Avicena Raises $25 Million in Sequence A to Fund Growth of Excessive Capability microLED-based Optical Interconnects

-AvicenaTech Corp., the chief in microLED-based chip-to-chip interconnects, right now introduced that the corporate has secured $25M in Sequence A funding from Samsung Catalyst Fund, Cerberus Capital Administration, Clear Ventures, and Micron Ventures to drive the event of merchandise primarily based on Avicena’s breakthrough photonic I/O resolution. “We consider that Avicena know-how may be transformational in unlocking compute-to-memory chip-to-chip high-speed interconnects. Such know-how may be central to supporting future disaggregated architectures and distributed high-performance computing (HPC) methods,” mentioned Marco Chisari, EVP of Samsung Electronics and Head of the Samsung Semiconductor Innovation Heart.

“We’re excited to take part on this spherical at Avicena,” mentioned Amir Salek, Senior Managing Director at Cerberus Capital Administration and former Head of silicon for Google Infrastructure and Cloud. “Avicena has a extremely differentiated know-how addressing one of many foremost challenges in fashionable pc structure. The know-how supplied by Avicena meets the wants for scaling future HPC and cloud compute networks and covers purposes in typical datacenter and 5G mobile networking.”

Avicena’s LightBundle I/O resolution eliminates the prevailing bottlenecks of copper hyperlinks triggered by energy consumption, latency, attain and bandwidth density thus enhancing current system efficiency. This allows new, higher-performing architectures in synthetic intelligence (AI), machine studying (ML), cloud computing, subsequent technology mobile radio, distant sensing, and aerospace purposes.

The groundbreaking LightBundle know-how is predicated on arrays of GaN micro-emitters that leverage the microLED show ecosystem and may be built-in onto any high-performance CMOS IC. Avicena leverages current advances within the show trade to allow excessive quantity, low-cost manufacturing of extremely optimized microLED arrays.

“Avicena’s differentiated interconnect know-how guarantees to allow next-generation high-performance processor and reminiscence clusters,” mentioned Gayathri Radhakrishnan, Senior Director at Micron Ventures. “Avicena represents a strategic funding alternative for Micron Expertise to help innovation in HPC architectures with our companions and clients.”

“We’re enthusiastic about closing our Sequence A funding with a distinguished group of current and new traders,” mentioned Bardia Pezeshki, Founder and CEO of Avicena. “We’ll use the brand new funds to scale our group and construct preliminary merchandise for our rising household of companions and clients.”