Anafocus was founded in September of 2000 in Seville as a spin-off of the Microelectronics department of the Spanish research institute CSIC.
The Company offered products and services in the design of microelectronic circuits of very high performance in the areas of integrated analog and mixed signal circuits, for a wide range of applications such as systems and communication equipment, systems for voice processing, video and audio, multimedia equipment, and systems for artificial vision.
The promoters of the project were a group of researchers of the Institute of Microelectronics of Seville, who formed a technically talented team with an average experience of fifteen years in the field of microelectronics.
In July 2002, Bullnet initiated an analysis that lead to the closing of an investment round in Q2 2003.
Anafocus’ core competences consisted in two separate lines: vision systems (with more compact, less costly, and higher processing speeds) and high performance mixed-signal integrated circuits.
After a successful development of the business, Anafocus was acquired by British multinational e2v in August 2014.