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WEBINAR: Maximizing Exit Valuations for Technology Companies

WEBINAR: Maximizing Exit Valuations for Technology Companies
by Daniel Nenni on 07-21-2021 at 10:00 am

Silicon Catalyst Exit Webinar

I had the opportunity to speak with Pete Rodriguez and Alain Labat in regards to the upcoming webinar on M&A. I have worked with both Pete and Alain in the past so I can tell you personally that this event will be well worth your time. This is truly an all star cast with a collective experience base with billions of dollars worth of … Read More


CEO Interview: Pete Rodriguez of Silicon Catalyst

CEO Interview: Pete Rodriguez of Silicon Catalyst
by Daniel Nenni on 07-16-2021 at 6:00 am

Pete Rodriguez Silicon Catalyst

Pete Rodriguez has over 35 years of experience in the Semiconductor industry. Pete is currently CEO of Silicon Catalyst and on the board of Hysai, advisory board of Harvest Management Partners and an observer on the boards of Mentium Technologies, Espre Technologies and Owl AI. Pete was formerly VP & GM of Interface and Power… Read More


Silicon Catalyst and Cornell University Are Expanding Opportunities for Startups Like Geegah

Silicon Catalyst and Cornell University Are Expanding Opportunities for Startups Like Geegah
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-24-2021 at 6:00 am

Silicon Catalyst and Cornell University Are Expanding Opportunities

SemiWiki has covered many aspects of Silicon Catalyst, from their business model to notable industry events and profiles of promising startups. You can get some perspective on the breadth and depth of Silicon Catalyst here. In this post, I’ll explore an aspect of the broader collaboration the organization is engaging in. It is… Read More


Silicon Catalyst is Bringing Its Unique Startup Platform to the UK

Silicon Catalyst is Bringing Its Unique Startup Platform to the UK
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-08-2021 at 10:00 am

Silicon Catalyst is Bringing Its Unique Startup Platform to the UK

Silicon Catalyst is a unique startup incubator / accelerator that focuses exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon (including chips, IP, MEMS & sensors). The organization has an extensive support infrastructure that includes preferred access to IP, design tools, business infrastructure and fab/assembly. … Read More


Demystifying Angel Investing

Demystifying Angel Investing
by Daniel Nenni on 04-19-2021 at 6:00 am

Silicon Catalyst

Recently we published the article Semiconductor Startups – Are they back? which went SemiWiki viral with 30k+ views. It’s certainly a sign of the times with M&A activity still running at a brisk rate. During the day I help emerging companies with business development including raising money and sell-side acquisitions… Read More


Silicon Catalyst and mmTron are Helping to Make mmWave 5G a Reality

Silicon Catalyst and mmTron are Helping to Make mmWave 5G a Reality
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-22-2021 at 10:00 am

Silicon Catalyst and mmTron are Helping to Make 5G a Reality

Everyone is talking about 5G these days. The buildout is beginning. The newest iPhone supports the new 3GPP standard. Excitement is building. But there is a back story to all this. Silicon Catalyst recently added a new company called mmTron to their incubator program. These folks are millimeter wave experts and that turns out to… Read More


Silicon Catalyst’s Semi Industry Forum – All-Star Cast Didn’t Disappoint

Silicon Catalyst’s Semi Industry Forum – All-Star Cast Didn’t Disappoint
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-18-2020 at 10:00 am

Silicon Catalysts Semi Industry Forum – All Star Cast Didnt Disappoint

A few weeks ago I wrote about an upcoming event Silicon Catalyst was hosting, the Semiconductor Industry Forum – A View to the Future. I mentioned a high-profile group of presenters: Don Clark, Contributing Journalist, New York Times as moderator;  Mark Edelstone, Chairman of Global Semiconductor Investment Banking, Morgan… Read More


Chip Startups are Succeeding with Silicon Catalyst and Partners Like Arm

Chip Startups are Succeeding with Silicon Catalyst and Partners Like Arm
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-04-2020 at 6:00 am

Chip Start Ups are Succeeding with Silicon Catalyst and Partners Like Arm

Earlier this year I wrote about Silicon Catalyst and a potent new addition to their In-Kind and Strategic Partner Programs, Arm. Fast-forward to today and there are real results to report.  As I mentioned in the prior post, Silicon Catalyst provides a unique incubator environment which includes deeply discounted technology … Read More


Silicon Catalyst Hosts Semiconductor Industry Forum – A View to the Future … it’s about what’s next®

Silicon Catalyst Hosts Semiconductor Industry Forum – A View to the Future … it’s about what’s next®
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-20-2020 at 10:00 am

A View to the Future ... its about whats next

Silicon Catalyst has been hosting semiconductor forums since 2018. At these events, a group of industry leaders gathers to discuss trends in the semiconductor industry and what the future may hold as a result. I recently had an opportunity to speak with Pete Rodriguez, CEO at Silicon Catalyst. Pete explained that these forums … Read More


Silicon Catalyst Announces a New Startup Ecosystem for MEMS Led by Industry Veteran Paul Pickering and supported by STMicroelectronics

Silicon Catalyst Announces a New Startup Ecosystem for MEMS Led by Industry Veteran Paul Pickering and supported by STMicroelectronics
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-12-2020 at 10:00 am

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A little over a month ago, I wrote about the substantial support that Silicon Catalyst and Arm were providing for chip startups. There have been many incubators for technology companies over the years. These organizations typically provide office space, some basic infrastructure, advisory help and sometimes access to seed … Read More