The EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list, first published as the Silicon Strategies 60 Emerging Startups list in April 2004, has been updated to version 3.0 to reflect the latest corporate, commercial and technological conditions.
Some companies have dropped off the list, otherwise known as The Silicon 60, because they have been acquired; some have moved to an initial public offering of shares; and others have moved beyond the list with the passage of time. As they have matured other younger startups have been nominated to move off the EE Times radar list and onto the main list.
In version 3.0 of EE Times 60 Emerging Startups, editors have selected companies based on a mix of criteria including: technology, intended market, maturity, financial position and investment profile. Startups on the Silicon 60 list include companies involved in semiconductors, fab equipment, packaging, foundry, materials, MEMS and EDA software that made an impression. They are emerging companies to watch for a wide variety of reasons.
EE Times welcomes the following companies to the 60 Emerging Startups list version 3.0: Advanced Mask Inspection Inc., Ageia Technologies Inc., Athena Semiconductors Inc., Brion Technologies Inc., Conformative Systems Inc., Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems Inc., Dafca Inc., Emerging Memory Technologies Inc., Frontier Silicon Ltd., Handshake Solutions NV, Luminescent Technologies Inc., Luxtera Inc., Micromem Technologies Inc., Morpho Technologies Inc., Multibeam Systems Inc., Nanotech Corp., Novelx Inc., O2IC Co. Ltd., Open-Silicon Inc., Pulsic Ltd., Replisaurus Technologies AB, Siano Mobile Silicon Ltd., Silistix Ltd., Straatum Processware Ltd., T-RAM Semiconductor Inc.
Readers are welcome to nominate their own emerging startups for inclusion on a future iteration of the EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list. Nominations should be accompanied by a short explanation supporting a company nomination. Send comments and nominations to Peter Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mark Lapedus (email@example.com).