SILICON VALLEY, California, March 28, 2022 – Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions, announced the addition of 5 companies to the comprehensive In-Kind Partner program, including 360Work, CentralApp, Cliosoft, HDL Design House and InteliSpark.
Silicon Catalyst has a created a network of In-Kind Partners (IKP) that lowers the capital expenses associated with the design and fabrication of silicon-based ICs, sensors, and MEMS devices. With this announcement, the number of Silicon Catalyst IKPs totals 55 companies, offering advanced design tools and services from a comprehensive network of In-Kind Partners (IKPs). The startups in the Silicon Catalyst Incubator utilize IKP tools and services including design tools, simulation software, design services, foundry PDK access and MPW runs, test program development, tester access, along with banking and legal services.
“Since our launch in 2015, Silicon Catalyst has equipped startup companies in the semiconductor industry with tools and services to launch new, innovative technologies. Having these companies join our IKP ecosystem further enables Silicon Catalyst’s mission to empower new semiconductor companies and assist them in delivering solutions to tackle the industry’s greatest challenges,” stated Tarun Verma, Managing Partner at Silicon Catalyst.
“We are very pleased to join Silicon Catalyst as an In-Kind Partner to provide design data and IP management solutions to their incubator companies. Setting up engineering best practices early is imperative to any startup’s success. Design and IP management solutions are the foundations of these practices. Cliosoft’s design data and IP management solutions are best-in-class. With 400+ customers worldwide and many of them startups, our small footprint solutions are favored for their ease of use and administration. We believe that this partnership will help Silicon Catalyst’s incubator companies scale and become successful,” said Srinath Anantharaman, Chief Executive Officer at Cliosoft.
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Cliosoft software helps deliver quality products to market faster by enabling collaborative design data management, IP management, and IP reuse. Cliosoft enables semiconductor companies, universities, and institutions to create innovative products that are shaping today’s digital and analog world. Used by 400+ customers worldwide, Cliosoft software helps deliver quality products to market faster by enabling collaborative design data management, IP management, and IP reuse. Cliosoft customers include the top 20 semiconductor companies worldwide. www.cliosoft.com
Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon (including IP, MEMS & sensors), building a coalition of in-kind and strategic partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. More than 600 startup companies worldwide have engaged with Silicon Catalyst and we have admitted 46 exciting companies. Silicon Power Technology, our Chengdu Joint Venture, has admitted 35 additional startups in China. With a world-class network of mentors to advise startups, Silicon Catalyst is helping new semiconductor companies address the challenges in moving from idea to realization. The incubator/accelerator supplies startups with a path to design tools, silicon devices, networking, access to funding, banking and marketing acumen to successfully launch and grow their companies’ novel technology solutions. Silicon Catalyst has been named the Semiconductor Review’s 2021 Top-10 Solutions Company award winner.
The Silicon Catalyst Angels was established in July 2019 as a separate organization to provide access to seed and Series A funding for Silicon Catalyst portfolio companies.