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Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon. We address the challenges faced by these startups while guiding them from idea to prototype, and then to product. Close to 300 startup companies have engaged with Silicon Catalyst since April 2015, and we have admitted 21 exciting companies.

Silicon Catalyst exists to help semiconductor startups succeed. We have created a growing ecosystem of In-Kind partners, industry-leading companies, expert advisors, investors, leading universities and industry organizations such as the Global Semiconductor Alliance and SEMI, which enables our startups to form deep relationships with people that provide value to their long-term success.

We provide the startups we incubate with several millions of dollars worth of goods and services from our network of industry-leading In-Kind partners to dramatically reduce the cost of development. These goods and services include EDA tools, PDK access, foundry wafers, test equipment, design services, and other valuable technical and business capabilities which include, but are not limited to, software development, patent filing, and financial management.

Silicon Catalyst startups interact with a valuable network of expert advisors. In addition, our strategic partners share their experience and actively look for opportunities to work together with our startups. 

Our two-year incubation program also provides a path to funding through our connections with venture capitalists, strategic investors, individual angel investors, angel investment groups, and government agencies that provide grants.

In our first year we were awarded the prestigious UBM Canon Startup Company of the Year, in anticipation of our impact on the semiconductor industry. We are proud to have created a broad ecosystem which provides our startups with the greatest opportunity for a successful exit.

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Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon. 
We address the challenges faced by startups while guiding them from concept to product. 

Since April 2015, Silicon Catalyst has reviewed close to 300 startups from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The 21 startups admitted since 2015 to the incubator are developing innovative solutions in a variety of areas including energy harvesting, wearables, silicon photonics, memory technology, loT, high performance computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, wireless communications, and biomedical devices.

The Silicon Catalyst incubator utilizes our coalition of in-kind and strategic partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of developing semiconductor solutions. With our world-class network of mentors to advise startups, we are addressing their many challenges in moving from idea to realization and business success. We have provided our Portfolio Companies with a path to funding, free access to tools, testing and shuttle runs, along with advice on proper corporate governance and strategic execution.

Owl Autonomous Imaging has recently completed and delivered a two-color infrared camera for the US Air Force. Leveraging this technology and the associated patent portfolio, Owl AI is now developing a 4D-camera that combines 1550nm Flash-LiDAR and Thermal imaging (IR) within a single solid-state mega-pixel focal plane, targeting ADAS and Autonomous vehicles. This is a unique sensor fusion solution for the industry.  Owl AI was co-founded by Chuck Gershman. Mr. Gershman has 30 years of semiconductor industry experience in executive management, marketing, engineering, business development, sales, consulting and executive advising. A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Gershman has been a member of the executive team of five startups, three of which as CEO/COO. He has had successful exits with acquisitions by Intel and PMC-Sierra. Further company information can be found at  www.owlai.us

Owl Autonomous Imaging has recently completed and delivered a two-color infrared camera for the US Air Force. Leveraging this technology and the associated patent portfolio, Owl AI is now developing a 4D-camera that combines 1550nm Flash-LiDAR and Thermal imaging (IR) within a single solid-state mega-pixel focal plane, targeting ADAS and Autonomous vehicles. This is a unique sensor fusion solution for the industry.

Owl AI was co-founded by Chuck Gershman. Mr. Gershman has 30 years of semiconductor industry experience in executive management, marketing, engineering, business development, sales, consulting and executive advising. A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Gershman has been a member of the executive team of five startups, three of which as CEO/COO. He has had successful exits with acquisitions by Intel and PMC-Sierra. Further company information can be found at www.owlai.us

Eridan Communications is a fabless technology company developing the devices and firmware for the next generation of communications hardware for 5G and beyond. We’re based in Silicon Valley, but we leverage technology partners and resources from around the world.   Company Website

Eridan Communications is a fabless technology company developing the devices and firmware for the next generation of communications hardware for 5G and beyond. We’re based in Silicon Valley, but we leverage technology partners and resources from around the world.

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Quadric believes the road to an autonomous future must be completely re-architected. As the need for speed becomes more important than ever for millisecond decision-making in machines, data doesn’t have time to go round-trip to the cloud. Advanced edge computing is the answer, but requires a start-from-scratch approach. By combining high performance computing with the most sophisticated artificial intelligence, Quadric’s technology is helping to realize the promise of the future: where cars will finally commute safely for us, where industrial robots will complete critical tasks, where humans will communicate with machines like never before.   Company Website

Quadric believes the road to an autonomous future must be completely re-architected. As the need for speed becomes more important than ever for millisecond decision-making in machines, data doesn’t have time to go round-trip to the cloud. Advanced edge computing is the answer, but requires a start-from-scratch approach. By combining high performance computing with the most sophisticated artificial intelligence, Quadric’s technology is helping to realize the promise of the future: where cars will finally commute safely for us, where industrial robots will complete critical tasks, where humans will communicate with machines like never before.

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Probius Diagnostics is developing an application-agnostic, embedded point-of-care (PoC) diagnostic.  The agnostic, broad-spectrum nature of our solution makes it reconfigurable for assays of proteins without the need for specific probe or label. This is unprecedented and very compelling for a wide range of PoC applications, such as rapid screening in urgent care settings, clinical trials for pharmaceutical research, ambulatory endocrine response monitoring in chronic diseases and personalized therapeutics, as well as in-field diagnostics for biothreats and food/water quality monitoring.   Company Website

Probius Diagnostics is developing an application-agnostic, embedded point-of-care (PoC) diagnostic.

The agnostic, broad-spectrum nature of our solution makes it reconfigurable for assays of proteins without the need for specific probe or label. This is unprecedented and very compelling for a wide range of PoC applications, such as rapid screening in urgent care settings, clinical trials for pharmaceutical research, ambulatory endocrine response monitoring in chronic diseases and personalized therapeutics, as well as in-field diagnostics for biothreats and food/water quality monitoring.

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SPARK is the enabling wireless technology of the future. Its efficiency, agility and robustness allow it to address a large number of markets, many of which are ill-served by current wireless technologies. The SPARK Radio is a wireless transceiver that is more effective than any existing technology, increasing the energy efficiency of wireless communication and enhancing battery life. This is made possible by a unique architecture that provides an order of magnitude better energy efficiency than the state-of-the-art, and this improvement is achieved through key circuit and system level innovations. Our goal is to significantly extend the limited battery life of electronics that require short-range wireless communications, as well as to increase the robustness and agility of their wireless links.   Company Website

SPARK is the enabling wireless technology of the future. Its efficiency, agility and robustness allow it to address a large number of markets, many of which are ill-served by current wireless technologies. The SPARK Radio is a wireless transceiver that is more effective than any existing technology, increasing the energy efficiency of wireless communication and enhancing battery life. This is made possible by a unique architecture that provides an order of magnitude better energy efficiency than the state-of-the-art, and this improvement is achieved through key circuit and system level innovations. Our goal is to significantly extend the limited battery life of electronics that require short-range wireless communications, as well as to increase the robustness and agility of their wireless links.

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Espre Technologies is an innovative solutions provider developing technologies related to next generation wireless products. The company holds intellectual property related to Internet of Things (IoT) for 5G networks and embedded cooperative network solutions, carrier aggregation techniques in LTE, and A.I. applications related to real-time user wireless data capture and analytics. Espre has developed and patented an industry disruptive communications protocol that is designed to integrate within existing WiFi and cellular networks.  Espre was founded by Dr. John Terry, a recognized industry expert in wireless communication system design in the areas of chaos communications, WLAN & OFDM networks, and carrier aggregation for LTE and WiFi networks. Dr. Terry has generated over 50 issued / pending domestic and foreign patents related to wireless technology. Further company information can be found at  www.espretech.com

Espre Technologies is an innovative solutions provider developing technologies related to next generation wireless products. The company holds intellectual property related to Internet of Things (IoT) for 5G networks and embedded cooperative network solutions, carrier aggregation techniques in LTE, and A.I. applications related to real-time user wireless data capture and analytics. Espre has developed and patented an industry disruptive communications protocol that is designed to integrate within existing WiFi and cellular networks.

Espre was founded by Dr. John Terry, a recognized industry expert in wireless communication system design in the areas of chaos communications, WLAN & OFDM networks, and carrier aggregation for LTE and WiFi networks. Dr. Terry has generated over 50 issued / pending domestic and foreign patents related to wireless technology. Further company information can be found at www.espretech.com

One Silicon Chip Photonics’ (OSCP’s) mission is to produce simple, light, low-cost, low-power, high-performance Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) components and integrate them on Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) substrates to create sensors for different applications, in particular motion sensors to measure acceleration or rotation of an object.   Company Website

One Silicon Chip Photonics’ (OSCP’s) mission is to produce simple, light, low-cost, low-power, high-performance Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) components and integrate them on Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) substrates to create sensors for different applications, in particular motion sensors to measure acceleration or rotation of an object.

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Zeno Semiconductor, Inc. develops and licenses novel memory and logic technologies, which provide innovative paths to scaling semiconductor devices. The memory and logic technologies are manufacturable on mainstream CMOS and FinFET fabrication processes, with no new materials or equipments, with no changes to any of the existing libraries and IPs. Zeno currently has been awarded more than 50 patents.   Company Website

Zeno Semiconductor, Inc. develops and licenses novel memory and logic technologies, which provide innovative paths to scaling semiconductor devices. The memory and logic technologies are manufacturable on mainstream CMOS and FinFET fabrication processes, with no new materials or equipments, with no changes to any of the existing libraries and IPs. Zeno currently has been awarded more than 50 patents.

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Xceler Systems is developing a new kind of processor and platform to enable the next generation Intelligent Edge. The brain-like graph engine is built using “Digital Neurons,” with the ability to dynamically form thousands of synapses every clock cycle for computing. This Neuromorphic processor does not require the developer to learn new languages or design flows and works with a C/C++ front end.  Xceler graph processor (XGE) and the Xceler graph compiler (XGC) will enable customers to implement supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms such as association, classification and clustering to solve problems with real time constraints, on the edge. Xceler processors will provide orders of magnitude better performance at substantially lower power.   Company Website

Xceler Systems is developing a new kind of processor and platform to enable the next generation Intelligent Edge. The brain-like graph engine is built using “Digital Neurons,” with the ability to dynamically form thousands of synapses every clock cycle for computing. This Neuromorphic processor does not require the developer to learn new languages or design flows and works with a C/C++ front end.

Xceler graph processor (XGE) and the Xceler graph compiler (XGC) will enable customers to implement supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms such as association, classification and clustering to solve problems with real time constraints, on the edge. Xceler processors will provide orders of magnitude better performance at substantially lower power.

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Chaos Prime provides the connectivity platform for enabling connected products and connected business processes an Internet of Things (IoT) network through its innovative, highly reliable, ultra-secure and scalable purpose-built IoT system.  The Problem  Current industrial, enterprise and personal networks were not designed for handling the connection of millions or even billions of devices transmitting small bytes of data on an automated basis. Analysts estimate that IoT market will exceed $11 billion on top end with over 50 billion devices connected to IoT networks over the five years. These numbers and the rapid growth are tremendous, but, already there’s evidence of this trend with the advent of 'smart everything' being developed.  Enterprises, governments, and individuals will be challenged with how to scale billions of devices to primarily low cost, battery-powered devices layered on top of already crowded Internet infrastructure securely. It's this integration of billions of low bit rate data, from low-powered devices, sent autonomously over a secured connection that's creating the great challenge for the remaining parts of this decade that's overwhelming markets and industries.  Current technologies, protocols, standards don't fit the bill. Existing players are scrambling to retrofit their technologies to meet these criteria with little effect. While the normal alliances and associations have kicked-off their typical decade long debates on standards and protocols discussion there's an insatiable demand for this new application. The IoT market will not be dominated by any single entity, but, instead only a co-mingling of ecosystems targeted in individuals markets and applications is the only solution for such a vast demand.  The Solution  Chaos Prime introduces a highly reliable, scalable and ultra-secure connectivity platform for IoT products and business processes. Our patented, innovative system provides a feature rich connectivity platform for the network bridging the connection between connected products and business processes. No other system on the market offers the reliability, scale and security of the Chaos Prime market-leading solution as validated by numerous pundits and wireless technology experts and company officials.  Our seamless design and integration into higher bandwidth wireless signals allows for substantially increased reliability and low interference from other RF signals to ensure the connected products and processes are communicating reliably. In addition, buried below the higher bandwidth signal, the Chaos Prime signals go nearly unnoticed by would-be hackers.  In addition, in terms of deployment and usage with Wi-Fi systems, we co-exist with Wi-Fi signal to enable a unique multi-user CSMA approach that provides 8x-10x increase in capacity for IoT messages. We embed our core technology into a normal Wi-Fi box providing a dedicated IoT channel to make ease of use, deployment and maintenance for enterprises.  Now Enterprises can get their Wi-Fi and IoT in the same box. Now CIO's no longer have to worry about adding and maintaining additional equipment to their network. We eliminate the hassles of learning and managing new protocols, base stations, and technologies. We all get and understand Wi-Fi. In fact, Enterprises can use same existing vendors/suppliers for Wi-Fi, but now with embedded Chaos Prime. This substantially reduces installation and maintenance costs going forward. Devices, products and system processes self-identify and connect to the network.  Our solution allows Enterprises to manage their quality, reliability and deployment free of third-party providers that want to manage the network and connectivity and charge exorbitant fees for their equipment and services.   Company Website

Chaos Prime provides the connectivity platform for enabling connected products and connected business processes an Internet of Things (IoT) network through its innovative, highly reliable, ultra-secure and scalable purpose-built IoT system.

The Problem

Current industrial, enterprise and personal networks were not designed for handling the connection of millions or even billions of devices transmitting small bytes of data on an automated basis. Analysts estimate that IoT market will exceed $11 billion on top end with over 50 billion devices connected to IoT networks over the five years. These numbers and the rapid growth are tremendous, but, already there’s evidence of this trend with the advent of 'smart everything' being developed.

Enterprises, governments, and individuals will be challenged with how to scale billions of devices to primarily low cost, battery-powered devices layered on top of already crowded Internet infrastructure securely. It's this integration of billions of low bit rate data, from low-powered devices, sent autonomously over a secured connection that's creating the great challenge for the remaining parts of this decade that's overwhelming markets and industries.

Current technologies, protocols, standards don't fit the bill. Existing players are scrambling to retrofit their technologies to meet these criteria with little effect. While the normal alliances and associations have kicked-off their typical decade long debates on standards and protocols discussion there's an insatiable demand for this new application. The IoT market will not be dominated by any single entity, but, instead only a co-mingling of ecosystems targeted in individuals markets and applications is the only solution for such a vast demand.

The Solution

Chaos Prime introduces a highly reliable, scalable and ultra-secure connectivity platform for IoT products and business processes. Our patented, innovative system provides a feature rich connectivity platform for the network bridging the connection between connected products and business processes. No other system on the market offers the reliability, scale and security of the Chaos Prime market-leading solution as validated by numerous pundits and wireless technology experts and company officials.

Our seamless design and integration into higher bandwidth wireless signals allows for substantially increased reliability and low interference from other RF signals to ensure the connected products and processes are communicating reliably. In addition, buried below the higher bandwidth signal, the Chaos Prime signals go nearly unnoticed by would-be hackers.

In addition, in terms of deployment and usage with Wi-Fi systems, we co-exist with Wi-Fi signal to enable a unique multi-user CSMA approach that provides 8x-10x increase in capacity for IoT messages. We embed our core technology into a normal Wi-Fi box providing a dedicated IoT channel to make ease of use, deployment and maintenance for enterprises.

Now Enterprises can get their Wi-Fi and IoT in the same box. Now CIO's no longer have to worry about adding and maintaining additional equipment to their network. We eliminate the hassles of learning and managing new protocols, base stations, and technologies. We all get and understand Wi-Fi. In fact, Enterprises can use same existing vendors/suppliers for Wi-Fi, but now with embedded Chaos Prime. This substantially reduces installation and maintenance costs going forward. Devices, products and system processes self-identify and connect to the network.

Our solution allows Enterprises to manage their quality, reliability and deployment free of third-party providers that want to manage the network and connectivity and charge exorbitant fees for their equipment and services.

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High Speed High Resolution Lowest Power    Our patented Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) beat the competition by 10x  LIDAR ADCs for  Autonomous Vehicles  LIDAR ADCs for  Autonomous Vehicles  Next-gen comm. wireless  and wireline ADCs  Portable medical imaging  ADCs (1st customer)  Analog bottleneck  400 MHz BW 10-bit ADCs  Analog bottleneck  800 MHz BW 11-bit ADCs  Analog bottleneck  45 MHz BW 15-bit ADCs  Current ADCs cannot address next-generation bottlenecks  Lower supply voltages limits headroom and accuracy for high resolution medical imaging  Poorer "analog" transistors in lower nodes of CMOS limit bandwidth for LiDAR/5G  SMI ADCs lower system cost  Single voltage supply operation  Robust jitter tolerance  Oversampled architecture  Resistive input, easier to drive     Company Website

High Speed High Resolution Lowest Power

Our patented Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs) beat the competition by 10x

LIDAR ADCs for

Autonomous Vehicles

LIDAR ADCs for

Autonomous Vehicles

Next-gen comm. wireless

and wireline ADCs

Portable medical imaging

ADCs (1st customer)

Analog bottleneck

400 MHz BW 10-bit ADCs

Analog bottleneck

800 MHz BW 11-bit ADCs

Analog bottleneck

45 MHz BW 15-bit ADCs

Current ADCs cannot address next-generation bottlenecks

Lower supply voltages limits headroom and accuracy for high resolution medical imaging

Poorer "analog" transistors in lower nodes of CMOS limit bandwidth for LiDAR/5G

SMI ADCs lower system cost

Single voltage supply operation

Robust jitter tolerance

Oversampled architecture

Resistive input, easier to drive

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Artificial Intelligence is here, not only to stay, but to change our world. A long time ago Humans invented the wheel to move faster and to help relieve their muscles from heavy jobs. Today, we humans are shaping and developing the AI, to help our most important muscle, the brain, to go further and open new unthinkable landscapes, new opportunities and new jobs. Mentium has the technology to bring ultra-fast AI to low power electronics, like cameras, sensors, microphones, wearable accessories, and bring the performances of autonomous vehicles and AI cloud computing to a whole new level. Our architecture is based on Non-Volatile Memory devices used to carry out analog in-memory computation, eliminating the memory transfer bottleneck and exploiting the inherent efficiency of analog computation. Analog computing is an old concept abandoned a long time ago due to its troubles dealing with variations and noise, leading to low precision computation. Mentium Technologies Inc. solved these issues and our technology showed incredible resilience to temperature and device variations: we are able to deliver extremely fast and efficient AI computation.   Company Website

Artificial Intelligence is here, not only to stay, but to change our world. A long time ago Humans invented the wheel to move faster and to help relieve their muscles from heavy jobs. Today, we humans are shaping and developing the AI, to help our most important muscle, the brain, to go further and open new unthinkable landscapes, new opportunities and new jobs. Mentium has the technology to bring ultra-fast AI to low power electronics, like cameras, sensors, microphones, wearable accessories, and bring the performances of autonomous vehicles and AI cloud computing to a whole new level.
Our architecture is based on Non-Volatile Memory devices used to carry out analog in-memory computation, eliminating the memory transfer bottleneck and exploiting the inherent efficiency of analog computation. Analog computing is an old concept abandoned a long time ago due to its troubles dealing with variations and noise, leading to low precision computation. Mentium Technologies Inc. solved these issues and our technology showed incredible resilience to temperature and device variations: we are able to deliver extremely fast and efficient AI computation.

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EcoCircuits is young fabless semiconductor company. We develop and provide smart and cost effective power management silicon solutions (PMIC) that increase the maximum power capability of batteries. Typical applications are wireless Smart Home and IoT devices. Our technology enables the use of low cost  Coin Cell and  Lithium Thionyl Chloride  batteries in these power demanding applications. We are exploring new business opportunities where our solution can boost the product performance and maximize the lifetime of batteries.   Company Website

EcoCircuits is young fabless semiconductor company. We develop and provide smart and cost effective power management silicon solutions (PMIC) that increase the maximum power capability of batteries. Typical applications are wireless Smart Home and IoT devices. Our technology enables the use of low cost Coin Celland Lithium Thionyl Chloride batteries in these power demanding applications. We are exploring new business opportunities where our solution can boost the product performance and maximize the lifetime of batteries.

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Today there is an ever-increasing demand for portable devices with extended battery life as well as greater performance. However, the supply is being limited by the efficiency of the processors and displays that comprise two of the largest energy consumers within those portable devices.  In response to the power-efficiency dilemma facing manufacturers of portable consumer electronics, Power Down Semiconductor developed Low Power Processing (or LPP™). The technology uses a “pseudo-adiabatic” technique to recycle charge and prevent CV2f losses in memory blocks, clock buffers, GPIO, and displays.   Company Website

Today there is an ever-increasing demand for portable devices with extended battery life as well as greater performance. However, the supply is being limited by the efficiency of the processors and displays that comprise two of the largest energy consumers within those portable devices.

In response to the power-efficiency dilemma facing manufacturers of portable consumer electronics, Power Down Semiconductor developed Low Power Processing (or LPP™). The technology uses a “pseudo-adiabatic” technique to recycle charge and prevent CV2f losses in memory blocks, clock buffers, GPIO, and displays.

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REX Computing is developing a new, hyper-efficient processor architecture targeting the requirements for the supercomputers of today, and all the computers of tomorrow.  To do this, we are throwing out the feature creep and bloat of processors of the past 30 years, and using improvements in the world of software to greatly simplify the processor itself to only what is necessary.  In doing so, we are able to deliver a 10 to 25x increase in energy efficiency for the same performance level compared to existing GPU and CPU systems   Company Website

REX Computing is developing a new, hyper-efficient processor architecture targeting the requirements for the supercomputers of today, and all the computers of tomorrow.

To do this, we are throwing out the feature creep and bloat of processors of the past 30 years, and using improvements in the world of software to greatly simplify the processor itself to only what is necessary.

In doing so, we are able to deliver a 10 to 25x increase in energy efficiency for the same performance level compared to existing GPU and CPU systems

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Active Layer Parametrics (ALP Inc.) has developed a system to rapidly and accurately measure mobility and activated carrier concentration profiles with Angstrom-level resolution for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. These profiles detail the depth of electrical activation due to implant-anneal recipes. We're the only system in the world that is capable of doing these measurements on a routine basis. The goal of the company is: Improve Yield by Quick Feedback: Instead having to wait for weeks to get devices made, we could do that in a matter of minutes. Improve Device performance: By tracking process changes to electronic impact - we currently do this 'matrix-analysis'.   Company Website

Active Layer Parametrics (ALP Inc.) has developed a system to rapidly and accurately measure mobility and activated carrier concentration profiles with Angstrom-level resolution for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. These profiles detail the depth of electrical activation due to implant-anneal recipes. We're the only system in the world that is capable of doing these measurements on a routine basis. The goal of the company is: Improve Yield by Quick Feedback: Instead having to wait for weeks to get devices made, we could do that in a matter of minutes. Improve Device performance: By tracking process changes to electronic impact - we currently do this 'matrix-analysis'.

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GMK is a fabless semiconductor startup company that provides analog and digital mixed IC and related software platform. Based on a proprietary patent portfolio, GMK is creating single-wire connectivity markets starting with smartphones and smart accessories, to IoT and wearables, on through to automotive and smart factory.   Company Website

GMK is a fabless semiconductor startup company that provides analog and digital mixed IC and related software platform. Based on a proprietary patent portfolio, GMK is creating single-wire connectivity markets starting with smartphones and smart accessories, to IoT and wearables, on through to automotive and smart factory.

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Ayar Labs helps companies keep up with skyrocketing volumes of data by miniaturizing fiber optic transceivers and making them in silicon chips, bringing the super-high bandwidths and low energy use of fiber optics inside computers.   Company Website

Ayar Labs helps companies keep up with skyrocketing volumes of data by miniaturizing fiber optic transceivers and making them in silicon chips, bringing the super-high bandwidths and low energy use of fiber optics inside computers.

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AEPONYX is a fabless micro optical switch semiconductor start-up designing and marketing chips for fiber optic access to the cloud.  With its patented and patent pending technologies, combining planar Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) and Silicon Photonics, AEPONYX is building the fastest, most affordable and smallest micro optical switches for use in disaggregated switching systems and enabling tunability in both transmission and reception in pluggable transceivers.  The ever-increasing demand for network connectivity, fueled by mobile devices, video content, cloud applications, Internet of things and social networks, is the source of ever increasing power consumption issues for telecom service providers and data center operators.  This creates opportunities for optical circuit switching and a new generation of tunable transceivers, increasing the capacity on both ends of the optical fiber while lowering power consumption.  By combining Silicon Photonics with MEMS, AEPONYX is creating a unique platform that can support the next generation of optical communications.  AEPONYX’s micro optical switches are 100x faster, 10x cheaper and 10x smaller than the 3D MEMS used in commercial products within data centers and by telecom service providers.  Their speed and cost point open the door to several new applications for equipment manufacturers within fiber optic access networks, mobile networks, data centers and high performance computing.  Moreover, since optical switching can significantly reduce both power consumption as well as latency, equipment manufacturers, telecom and data center network operators have the opportunity to use optical switching to not only reduce their environmental footprint, but also to improve their services differentiation.  AEPONYX will be the market leader in MEMS-based Silicon Photonics.   Company Website

AEPONYX is a fabless micro optical switch semiconductor start-up designing and marketing chips for fiber optic access to the cloud.

With its patented and patent pending technologies, combining planar Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) and Silicon Photonics, AEPONYX is building the fastest, most affordable and smallest micro optical switches for use in disaggregated switching systems and enabling tunability in both transmission and reception in pluggable transceivers.

The ever-increasing demand for network connectivity, fueled by mobile devices, video content, cloud applications, Internet of things and social networks, is the source of ever increasing power consumption issues for telecom service providers and data center operators.

This creates opportunities for optical circuit switching and a new generation of tunable transceivers, increasing the capacity on both ends of the optical fiber while lowering power consumption.

By combining Silicon Photonics with MEMS, AEPONYX is creating a unique platform that can support the next generation of optical communications.

AEPONYX’s micro optical switches are 100x faster, 10x cheaper and 10x smaller than the 3D MEMS used in commercial products within data centers and by telecom service providers.

Their speed and cost point open the door to several new applications for equipment manufacturers within fiber optic access networks, mobile networks, data centers and high performance computing.

Moreover, since optical switching can significantly reduce both power consumption as well as latency, equipment manufacturers, telecom and data center network operators have the opportunity to use optical switching to not only reduce their environmental footprint, but also to improve their services differentiation.

AEPONYX will be the market leader in MEMS-based Silicon Photonics.

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Our Vision  We are a Singapore-based company established to provide world-class compelling and affordable solutions to improve connectivity and quality of life for everyone.   Our Mission  Gigabits wireless connectivity to allow better and timely services everywhere, for everyone.  Research and Development  Collaborating with distinguished Singapore Government Research Agency A*STAR, we have the accessibility to Singapore vibrant research talents and wide range of Intellectual Properties and Patents Portfolio.  Design and Implementation  Experienced in wireless communications protocol and standardization. We have the competencies from system design and simulations to ASIC realization.  Customization of Solution  We work closely with Industry Partners to deliver customized solutions for their products and customers' requirement.   Company Website

Our Vision

We are a Singapore-based company established to provide world-class compelling and affordable solutions to improve connectivity and quality of life for everyone.

Our Mission

Gigabits wireless connectivity to allow better and timely services everywhere, for everyone.

Research and Development

Collaborating with distinguished Singapore Government Research Agency A*STAR, we have the accessibility to Singapore vibrant research talents and wide range of Intellectual Properties and Patents Portfolio.

Design and Implementation

Experienced in wireless communications protocol and standardization. We have the competencies from system design and simulations to ASIC realization.

Customization of Solution

We work closely with Industry Partners to deliver customized solutions for their products and customers' requirement.

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