March 14, 2018

Silicon Catalyst Admits Deep Learning Startup

Silicon Valley, CA, Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only startup incubator focused exclusively on semiconductor solutions, announces the admission of the reconfigurable high-performance computing company Xceler Systems into the incubator.

Xceler’s patent pending revolutionary Artificial Intelligence technology provides at least 10x performance improvement over existing CPUs and GPUs with no change in source code in applications such as next generation IoT or Edge Applications. Xceler Systems applies Deep Learning techniques to optimally reconfigure Xceler Graph Engine for a wide variety of applications, enabling new engines to be deployed in as little as 30 minutes, while reducing power requirements to 1/10th of GPUs.

Xceler Systems founder Gautam Kavipurapu has a lengthy history of innovation, including inventing packet-based interconnects in PC systems, graph-based router with plug in FPGA cards with offload processing similar to NFV and tensor flow, coupled with a track record of entrepreneurial success. Kavipurapu said “Through several decades of invention, I am most excited about the potential for Xceler Graph Engine to drive forward all applications that can benefit from artificial intelligence.”

Diane Miller, Head of Marketing, Ectron Corporation said “We were looking to grow our business and launch new product lines and were introduced to Xceler Systems.  We decided to partner with them to offer cutting edge machine learning based Industrial IoT solutions to our customers.”

Silicon Catalyst CEO Rick Lazansky said, “Xceler is the company that I envisioned would emerge when we founded Silicon Catalyst. Xceler’s Artificial Technology can make a strong impact on an immense range of our lives including autonomous automobiles, robotics, and any number of everyday applications that we take for granted today. ”

In the past 30 months, Silicon Catalyst has reviewed over 200 startups from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The 14 startups admitted to the incubator are developing innovative solutions in a variety of areas including energy harvesting, wearables, silicon photonics, memory technology, IoT, high performance computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, wireless communications, and biomedical devices. 

About Xceler Systems

Xceler Systems Inc. was founded in 2016.  The Xceler team has been involved in several firsts in the industry. The Xceler team has experience in Semiconductors, Systems, Networking, Computing, Signal Processing and Communications. Xceler’s objective is to enable the next generation intelligent edge with the ability to run machine learning and AI algorithms. Visit Xceler Systems at

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.