EvoNexus partners with Arm to help early-stage silicon start-ups

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EvoNexus, a leading non-profit technology incubator for startups based in California, is partnering with Arm to assist early-stage silicon startups.

The partnership is intended to reduce the cost of launching new ventures through no-cost access to Arm Flexible Access for Startups.

The convergence of AI and 5G is expected to result in trillions of connected smart devices worldwide coming online, and innovation from silicon startups is seen as playing a crucial role in enabling these devices.

EvoNexus portfolio companies utilising the Flexible Access for Startups program through the EvoNexus and Arm strategic partnership will:

  • Have access to industry-proven Arm IP, along with dedicated technical support from Arm engineers, at no cost
  • Be able to experiment, design, and tape-out prototypes with the right IP mix that fulfills their design requirements with no fees due to Arm
  • Reduce their R&D costs, risks, and time to market by using the most proven portfolio of processing IP and tools.

"EvoNexus’ partnership with Arm arrives at a time when silicon start-ups have a significant opportunity to create new devices addressing a plethora of nascent markets being created through enhanced mobile broadband (5G) including IoT, mobile edge computing, automotive, telemedicine, and AR/VR/XR,” said Rory Moore, CEO, co-founder EvoNexus and founder Peregrine Semiconductor & Silicon Wave. “Since its inception, EvoNexus has launched semiconductor startups; 20 companies created and 6 acquired. Arm provides important guidance on industry trends and opportunities where startups can play a meaningful role.”

“Silicon start-ups are fuelling innovation across a range of growth areas including IoT, endpoint AI and automotive,” added Dipti Vachani, senior vice president and general manager, Automotive and IoT Line of Business at Arm. “Through a combination of EvoNexus’ entrepreneurial ecosystem and simple access to Arm’s wide-ranging IP portfolio, we are helping accelerate silicon start-ups’ path to success through a low-cost, low-risk journey to SoC design.”

EvoNexus has established a unique ecosystem that comprises of OEMs, Venture Capital, In-house Mentors, EDA tool partners, Foundry PDK, and MPW runs to enable cutting edge innovation at a greatly reduced cost to start-ups.