Silicon Catalyst Joins the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)
Silicon Valley, CA, September 16, 2019 - Silicon Catalyst, the world's only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, today announced its membership in the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). GSA is recognized as a key driver in the expanded semiconductor industry, with its world-wide scope encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions, systems, and services.
Shrikant Lohokare, Ph.D., Global Vice President and Executive Director of GSA, stated “Silicon Catalyst is fueling a wave of startup innovation in the semiconductor segment that has reinvigorated the investment community's interest and appetite for hardware. The combination of their comprehensive incubation process and the diversity of companies in their portfolio speaks to the broad scope of market segments that are being addressed by their team. GSA welcomes Silicon Catalyst to our organization, and looks forward to promoting entrepreneurship, startups and the technical innovations they bring to drive further industry growth.”
“Silicon Catalyst uniquely provides startups (Portfolio Companies) access to an expansive Ecosystem. These Portfolio Companies utilize In-Kind Partner (IKP) tools and services during a two-year incubation period at significantly reduced or no cost. These include design tools and services, simulation software, foundry PDK access and multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttle runs, test program development and tester access which dramatically reduce the cost of chip development. In addition, Silicon Catalyst puts startups on a path to funding and affords them access to its network of world-class advisors and investors. Since our inception in 2015, Silicon Catalyst has reviewed close to 300 early-stage companies and has now admitted a total of 21 startups into the incubator,” stated Pete Rodriguez, CEO of Silicon Catalyst.
About Global Semiconductor Alliance
GSA is Where Leaders Meet to establish an efficient, profitable and sustainable semiconductor and high technology global ecosystems encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions, systems, and services. It is a leading industry organization that provides a unique neutral platform for collaboration, where global executives interface and innovate with peers, partners and customers to accelerate industry growth and maximize return on invested and intellectual capital. GSA has an impressive global footprint representing over 30 countries and over 250 corporate members comprised of top companies in the semiconductor industry representing 75% of industry revenues. To learn more about the GSA please visit: https://www.gsaglobal.org/.
About Silicon Catalyst
It’s About What’s Next ® - Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, building a coalition of in-kind and strategic partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. Close to 300 startup companies have engaged with Silicon Catalyst since April 2015, with a total of 21 startup and early-stage companies admitted to the incubator. With a world-class network of mentors to advise startups, Silicon Catalyst is helping new semiconductor companies address the challenges in moving from idea to realization. The incubator/accelerator supplies startups with a path to design tools, silicon devices, networking, access to funding, banking and marketing acumen to successfully launch and grow their companies’ novel technology solutions. Silicon Catalyst was the recipient of the prestigious 2015 ACE Award for Start-Up Company of the Year.