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33 Quality SemiConductor Startups To Look Out For In 2021

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best SemiConductor startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the SemiConductor industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

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

We selected these startups 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

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Top SemiConductor Startups

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Nuvia

Nuvia

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Nuvia develops processors intended to create high-performance silicon design for a compute-intensive world. It designs processing chipsets for data center servers, thereby delivering a faster, power-efficient, and secure experience to existing data center processors.

Manu Gulati, John Bruno, and Gerard Williams III launched Nuvia in Santa Clara, California in 2019.. .

Mobix Labs

Mobix Labs

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

X-EPIC

X-EPIC

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X-EPIC is a Nanjing city-based startup aimed at building up China’s own EDA (Electronic Design Automation) industrial software technology.

Edgecortix

Edgecortix

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Edgecortix is a deeptech startup automating machine learning driven hardware & software co-design and deep learning acceleration at the edge

NanoBridge Semiconductor

NanoBridge Semiconductor

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NanoBridge Semiconductor designs and manufactures advanced circuits and conducts IP-licensing sales using NanoBridge.

Alif Semiconductor

Alif Semiconductor

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

Avicena Tech

Avicena Tech

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It has been known for decades that optical interconnects have the potential to provide significant benefits even at lengths down to 1 millimeter and below. Silicon photonics, plasmonics, and other high-volume commercial technologies have reached a tipping point where they can be used to address critical chip-to-chip interconnect needs.

Avicena’s ultra-dense, low-latency, low-cost, low-power optical interconnects revolutionize inter-chip communications and vastly improve the performance of systems that are hampered by legacy chip-to-chip interconnects.. .

Sarcura

Sarcura

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Sarcura develops a machine platform for the large scale, GMP manufacturing of personalized cell therapies. Our target is to scale global manufacturing capacity for these life saving, patient specific cancer treatments, cost effective and safe for a all patients.

We will transform existing manufacturing paradigms by using semiconductor technology to bring bioprocess control to cellular level.. .

ScoutCam

ScoutCam

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ScoutCam develops and manufactures customized visual solutions to organizations across a variety of industries in the form of highly resistant micro cameras and supplementary technologies. With the smallest cameras produced in the world, which are down to 1mm diameter including illumination, the high resolution technology has unique properties that have been authenticated by customers, such as NASA, in the strictest environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures, vibrations, and radiation.

ScoutCam devices have been used across the medical, aerospace, industrial, research and defense industries. Founded in 2019, ScoutCam operates state-of-the-art production facilities.

ISO 7/8 cleanrooms, testing capabilities with 1-micron accuracy. Annually audited to meet FDA and CE standards.

Publicly traded on OTC Markets, Ticker: SCTC As an expert in micro-endoscopic devices, ScoutCam has developed a range of micro CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) and CCD (charge-coupled device) video cameras, including micro ScoutCam™ 1.2, which to the best of the company’s knowledge, is the smallest in the world. It has the capability to offer custom-tailored optics based on customer-defined parameters such as field-of-view, depth-of-field and best focus distance.

ScoutCam was founded in 2019 and is based in Beersheba, HaDarom, Israel. Publicly traded on OTC Markets, Ticker: SCTC.

FLEEP Technologies

FLEEP Technologies

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FLEEP Technologies designs and develops printed electronics solutions for the biomedical and smart packaging sectors. The company, spin-off of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, was founded in May 2019.

FLEEPtech developed a proprietary process for the fabrication of polymer-based integrated circuits based on Organic Thin-Film Transistors, creating the intelligent core for electronics systems that are mechanically flexible, printed like magazines and recyclable. FLEEPtech is the missing link in the printed electronics industry between a great number of flexible and printed products (i.e.

sensors, actuators and energy supplies) that find little space in being integrated with standard non-flexible electronics. For such reasons, the company’s mission revolves around the realization of a general purpose platform for the manufacturing of fully-printed integrated systems, composed by printed sensors, printed actuators, printed energy supplies and harvesters and, of course, printed integrated circuits..

AegiQ

AegiQ

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AegiQ makes high-performance quantum photonic systems with on-demand single photons.

SiPearl

SiPearl

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SiPearl is a semiconductor company that commercializes the work of the European Processor Initiative (EPI) and bring a low-power microprocessor to market for exascale supercomputing. The company aims to design, market, and distribute its first range of processors with a commercial launch in 2022 based on a roadmap closely aligned with the European Union’s goals.

It has already committed to producing its chips using N6 or better processes from TSMC. It was founded in 2019 and headquartered in Maisons-Laffitte, Île-de-France..

AlpsenTek

AlpsenTek

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AlpsenTek is a company engaged in the research and development of machine vision sensors and algorithms.

Logarithm Labs

Logarithm Labs

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Logarithm Labs provides project management services for chip designers. It covers data pipelines, scripting interfaces, and portals and dashboards to parse, structure, and analyze data generated in chip design work.

Also, it helps customers with the decision-making and gives them a holistic, accurate, and real-time view of your entire design. In 2019, Puneet Jagralapudi and Avishek Panigrahi established it in San Francisco, California..

Quintessent

Quintessent

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Quintessent is a Santa Barbara start-up that commercializes quantum dot-based lasers and photonic integrated circuits. Its solutions leverage the unique properties of quantum dot gain media with co-designed architectures to enable future applications in optical networking, deep learning systems, and sensing.

It is based in Santa Barbara, California.. .

MICLEDI Microdisplays

MICLEDI Microdisplays

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MICLEDI Microdisplays is an experienced executive in the semiconductor industry,

Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies

Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies

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Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies is a semiconductor device company developing high-voltage power switching components and systems.Odyssey Semiconductor, Inc. was founded in Ithaca, NY by Dr.

Richard J. Brown and Dr.

James R. Shealy.

The Company believes it has disruptive proprietary technology that would enable gallium nitride (GaN) to displace silicon carbide (SiC) as the dominant high voltage power switching semiconductor material of choice. Gallium Nitride: a Superior Choice for Power Switching Applications.

HawAI.tech

HawAI.tech

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Accelerator hardware circuits dedicated to probabilistic computing

Hexisense

Hexisense

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Hexisense makes gas sensors for vacuum systems based on gallium nitride semiconductor chips.

Onto Innovation

Onto Innovation

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Onto Innovation is a leader in process control, combining global scale with an expanded portfolio of leading-edge technologies that include: Un-patterned wafer quality; 3D metrology spanning chip features from nanometer-scale transistors to large die interconnects; macro defect inspection of wafers and packages; metal interconnect composition; factory analytics; and lithography for advanced semiconductor packaging. The breadth of this portfolio allows us to collaborate with customers about their process yields and process variations from bare silicon wafers through the wafer fab to the final back-end packaging.

Onto Innovation’s software brings an understanding of how individual processes affect the overall product, enabling customers to improve product quality and reliability.. .

oneNav

oneNav

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OneNav provides a mobile positioning system intended for smartphones, wearables, and IoT tracking devices. The system utilizes the modernized L5 signaling band from navigation satellite constellations which enable clients to get upgraded data-rich signals with accurate and reliable tracking applications.

Stephen Poizner and Paul McBurney co-founded oneNav in Palo Alto, California in 2019.. .

Reed Semiconductor

Reed Semiconductor

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Reed Semiconductor engages in semiconductor research and development.

Kasle

Kasle

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Kasle provides IoT connected system cyber security solutions and services. Its solutions and services are based on a lifecycle chain of trust with root ownership by the ecosystem platform owner.

The company’s product tFAST is a trusted firmware authentication security technology that features fast boot, lifecycle chain of trust, and hardware trust protections.. .

Avisa Myko

Avisa Myko

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Avisa Myko is a biotechnology company developing natural soluble melanin for multiple uses that contribute to better health and the environment. The company focused on manufacturing water-soluble, affordable melanin and putting it to use in a wide range of applications that benefit human health and the environment.

These applications include, among others, protection against ionizing radiation and electricity generation. Avisa Myko’s patented technology to produce large amounts of soluble melanin puts it at the forefront of true, or eumelanin production.

The company’s melanin is produced in a dissolved state, extracted to a high level of purity and is easily redissolved, facilitating applications in a variety of industries. It plans to incorporate melanin in materials, such as latex products, fabrics, laminated plastic sheets and glass to protect against harmful radiation.

Avisa Myko is based in San Francisco, California.. .

conductiv.ai

conductiv.ai

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conductiv.ai combines machine learning with physics-based simulation to maximize production yield for precision manufacturing.

iWavenology

iWavenology

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iTech has developed Innovative Wireless Positioning and Tracking System : ► iShield, Launched at CES 2018 is a drone detecting and tracking technology that can identify UAVs and their controller even in a dense urban environment. Hence, UAVs and their pilots can be identified and tracked simultaneously.

Our innovative product realizes strict control of access to various regulated zones, such as private houses, military facilities, government buildings, industrial installations, and airports. ►iFollow: Our cost-effective technology is an auto-following function with high-precision.

User-friendly, it is the perfect solution that can be embedded to any automatic vehicles in smart factories, guided robots in hospitals… ►iPosition is a high- accuracy and real-time positioning system, which is used in non-GPS and non-line-of-sight environments. It can identify the cm-accuracy locations of thousands of targets simultaneously within one second.

Our cutting-edge RF systems enable a revolutionary high-precision accuracy and cost-effective solution.. .

1-VIA

1-VIA

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High-speed and low-power transceivers

NHC Semiconductor

NHC Semiconductor

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NHC Semiconductor is an IP, SoC and EDA tool Product Design and services company with technical expertise in providing high quality and dependable services in Digital, Analog and Mixed Signal areas. We provide one-stop Electronics Engineering Design & Development services, focusing on end to end Semiconductor product development which includes IP/SoC designs from front end (RTL) to Physical Design (PD) for various applications including Internet-of-Things (IOT), Automotive, Healthcare and Industrial market segments.

We offer a spectrum of design and verification services, which includes defining specification, logic partitioning, micro-architecture, RTL coding, synthesis, developing custom and standard VIPs and verification environment development using both traditional and advanced techniques via outsourcing and outcome base; both on-site and off-site service as well as through ODC. Our team of engineers and consultants are skilled across a wide range of the most powerful modern tools, technologies and methods.

We are experienced professionals in making best practices fit into existing. Through strong technical leadership, NHC brings in the required focus right from defining the strategy for execution, developing flow & methodology from scratch, driving the schedule and ensuring quality deliverable to meet and go beyond customer requirement..

BLUEDOT

BLUEDOT

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BLUEDOT develops cloud computing semiconductor IP applications to accelerate video processing and video encoding.

HatchnHack

HatchnHack

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HatchnHack provides electronics components.

IC Power Club

IC Power Club

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IC Power Club, as an international trading company, was founded in 2019 in Shenzhen. IC Power Club is a professional purchasing B2B & B2C tool in electronic component industry.

We provide ICs, modules, RF transistors and a huge variety of categories, as well as product PDF information & related pictures. More importantly, we provide customers with satisfactory one-stop packaging services..

Midasmicro Inc.

Midasmicro Inc.

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Midasmicro provides state-of-the-art solutions for modern communication and radar systems.

XREF PRO

XREF PRO

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Electronic Component Cross Reference API

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