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SigmaSense Ranked #1 US Semiconductor Early-stage Company by Number of Active Patents


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Silicon Valley, California – January 26, 2024 - Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions, is pleased to announce that SigmaSense, one of its Portfolio Companies, has achieved #1 ranking of active patents by Pitchbook for early-stage US semiconductor companies. The recently issued Pitchbook Emerging Tech Research report, “Vertical Snapshot: Semiconductor Scale-Ups”, also highlights that SigmaSense is ranked #6 on a world-wide basis, with its 417 active patents.


Dave French, CEO
John Price, Senior Director, DSP and Modeling

SigmaSense has pioneered a technology that reshapes interactions between digital systems and the physical world, heralding a new phase of enhanced digital sensing for the AI World. The company’s new approach to sensing utilizes a direct-to-digital technology, setting new benchmarks in speed, accuracy, efficiency, and noise resilience. By cutting through the noise, using low voltage signals, SigmaSense products advance the state of the art for targeted data extraction from the physical realm.

Sensed information is the catalyst to AI innovation across devices and applications, including mobile, automotive, battery sensing, digital signage, wearables, and touch displays. SigmaSense is backed by strategic investors including NXP, Foxconn, LG-MRI, E ink, Corning, and GIS. Detailed information about SigmaSense can be found at

David French, CEO of SigmaSense stated, “SigmaSense has developed a tremendously broad and highly valuable intellectual property portfolio. The company has now installed a focus on commercialization which builds on its ongoing technology and innovation emphasis.”

Pete Rodriguez, CEO of Silicon Catalyst stated, "SigmaSense is a very exciting company bringing revolutionary sensing solutions to the market, first introduced to Silicon Catalyst by TSMC, which highlighted them at a startup symposium. They then joined Silicon Catalyst and are now a leading alumni company from our program.”



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Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions, built on a comprehensive coalition of in-kind and strategic partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. More than 1000 startup companies worldwide have engaged with Silicon Catalyst and the company has admitted over 100 exciting companies. With a world-class network of mentors to advise startups, Silicon Catalyst is helping new semiconductor companies address the challenges in moving from idea to realization. The incubator/accelerator supplies startups with access to design tools, silicon devices, networking, and a path to funding, banking and marketing acumen to successfully launch and grow their companies’ novel technology solutions. Over the past eight years, the Silicon Catalyst model has proven to dramatically accelerate a startup’s trajectory while at the same time de-risking the equation for investors. Silicon Catalyst has been named the Semiconductor Review’s 2021 Top-10 Solutions Company award winner.

The Silicon Catalyst Angels was established in July 2019 as a separate organization to provide access to seed and Series A funding for Silicon Catalyst portfolio companies. SiliconCatalyst.UK. a subsidiary of Silicon Catalyst, was selected by the UK government to manage ChipStart UK, an early-stage semiconductor incubator funded by the UK government.

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