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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.
Top Executive: Renee James, CEO
Ampere Computing is taking on Intel and AMD in the data center with Arm-based CPUs it said can outperform competing processors. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup disclosed earlier this year that it has landed Tencent, Bytedance, Equinix, Cloudflare and uCLoud as customers in addition to previously disclosed engagements with Microsoft and Oracle. At the same time, the chipmaker is expanding its OEM coverage beyond Gigabyte and Wiwynn to Foxconn and Inspur Group. The company is also starting to design its own custom cores for processors, going beyond its original strategy of using core designs from Arm for its 80-core Altra and 128-core Altra Max CPUs. The company’s CPUs are now publicly available in public instances provided by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.