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The 10 Hottest Semiconductor Companies To Watch In 2022

Dylan Martin

This group of semiconductor giants and chip startups are poised to make big waves in 2022 between new products, merger and acquisition deals and other newsworthy events.

Astera Labs

Top Executive: Jitendra Mohan, CEO

As server makers prepare to embrace Compute Express Link, Astera Labs is pitching itself as an integral building block for unlocking new levels of memory bandwidth and capacity with the open interconnect standard. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup told CRN late last year that it has hundreds of design wins with cloud service providers, OEMs and ODMs for its CXL connectivity solutions. If all goes to plan, this will boost the startup’s annual revenue to the nine figures in 2022, according to the startup. A critical part of Astera Labs’ portfolio is the Leo CXL Memory Accelerator platform, which it said is the first system-on-chip solution to create a unified, coherent memory space between CPUs, accelerators and other devices connected via CXL. With Intel and AMD set to introduce server processors with CXL support this year, 2022 could be a big year for Astera Labs.

 
Dylan Martin

Dylan Martin is a senior editor at CRN covering the semiconductor, PC, mobile device, and IoT beats. He has distinguished his coverage of the semiconductor industry thanks to insightful interviews with CEOs and top executives; scoops and exclusives about product, strategy and personnel changes; and analyses that dig into the why behind the news.   He can be reached at dmartin@thechannelcompany.com.

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