Days ago, EE Times published an article entitled “EE Times Silicon 60: 2016’s Emerging Companies to Watch” by Peter Clarke.
Compared to last year’s nominators, this year there are 25 new semiconductor companies. Many of the companies have dropped off the list. Some of those were acquired by the industry leaders, Others have simply become mature with the passage of time. Those more mature companies, while no longer listed on the Silicon 60, may yet fulfill an investors’ dream of moving to public ownership or going through a high-priced company sale.
Among this year’s nominators, there are four semiconductor companies from mainland China, including the Telink Semiconductor Co. Ltd., which is its first time to enter the EE Times Silicon 60.
TELINK SEMICONDUCTOR (Shanghai) CO, LTD is a fabless IC design company and was founded in 2010 with subsidiaries and offices in California, Shenzhen, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Telink is dedicated to the development of highly integrated low power radio-frequency and mixed signal system chips for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
The current product portfolio from Telink includes low-power 2.4Ghz RF SoCs for Bluetooth Smart, Zigbee, 6LoWPAN/Thread, Homekit and low-power high-precision analog ICs for resistive/capacitive/electromagnetic touch control, serving numerous markets including smart lighting, home automation, smart city, and other consumer electronics markets.