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101 Best California Semiconductor Startups – Impacting The Electronics Industry

This article showcases our top picks for the best California based Semiconductor companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Semiconductor industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top California Semiconductor Startups

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SambaNova Systems

SambaNova Systems

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SambaNova Systems builds AI hardware and integrated systems to run AI applications from the data center to the cloud.

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Groq radically simplifies compute to accelerate workloads in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and high-performance computing.

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Celestial AI

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Celestial AI develops data center and edge AI computing solutions to serve deep learning and machine learning applications.

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Credo Semiconductor

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Credo is a provider of semiconductor solutions for the data center and 5G wireless markets.

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SiFive

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SiFive is a platform offering open-source semiconductor technology and software automation.

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Ayar Labs

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Ayar Labs develops an optical I/O solution for applications that require high bandwidth and low latency using light to move data.

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Applied Materials

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Applied Materials provides manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries.

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Atmosic

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A fabless semiconductor company, designing lowest power wireless solutions to dramatically reduce battery power.

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Menlo Micro

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Menlo Micro is the developer of the Ideal Switch, an electromechanical switch technology used to switch AC/DC and RF.

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Esperanto Technologies

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Esperanto Technologies develops high-performance, energy-efficient chips for Machine Learning based on the open standard RISC-V ISA

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Nuvia

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Nuvia develops processors intended to create high-performance silicon design for a compute-intensive world.

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Astera Labs

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Astera Labs is a semiconductor company that provides connectivity solutions for intelligent systems.

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Tempo Automation

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Tempo Automation is transforming the way companies innovate and bring new electronic products to market.

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Diamond Foundry

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Diamond Foundry produces diamonds at mining scale using a proprietary reactor technology.

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Resonant Inc

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Resonant is a development-stage company creating filter designs for radio frequency and front-ends for the mobile device industry.

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indie Semiconductor

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Indie is a technology company focusing on autotech revolution with next generation automotive semiconductors and software platforms.

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Broadcom Limited

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Broadcom Limited is a designer, developer, and global supplier of a range of analog semiconductor devices.

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Flex Logix Technologies

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Flex Logix Technologies is a semiconductor startup designing reconfigurable AI accelerator chips.

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QuickLogic

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QuickLogic Corporation designs and manufacturers a comprehensive product line of sensor hub hardware and software

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Navitas Semiconductor

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Navitas Semiconductor develops a range of GaN power ICs for the power supply markets.

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AlphaICs

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AlphaICs is advancing AI compute with its patented technology called RAP.

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Transphorm

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Transphorm is a producer of gallium nitride-based solutions for high-voltage power conversion applications.

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Axiado Corporation

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Security processor company redefining hardware root of trust with hardware-based security technologies, including per-system AI.

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AMD

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is a semiconductor company that designs and develops graphics units, processors, and media solutions.

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Empower Semiconductor

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Empower Semiconductor is a technology company enabling the design of high efficiency, integrated voltage regulators in SoCs.

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Cardea Bio

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Cardea is developing a new generation of (bio)technology infrastructure based on proprietary biology-gated transistors.

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Crossbar

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Crossbar is a startup company pioneering a new class of non-volatile resistive RAM (RRAM) memory technology.

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Alif Semiconductor

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Alif Semiconductor develops processing solutions designed to connect and process systems in an affordable and productive manner.

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SiLC Technologies

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SiLC Technologies is a start up that focusing on machine imaging applications.

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Mobix Labs

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Mobix Labs is a manufacturer of semiconductors that are used for 5th generation technology.

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CNEX Labs

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CNEX provides revolutionary solid-state storage semiconductor and software solutions for cloud, hyper-scale, and enterprise data centers.

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Ichor Systems

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Ichor Systems is a Preferred Choice in the Semiconductor, LED, OLED, Alternative Energy.

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Mekonos

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Mekonos creates a proprietary cell-engineering platform designed for cell therapies on a chip.

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Energous Corporation

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Energous Corporation is the creator of WattUp, charging technology for electronic devices.

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Analog Inference

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Analog Inference is a semiconductor company developing products in the neural computing segment.

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Iridia

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Iridia is a nanotechnology company that specializes in bio-chemistry, molecular biology, and DNA.

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TenaFe

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TenaFe is a solid-state storage controller startup that develops revolutionary SSD for data storage solutions.

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Arteris IP

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Arteris provides network on chip interconnect IPs that improve performance, power consumption and die size of SoC devices.

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Crocus Technology

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Crocus Technology provides magnetic random access memory products and technologies for the semiconductor and electronic systems industries.

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Broadcom

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Broadcom is a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog and digital semiconductor connectivity solutions.

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oneNav

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OneNav provides a mobile positioning system intended for smartphones, wearables, and IoT tracking devices.

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Adesto Technologies

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Adesto Technologies is a semiconductor company developing ultralow-power, embedded, non-volatile memory technology.

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Solaria

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Solaria is a solar technology company that manufactures cells and modules for the optics and semiconductor industries.

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Pixelworks

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Pixelworks is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops, and markets innovative video and pixel processing chips and software.

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Achronix Semiconductor

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Achronix offers high-density and high-performance application-targeted FPGAs for communication applications.

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Movellus

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Movellus is developing disruptive technologies for semiconductor design.

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SiTime

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SiTime Corporation is an analog semiconductor company offering MEMS-based silicon timing solutions.

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Anokiwave

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Anokiwave features silicon core chip solutions that reduce system cost and enable rapid technology adoption.

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Efinix

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An innovator in programmable product platforms & technology.

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Geo Semiconductor

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Geo Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company that designs video and geometry processing integrated circuits (ICs).

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Anello Photonics

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Anello Photonics offers patented Anello SiPhOG gyroscope offers an affordable mass-market sensor with true Optical Gyroscope performance.

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MCube

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mCube offers a complete portfolio of motion sensor hardware and software solutions for its clients.

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NantWorks

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NantWorks combines semiconductor technology, supercomputing and advanced networks to improve healthcare, commerce and digital entertainment.

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Lion Semiconductor

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Lion Semiconductor is an electronics company that specializes in electronic components such as capacitors, resistors, and transistors.

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SimpleMachines

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SimpleMachines has created a Software-Defined Compute Platform that is future-proofed for AI, ML,VR, robotics, and big data.

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Amber Solutions

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Amber Solutions is a developer of patented solid-state technologies for the digital control of electricity.

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Alien Technology

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Alien Technology supplies RFID technologies and products for apparel, item level tagging, transportation, life-sciences and many other apps.

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Efabless

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efabless connects a global community of chip designers with smart product customers

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Expedera

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Expedera provider of scalable neural engine semiconductor IP.

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eSilicon

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eSilicon is a semiconductor design and manufacturing services company that delivers custom ICs and IPs to OEMs.

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xMEMS

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xMEMS designs solutions and applications by integrating smart methodologies for a range of consumer electronics devices.

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Si-Ware Systems

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Si-Ware Systems (SWS) is an independent fabless semiconductor company

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Netronome Systems

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Netronome develops highly programmable semiconductor products used for intelligent flow processing in network and communications devices.

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Lyncean Technologies

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Lyncean commercialized a paradigm shift in X-ray technology by shrinking the size/cost of a Synchrotron ($B particle accelerators) by 200x

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Spectra7 Microsystems

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Spectra7 Microsystems specializes in the fields of wireless infrastructure and data center active cables.

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Xilinx

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Xilinx is a technology company that develops flexible and adaptive processing platforms.

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Avicena Tech

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Avicena Tech manufactures ultra-dense, ultra-low power petabit per second optical chip interconnects.

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Ascenium

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Ascenium is a fabless semiconductor startup that develops a general-purpose microprocessor.

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NextInput

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NextInput markets a set of proprietary touch technologies to solve key drawbacks in the market of touch technology.

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Omnitron Sensors

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Omnitron sensors is rewriting the script on building high-performance and low-cost sensors for the world of tomorrow.

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Sentons

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Sentons is a fabless semiconductor company developing multi-touch sensors that support a wide range of glass and metal substrates.

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Atlazo

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Atlazo is a new semiconductor architecture integrating ultra-low power on-device AI for Machine Learning.

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ACCO Semiconductor

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ACCO Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company focused on developing mobile communications products and CMOS wireless solutions.

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GainSpan

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GainSpan designs ultra low-power Wi-Fi modules for battery-powered, embedded WiFi applications.

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Tortuga logic

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Tortuga Logic provides products to detect and prevent hardware security vulnerabilities

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AnDAPT

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AnDAPT brings a new kind Analog and Digital Adaptive Platform Technology.

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NetSpeed Systems

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NetSpeed Systems provides scalable, coherent, Network-on-Chip (NoC) IPs to System-on-chip (SoC)

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Gigpeak

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GigOptix provides semiconductor and optical components that enable high-speed information streaming.

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XTAL

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XTAL Incorporated is founded by industry veterans in Silicon Valley.

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Aeonsemi

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Aeonsemi is a fabless IC startup company developing analog mixed-signal DSP centric products for network communication application.

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Quintessent

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Quintessent is a Santa Barbara start-up that commercializes quantum dot-based lasers and photonic integrated circuits.

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Rockley Photonics

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Rockley Photonics manufactures photonics chips and custom integrated packaged products.

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Revasum

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Revasum provides premiere CMP and grinding technology to critical growth markets such as power, RF communications, LED, MEMS, and solar.

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SVXR

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SVXR brings high-speed inspection and metrology technology to the semiconductor packaging industry.

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Corigine

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Corigine delivers innovative solutions in connectivity, storage, and machine learning for cloud, automotive, and emerging applications.

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Pivotal Systems

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Pivotal Systems provides process matching solutions for the semiconductor industry.

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Cavendish Kinetics

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Cavendish Kinetics is a MEMS platform that reduces the cost of incorporating MEMS components into semiconductors.

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Axalume

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Axalume has developed proprietary technologies that combine silicon photonic circuits

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Zenverge

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Zenverge is a fabless semiconductor company developing content networking ICs that connect broadcast content with IP enabled devices.

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Syntiant

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Syntiant is a deep learning tech company providing AI voice and sensor solutions.

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eASIC

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eASIC is a fabless semiconductor company that offers NEW ASIC devices used to produce customized silicon devices.

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Solar Junction

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Solar Junction manufacturers III-V multi-junction solar cells based on A-SLAM™ materials for concentrated photovoltaic systems.

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Magnum Semiconductor

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Magnum Semiconductor provides chips, software and platforms for consumer entertainment systems and professional broadcast infrastructure.

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Atrenta

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Atrenta provides system-on-a-chip (SoC) realization solutions for the semiconductor and electronic systems industries.

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MEMSDrive

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MEMS Drive is committed to provide superior imaging solutions to mobile devices.

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DisplayLink

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DisplayLink is a hardware and software company specializing in multi-monitor and zero client computing.

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R2 Semiconductor

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R2 Semiconductor is a semiconductor manufacturing company and is currently working on a new class of power management technology.

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Akros Silicon

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Akros Silicon is a semiconductor company developing power management ICs that facilitate remote network-based energy management.

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Aurrion

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Aurrion is a developer of a silicon photonics platform that can scale with industry needs.

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Mixed-Signal Devices

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Mixed-Signal Devices is a privately held company that develops radar sensors intended to blend analog and digital signals.

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Pakal Technologies

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Pakal Technologies is a developer of IGTO-based semiconductors intended to revolutionize the IGBT market.

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