-Fi offers significant ad- Several devices and module vendors offer solutions
vantages over other wireless technologies: the widespread and ex- based on GainSpan’s technology in each of the tar-
panding adoption of Wi-Fi in residential, commercial and industrial get market. GainSpan is partnering with key indus-
applications, a huge Wi-Fi ecosystem and a native IP protocol, easier try participants and building a strong ecosystem.
to connect to web applications and familiar to all IT managers. For more information, visit www.GainSpan.com.

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