Triple Homicide At VC-Backed Chip Company

UPDATE: Two of the three people murdered at VC-backed chip company Siport Inc. have been identified. One was CEO Sid Agrawal and the other was VP of Operations Brian Pugh.

The stress of a job loss in a bad economy is apparently at the heart of a triple homicide in Silicon Valley today.

Police say three people were shot to death at VC-backed chip company Siport Inc., and they are looking for a man who was reportedly fired from the company recently. Jing Wu, 47, is being sought for questioning in the triple homicide. The names of the victims have not been released.

Siport, founded in 2004, makes digital radio semiconductors. It received $20.5 million in venture backing in June 2007 from Intel Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures and New Venture Partners, according to Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB).