Meanwhile, in this year alone, the CIA has made several investments in semiconductors and other fields.
Earlier this year, Elemental Technologies, a provider of massively parallel processing (MPP) solutions, announced a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the independent strategic investment firm that identifies technology solutions to support the mission of the CIA and the broader U.S. Intelligence Community. Elemental pioneered the use of parallel processing technology for video with its core technology, the RapiHD Video Platform.
In May, Arcxis Biotechnologies, a privately held biomedical device firm, announced a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel to accelerate availability of the Arcxis nucleic acid sample preparation platform and diagnostic consumable product line.
In April, Appscio Inc., the developer of a unique open source, open architecture media processing framework with a plug-in mechanism for video and audio analytics, announced a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel.
Also in April, SignaCert, Inc., announced the second round of investment with the completion of an $8.8 million Series B financing round. The round was comprised of full participation by the existing investors including DCM, Intel Capital and SmartForest Ventures. The company also added additional strategic and financial investors including In-Q-Tel.
SignaCert is a provider of next-generation IT compliance solutions allowing organizations to rapidly achieve and prove continuous compliance for the systems that deliver critical business services.
ImageTree Corp. in May signed a strategic investment and technology development agreement with independent strategic investment firm In-Q-Tel. ImageTree is a forestry-technology-solutions company with a patented technology platform called ForestSense, which combines remote sensing, field inputs, automated software and advanced mathematics to provide a comprehensive view of a forest, down to every visible tree crown.
In May, Sonitus Medical Inc., a medical device company developing the world's first non-surgical and removable hearing device to transmit sound via the teeth, announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel.
In June, Semprius Inc., a semiconductor technology company developing a novel transfer printing technology for the manufacture of advanced semiconductor devices, announced it closed a $6.4 million Series B round of venture funding. Existing investors ARCH Venture Partners, Applied Ventures, Illinois Ventures and Intersouth Partners were joined by In-Q-Tel and GVC Investment Fund.
Also in June, Lucid Imagination, a commercial open source company dedicated to supporting Apache Lucene and Solr search technologies, announced a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel.
In July, Carnegie Speech, the global provider of software for assessing and teaching spoken-language to non-native speakers, announced a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel.
In September, GainSpan, a developer in low power Wi-Fi semiconductor solutions, announced a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel.
Also in September, KZO Innovations signed a technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel. KZO is an R&D and software development company pioneering and delivering innovative streaming video solutions.
Last month, Visible Technologies, a provider of social media analysis and engagement solutions, announced a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel.
Also last month, VSee Lab Inc. announced a strategic investment and technology advancement agreement with In-Q-Tel. VSee Lab develops video collaboration software that requires a fraction of the bandwidth of competitive products from Skype, Polycom, Tandberg, Adobe, Cisco, and IBM.