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Shocking Technologies

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About Shocking Technologies

Shocking Technologies is developing Voltage Switchable Dielectric material, which is a polymer nano-composite that behaves like an insulator (dielectric) during normal circuit operation and becomes conductive when the voltage across the VSDTM material increases beyond a predefined threshold voltage. After the voltage drops below the threshold again, it switches back to an insulator. This unique property, coupled with the ability to tailor the response of the material, opens up several new areas in electronics. The first application being introduced enables embedded electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection in printed circuit boards (PCBs) and semiconductor packages.

Headquarters Location

5870 Hellyer Avenue

San Jose, California, 95138,

United States


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Shocking Technologies Patents

Shocking Technologies has filed 17 patents.

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Planar graphs, Capacitors, Graph drawing, Graph families, Dielectrics


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Planar graphs, Capacitors, Graph drawing, Graph families, Dielectrics



Latest Shocking Technologies News

Packaging materials firm snags $10.5M in funding

Jan 11, 2013

Tweet SAN FRANCISCO—Electronic materials vendor Shocking Technologies Inc. said Monday (May 21) it raised $10.5 million in new funding. The $10.5 million in funding was lead by electronics distributor Littelfuse Inc. , Shocking Technologies (San Jose, Calif.) said. The firm now claims to have raised more than $60 million in investment capital. Shocking Technologies, founded in 2008, said it would use the latest funding to drive and meet global demand for its Voltage Switchable Dielectric, a polymer nano-composite for protecting electronic products from electrostatic discharge. The company says it XStatic material functions substantially as an insulator during normal circuit operation and becomes conductive when the voltage increases beyond a predefined threshold. "We continue to be very pleased with the results OEMs and PCB manufacturers are seeing with this product," said Gordon Hunter, Littelfuse CEO, in a statement. "We believe that the XStatic material is a potentially disruptive technology that provides some very interesting opportunities for the future of circuit protection and addressing the ESD challenge most electronics companies face. " Lex Kosowsky, president and CEO of Shocking Technologies, said the company has made "great strides" in making its ESD solution a predictable and reliable way to offer better ESD protection faster and cheaper. "Through the combination of the unique properties of our VSD material and our robust suite of design and analysis tools, customers are seeing the benefits we can bring from both the standpoint of reduced time-to-market and bill-of-materials," Kosowsky said.

Shocking Technologies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Shocking Technologies founded?

    Shocking Technologies was founded in 2006.

  • Where is Shocking Technologies's headquarters?

    Shocking Technologies's headquarters is located at 5870 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose.

  • What is Shocking Technologies's latest funding round?

    Shocking Technologies's latest funding round is Series D.

  • How much did Shocking Technologies raise?

    Shocking Technologies raised a total of $51.11M.

  • Who are the investors of Shocking Technologies?

    Investors of Shocking Technologies include Littelfuse, ATA Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Balch Hill Partners, Skylake Investment and 4 more.

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