Intel invests $62 mn in 16 tech firms

Intel Capital has invested $62 million in 16 technology firms.

“We are focused on helping innovative companies develop across this technology ecosystem, and we expect to invest a total of $355 million this year,” said Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital.

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The following is the list of Intel funded companies:

New Devices / Wearable Computing

Redwood City, California-based Avegant, developing the wearable devices, is bringing the Glyph, a mobile personal theater that uses a micromirror display with built-in premium audio. Glyph raised more than $1 million in its Kickstarter campaign earlier this year.

Palo Alto, California, U.S.-based Braigo Labs, founded by 13-year-old entrepreneur and middle schooler Shubham Banerjee, provides technological services by researching and developing technology-based innovations and services. Its products include Braigo v1.0, a Lego Braille printer that reduces the price of a printer from more than $2,000 to $350 for education, teaching and home-use purposes.

Reno, Nevada, U.S.-based Eyefluence transforms intent into action through eyes. The company’s low-power, eye-tracking technology, with its iUi interaction model, integrates into any augmented reality or virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) to provide natural, intuitive eye tracking and control.

Mobility / Wireless

Santa Clara, California, U.S.-based AnDAPT brings analog adaptive products for multifunction sensor integration and integrated system power management, enabling enterprise customers to achieve lowest power consumption, smart power management and lower cost.

Los Angeles, U.S.-based Audyssey provides research-based audio technologies that correct acoustical problems to improve the sound quality of any device or listening environment. The company’s technologies are integrated into home theater products, automobiles, TVs, mobile phones and movie theaters from industry-leading manufacturers.

Incoming Media with presence in Santa Clara, California, U.S. and Sydney, Australia is a mobile video platform that uses predictive data analytics and intelligent content pre-loading to learn how a viewer consumes video on a mobile device and delivers a personalized mobile video experience with no interruption.

INRIX, based in Kirkland, Washington, U.S. leverages big data analytics and predictive technology to help automakers, corporate fleets, governments and news organizations reduce the economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion.

Screenovate Technologies of Israel offers mobile solutions that cover entertainment, productivity and education. Among other applications, its technology enables smartphone and tablet users to wirelessly beam movies, games, presentations or other content from their mobile devices to their TVs or other large displays.

Thundersoft, which has presence in China and Taiwan, is a mobile OS core technology and solution provider that accelerates product development by providing leading technology and services, specifically for Android smartphone and tablet services.

Intel Capital

Advancing Microprocessor and SoC Development

Mountain View, California, U.S.-based NetSpeed Systems offers a system-on-chip (SoC) design platform and advanced on-chip network solutions that let SoC architects create designs that are significantly smaller and more power-efficient in a fraction of the usual time.

Reno Sub-systems of Canada develops and delivers subsystems used to control process systems made by OEMs, including vacuum-based chambers to deposit and etch specialty materials needed in advanced integrated circuit fabrication.

Big Data and Cloud Infrastructure

Gigya, based in San Francisco, U.S. makes a cloud-based customer identity management platform that helps customers turn unknown Web or mobile visitors into loyal and engaged customers.

PilotTV of Taiwan is a digital signage network operator that designs, deploys and jointly operates digital signage systems for retail venues, operating over 6,000 screens in various channels including convenience stores, fast food chains, drugstores and rapid transit stations.

PrecisionHawk, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. is an information delivery company that uses a small, unmanned aerial vehicle and cloud-based software to collect, process and analyze aerial data. Its solution provides actionable information to clients in civilian industries.

Framingham, Massachusetts, U.S.-based Prelert packages data science into downloadable applications for everyday users. It uses machine-learning predictive analytics to learn the normal behavior patterns of populations of individual users, devices and resources.

Stratoscale of Israel develops new technology to rethink next-generation data centers. It is building the runtime software infrastructure for scalable computing to help customers use all available computing resources and unify computing and storage across the data center.

Ossia, based in Redmond, Washington, U.S. supplies Cota, Ossia’s antenna technology that redefines wireless power by safely delivering remote, targeted energy simultaneously to multiple devices as far away as 30 feet without line of site and regardless of whether a device is stationary or moving.


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