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Optima Design Launches, Focuses On Functional Safety

Startup offers fault analysis tools to meet automotive ASIL-D safety standards.

Over $7 Billion Raised In Mega-Rounds By 27 Firms

September was spectacular for startups, as 27 tech companies raised $100 million or more, taking in a total of $7.1 billion during the month.

August 2019 Startup Funding Report

18 firms received more than $100 million.

July’19 Startup Funding

Twenty-one startups raised mega-rounds.

PurpleAir: IoT Sensor Soars To 13,000 feet

Air pollution sensors find IoT niche.

June’19 Startup Funding

Fifteen startups raised mega-rounds in June.

Aspinity’s Analog Neural Net Wake-Up Call

Startup’s analog neural network chip and ‘analyze-first’ architecture may lower power use and data congestion in always-on voice systems.

AiMotive Is EDA For Self-Driving Cars

Staying alive in the automated vehicle biz.

May’19 Startup Funding: Mega-Funding Rounds Continue

Startups revel in investments of billions of dollars.

April’19 Startup Funding: Corporate Gushers

Money pours into startups with more big investments on the way.

Uhnder: Digital Radar Chips

Startup developed a single-chip solution that will dramatically decrease the cost and increase the performance of radar systems in cars.

March’19 Startup Funding: Money Springs Forth

The SoftBank Vision Fund figures in some of the biggest rounds in the month.

Rogue Valley Microdevices: MEMS Foundry

Oregon-based specialty fab takes different approach.

February ’19 Startup Funding: Big Cash Keeps Rolling In

A month with a trio of billion-dollar rounds.

January ’19 Startup Funding: $100M+ Rounds Abound

Billion-dollar funding rounds become more common.

December ’18 Startup Funding: Big Rounds As 2018 Ends

Mobility pulls in half of the $100M-plus funding rounds.

Kumu Networks: Full Duplex on One Channel

Well-funded startup offers self-interference cancellation tech for single-frequency transmit and receive.

A New Approach to Metrology

Startup has a new leading-edge technology in metrology based on differential Hall effect microscopy.

November ’18 Startup Funding: Big Deals Dominate

Nine-figure funding rounds were common in November.

Training a Neural Network to Fall

A cautionary tale of an early attempt to put AI on an IoT system that detects when elderly people fall.


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