Bay Microsystems closes $10 million Series C round

21 November 2003 Santa Clara, CA Lightwave -- Bay Microsystems, a developer of packet processing and traffic management devices, has closed $10 million in an over-subscribed Series C financing round, bringing the total investment in the company to more than $30 million. Investors in this financing round include a new institutional investor, In-Q-Tel, as well as participation from existing institutional investors.

21 November 2003 Santa Clara, CA Lightwave -- Bay Microsystems, a developer of packet processing and traffic management devices, has closed $10 million in an over-subscribed Series C financing round, bringing the total investment in the company to more than $30 million. Investors in this financing round include a new institutional investor, In-Q-Tel, as well as participation from existing institutional investors Selby Venture Partners, Needham Capital, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, and Alliance Venture Management.

In-Q-Tel, founded in 1999, is a private, independent enterprise funded by the Central Intelligence Agency. In-Q-Tel's mission is to identify and invest in companies developing information technologies that serve U.S. national security interests.

Bay Microsystems also announced the expansion of its board of directors with three new independent members: C. Nicholas Keating, Jr., Michael Phillips, and Dr. Paul G. Kaminski. They join Bob Marshall (managing partner, Selby Venture Partners), Mangesh Pimpalkhare (Thomas Weisel Venture Partners), Rick Bleszynski, and Chuck Gershman (president and CEO, Bay Microsystems).

Nick Keating is president and CEO of IP Infusion, Inc. and currently serves on the board of directors of Foundry Networks and net.com. Mike Phillips is the former vice president, business development and general counsel of JDS Uniphase and is currently a senior partner in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster. Dr. Kaminski is the former Under Secretary of Defense and currently serves as a director with several companies in addition to Bay, including General Dynamics, RAND, and Anteon Corp., and as chairman and CEO of Technovation, Inc.

"The addition of In-Q-Tel and the renewing commitment of our existing investors speaks well for the progress Bay Microsystems has achieved during a very difficult economic time," said Gershman. "We are thrilled with the market acceptance of our products, which has lead to meeting our revenue targets in 2003 and we anticipate significant growth leading to profitability next year."

Bay Microsystems is a privately held, fabless communications IC company delivering a family of programmable packet processing and traffic management solutions. Bay's Internetworking Processor (InP) Family includes the industry's first OC-192c/10G processor capable of classification, policing, segmentation and reassembly, and traffic management at wire rate.

Bay's InP products are in use within broadband networks developed by the US Government and commercial providers serving the metro-edge, metro-core, regional and long-haul markets.

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