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April - 2016 issue > 20 Most Promising Semiconductor Companies-2016  


Company Management Description
Applied Micro Circuits
Corporation [NASDAQ: AMCC]
Santa Clara, CA
apm.com
Dr. Paramesh Gopi
President & CEO

Delivers computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud
infrastructure and data centers

Cactus Semiconductor
Chandler, AZ
cactussemiconductor.com
James McDonald
Founder & President

Provides optimized solutions for custom analog and mixed signal
integrated circuit (IC) requirements

Cavium [NASDAQ: CAVM]
San Jose, CA
cavium.com
Syed Ali
President & CEO

Provides highly integrated semiconductor processors that enable
intelligent networking, communications, storage, video and security
applications

DXCorr Design Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA
dxcorr.com
Nirmalya Ghosh
CEO

Provider of edge Physical IP solutions in advanced process nodes for
SoC designs in low power applications

GeneSiC Semiconductor
Dulles, VA
genesicsemi.com
Dr. Ranbir Singh
Founder

Provider of Silicon Carbide technology for high power semiconductor
products

 
GigaCom Semiconductor
San Jose, CA
gigacomsemi.com
Venkata Simhadri
President & CEO

Provides high-speed serial data interface (serDes) IP for developing lowpower
SoC in various networking applications

InvenSense, Inc. [NYSE: INVN]
San Jose, CA
invensense.com
Behrooz Abdi
President & CEO

Provider of intelligent sensor solutions that address the emerging needs
of many mass-market applications

 
MaxLinear [NYSE: MXL]
Carlsbad, CA
maxlinear.com
Kishore Seendripu
CEO

A fabless system-on-chip product company, designing highly integrated,
radio-frequency, and mixed-signal Communications ICs for broadband
and infrastructure applications

Microchip Technology
[NASDAQ: MCHP]
Chandler, AZ
microchip.com
 
Steve Sanghi
Chairman & CEO

Provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, low-risk product
development, lower total system cost, and faster time to market for
thousands of diverse customer applications

 
OmniPHY
San Jose, CA
omniphysemi.com

Ritesh Saraf
CEO

A provider of differentiated interface IP, offering customers greater
design margins and fast time-to-market for emerging standards

Open-Silicon, Inc.
Milpitas, CA
open-silicon.com
 
Taher Madraswala
President & CEO

Provider of system-optimized Application Specific Integrated Circuits
(ASIC) solution

 
Real Intent, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA
realintent.com

Prakash Narain
President & CEO

Provides comprehensive CDC verification, advanced RTL Analysis and
Sign-off solutions to eliminate complex failure modes of SoCs and
FPGAs

 
RFIC Solutions, Inc.
San Jose, CA
rficsolutions.com
 
Dr. Sanjay Moghe
CEO

A fabless RF Design House that focuses on highly integrated system on
chip (SOC) wireless solutions

Semtech Corporation
[NASDAQ:SMTC]
Camarillo, CA
semtech.com
Mohan Maheshwaran
President & CEO

Provider of high-quality analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products

 
Sierra Circuits, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA
protoexpress.com
 
Ken Bahl
President & CEO
Bala Bahl
VP of Operations & Co-Owner

One-stop shop for design, fabrication, and assembly of PCBs

 
SiTime
Sunnyvale, CA
sitime.com
 
Rajesh Vashist
CEO

An analog semiconductor company that offers MEMS-based silicon
timing solutions

 
SoftMachines
Santa Clara, CA
softmachines.com
Mahesh Lingareddy
Founder, Vice-Chairman & CEO

Offers VISC architecture-based processor and SoC products for major
performance computing platforms

Solido Design Automation
San Jose, CA
solidodesign.com
Amit Gupta
President & CEO

Provides electronic design automation software for variation-Aware
integrated circuit design

Synapse Design
Santa Clara, CA
synapse-da.com
Satish Bagalkotkar
CEO & Co-Founder

Delivers design services and builds complex SoCs, to assist clients in
developing next generation flagship products

Mirabilis Design
Sunnyvale, CA
mirabilisdesign.com
Deepak Shankar
CEO

A systems simulation software company for the performance and power
optimization of electronics and embedded software architectures