Touchstone CEO eyes Linear, Maxim, disruption
Brian Fuller, EETimes
9/21/2012 10:01 AM EDT
MILPITAS, Calif.--In the summer of 2011, a lone semiconductor startup went "old school," as my colleague Dylan McGrath put it. That's when he wrote about Touchstone Semiconductor getting $12 million in venture funding, poised to make a splash in--of all markets--analog components.
To some, it may have seemed like watching a car crash in slow motion, with the brake-less vehicle careening toward a stand of huge trees, the occupants blissfully unaware of their fate. These were former analog veterans starting a small company to take business from huge, entrenched players in the analog space. For one of those analog veterans, Touchstone CEO Brett Fox, it was quite the opposite. In fact, it's been an exhilarating ride so far.
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