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The 10 Hottest Semiconductor Startup Companies Of 2021
These semiconductor startups are offering novel ways to improve the performance, efficiency, economics and bandwidth of servers and beyond with new takes on CPUs, accelerators and connectivity solutions.
Ventana Micro Systems
Top Executive: Balaji Baktha, CEO
Ventana Micro Systems is developing high-performance data center RISC-V CPUs it said can provide “best-in-class” single-threaded performance for cloud, enterprise, 5G, edge and automotive applications. The Cupertino, Calif.-based startup announced in September that it had raised $38 million from investors, including the founders of Marvell Technology Group. The startup is developing the CPUs using the open-source RISC-V instruction set and a multi-core chiplet design, which it said will make the processors “highly portable across different fabs and process nodes.” In addition to make processors for the broader data center market, the startup plans to offer customized chips that will enable hyperscalers “to achieve rapid productization while being able to innovate and differentiate.”