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The 10 Hottest Semiconductor Startups Of 2020
These semiconductor startups are, in some cases, competing with heavyweights like Intel and AMD or creating complementary hardware, such as storage accelerators or data processing units, that can improve system performance or even shake up the economics of data centers.
CEO: Uri Beitler
Founded by flash storage industry veterans from Samsung, M-Systems and XtremIO, Pliops aims to shake up data center storage economics with a hardware accelerator.
After raising $30 million in a Series B funding round from Intel, Western Digital and Xilinx in 2019, the San Jose, Calif.-based startup announced in July that its Storage Processor had been tested by more than 10 tier-one cloud and enterprise companies and proved to boost storage performance by more than 10 times, reduce latency by up to 1,000 times and increase flash price-performance by more than 90 percent.
Use cases for the Pliops Storage Processor include application acceleration, dynamic capacity expansion, drive fail protection and extended life for SSDs.