Semiconductors

Kandou

Solutions for Faster, Energy-Efficient Electronic Devices

Semiconductors

Kandou

Solutions for Faster, Energy-Efficient Electronic Devices

121

Patent References to IEEE

$336M

Business Valuation

121

Patent References to IEEE

$336M

Business Valuation

Kandou designs high-speed, energy and pin-efficient serial links connecting integrated circuit components such as processor and memory, or processor and processor.

Serial links account for a major part of the energy consumption of electronic devices and represent an energy and speed bottleneck. Any improvement in their design directly leads to faster and more energy-efficient electronic devices. Kandou's technology uses a new mode of transmission on serial links to transmit more bits on existing connections, using less energy.

A Swiss startup co-founded in 2011 by former postdoc, Harm Cronie, and his Professor, Amin Shokrollahi, while at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Kandou was spun-off after raising $10 million in venture funding. In 2019 Kandou acquired an additional investment of $56 million raising its total funding to nearly $100 million.32 Kandou licenses its technology to leading semiconductor companies including Marvell Technology Group and Coherent Logix. It has a valuation of $224m - $336m (Dealroom.co estimates Sep 2019).

The patents included in this study are for the original serial link technology from which Kandou raised its early funding. The patents are very highly cited and most have many references to IEEE prior art (121 total, an average of 10 each).

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