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2022 Funding Report

Full Year 2022: Report

  • Introduction

    New ideas fuel the semiconductor industry, and money enables those ideas. Tracking what startups get funded is one way to see which ideas are more viable and which problems need to be solved most urgently. In general, the more startups working on a solution to a particular problem, the greater the need for a viable solution — and the more likely one will be developed.

    Investors come from all sides — industry insiders, professional investors, and private angel investors who believe in an idea or the person promoting it. Investing in these startups, from initial idea to production, is a risk. But the chip industry has a remarkable track record of turning risk into profit.

    This report documents where the money was invested in 2022, how many times it was invested, and which industry sectors received it. It is both an indication of market potential, and a pointer to which are the next growth companies.

    Key features of this report include:

    • Trends about what’s happening in different market segments;
    • An overview of where the money is going and why;
    • A listing of chip industry companies receiving funding;
    • Funding amounts (when disclosed), funding rounds, funding sources, key product offerings by startups, and company headquarters location, and
    • A summary table that is sortable by company name, sector, amount raised, funding type or country.

    Market/technology segments covered in this funding report include:

    Semiconductor Chips

    • Processors and logic
    • AI Hardware
    • Analog and mixed signal
    • Memory and storage
    • Power semiconductors
    • Wireless

    Electronic Design Automation

    • EDA
    • EDA adjacencies

    Manufacturing, Equipment and Materials

    • Equipment
    • Manufacturing
    • Materials

    Packaging and Test

    • Packaging
    • Test and inspection

    Displays and AR/VR

    • Displays
    • AR/VR

    Other Technologies

    • Photonics
    • Quantum computing
    • Hardware security
    • Sensors


    • ADAS and autonomy
    • Automotive chips
    • Automotive components
    • Automotive sensors

    Power Storage/Generation

    • Batteries
    • Ambient power

    Various funding charts by quarter, country, region, amount raised, type of funding, top 50.

    Report Access

    The complete global 2022 funding report (177 pages) is available here. A Chinese-specific startup funding report can be found here.