Power Analog Raises $6 Million

Power Analog Microelectronics, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based maker of LED display driver semiconductors and digital audio amplifiers, has raised $6 million in Series B funding. Hotung Investment Holdings and H&Q Asia Pacific co-led the round, and were joined by CVM Capital, VentureTech Alliance and company management.

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Power Analog Microelectronics (PAM), a developer of high-power LED display driver semiconductors and innovative Class-D digital audio amplifiers, today announced that it has completed its Series B funding with $6 million in investments, that brings a total of $12M in investments to date. Hotung Investment Holdings and H&Q Asia Pacific jointly led the round with CVM Capital, VentureTech Alliance, and the management team's participation. As part of this investment, Sean Peng of H&Q Asia Pacific, and James Chou of Hotung Investment have joined PAM's board of directors.

“This round of financing provides PAM with the necessary working capital to ramp up production of high-performance power management integrated circuits and Class-D audio amplifiers as well as to accelerate our new product development of high-power LED Drivers and high-brightness solid state lighting product families,” said Johnston C. Chen, President and CEO of PAM. “Our investors have subscribed to our vision and product direction to becoming a key player in the high-power and high-efficiency product area, targeting energy saving and environmentally friendly applications. We truly appreciate their confidence in our technology, management team, and in our assessment of this market opportunity.”

Sean Peng, Managing Director of H&Q Asia Pacific said, “We are very pleased with the progress PAM has made in its high-performance power management IC products, transitioning from product phase into production phase swiftly to capture significant market shares in mobile device markets. With its recent product launches of high-brightness LED and solid state lighting applications, we have confidence in the company to quickly and successfully expand into these new markets as well.”

“Hotung Investment is delighted to be involved with PAM during its rapid growth phase and we are particularly excited about the company's prospects in becoming a leader in the high-power LED and lighting markets,” stated James Chou, Vice President at Hotung Investment.

About Power Analog Microelectronics

Power Analog Microelectronics, Inc. (PAM), established in 2004, focuses on high voltage analog and power integrated circuits for use in flat panel displays, consumer audio, solid state lighting, and automotive applications. Founded by industry veterans, technologists and design experts in the analog and power IC fields, PAM is backed by international venture capital firms, and is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. PAM has also set up technical support centers in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Taipei.

About H&Q Asia Pacific

H&Q Asia Pacific is a leading private equity firm that has managed an aggregate of over $2.2 billion in committed capital through 20 funds since its inception in 1985. It focuses on growth sectors including technology, technology manufacturing, consumer brands and financial services. The firm's offices are located in the principal markets of Asia as well as in the Silicon Valley, providing it with a unique combination of local market presence and global perspective.

About Hotung Investment

Hotung Investment Holdings Ltd, a venture capital firm with operations in Taiwan, the US and China, was incorporated in March 1997 and has been listed on the Main Board of SGX-ST since August.