Processors, memory, manufacturing processes, chip architecture, EDA, MEMS, RF, touch screens, servers and the Internet of Things are markets where startups can still make a difference.
What follows are ten rising companies worth tracking in 2013.
Nantero Inc. (Woburn, Mass.) was founded in 2001 and has
been working on the use of carbon nanotubes in non-volatile memory
applications since then. Having made some noise about a trench-based
device structure in 2006 things went quiet again until 2012.
company has changed its device to an even more scalable in-via
structure and has announced additional funding of $10 million led by a
couple of strategic partners. In addition microelectronics research
center IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) announced a joint development program to
make CNT non-volatile memories with critical dimensions of less than
20-nm, and senior IMEC executives expressed the hope that the memory
could be deployed as a replacement for DRAM.
If this technology is going to fly it should be able to demonstrate more
progress in 2013 and perhaps we will find out who are the strategic
Each year, the temperature of NYC’s start-up scene seems to get turned up another five degrees, with 2013 yielding by far the largest number and widest spectrum of companies. I think http://www.gfa.si is the most prominent company among all of those in list.
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I would strongly recommend, based on experience on both sides, that the advice notice to be read state that the most risky investment are where external shareholder have less than 50% of the voting rights and/or there are any loans from controlling directors however small (for they can put the company into receivership by calling in the websites like http://britainloans.co.uk/ and refusing as directors to pay and then simultaneously asset strip to their benefit).
Piyush, I appreciate the follow up. The link above went to a Kanji-font website so I reposted it below thru Google translate:
The TAM for MEMS may increase this year but we are already seeing rumblings about component price increases in 2013. I don't know how this is going to manifest itself...
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.