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Intel Capital Invests in Start-up Companies Focused on Robotics, Virtual Reality, and Sports and Health

25 October 2016

Intel Capital, the investment arm of the world’s largest semiconductor firm Intel Corporation, has invested in 12 technology start-up companies to the tune of $38 million.

The companies Intel is investing in include those developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, virtual reality (VR) systems, human-like vision systems for connected cars and advances in robotics.

In the realm of autonomous machines, Intel has invested in three companies: Chronocam, a maker of vison sensing for autonomous navigation that will rival the human eye; Embodied, a company working on improving robotic perception, cognition and learning; and Perrone Robotics, a software maker looking to develop partial and fully autonomous vehicle and robotic applications.

In the VR market, Intel has invested in Dysonics, a company that is porting its immersive audio software and hardware products to VR, as well as InContext Solutions, a developer of cloud-based software-as-a-service VR platform for the retail space.

In the IoT market, Intel has invested in Eazytec, a software and firmware vendor for system integration and data center services; the Wi-Fi front-end devices potential from Grand Chip Microelectronics; Paxata, a maker of enterprise-grade, self-service business information platforms for IT; and StealthMine, which allows enterprise applications to run on encrypted data.

Finally in the sports and health market, Intel Capital has invested in CubeWorks, which has created an autonomous, wireless sensing platform for measuring less than a millimeter; Kinduct, a maker of cloud-based data and analytics for sports organizations; and K4Connect, a vendor developing smarter and healthier living environments for seniors.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


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