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101 Best San Jose Semiconductor Startups – Impacting The Electronics Industry

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This article showcases our top picks for the best San Jose 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 San Jose Semiconductor Startups

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Celestial AI

Celestial AI

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

Credo Semiconductor

Credo Semiconductor

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

Credo Semiconductor

Broadcom Limited

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

Credo Semiconductor

Axiado Corporation

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

Credo Semiconductor

CNEX Labs

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

Credo Semiconductor

Energous Corporation

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

Credo Semiconductor

Broadcom

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

Credo Semiconductor

Pixelworks

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

Credo Semiconductor

Movellus

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Movellus is developing disruptive technologies for semiconductor design.

Credo Semiconductor

MCube

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

Credo Semiconductor

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.

Credo Semiconductor

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.

Credo Semiconductor

Efabless

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

Credo Semiconductor

Spectra7 Microsystems

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

Credo Semiconductor

Xilinx

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

Credo Semiconductor

NextInput

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

Credo Semiconductor

GainSpan

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

Credo Semiconductor

Tortuga logic

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Tortuga Logic provides products to detect and prevent hardware security vulnerabilities

Credo Semiconductor

NetSpeed Systems

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

Credo Semiconductor

Gigpeak

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

Credo Semiconductor

XTAL

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XTAL Incorporated is founded by industry veterans in Silicon Valley.

Credo Semiconductor

SVXR

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

Credo Semiconductor

Cavendish Kinetics

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

Credo Semiconductor

Solar Junction

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

Credo Semiconductor

Atrenta

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

Credo Semiconductor

Celera

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Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence to Crush the Barriers to Realizing Custom Silicon

Credo Semiconductor

ANAFLASH

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ANAFLASH is developing energy efficient semiconductor solutions for edge IoT devices with its standard logic based technologies.

Credo Semiconductor

Avogy

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Avogy, Inc. is a leader in advancing energy efficiency and reliability of power conversion systems

Credo Semiconductor

StreamMosaic

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Transforming the Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing Industries with Artificial Intelligence

Credo Semiconductor

GCT Semiconductor

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GCT Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company developing integrated circuit solutions for the wireless communications industry.

Credo Semiconductor

Cadence Design Systems

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Cadence Design Systems develops electronic design automation, software, hardware and silicon intellectual property technologies.

Credo Semiconductor

Powervation

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Powervation is a leader in digital power IC solutions for Datacenters, Computing & Communications.

Credo Semiconductor

Kovio

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Kovio develops semiconductor products based on printed silicon electronics and thin film technology.

Credo Semiconductor

Discera

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Discera, a fabless analog semiconductor firm, manufactures and distributes silicon resonators to radio frequency and timing control markets.

Credo Semiconductor

Xpliant

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Xpliant is a company in stealth mode whose motto is: ‘adding pliancy to the future network.’

Credo Semiconductor

Planar Semiconductor

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Planar Semiconductor manufactures and sells advanced systems utilized by semiconductor manufacturers.

Credo Semiconductor

TinyPCB

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Designs and Solutions for advanced packaging.

Credo Semiconductor

H2OPTX, Inc

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H2OPTX provides solutions for full 3D chemical imaging of solid dosage formulations.

Credo Semiconductor

Power Integrations

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Power Integrations designs, develops, markets, and manufactures high-voltage, analog integrated circuits.

Credo Semiconductor

Maxim Integrated

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Maxim Integrated designs, manufactures, and sells analog and mixed-signal products and technologies.

Credo Semiconductor

Monolithic Power Systems

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Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) is a high performance analog semiconductor company headquartered in San Jose, California.

Credo Semiconductor

Logisic Devices

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Logisic Devices manufactures power semiconductor devices.

Credo Semiconductor

Pericom Semiconductor

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Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (Pericom) designs, develops and markets high-performance integrated circuits (ICs) and frequency control

Credo Semiconductor

InvenSense

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InvenSense provides motion-tracking devices for consumer electronic products such as smartphones, tablets, game controllers, and others.

Credo Semiconductor

Ultratech

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Ultratech develops, manufactures, and markets photolithography and laser thermal processing equipment.

Credo Semiconductor

Cavium

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Cavium Networks develops and markets semiconductor processors for intelligent and secure networks.

Credo Semiconductor

Apache Design Solutions

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Apache Design Solutions is a leading provider of innovative power analysis and optimization solutions that enable the design of

Credo Semiconductor

PDF Solutions

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PDF Solutions is a provider of yield improvement technologies and services for the IC manufacturing process life cycle.

Credo Semiconductor

Integrated Device Technology

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Semiconductor designer & developer

Credo Semiconductor

Nextest Systems

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Nextest is a low-cost leader in the design and manufacture of ATE for non-volatile memory, microcontrollers, ASIC and SOC semiconductors.

Credo Semiconductor

MIPS Technologies

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MIPS Technologies develops embedded processors and related intellectual property for use in performance-oriented markets, such as

Credo Semiconductor

SiTune

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SiTune is a fabless semiconductor company focusing on technology products for broadband wireless platforms.

Credo Semiconductor

Atmel

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Atmel develops microcontrollers and touch technology semiconductors for mobile, automotive, industrial and smart energy industries.

Credo Semiconductor

Uniquify

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ASIC/SoC Manufacturing, Design & IP Solutions

Credo Semiconductor

Fairchild Semiconductor

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Fairchild Semiconductor offers power analog, power discrete, and non-power semiconductor solutions.

Credo Semiconductor

Presto Engineering

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Presto Engineering provides semiconductor test and analysis solutions to integrated device manufacturers.

Credo Semiconductor

E-TEK Dynamics

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E-TEK Dynamics designs and manufactures quality fiber-optic components that enable next-generation optical networks.

Credo Semiconductor

Micrel

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Micrel, Inc. is a global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets.

Credo Semiconductor

D2S

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D2S designs and develops software and IPs that facilitate direct write e-beam lithography for the production of SoC integrated circuits.

Credo Semiconductor

Eugenus

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Eugenus expertise in semiconductor manufacturing that enables future applications.

Credo Semiconductor

Endwave Corporation

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Endwave Corporation designs, manufactures and markets high frequency RF solutions and semiconductor products.

Credo Semiconductor

Global Equipment Services

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Global Equipment Services specializes in production processing and test equipment design, volume manufacturing, and global services.

Credo Semiconductor

INNOViON

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INNOViON is the global leader in foundry services and support of ion implantation for the microelectronics industry.

Credo Semiconductor

Virtual Chips, Inc.

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Virtual Chips develops and sells simulation models and synthesizable Verilog and VHDL cores based on industry standards.

Credo Semiconductor

OPC Technology

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OPC Technology develops software products to be used in the manufacture of Integrated circuits.

Credo Semiconductor

Spectrum Semiconductor Materials

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Spectrum Semiconductor Materials is a World-Wide Authorized Distributor of packages and lids for IC assembly.

Credo Semiconductor

Smart Machines

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Smart Machines produces process tool automation components for semiconductor manufacturers.

Credo Semiconductor

Spt Microtechnologies

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Spt Microtechnologies is one of the leading supplier of oxidation, diffusion, LPCVD and APCVD technologies for semiconductor sector.

Credo Semiconductor

AccuMax Machining

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AccuMax Machining develops precision CNC machines, parts and provides custom machining services.

Credo Semiconductor

Mixed Signal Integration

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Mixed Signal Integration specializing in analog and mixed-signal Integrated Circuit (IC) solutions

Credo Semiconductor

GaSonics International Corp

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GaSonics International Corp is a developer and global supplier of photoresist and residue removal technologies.

Credo Semiconductor

LSI – Axxia Networking Business

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LSI – Axxia Networking Business is a processors destined for enterprise and wireless network hardware.

Credo Semiconductor

InnoLogic Systems

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A pioneer of memory and full-custom equivalence checking technology.

Credo Semiconductor

Schlumberger – Automated Systems business

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Schlumberger – Automated Systems business

Credo Semiconductor

Schoenduve Corporation

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Schoenduve Corporation is an electronic manufacturing company that specializes in technical sales, product marketing and identification.

Credo Semiconductor

New Focus – Assets

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New Focus – Assets manufactures passive optical components line.

Credo Semiconductor

PetaSwitch

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Designs chips for metropolitan and wide area networks.

Credo Semiconductor

Panstera, Inc

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Panstera, Inc is a privately held fabless semiconductor company.

Credo Semiconductor

iMODL, inc.

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iMODL, inc. is a supplier of ready-to-use functional verification automation solutions.

Credo Semiconductor

Silicon Canvas

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Silicon Canvas is a provider of an electronic design automation solutions.

Credo Semiconductor

Royal Digital Centers, Inc.

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Royal Digital Centers is an integrates PCB Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools with Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) systems.

Credo Semiconductor

Novx Corp

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Novx Corp is a provider of electrostatic charge monitoring technology for semiconductor, data storage and telecommunication.

Credo Semiconductor

SemiEngineering

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Semiconductor Engineering–news and in-depth articles for the engineering community.

Credo Semiconductor

Dolphin Technology

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Dolphin Technology provides semiconductor intellectual property blocks.

Credo Semiconductor

Gold Technologies

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Goldtec serves the wide semiconductor, medical and aviation industries as a USA based designer and manufacturer.

Credo Semiconductor

I Squared

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I Squared is a web-based platform that brings hardware and software companies together to develop high-quality products together.

Credo Semiconductor

Teradiant Networks

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Teradiant Networks, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company.

Credo Semiconductor

Micro Linear

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Micro Linear is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless integrated circuit (IC) solutions.

Credo Semiconductor

AccelerATE Solutions

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AccelerATE Solutions is a multi-platform,Test Engineering service provider company located in San Jose.

Credo Semiconductor

Metron Technology

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Metron Technology is an independent supplier of fab-wide support services to the semiconductor and related industries.

Credo Semiconductor

Innovative Circuits Engineering

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Innovative Circuits Engineering provides a wide range of IC reliability testing services to companies.

Credo Semiconductor

Opterro

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Opterro is a semiconductors company that offers fiber-optic sensing solutions with edge system performance and decision-aid analytics.

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Wischip International

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Wischip International is a provider of digital video and audio semiconductor solutions.

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Resonext Communications

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Resonext is a provider of highly integrated two-chip CMOS solutions.

Credo Semiconductor

C&D Semiconductor Services

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C&D Semiconductor Services designs and manufactures innovative semiconductor equipment to meet the client’s business and financial goals.

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Surplus Process Equipment

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SPEC is an independently owned, leading global provider of refurbished semiconductor process equipment.

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NPTest Holding Corp

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NPTest Holding design, develop and manufacture advanced semiconductor test and diagnostic systems.

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Circuit Devs

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Circuit Devs

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NanoSILICON

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NanoSILICON provides provides virgin test and prime wafers polished in house from major wafer manufacturers.

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Bay Area Chip Design

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Bay Area Chip Design provides ASIC design services and EDA solutions.

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EZChip

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EZchip is a semiconductor manufacturing company providing Ethernet processors for networking equipment.

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