AUSTIN, Texas—July 28, 2009—Black Sand Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company specializing in advanced power amplifier technology for wireless applications, today announced that it has been selected to the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250 List. The AlwaysOn Global 250 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies creating new business opportunities in high-growth markets. Black Sand was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on its ground-breaking wireless technology, market opportunity, and quality of innovation.

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list.

“Black Sand is honored to be recognized as one of the top global companies that are driving innovation in new global markets,” said John Diehl, CEO of Black Sand Technologies. “The wireless products we are developing today will have a transformational impact on communications products including mobile phones, netbooks and data-connected consumer electronics devices.”

Black Sand Technologies was established by Dave Pietruszynski, Jim Nohrden, and Susanne Paul – semiconductor technology veterans with a track record in building market-leading products in the wireless, consumer, and networking industries. Dr. Paul was recognized in 2004 for winning the prestigious “Innovator of the Year” award from Electronic Design News magazine.

About Black Sand Technologies:
Founded in 2005, Black Sand Technologies, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company dedicated to building solutions for the wireless industry by combining sensitive analog and powerful digital circuits in silicon. Black Sand’s unique combination of patented mixed-signal technology and industry experience will lead the way to new levels of cost and performance in wireless products of the future. Black Sand is based in Austin, Texas, and is funded by Austin Ventures and Northbridge Venture Partners. For more information, please visit

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