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EE Times' Silicon 60: Hot startups to watch

10/4/2012 06:00 PM EDT
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sranje
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sranje   10/5/2012 1:34:13 AM
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Very interesting - thank you Peter. It seems that Power GaN (3 companies) and 60GHz wireless (3-4 companies) spaces dominate

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Azuretex   10/5/2012 5:00:50 PM
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Indeed interesting, and I have met a few.

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dasgeirsson   10/5/2012 5:37:57 PM
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It would be interesting to list out the dropped companies, and what happened with each of them!

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GREAT-Terry   10/6/2012 3:35:04 AM
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I also have interest to know which "dropped" company has now been acquired or moved to IPO. This shows how successful those startups are.

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Peter Clarke   10/8/2012 2:32:27 PM
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While it is possible to go back to v13.0 and play spot the difference.

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fundamentals   10/8/2012 3:58:43 PM
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More than half the companies (32 out of 60) were founded in 2007 or earlier. There was a time when a start-up company was considered a dead-end after three or four years maximum. Perhaps something has changed in the past decade. Perhaps the VCs are more patient nowadays, or your list is highly skewed and it is not tracking the younger startups up close.

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Peter Clarke   10/8/2012 5:08:43 PM
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@fundamentals Things have changed in the last decade. It takes longer to get more complex technologies to market successfully. The days of back-of-the-envelope business plan, $20 million invested, IPO and 10X ROI are said to be long gone. VCs are not more patient but sometimes they are prepared to keep punting money if they think their proteges have a chance. For the first few years of many startups' existence they say very little or nothing. Some don't have websites to avoid the risk of revealing anything. This, by definition, makes them companies that are difficult to watch. But we do keep track of younger companies. The other thing that is changing and has been remarked on many times is that VC money for semiconductor companies is increasingly scarse.

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docdivakar   10/18/2012 6:32:26 PM
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23 out of 60 are based in California! Nearly 40% of the startups. I wonder what the number was for 2011? MP Divakar

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Bob @ JVD Inc.   10/23/2012 8:22:40 PM
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So when is a startup no longer a startup? Some of these companies got their start 5-6 years ago. Do you get to stay on the list until you get acquired or your investors finally give up? Maybe you should consider doing an expose on mid stage companies.... separate from start-ups... Startups should have an expiration date... maybe 3 yrs from founding... Bob @ JVD

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Mayank.Agarwal   10/31/2012 4:20:24 AM
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Kudos to Indians working at Silicon valley.Almost in about half of the companies there is an Indian as founder or co founder.It would have been great had more companies from Bangalore would be there in this list but 2 are still there.

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