16 analog, MEMS and sensor startups to follow in 2016 : Page 2 of 4

January 11, 2016 // By Peter Clarke
The flow of startups addressing the non-digital part of the electronics universe seems to be increasing along with the opportunities in analog, power, RF, sensors.

Analog Computing Solutions Inc. (Bloomington, Indiana), founded in 2013, is developing a neural network IC that monitors sensor data for key events and thereby allows microcontrollers to stay in sleep mode until required. www.analogcomputingsolutions.com

(See Startup plans neural network front-end for sensor systems).

Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd. (Cambridge, England) was set up in 2008 to form a hot plate metal oxide (MOX) based sensor that reacts with various gas molecules. The company came to market with the CCS800 product family using standard CMOS technology. The use of a membrane provides fast response times due to the ability to heat the micro-hotplate quickly. www.ccmoss.com

(See Swann to chair Cambridge CMOS Sensors). 

Chirp Microsystems Inc. (Berkeley, 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), founded in 2014, develops machine vision sensors based on asynchronous pixel sensor technology. Such systems can be optimized for low power, high dynamic range and low data rate rather than for resolution and a superior human-viewable image. www.chronocam.com

(See Asynch image sensor boosts machine vision).

Cricket Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd. (Bengaluru, India), founded in 2014, aims to establish India's first high-volume 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

(See Indian wafer fab will be specialty foundry).

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