Tech Sector: Hardware
Key Product: PowerShrink Platform
The Lowdown: CMOS semiconductor startup SuVolta is looking to whittle down power consumption that integrated circuits have long been known for. According to the company, excessive consumption is one of the biggest hurdles semiconductors face across all product categories, and with its SuVolta PowerShrink platform, Los Gatos, Calif.-based SuVolta aims to help semiconductor companies cut chip power in half without loss of performance or functionality and without having to migrate to more advanced or expensive platforms. The company boasts power reductions of 50 percent or more at the same performance and the ability to reduce power leakage by 80 percent. SuVolta came out of stealth mode in June 2011.