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28.03.24 3

On the Edge of the Possible: Why We Invested in SEMRON

We’re excited to share more about our Seed investment in SEMRON, the Dresden-based company developing revolutionary semiconductors that enable AI to run directly on your smartphone.
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Semron is making AI chips more efficient with 3D packaging.
30.01.24 5

Semron wants to replace chip transistors with ‘memcapacitors’

A new Germany-based startup, Semron, is developing what it describes as “3D-scaled” chips to run AI models locally on smartphones, earbuds, VR headsets and other mobile devices. Co-created by Kai-Uwe Demasius and Aron Kirschen, engineering graduates from the Dresden University of Technology, Semron’s chips use electrical fields to perform calculations instead of electrical currents — the medium of conventional processors. This enables the chips to achieve higher energy efficiency while keeping the fabrication costs to produce them down, Kirschen claims.
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29.01.24 4

Semron raises $7.9M for AI chips with 3D packaging

Semron has raised $7.9 million (7.3 million euros) for AI chips with 3D packaging for mobile devices. Dresden, Germany-based Semron said its goal is to set a new standard for AI chips in mobile devices, addressing the evolving needs of the industry.Led by Join Capital and supported by SquareOne, OTB Ventures, and Onsight Ventures, this funding positions Semron for semiconductor innovation at a time when Moore’s Law is slowing down. In an era dominated by the demand for increasingly sophisticated AI capabilities, Semron is targeting development of advanced computer chips designed to power the smallest consumer devices like smartphones, earbuds, and VR headsets.
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23.01.24 5

Keeping up with emerging technologies in GIS

As we navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of geospatial technology, a crucial challenge emerges: the growing skill gap in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry. This gap is not just a hurdle; it represents a significant opportunity for innovation and adaptation. At Picterra, we've been closely attuned to this challenge, recognising the need for tools and solutions that not only embrace technological advancements but also make them accessible and usable for professionals across various sectors.
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22.01.24 3

Leaping over the CAM programming hurdle

CloudNC tells Ed Hill about its revolutionary new CAM programming software CAM Assist aimed to dramatically reduce CNC machine tool CAM strategy creation.
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Generative Engineering
21.11.23 3

Engineering is the powerhouse of innovation

Let’s be honest, engineering is the powerhouse of innovation, and engineers have developed some of the most life-altering products and solutions known to humanity today.
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Smart exoskeletons ensure workplace safety

According to the global health experts, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect around 1.71-billion people globally and are the leading contributor to disability worldwide, with low back pain being the single biggest cause. Repeated heavy lifting is an activity that places considerable strain on the musculoskeletal system, which can lead to the development of MSDs. The US Institute of Medicine estimates the economic burden of workplace MSDs as measured by absenteeism, compensation costs, lost wages, and lost productivity being US$ 45 – 54 billion annually in the US alone. And as populations continue to age, these figures will rise.
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Generative Engineering raises €4 million to supercharge engineers with impact-efficient tools

Generative Engineering, a London-based software company on a mission to vastly improve the overall efficiency of physical engineering, has successfully closed a €4 million pre-seed round led by EQT Ventures with participation from Join Capital. The engineering of complex physical products, such as those within the automotive and aerospace industries, is a slow, inefficient and capital-intensive process. Engineering tools have not kept up with the increasing complexity of modern products, and today, engineers working on product development typically take a single design through a multi-year, highly manual process. This usually involves collaboration issues, information loss, mistakes, rework and often failure.
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Finalcad & Wizzcad announce their merger to become Advae

Finalcad & Wizzcad announce their merger to become Advae, the French leader in digital transformation for the construction and inspection industries.
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