Cambridge-based CamSemi was founded in 2000 by two University of Cambridge professors as a spin-out of research into efficient power switches. The company develops silicon chips for power adaptors to improve energy efficiency. It first targeted devices that are permanently switched on, such as modems, and has more recently targeted mobile phone adaptors. Under chief executive officer David Baillie, sales increased 85% a year, from £1m in 2008 to £6.5m in 2011. The company is backed by DFJ Esprit.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
Year2012
Rank29
CompanyCamSemi
ActivityEnergy-saving chip developer
LocationCambridge
Average 3 year sales growth85.43%
Latest sales £000s*6,527
Staff56
Founded2000
Websitewww.camsemi.co.uk

If applicable:

* supplied by company † annualised figure