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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.

AI Accelerator Gyrfalcon Soars Post Stealth

Second generation inference accelerator ASIC targets the datacenter.

October’18 Startup Funding: IoT, Security, Auto

Funding flows to a variety of startups; M&A in security.

Zeno Semi Expands On-Chip Memory

Shrinking SRAM expands on-chip memory with standard CMOS, FinFET.

Startup Puts Quantum Security on USB, Dongles

Taking quantum-mechanical principles and dragging them kicking and screaming into the real world.

Baum: Finding SoC Power Flaws

Identifying power design flaws early with time/power-use analysis.

Carbon Nanotube DRAM

Is carbon nanotube memory too good to be true?

Syntiant: Analog Deep Learning Chips

Intel Capital funds startup to put AI in low-power mobile devices.

Spark Microsystems: LP On-Chip Radios

Startup seeks to displace BLE with RF that is extremely low energy.

Xceler Systems: Graph Architecture

Startup building AI chip like a brain, a few synapses at a time.

Ayar Labs: Faster I/O

Processer I/O made of fiber, not copper, could help reconfigure data centers.

Babblabs: Deep Learning Speech Processing

Startup to apply deep learning technology to advanced speech processing.

PowerDown: Power Efficiency

Recycling power used in one chip cycle to run the other can save 90% over pulling straight from the battery.


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