Top Executive: Vinay Ravuri, CEO and Founder
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.
Emerging from stealth mode in November, EdgeQ dubs itself as delivering the world’s first 5G Base Station-on-a-chip with the goal of bringing AI to the edge of the network with 5G. EdgeQ offers its AI-5G SoC for building 5G private wireless networks for IoT and industrial use cases, while the semiconductor startup’s RISC-V-based chip can perform AI functions for edge computing applications and improve network capabilities.
The startup is led by former Broadcom, Intel and Qualcomm executives including its CEO Vinay Ravuri who left Qualcomm as vice president of product management in 2018 to create EdgeQ. The startup recently added Qualcomm’s former CEO Paul Jacobs and former Qualcomm CTO Matt Grob as advisers.