InCore intends to utilize the funds obtained to bolster its collection of Core-Hub generators and reference System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms, focusing on various sectors within the domain of embedded chips.
InCore Semiconductors, a semiconductor start-up based in Chennai, has successfully secured $3 million in a seed funding round led by Sequoia Capital India. The company specializes in developing top-notch RISC-V based processor solutions.
Since its establishment in 2018, Incore Semiconductors has been providing comprehensive processor intellectual property (IP) solutions to its customers in various industrial sectors, including automotive, industrial automation, and general electronics. These turnkey solutions empower customers to meet their specific needs effectively.
Utilizing the raised funds, InCore aims to strengthen its array of Core-Hub generators and reference System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms, catering to diverse segments within the realm of embedded chips. It is worth noting that RISC-V, an open and royalty-free instruction set architecture (ISA) overseen by a neutral Swiss foundation, plays a significant role in this endeavor.
“InCore’s RISC-V processors are not limited to India; they are designed to serve global markets. Leveraging a scalable, configurable, and extensible methodology, InCore’s RISC-V processor IP solutions are well-suited for a diverse range of applications, including embedded systems, IoT devices, and industrial controllers,” stated G.S. Madhusudan, CEO of InCore Semiconductors.
Mohit Bhatnagar, Managing Director of Sequoia India, expressed, “Indian chip design companies are presented with a remarkable opportunity to establish global standards for reliability and performance, meeting the growing demand in both domestic and export markets. We have witnessed India’s transition from software services to product development. As the world recognizes the advantages of customized chips, we anticipate a similar evolution in India’s chip design ecosystem, enabling it to efficiently cater to global demands in a cost-effective manner. With 20% of the world’s semiconductor engineers hailing from India, we are well-positioned to succeed in this global opportunity.”
InCore is a leading company in processor design and innovation, with a global vision to empower customers through groundbreaking RISC-V-based solutions. The company is dedicated to driving the evolution of processor architecture by creating highly optimized, efficient, and customizable systems that cater to diverse applications in an ever-changing world.
InCore’s mission revolves around harnessing the power and flexibility of RISC-V architecture, combined with their proprietary core generators and domain-specific hardware accelerators. Their goal is to deliver unparalleled performance and efficiency to customers. InCore Semiconductors is committed to providing comprehensive solutions that encompass design and development, as well as manufacturing coordination, ensuring that customers receive cutting-edge technology tailored to their specific needs.
At InCore, their approach goes beyond building processors and System-on-Chip (SoC) designs; they strive to reimagine the entire process of design and manufacturing. The company is excited to introduce this innovative approach to their customers, assisting them in taking the next step in the world of processor design. InCore Semiconductors firmly believes that RISC-V is not just an open Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), but a game-changer in the field of processor architecture. Their team of experts leverages their knowledge and experience to develop highly optimized processor cores and SoC designs that are at the forefront of innovation.
InCore sets itself apart with a revolutionary design methodology that brings a significant degree of automation to the processor and SoC design process. This approach not only ensures optimal designs but also delivers high-quality results with reduced bugs and simplified verification processes. InCore’s focus extends beyond RISC-V cores, as they incorporate cutting-edge accelerators to create heterogeneous multicore designs that represent the future of the industry.
Furthermore, InCore remains committed to providing comprehensive support for full chip turnkey designs. They offer assistance in software development kit (SDK) and application support, as well as volume manufacturing coordination through partnerships. With access to advanced packaging technology, such as chiplets, InCore offers a comprehensive solution to meet the diverse needs of their customers.
InCore invites customers to join them in experiencing the transformative power of RISC-V. They promise to work closely with their dedicated team of experts, who are passionate about pushing the boundaries of innovation in processor architecture. Together, they aim to redefine what is possible in the world of processor design.