Oct. 1996: Terayon bows a modem chip based on its S-CDMA technology.
Dec. 1996: Company intros "Robust Cable Modem Access Systems," citing commitments for more than 100,000 proprietary TeraPro modem units.
Aug. 1998: Terayon files for IPO of 3 million shares.
March 1999: Terayon and Rogers Communications announce joint development deal.
July 1999: Terayon puts up $100 M for Imedia Corp., the originator of the CherryPicker platform.
Sept. 1999: CableLabs awards DOCSIS 1.0 certification to Terayon TeraJet modem.
Feb. 2000: Influential analyst George Gilder issues "buy" recommendation on Terayon, likening the company and its S-CDMA tech to Qualcomm and its pioneering of CDMA. Terayon stock soars. About this time, CableLabs tells Terayon to "cease and desist" claims that S-CDMA will be included in a spec called "DOCSIS 1.2."
Circa first half of 2000: Terayon is peppered with lawsuits alleging the company made false claims about the inclusion of its proprietary S-CDMA technology in the erroneous 1.2 specs.
Fall 2001: CableLabs announces it will incorporate S-CDMA (as well as A-TDMA) in the forthcoming DOCSIS 2.0 specs.
Oct. 2001: Spins off Imedia Semiconductor, which seeks out modem and CMTS OEM deals.
Nov. 2001: Despite existing CMTS resale deal with Riverstone Networks, Terayon branches out with its own line of CMTS products.
May 2004/Oct. 2004: Terayon co-founder (and industry maverick) Zaki Rakib resigns as CEO, citing personal issues. Shlomo Rakib, Terayon's co-founder, president and CTO, resigns in October.
June 2004: Terayon discloses the hiring of DOCSIS pioneer Rouzbeh Yassini under the title of "Consult/Interim HeadofDataDiv." One goal: Insert "cable-friendly" management. Another: Revitalize Terayon's DOCSIS 2.0 efforts.
Sept. 2004: Terayon names Jerry Chase CEO.
Oct. 2004: Terayon ceases investment in its CMTS product line; focuses on digital video.
Feb. 2005: Terayon sells its cable modem silicon intellectual property for $14 million to ATI.
Feb. 2007: Following a period of radio silence while getting its books back in order, Terayon bows targeted, customizable digital apps for its CherryPicker platform. Acquisition rumors continue to swirl.