Showing posts with label New England. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

MIT Tech Review: Breakthrough in Power Amplifiers

Eta Devices, a start-up company led by two MIT electrical engineering professors, has cracked the energy efficiency problem in power amplifier designs for radio communications.  According to MIT Technology Review website, the technology promises to reduce power usage in LTE base stations by half.  The company has the backing of Strata Venture Partners.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ericsson Invests in Sand 9 for MEMS Timing Devices

Sand 9, a start-up based in Cambridge, Mass., announced that Ericsson has invested $3 million in the company.

Sand 9's MEMS timing-device uses piezoelectric actuation to achieve stringent phase noise and short-term stability requirements for wireless and wired applications.

  • In June, Sand 9 raised a total of $23 million in its Series C financing.  This funding round was led by Intel Capital with significant participation from Vulcan Capital. Intel Capital and Vulcan Capital join existing investors Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, General Catalyst Partners, Khosla Ventures and CSR.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

sqrrl Targets Big Data

sqrrl, a start-up based in Cambridge, Mass., announced funding from Atlas Venture and Matrix Partners for its work in security, scalability, and adaptability for�Big Data. The company's core engineering team members architected and developed Apache Accumulo within the National Security Agency (NSA).

sqrrl said its focus is on Apache Accumulo, a distributed key/value store based on Google's Big Table design, which has three unique technical advantages:
  • Security:�Fine-grained security controls allow organizations to control data at the cell-level and promote a data-centric security model.

  • Scalability:�Accumulo is proven to operate and perform at massive scale.

  • Adaptability:�sqrrl's solutions enable users to move beyond batch processing and conduct a wide variety of analyses, including information retrieval, statistical, graph, and visualizations across diverse data environments.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Terascala Raises $14 Million for Big Data Storage

Terascala, a start-up based in Avon, Mass., raised $14 million in venture funding for its storage I/O optimization for big data applications.

The Terascala Integrated Storage Information System (TISIS) provides appliance management and workload-driven I/O technology for open source Lustre, the world’s fastest parallel file system. TISIS runs on industry-standard storage appliances in a wide range of market segments, including life sciences, financial services, energy, academic research, computer-automated engineering (CAE), and government/defense.

Strategic partners close to the company invested approximately fifty percent of the round, with Ascent Venture Partners, an early backer of the company, contributing the remainder.