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Silicon Catalyst

Silicon Catalyst

Incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon semiconductors

Silicon Catalyst is a California based incubator providing consultation and manufacturing services to silicon semiconductor startups. The company partners with semiconductor companies, experts, investors, and universities to enable startups to realize their potential. As of March 2019, the company has admitted 18 semiconductor startups to build their prototypes and products.

Service

The company has a global outreach program to find early-stage semiconductor startups. Shortlisted candidates are screened then accepted into the incubator program. Startups can also apply for consideration through the company’s website. Once accepted, it provides an ecosystem of tools and resources that would otherwise be hard to acquire for startups. These include EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tools, PDK (Pro Data Key) access, foundry wafers, test equipment, design services, and technical and business capabilities like software development, patent filing, and financial management.

The incubation period lasts for 2 years where a startup gets to work with industry specialists, financial advisors and customers to introduce and test their ideas and products.

History

Rick Lazansky founded the company in 2014 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. As of March 2019, the company had over 100 Silicon Valley veterans providing guidance and support for startups who are accepted in the incubator. Companies who have completed the incubator include GMK, Cloptech, Ayar Labs, and Aeponyx.



Timeline

March 30, 2019

Soitec Becomes Strategic Partner of Silicon Catalyst Start-up Incubator

Silicon Catalyst, incubator focused on accelerating solutions in silicon announced Soitec, a world leader in designing and manufacturing innovative semiconductor materials, as its first European Strategic Partner.

People

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Alain Bismuth

Employee



Daniel Armbrust

Employee



Larry Chao

Advisor



Larry Chao

Employee



Michael Craig Goldman

Employee



Mike Noonen

Founder



Nick Kepler

COO



Pete Rodriguez

CEO



Rich Goldman

Employee



Rick Lazansky

Chairman, Co-Founder



Tarun Verma

Managing Partner



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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Take Five with Warren, S.5, Ep.9: Tarun Verma, Silicon Catalyst

Apr 9, 2015

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