72 Silicon Beach

Planet A.T.E.
Founded: 2001

Acquired by: Intersil

Planet A.T.E. is a fabless semiconductor company that develops and sells highly integrated mixed signal “System on a Chip” (SoC) components to the manufacturers of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE). Planet ATE focuses on the analog and pin electronics portion of the tester, and the company’s mission is to enable ATE manufacturers to dramatically reduce the cost of test by integrating all per-pin analog circuitry into a single IC. The company’s products target high-growth semiconductor markets such as flash memory chips.