- Picocom is a semiconductor company that designs and markets open RAN standard-compliant baseband SoCs and carrier-grade software products for 5G small cell infrastructure.
- Picocom is headquartered in Hangzhou, China, and has R&D engineering sites in Beijing, China and Bristol, UK.
- Picocom is a private, venture capital-funded company, with secured investments from several investment institutions including Zhejiang Siwisdom Equity Investment Management Co. Ltd. and Casstar.
- Picocom founding members have extensive experience in leading teams in wireless baseband for infrastructure design.
- Picocom aims to empower wireless innovation by delivering class-leading 5G small cell technology and products.
- Picocom is a proud member of the Small Cell Forum, O-RAN Alliance and Telecom Infra Project wireless industry associations.
Zhejiang Siwisdom Equity Investment
Management Co. Ltd.
Originating in Silicon Valley, USA, Zhejiang Siwisdom Equity Investment Management Co. Ltd. is a venture capital fund management company focused on serving early-stage technological and business innovation. It is one of China’s most prestigious capital investment institutions and cites a management fund portfolio investment history that spans over 10 billion yuan. The company has won a number of industry accolades including ranking in the Forbes 2015 China Top 20 Venture Capital Institutions List.
Casstar is a “one-stop” comprehensive platform for incubation and venture capital investment for key technology commercialisation. By combining top talent, innovative technology, professional angel funds and personalised services, Casstar has successfully developed a “four-in-one” mode for commercialisation of scientific achievements which integrates talents, technology, capital and services.
Founded in 2006, CTC Capital was formed by a team from the largest semiconductor investment firm in Asia Pacific. After more than 20 years’ dedication, the team has made over 180 investment deals in the semiconductor field, with US $billions of total market value, half of which have been successfully listed or sold. In addition to investments in TSMC, UMC, MediaTek, Novatek, KYEC, Hejian, CSMC (CRC Shanghua Technology), AOS, Spreadtrum, Pixart and dozens of other well-known semiconductor companies throughout the industry, we have also created outstanding investment performance in related technology industries.
We are committed to being the most valuable partner to entrepreneurs and the most trusted venture capital firm in the semiconductor field.
Vertex Ventures China, founded in 2008, has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. It is currently managing both Dollar and RMB funds, with assets under management of over ¥10 billion. Vertex Ventures China invests in high-growth innovative start-ups across mainland China, covering the fields of deep tech, new digital economy and health industry. It provides funding support and value-add services to portfolio companies in their growth stage and enjoys close relationships with China’s top decision-makers, talent and influencers. The founder, Tay Choon Chong, is featured in Forbes 2018 and Forbes 2019 as “China’s TOP 100 Venture Capitalists”.
Legend Star, founded in 2008, provides entrepreneurs with a featured service package of “early investment and in-depth incubation.” Legend Star focuses on cutting-edge technology, TMT and health care investment, and proactively deploys investments in such cutting-edge fields as intelligent machines, Internet plus traditional industries, biological technologies, as well as medical apparatus and instruments. Meanwhile, Legend Star manages and operates “CEO Training Program,” offering entrepreneurs professional startup practice training for free. In addition, the “Legend Star Union” provides service and shares resources for entrepreneurs, helps enterprise fast growth, creates Legend Star business ecosystem.
Andes Technology Corporation is a world-class creator of innovative high-performance/low-power 32/64-bit processor cores and associated development environment to serve the rapidly growing global embedded system applications. The company delivers superior low power CPU cores, including the comprehensive RISC-V V5 family of processor IPs, with integrated development environment and associated software/hardware solutions for efficient SoC design. Up to the end of 2019, the cumulative volume of Andes-Embedded™ SoCs has surpassed the 5-billion mark. Andes Technology’s comprehensive CPU line includes extensible entry-level, mid-range and high-end families.
For more information, please visit www.andestech.com.
Arteris IP provides network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP to accelerate system-on-chip (SoC) semiconductor assembly for a wide range of applications from AI to automobiles, mobile phones, IoT, cameras, SSD controllers, and servers. Arteris IP products include the Ncore® cache coherent and FlexNoC® non-coherent interconnect IP, the CodaCache® standalone last level cache, and optional Resilience Package (ISO 26262 functional safety), FlexNoC AI Package, and PIANO® automated timing closure capabilities.
CEVA is the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing platforms. Our technology portfolio includes a variety of Digital Signal Processors, AI processors, wireless platforms (5G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NB-IoT) and complementary software for sensor fusion, image enhancement, computer vision, voice input and artificial intelligence, all of which are key enabling technologies for a smarter, connected world. More than 1 billion CEVA-powered devices ship annually.
For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com.
At imec.IC-link we help innovators, entrepreneurs and universities realize their prototype and volume ASIC ideas with a complete package of tailored services. Our world-class experts and a global network of trusted partners offer customized support across the entire IC value chain, from imagination to mass production. We are a TSMC value chain aggregator for Europe, North America, Russia, Brazil, India and China.
Imec.IC-link is part of imec, an R&D hub for nano- and digital technologies, with HQ in Leuven, Belgium.
For more information visit www.imec-int.com/en/iclink.
Since its founding in 1982, PALTEK’s core business has been selling semiconductors to Japanese telecommunications equipment manufacturers, as well as providing contract design services, and being a consulting partner in customer product development. PALTEK will contribute to our customers’ development by providing optimal solutions based on our corporate philosophy of “kyo-sei” (cooperative growth).
For more information about PALTEK, see www.paltek.co.jp
Moortec is the go-to leader for innovative in-chip monitoring technologies and sensing fabrics. The company is dedicated to maximizing performance, optimizing power utilization, and enabling highly accurate in-chip analytics across many sectors, including AI, Data Center, 5G & Consumer and Automotive applications.
For more information, visit www.moortec.com.
UltraSoC is a pioneering developer of analytics and monitoring technology at the heart of the systems-on-chip (SoCs) that power today’s electronic products. The company’s embedded analytics technology allows product designers to add advanced cybersecurity, functional safety and performance tuning features; and it helps resolve critical issues such as increasing system complexity and ever-decreasing time-to-market. UltraSoC’s technology is delivered as semiconductor IP and software to customers in the avionics and aerospace, automotive, computing and communications industries.
For more information, visit www.ultrasoc.com.