The EE Times List of 60 Emerging Startups has been updated to Version 11.0.
The Silicon 60, first published in April 2004, highlights some of the most important startups involved in semiconductor technologies for analog circuits, memory, logic, power, MEMS, optoelectronics, EDA software, foundry manufacturing, semiconductor production equipment, electronic subsystems, packaging and materials.
Thirteen companies have been brought onto the Silicon 60 with this iteration and are highlighted with an asterisk (*) in the listing. Others that were included in version 10.0, released in April, have dropped off the list in version 11.0 because they have been acquired, have made an initial public offering of shares or simply have moved beyond the list with the passage of time.
Companies were selected for the "Silicon 60" list based on a mix of criteria, including technology, market focus, maturity, financial position, investment profile and executive leadership.
Do not wait and find out whose EDA companies have been added to the list, replacing others that either fell by the wayside or matured gracefully to bigger and better things.
See also the emerging companies that have survived this latest edition and are still worth watching.
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