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Publicly traded Lattice Semiconductor Corp. will pay roughly $62 million to acquire SiliconBlue Technologies, a venture-backed maker of products for the consumer handheld market. Founded in 2006 and based in Santa Clara, Calif., SiliconBlue was backed by investors including BlueRunVentures, Crosslink Capital, NEA, Apex Venture Partners, TSMC and Atlantic Bridge.
SiliconBlue Technologies has closed on $18 million in Series D financing. Atlantic Bridge, a Dublin and London-based private equity firm, led the financing. Existing shareholders BlueRun Ventures, Crosslink Capital, NEA and Apex Venture Partners all participated in the round. Brian Long, a partner at Atlantic Bridge, will join the company’s board. SiliconBlue develops custom mobile device technology for handheld applications. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with offices in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.
Atlantic Bridge of held the first close of Atlantic Bridge II with €85 million in commitments. Dublin, Ireland-based private equity shop expects to make typical investments between €5 million and €20 million in European middle-market technology companies.
Mobile data company Acision has raised $100 million in funding from existing shareholders Access Industries, owned by Len Blavatnik, a co-shareholders International Investment and Underwriting (IIU), owned by Irish investor Dermot Desmond, and Atlantic Bridge.