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Silicon Catalyst Expands Ecosystem with 4 Additional In-Kind Partners

Daniel Nenni

Staff member
September 9, 2020 – Silicon Valley - Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, announced today the expansion of its ecosystem with the addition of four companies to its comprehensive family of In-Kind Partners (IKP). These include:

• DXCorr – Full custom physical design
• Efabless – Configurable open-source SoC design templates
SalesDev.Global – Sales training workshops and coaching
Tessolve – Semiconductor and System Engineering services & solutions provider

Silicon Catalyst has created a unique ecosystem to provide critical support to semiconductor hardware start-ups, including tools and services from a comprehensive network of In-Kind Partners (IKPs) to dramatically reduce the cost of chip development. These Portfolio Companies utilize IKP tools and services including design tools, simulation software, design services, foundry PDK access and MPW runs, test program development, tester access, and banking and legal services. Additionally, the startups can tap into the world-class Silicon Catalyst network of advisors and investors.

“We are very excited to bring on these four new In-Kind Partners to further extend our growing ecosystem. Our Portfolio Companies are developing products for a broad spectrum of market segments and can now take advantage of the wide range of services offered by these partners ranging from IP, design templates, chip design and post silicon technical services as well as sales training workshops,” stated Tarun Verma, Managing Partner at Silicon Catalyst.

In-Kind Partner Details:


DXCorr is the last independent stronghold for the art and craft of full-custom physical design or, as it was once known, semiconductor design. We know that the PPA of physical IP will determine the overall performance of a chip. The final frontier for performance comes from the countless degrees of freedom afforded by physical design - where everything can be optimized down to the shape of a transistor and placement of a wire. Further information can be found at


Efabless accelerates the development of new products and initial proof of concepts through a novel solution based on configurable open-source SoC design templates and automated design generation. Non-IC experts use this solution to rapidly, cost-effectively and easily create custom silicon. IC designers use the solution to dramatically reduce cost and time to market for proof of concept of new and exciting ICs. Our model is extendible to advanced packaging, software, subsystems and full systems. Efabless has partnered with a broad range of industry leading companies to develop the Efabless platform, advance open source and open innovation models in electronics and facilitate IC design for novel applications not sufficiently addressed by traditional design business models. Efabless is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit


SalesDev.Global provides live sales coaching and on-demand support to help technology startups meet customers and grow sales. Members get private mentoring, weekly public roleplay sessions and expert training designed for the challenging enterprise sales environment. SalesDev.Global gives startups proven tools and hands-on techniques to shape their technology into the products customers want, and sell them profitably. For more information, visit www.SalesDev.Global


Tessolve offers a unique combination of both pre-silicon and post-silicon expertise to provide an efficient turnkey solution for silicon bring-up, spec to the product. With 2100+ employees worldwide, Tessolve enables customers a faster time-to-market through deep domain expertise in Analog, Digital, Mixed Signal, and RF, broad ATE platform experience, embedded software services, and built-in infrastructure including three test floors, characterization, reliability, and system-test labs. Tessolve allows customers to leverage high-end engineering in an optimized cost model by being able to scale teams to meet exact customer needs. For more information, visit
About Silicon Catalyst
It’s About What’s Next® - Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, building a coalition of In-Kind and Strategic Partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. Close to 350 startup companies have engaged with Silicon Catalyst since April 2015, with a total of 31 startup and early-stage companies admitted to the incubator. 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 a path to design tools, silicon devices, networking, access to funding, banking and marketing acumen to successfully launch and grow their companies’ novel technology solutions.