EE Times Silicon 60: 2016's Emerging Companies to Watch: Page 4 of 11

September 20, 2016 // By Peter Clarke
EE Times introduces v17.1 of the Silicon 60 list of emerging companies.

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Chirp Microsystems Inc. (Albany, Calif.) was founded in 2013 to commercialize a low-power ultrasonic gesture recognition technology intended for use in mobile and wearable devices. Developed by a team of researchers from BSAC (Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center) and SwarmLAB at UC Berkeley and UC Davis, Chirp uses MEMS ultrasound transducers to detect and track a user's gestures in 3D space www.chirpmicro.com

Chronocam AS (Paris, France) is a startup company founded in 2014 that develops machine vision sensors and systems based on asynchronous pixel sensor technology. The novel architecture creates an image sensor that is closer to a biological model and a method of reporting image changes reduces off-chip bandwidth requirements and system power consumption. Chronocam has received seed investment from Robert Bosch Venture Capital and CEA Investissement. www.chronocam.com

Credo Semiconductor Inc. (Milpitas, Calif.) is a self-funded private fabless company founded in 2008 by three engineering veterans that had worked in Silicon Valley. Credo is focused on high-speed mixed-signal ICs and IP targeting the data center and enterprise networking markets.  The company’s SerDes include designs that have been implemented in 28nm and 16nm FinFET processes. www.credosemi.com

Cricket Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd. (Bengaluru, India), founded in 2014, aims to establish India's first high-volume, globally competitive production wafer fab focused on analog and power technologies. The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state of Madhya Pradesh and has plans to locate the fab on an industrial park on the outskirts of the city of Indore. www.cricketsemiconductor.com

Crossbar Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) is a 2010 spin-off from University of Michigan that has developed a resistive random access memory (ReRAM) based on the movement of silver ions through amorphous silicon to form a filamentary structure. The company is aiming to produce multi-layered stand-alone terabyte memory die as well as integrating the technology in standard CMOS logic to provide embedded non-volatile memory. www.crossbar-inc.com

Dispelix Oy (Haukipudas, Finland), founded in 2015, has developed special gratings and optical waveguides that can route an image from a display engine located in the frame of smart spectacles, directly to the wearer's retina. The company researchers have dealt with several issues typically associated with optical grating approach, namely rainbow effects and pattern artefacts due to transmissive diffraction. www.dispelix.com

Dyna Image Corp. (New Taipei City, Taiwan) formed as a spin off from Lite-On Semiconductor in 2013. Develops and sells optical and inertial sensors, hybrid sensors and sensor fusion software. www.dyna-image.com