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Shanghai opens incubator for More-than-Moore devices

Posted: 20 Oct 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Moore's Law? Mora-than-Moore? hardware accelerator? incubator?

More than Moore has enough pull for VCs?

The semiconductor industry has long been frustrated over the investment community's lack of interest in hardware development.

Will More-than-Moore prove more attractive?

"Selected areas of the More-than-Moore fields are in this dynamic at the moment, but not all of them," said Yole's Eloy. "Look at the changes happening in the imaging industry. This is generating a very high level of interest for financial investors."

But despite support from the Shanghai government and China's Academy of Science, it takes a lot of optimism to think that SITRI has the influence to re-ignite VC investment in hardware development. It's almost impossible for hardware start-ups to prove that they can create value as fast as Internet companies do.

The only way to tip this unfair balance might be to demonstrate that it's possible to make money in hardware investment by "investing in functions," Eloy said. The key is developing hardware in association with software, which in turn enables functions for system companies, he added.

The industry's commitment to buck the collapse of hardware investment was strong, determined and clearly visible at the recently held opening event for SITRI's hardware incubator in Silicon Valley.

SITRI

(Source: SITRI)

Participants in the opening included investors, technology leaders and entrepreneurs. Those who joined in a group photo are, from left to right:

  • Roy Kong, SVC Angel
  • Yuezai Yu, Zhangjiang Development Strategy Institute
  • Peter Himes, General Manager of SITRI Innovations
  • Charles Yang, president of SITRI
  • Xi Wang, Director General, SIMIT
  • Ambassador Luo, China Consul to SF
  • Kurt Peterson, Silicon Valley Band of Angels
  • Ping Wu, SummitView Capital
  • Tao Wang, Tsinghua University
  • Jianyue Pan, TEEC and SummitView
  • John Yu, Oriza Ventures
  • - Junko Yoshida
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