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The 10 Hottest Semiconductor Startups Of 2021 (So Far)

Dylan Martin

These startups are taking on semiconductor heavyweights like Intel and Nvidia with new kinds of silicon solutions for compute, storage and networking, many of which are headed for the data center.

Tachyum

Top Executive: Radoslav Danilak, CEO

Tachyum is taking on Intel, AMD, Nvidia and other silicon compute vendors with what it calls the “world’s first universal processor,” which it says can replace the functions of CPUs, GPUs and other kinds of compute processors while providing higher performance and power efficiency. The Las Vegas-based startup recently announced that customers can now test its Prodigy processor with the company’s FPGA-based emulation system. A four-socket reference design motherboard is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of this year. Tachyum claims that its Prodigy processor can run legacy x86, Arm and RISC-V binaries and outperform Intel’s fastest Xeon processors across data center, AI and high-performance computing workloads while consuming 10 times less power. The startup says Prodigy can also outperform Nvidia’s fastest GPU in AI and HPC workloads.

 
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