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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.

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.


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