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3 hours of mini golf made me fall in love

With virtual reality.

By January 31, 2016


CES tech fest is really important to Las Vegas. It's also really not

What do a former mafia hitman, a couple about to be married and some Vegas partiers have in common? They have no idea why so many nerds were in town this past week.

By January 10, 2016


Elon Musk unveils the Tesla Model X

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals an all-electric, high-performance SUV at a press event in Fremont, California. The new vehicle sports falcon-wing doors and will travel 257 miles on a single charge.

By September 29, 2015


How a Tesla Model S gets made (video)

Tesla's behind-the-scenes video shows the Model S being assembled in the Fremont, Calif., manufacturing facility.

By June 20, 2012


Solyndra office searched by FBI

The office of government-backed solar manufacturer Solyndra, which abruptly shut down last week and then declared bankruptcy, is searched by FBI agents this morning in Fremont, Calif.

By September 8, 2011


ITC ruling mixed in S3 Graphics v. Apple

An initial ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission finds Apple to be violating two patents held by Fremont, Calif.-based chipmaker S3 Graphics with image compression technology it uses in Macs, iPhones, iPads, and more.

By July 1, 2011


Tesla opens doors to Model S factory

Former NUMMI plant in Fremont, Calif., will reopen as assembly plant for Tesla Model S electric cars.

By October 27, 2010


Santur reels in $23 million

Santur announced Wednesday that it closed a $23 million second round of funding. Thomas Weisel Partners led the round with participation from all the company's former investors, including Sequoia Capital and Menlo Ventures. Menlo Ventures led the Fremont, Calif.-based company's $20 million first round in June 2001. Santur will use the financing to complete qualification of its tunable laser by Telcordia, a company that clears telecom equipment and components for use in the networks of Baby Bell phone companies such as Verizon Communications, SBC Communications and others. The company expects to receive qualification later this year.

June 26, 2002


Neo Photonics scoops up $10 million

Neo Photonics announced that it raised $10 million in an additional portion of its most recent funding round. The total investment for the round is $35 million. Investors behind the extra funding, announced last week, include CDP Capital-Technology Ventures, Rockport Capital Partners and Linkmore Capital. The group that contributed the initial $25 million in March includes Bay Partners, Venrock Associates, Institutional Venture Partners, SBV Venture Partners and Dow Corning. As a result of this financing, Bay Partners and CDP will each receive a seat on the board of directors of Neo Photonics, a Fremont, Calif.,-based company that makes components for optical telecom equipment.

June 24, 2002


BigBand brings in $27 million

BigBand Networks announced Monday that it has raised $27 million in its third round of funding, which brings the total funding for the maker of cable TV routers to $57 million. New investors included round leader Charles River Ventures, Lauder Partners and CommVest. Previous investors Redpoint Ventures, Pilot House Ventures, Cedar Fund and Evergreen Investments participated in the latest round. BigBand will use the financing to expand sales, marketing and development of its gear. The Fremont, Calif.-based company's customers include Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Rogers Cable and Blue Ridge Communications. BigBand's products help cable companies provide subscribers with digital video broadcasts, HDTV (high-definition television), video-on-demand and interactive television services.

May 2, 2002