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EMC Makes Startup Drop Name

ClariStor renames itself ONStor after EMC threatens to sue over similarity to 'Clariion'

But Miller certainly knows his way around a microprocessor. Prior to founding Slam Dunk Networks, he was founder and CEO of NeTpower, a now-defunct microprocessor company. Before that, he was CEO of MIPS Computer Systems, which developed one of the first 64-bit microprocessors and was subsequently acquired by Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) (NYSE: SGI).

ONStor, founded in October 2000, has 55 employees and is in good financial shape, Miller says. ONStor has received $40 million in funding to date from Foundation Capital, Mayfield Fund, and WorldView Technology Partners (see Agile Smiles With $26M Round).

Miller was recruited to ONStor by Kevin Fong, managing partner at Mayfield, also an investor in Slam Dunk Networks. "The company had reached a point where the focus had to be go-to-market," Miller says. "I've had a lot of experience in introducing products, and I was very interested in the technology."

Now the ONStor team is just crossing their fingers that the folks from OnStar Corp. don't come a-knocking with a cease-and-desist letter.

Todd Spangler, US Editor, Byte and Switch

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