72 Silicon Beach

Founded: 2001

Acquired by: Gilat

Wavestream is a semiconductor and systems company that develops a new generation of compact, high-efficiency, solid-state power amplifiers to bring greater mobility and capability to communications and sensing systems around the world. The revolutionary designs enable an order of magnitude improvement in size, weight, power, and performance. In most cases, the only alternative to Wavestream’s semiconductor-based solutions are vacuum-tube based amplifiers, a technology that is decades old and has several limitations compared to the solid-state solution that Wavestream offers.