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Silicon Catalyst welcomes newest In-Kind Partners: 360Work, CentralApp, Cliosoft, HDL Design House and InteliSpark

Daniel Nenni

Staff member
Silicon Valley, California - March 28, 2022 - Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions, announced the addition of 5 companies to the comprehensive In-Kind Partner program, including 360Work, CentralApp, Cliosoft, HDL Design House and InteliSpark.

Silicon Catalyst has a created a network of In-Kind Partners (IKP) that lowers the capital expenses associated with the design and fabrication of silicon-based ICs, sensors, and MEMS devices. With this announcement, the number of Silicon Catalyst IKPs totals 55 companies, offering advanced design tools and services from a comprehensive network of In-Kind Partners (IKPs). The startups in the Silicon Catalyst Incubator utilize IKP tools and services including design tools, simulation software, design services, foundry PDK access and MPW runs, test program development, tester access, along with banking and legal services.

“Since our launch in 2015, Silicon Catalyst has equipped startup companies in the semiconductor industry with tools and services to launch new, innovative technologies. Having these companies join our IKP ecosystem further enables Silicon Catalyst’s mission to empower new semiconductor companies and assist them in delivering solutions to tackle the industry’s greatest challenges," stated Tarun Verma, Managing Partner at Silicon Catalyst.

360WORK is a modern AI-powered recruitment platform for hiring top-quality tech talents. The platform combines machine learning and human intelligence to offer an efficient and cost-effective hiring solution across semiconductor, deep-tech, software, data-science and a few other business sectors. We are passionate about startups and know how critical it is for them to hire the right people and put together the ideal team early on in their journey. 360Work understands that startups don't have time to go through hundreds of CVs or conduct ineffective interviews, and they can't afford to recruit the wrong person. 360WORK was created to provide the most efficient and cost-effective employment solution in the tech sector.

CentralApp is a West Virginia-based firm connecting companies with certified, affordable tech workers in Appalachia. Founded by West Virginians with deep roots in the tech world, CentralApp offers a network of onshore certified technology professionals to offer expert - and affordable - assistance in developing and configuring enterprise level platforms and tools including Salesforce and Hubspot.

Cliosoft software helps deliver quality products to market faster by enabling collaborative design data management, IP management, and IP reuse. Cliosoft enables semiconductor companies, universities, and institutions to create innovative products that are shaping today’s digital and analog world. Used by 400+ customers worldwide, Cliosoft software helps deliver quality products to market faster by enabling collaborative design data management, IP management, and IP reuse. Cliosoft customers include the top 20 semiconductor companies worldwide.

HDL Design House was founded in 2001 to address the challenges in SoC implementation that our customers face, empowering their overall experience and allowing them to be confident that the various system components have been fully and reliably engineered and tested. HDL Design House provides products and services in the area of digital design and verification, analog design, back end, IP/VIP development. The company has significant experience with ARM based SoC and was recognized as an ARM Approved Design Partner.

InteliSpark helps the innovative companies of tomorrow grow.

specializes in securing non-dilutive funding for start-ups through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and other government research funding programs. The company was formed in 2016 with the mission of providing assistance to include universities, venture capital firms, and economic development programs.

About Silicon Catalyst
It’s About What’s Next® - Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon (including IP, MEMS & sensors), building a coalition of in-kind and strategic partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. More than 600 startup companies worldwide have engaged with Silicon Catalyst and we have admitted 46 exciting companies. Silicon Power Technology, our Chengdu Joint Venture, has admitted 35 additional startups in China. 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. 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.

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360Work Saman Aria-Nejad, CEO

CentralApp Todd Cope, CEO

Cliosoft Simon Rance, VP of Marketing

HDL Design House John Patterson, Sales Director

InteliSpark Krik Macolini, President & Founder

Silicon Catalyst Richard Curtin, Managing Partner