The list of EE Times 60 Emerging Startups, first published in April 2004, has been updated to version 8.0, reflecting the latest corporate, commercial, technology and market conditions. Twenty-three companies have been brought onto the Silicon 60.
Some companies have dropped off the list otherwise known as the Silicon 60 because they have been acquired; some have moved on 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 be moved off the EE Times radar list and on to the main list.
In version 8.0 of the EE Times Emerging Startups list, are companies selected by editors based on a mix of criteria including: technology, intended market, maturity, financial position and investment profile.
The startups on the Silicon 60 list are the companies involved in semiconductor technologies for analog circuits, memory, logic and power, MEMS, optoelectronics, EDA software, foundry manufacturing, semiconductor production equipment, electronic subsystems, packaging and materials that have made an impression on EE Times editors. They are emerging companies to watch for a wide variety of reasons.
Readers are welcome to nominate their own emerging startups for inclusion in a future iteration of the EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list. Nominations should be supported by a short citation explaining why the company is suitable for inclusion on the list.
Send comments and nominations to Peter Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org).