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The 10 Hottest Semiconductor Startups Of 2023 (So Far)
These semiconductor startups could benefit from the hype around generative AI that has some companies looking at alternatives to GPU powerhouse Nvidia and better ways to architect systems. Some of these young companies are working on foundational or adjacent technologies that could improve the way AI work is computed in the future.
Ventana Micro Systems
Founder, Chairman, President, CEO: Balaji Baktha
Ventana Micro Systems wants to move the data center and edge markets away from x86 and Arm processors to the open standard RISC-V chip architecture with high-performance CPU designs.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based startup in December revealed the Veyron V1 chip, which it called the “highest-performing” RISC-V chip with a frequency of 3.6GHz. The company said the chip is also the “first RISC-V processor to provide single thread performance that is competitive with the latest incumbent processors for data center, automotive, 5G, AI and client applications.” The Veyron V1 has the “highest single-socket performance among competing architectures,” too, Ventana said.
The company revealed the processor—which it plans to offer in a chiplet form that other companies can integrate into chip packages—after raising $55 million in funding from investors earlier in 2022.